- $170 for a two-day basic sailing and seamanship group course ($245 value)
The two-day course teaches students the basics of sailing and seamanship, including everything from sailing theory and knots to nautical terminology and finding and reading the wind direction. A total of 12 hours of onboard instruction provides students with the skills they need to skipper and crew a 22- to 27-foot tiller sailboat on lakes and other protected bodies of water. All instruction takes place on 27- to 30-foot keelboats and lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monterey Bay. During this time, students will likely encounter wildlife such as dolphins, otters, and possibly whales.
Pacific Yachting & Sailing
Out through the harbor and into the gorgeous Monterey Bay, the skippers of Pacific Yachting & Sailing navigate their sailboats onto the open waters during lessons and chartered boat rides. They lead a variety of classes here, catering to uncertain beginners and seasoned sailors alike. They also leave Monterey Bay on chartered trips to exotic locales, including Greece, the British Virgin Islands, and Tahiti.