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Elkhorn Slough Safari

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8022 Moss Landing Rd # B, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9651
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Best way to see the wildlife in the area

We have lived in the SF Bay Area for 60+ years, and driven past this many dozens of times... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MindStorm00
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Best Way to See Monterey Bay Aquatic Wildlife

This is definitely worth the money, time and effort. We once lived on Monterey Bay and have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IN_Travelers47906
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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“pontoon boat” (30 reviews)
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8022 Moss Landing Rd # B, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9651
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have lived in the SF Bay Area for 60+ years, and driven past this many dozens of times. Yesterday we decided it was time to go. Our only regret is that we did not do this years ago. The staff was friendly and enjoyable....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worth the money, time and effort. We once lived on Monterey Bay and have returned to the peninsula several times over the past 50 years. This is a one-of-a-kind experience. Their office is a shack down the street, but you report to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day, for the Elkhorn Slough Boat ride. So many seals, otters, birds, pelicans and other types of wildlife. Austin was our guide. So knowledgeable! Highly recommend this trip. A true gem.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Our Naturalist, Austin was fabulous! He was very knowledgeable about both birds and sea life. Happily answered questions with good humor. We saw both seal and otter babies. A great day on the water.

Thank Lindaw7329120
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

A large group of us hired the craft fir the roughly 2 hour ride around Elkhorn Slough to see the population of Sea Otters, Sea Lions and Harbor Seals Plus the great diversity of birds. We observed a group of about 30+ Sea Otters as...More

Thank Les H
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

My Senior Group The Goldenaires took a 2 1/2 hour bus ride to take this wonderful tour. Joe the captain and McKenna our naturalist gave a very informative tour. We saw lots of Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Sea Otters with their babies, and so many...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The variety and amount of wildlife you see is amazing. I have taken the tour multiple times in different seasons and it has always been enjoyable. Each time varies. Spring is particularly good for seeing the harbor seal pups. The sea otters reproduce year round.

1  Thank StephenSFBayArea
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

When they said they were going to show us wildlife, they weren't kidding! From the time Captain Joe took the boat away from the dock in Moss Landing, we immediately saw sea lions sitting and barking on the docks, birds on the pilings, and when...More

Thank HannahNJ
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is an excellent, family-friendly, well done nature tour. The captain and naturalist used whatever creatures and scenes were presenting themselves as subjects for the tour. The pontoon boat is comfortable, but be sure to dress for the weather and factor in cold water and...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Professional guide and captain with lots of information and respect for nature. Friendly atmosphere and enjoyable few hours getting to know different species. You can see seals, otters and tons of different birds. Nothing to complain, thumbs up for this great tour! Book ahead to...More

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BlackBearBax
15 June 2017|
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Response from labdad | Reviewed this property |
Stays in the Slough, completely smooth ride
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heartqwn
25 December 2016|
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Response from mgoode79 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt think a drizzle would be a problem...we have taken it when the air was damp, but came prepared. They are always prepared, so even if you are not they will take care of you!
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