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Address: 8022 Moss Landing Road B, Moss Landing, CA 95039
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Lots of Birds and Animals

Our tour viewed 50 some sea otters including pups. This tour was expertly conducted with great respect for the seal life. It's cold and windy so dress accordingly. Be sure to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our tour viewed 50 some sea otters including pups. This tour was expertly conducted with great respect for the seal life. It's cold and windy so dress accordingly. Be sure to use the rest room on the dock before departure. There is a parking fee of $6. We had a full boat but seating was comfortable. Narration was appropriate and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I LOVED this boat tour. Booking was easy, and the Captain and Naturalist narrator were very friendly and excellent tour guides. The amount of wildlife and the angle of view we had was amazing. The Captain and Naturalist do a phenomenal job of explaining what you're seeing and the history of the Elkhorn Slough. They did a... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The boat and gear was well maintained. We saw numerous birds and marine mammals. In March, we saw several sea otter pups. We appreciate tours that respect nature. The animals were given plenty of distance from our boat. Don't bother with the binocular rental. Be sure to take your own. Theirs were difficult... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We sailed on Elkhorn Slough with a salty captain and a spunky cabin girl narrator, and it was one of the most fun such tours we have ever done. There are birds galore, of great variety, about twelve tourists per boat, and you feel like you are in early America, free of city cares and awful construction greed. A great... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is the second time I've done the Elkhorn Slough Safari, and both times have been amazing! What a wonderful opportunity to get up close to some of California's most stunning amd beautiful wildlife. Both the Captain and the naturalist are friendly and knowledgeable, and were great with the kids who were on board. Although I went in March this... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I, our daughter and her husband and our two grandsons ages 6 and 3 all really enjoyed this Elkhorn Slough adventure. They use a large pontoon boat which is stable and comfortable. The captain and a naturalist lead the tour and are knowledgeable and often funny. They had activities for the kids to keep them involved. They... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A small water craft designed to travel into the estuary at Moss Landing with superb, knowledgeable crew. A must for anyone wanting to see the local wildlife. The Captain pointed out the peregrine falcon perched high on a fishing boat in the harbour.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We reserved seats a couple of days in advance of our trip to the Elkhorn Slough. The price is reasonable for the one and ¾ hour trip into the slough. After signing the requisite release papers we boarded the pontoon boat and were issued life jackets. Our trip took us through the marina where we saw about 280 sea lions... More 

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Livermore, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are into marine animals, this is an awesome trip to take. Capt Yohn Gideon takes us on a slow cruise around the slough on a pontoon boat (very safe, life jackets provided). Springtime is the best time to go when you will see mammal and wetlands birds in abundance, great photo ops for photographers. There are sea lions,... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Read the Safari website and follow their directions as far as clothing and gear you will need. The boat ride was smooth and comfortable - used the binoculars to get really close up views- and the camera to save them. The onboard naturalist was excellent - explaining in detail the wildlife we were viewing - along with their behavior. She... More 

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