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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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Interesting little guys

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
cheri a
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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1 Thank mshapiro99
Saint Joseph, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We got good views of seals, sea otters and even a pod of dolphins during the 2 hours we were here. I do recommend bringing binoculars as the viewing experience is much better that way. When we left around noon there was no room to park except for out on the highway so I recommend getting there early if possible.... More 

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