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Elkhorn Slough Safari

8022 Moss Landing Road B, Moss Landing, CA 95039
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

After numerous whale watching trips it was time for a change. I was apprehensive when my daughter suggested a trip with Elkhorn Slough Safari. I am so happy we did this trip. We saw an abundance of wild life, otters, sea lions, seals, birds to numerous to mention. Everyone participated in the species count, helping the official counters. It was... More

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Sherman Oaks, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I am usually not a tour kind of person, but when I saw the great reviews on Trip Advisor I decided to give this a try. The boat is open and there are no bathroom facilities. You MUST dress warm and a good hat for the sun is very helpful. We went out on 9/8/14 at 1:00PM. We left the... More

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San Jose, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

If you don't feel like renting a kayak, this is a nice way to see the slough. At times the tour seemed to be geared towards school groups, so at times I would have rather have had a more adult focused discussion. However, it was still informative and pretty.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Yes, we normally avoid tours, especially when risking being trapped on a boat with 30+ other tourists. We prefer quieter settings. But had we skipped this we would have missed the excellent naturalist services of the Captain and Dannie, 90 odd sea otters, hundreds of sea lions, multiple harbor seals and 20 distinct bird species including 4 additions to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Sorry for the silliness. I went on this tour hoping to see an otter. I saw TONS. And learned so much about the other wildlife in the slough. Our guide Laura managed to give lots of information to the adults AND keep the youngsters interested. This is a must see.

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and son took a kayak through Elkhorn Slough and enjoyed their experience. But I think that I got a better view of birds and marine life on the Elkhorn Safari because we were able to cover more ground. It was a photographer's dream!!! I saw over 90 each of sea otters, seals, and sea lions (they kept a... More

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did the August 6th safari and loved it! Our family of four includes our 16 year old son and almost-thirteen year old daughter. Before we even left the dock we saw sea lions and sea otters. The time fled by as we all spotted wildlife and helped to keep count. We found this to be a very child-friendly activity... More

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We purchased on-line tickets for my wife, me and our nearly-nine year old grandson to Elkhorn Slough Safari, a boating excursion on Elkhorn Slough, a waterway connecting to California's Monterey Bay. There were about 25 people on board for this nearly 2 hour experience. The captain drove the boat, while a naturalist on board (was her name Bree?) provided a... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took a 10:30am tour and loved every minute. Captain and naturalist on board were entertaining and informative, but the wildlife sightings were awesome! It was a beautiful day and we saw lots of sea otters, sea lions and seals, herons, pelicans, cormerants and some other rarer species, as well as a huge jellyfish. The tour was $35/pp plus a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My two teen children and I were all looking forward to this pontoon boat ride, and were not disappointed at all. We were all impressed, and had a great time. At first, I thougth 1-1/2 to 2 hours might be too much, but it certainly wasn't. We saw soo many types of wildlife, water life, and the Captain and his... More

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