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Ano Nuevo Elephant Seal Tours

Pescadero, CA
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You had me at "elephant seal"

A great tour, with a knowledgeable, passionate docent. The actual tour starts 30 minutes after the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
BlairConrad
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Waterloo, Canada
This was a great experience

This area is just beautiful in general and we had a good weather day. The docent led us through... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Pescadero, CA
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"late january"
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"visitor center"
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"incredible sight"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"book in advance"
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"small children"
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"within feet"
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"great tour"
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"enjoy the view"
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"life cycle"
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"seal tour"
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"staging area"
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"mating season"
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"the reserve"
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"parking lot"
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"state park"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A great tour, with a knowledgeable, passionate docent. The actual tour starts 30 minutes after the time listed on your ticket, to give you time to get from the visitor centre (with the nicer restrooms) to the staging area (with the porta-potties; I'm just sayin')....More

Thank BlairConrad
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This area is just beautiful in general and we had a good weather day. The docent led us through the reserve and eventually to where the beach where the elephant seals had settled. These animals a huge, especially the large bulls. We were all watching...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Highly recommend this tour! Inexpensive and great nature viewing. Make sure to book in advance if you plan on going on the weekend. We went in mid February and there were tons of seals all over the beach - males, females and pups. Great experience...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were lucky enough to get on the tour without reservations and had a really good guide. The trail to the meeting place is quite easy, walk to the viewing places easy but sandy, uphill at times and roots. We got to see big bulls...More

Thank linnde
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I would not have thought that there would be a place like this in California... When I told a friend about it, he said he thought that he would have to go to a place like Alaska to see hundreds of huge animals weighing from...More

Thank CJ2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Went on the disability access tour. You can only make phone reservations for this tour. The pacing was pleasant and the weather today was ideal.

Thank Choc18Chip
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Although I had lived near San Simeon for years, but I never did any elephant seal tour. Suggest come between December to end of February, although most of the fighting action is in December while the baby seal is in late January. Do plan ahead...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The tour is well organized & affordable! This preservation has one of the largest colonies and tour gives you a good 1/2hr to observe & photograph. Highly recommend if animals doing their wild thing is your thing. 😉

Thank Kelsey B
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Well organized, beautiful walk and the elephant seals did not disappoint. If you have ever watched this from your couch, you need to go and experience this - you can get within feet of the seals. We will be going back next year.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We recently visited Calif - traveled for 2 weeks from San Fran down to Big Sur and this place was the most amazing of everything we saw!! We took the elephant seal tour and it was incredible. It's a bit of a long walk to...More

Thank JackiRobert
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alandupe
26 March 2018|
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Response from Kelsey B | Reviewed this property |
I just looked at this so sorry for delay. I went during the breeding season so that’s probably why I had to make reservations. When it’s not prime time I think you can just show up to walk in the preserve.
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Sarah G
12 October 2016|
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Response from Kevinprin |
Yes, you need to allow 2.5 hours for the walk and docent led tour. If the toddler can walk or be carried for that time period and a distance of about 3.5 miles uthen the toddler and the parents will be OK.
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