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Elkhorn Slough Safari

8022 Moss Landing Rd # B, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9651
+1 831-633-5555
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Otters everywhere

We booked the 9:15am trip. The winds pick up in the afernoon, so morning is a preferred departure... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pjkovacich
Fantastic way of seeing sea otters etc in natural habitat

Safari cruise on a stable flat bottomed boat to see sea otters and other wildlife. Really nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thumbelina2
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8022 Moss Landing Rd # B, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9651
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+1 831-633-5555
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked the 9:15am trip. The winds pick up in the afernoon, so morning is a preferred departure time. There were just 12 on the boat so everyone had a great seat and view. Bring your binoculars, camera and wear a baseball cap and sunglasses...More

Thank pjkovacich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safari cruise on a stable flat bottomed boat to see sea otters and other wildlife. Really nice guide and captain who provided detailed explanations of what we were seeing (sadly slightly difficult to hear from rear of the boat). Saw harbour seals, sea otters (inc...More

Thank Thumbelina2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience for our family, which includes three kids ages 7, 8, and 9. It's a 1 1/2 - 2 hour boat trip in Elkhorn Slough, and you will see LOTS of animals (and learn a lot, too)! The ride is gentle;...More

Thank TeacherandTravelerCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pontoon boat was comfortable with competent owner/captain with knowledgable naturalist who answered questions, kept the kids involved, and told entertaining stories about the area. Highly recommend the tour.

Thank Debra A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gentle boat ride through Elkhorn Slough, but dont think it's boring! We saw harbor seals, sea lions, nesting cormorants, LOTS of otters, and LOTS of different birds. We aren't birders, but we learned a lot about the local feathered friends. The captain...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This should be the number one destination for anyone visiting the Monterey area or Big Sur. You will see more sea otters in one hour than you might see the rest of your life. And you will be close enough to count their whiskers. You...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Sea Lions, seals, lots of birds and so many otters. We even saw a baby otter. We actually saw over 90 sea otters. The naturalist was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of answering any questions. I really was impressed and thankful that they...More

Thank LV2travelmore
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We spent four nights in the Monterey area and experienced many of the area's attractions in that time. The Elkhorn Slough Safari was the most enjoyable attraction for the money in the area. The boat operators were very professional and knowledgeable, making sure that our...More

Thank labdad
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were a group of 25 who pre booked a charter a month in advance.the pontoon boat with a naturalist on board as well. We saw wonderful sea life from start to finish. The pontoon boat is comfortable with good views from anywhere on the...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 6 May 2017

What a wonderful way to start the day! A trip on a pontoon-like vessel down the Elkhorn Slough (pronounced slew) with our genuinely enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide, Austin. We saw masses of harbour seals, sea lions and sea otters and their pups, and umpteen...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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