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California Sea Otter Game Refuge

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Address: 299 Foam St, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, CA 93940-1499
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+1 831-647-4201

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These Sea Otters are fun to watch! They are so cute! I don't know if you still can but when I was there handlers would let you hold them.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These Sea Otters are fun to watch! They are so cute! I don't know if you still can but when I was there handlers would let you hold them.

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California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great place to teach your children or grandchildren about wild Sea Otters. It is great to see these guys in their own habitat.

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Gloucestershire
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193 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Amazing creatures, cared for and returned to the wild whenever possible. Dedicated staff. Great place to get up close with Otters

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This vantage point was a great place to see Sea Otters at play and otherwise doing what sea otters do. We stayed for about 30 minutes just watching them cavort and dive for food. One ate an entire crab!

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Saint Joseph, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We love Monterey and spending time at the Sea Otter Game Refuge made the trip and afternoon extra relaxing.

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Lee, Florida, United States
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Another beautiful scenic view of Monterrey area. Well-worth the drive! Take time to sit and watch the sea otters playing.

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Thank Trish B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

In case you've never seen one, sea otters are ADORABLE! There were lot's of them in the bay but they were initially hard to spot, take binoculars.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Couldn't find it all, but a nice view down the big sur. Maybe the directions and location could be more specific. Even google maps couldn't find it

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Tucson
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Cute otters, on their backs doing what otters do (mostly eating). Kayakers keep their distance and the environment is big enough for all to respectfully share. Any trip to Monterey is not complete without stopping by to enjoy this piece of nature.

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Defiance, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was a definite must-see on our 3-day trip to Carmel and Monterrey, but we could NEVER find it! None of the addresses we had worked, and when we Googled it, the area we were sent to was closed. Low review just because we could not find 1) a good address or 2) anyone in the community who knew where... More 

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