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Elkhorn Slough Safari

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Address: 8022 Moss Landing Road B, Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone Number: +1 831-633-5555
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My husband and I loved every minute of this trip. The amount of wildlife we saw was more than I could have imagined (over 80 sea otters alone!). Great for photography, really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I loved every minute of this trip. The amount of wildlife we saw was more than I could have imagined (over 80 sea otters alone!). Great for photography, really informative and energetic tour guides. We would do this again if/when we come back to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was a sunny, mild Sunday, and we set off with great expectations...and we experienced even more wonderful sights than we'd hoped for! We saw a raft of otters...many, many, many otters, some sleeping, some eating, some playing...even saw a mother and baby eating and resting. We saw many white herons, egrets nesting in eucalyptus trees, cormorants, so much wildlife.... More 

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Brentwood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I decided to take the Elkhorn Slough Safari since I was injured and not able to kayak up the slough. The tour was very informative, relaxing and we saw a ton of wild life. The boat captain and the guide were full of knowledge and answered all the questions which came up. This is great for all types of vacationers,... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

First time seeing sea otters, and it sure was fun! We could not kayak, hence we did this..but I am glad we did this. The crew was great, they allowed to move around take pics. Explained everything in great detail. The weather was awesome so we enjoyed the 2 plus hours ride.

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a great time out in the Slough. There were about twenty of us on the boat and we were given instructions prior to boarding the boat. . We had a wonderful naturalist who was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The two men who run the boat also had a wealth of information. They provide... More 

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capmotion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The young female docent was so enthused and knowledgeable about her subject that she made the trip a super-treat. We cruised around for almost two hours in an open pontoon boat and saw almost 70 otters, countless brown pelicans, and the rare white pelicans, plus many sea lions, and learned much about the history of the area and characteristics of... More 

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fantastic pontoon boat tour, with knowledgeable crew and captain. If you enjoy everything nature has to offer this is the best tour available. An abundance of life in its own habitat offers an up close experience and lots of great photo opportunities. 10/10. Be sure to take some change for the harbour parking lot.

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well worth the 2 hours! the boat ride through the Slough was very informative and the opportunity to see the Otters up close without disturbing them was fantastic.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We took this two-hour pontoon boat ride from the Moss Landing harbor up through the Elkhorn Slough the day after visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium. How interesting and fun it was to observe so many sea otters in their natural habitat! We also saw harbor seals, sea lions, pelicans, egrets, cormorants, a red-tailed hawk, and grebes. With binoculars (bring your... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was a fabulous trip led by very knowledgable naturalist Lauren. The up close views of seal lions, sea otters, pelicans, grebes, plovers, egrets, cormorants, herons and others is a rare experience! Lauren's knowledge of the slough and the animals who call it home was icing on the cake. A trip not to be missed!

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Address: 8022 Moss Landing Road B, Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone Number: +1 831-633-5555
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Landing

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