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Address: 8022 Moss Landing Road B, Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone Number: +1 831-633-5555
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Great - Relaxing - Informative

What a great time we had. The boat was clean and ready. The wildlife was abundant and our guide was very knowledgeable, and respectful of the passengers and the wildlife. We got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michele C
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great time we had. The boat was clean and ready. The wildlife was abundant and our guide was very knowledgeable, and respectful of the passengers and the wildlife. We got up close to 100's of species and close to 100 sea otters. The captain and our guide assured we had whatever we needed to be comfortable.

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Sacramento
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366 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw lots of birds, otters and seals. They live here so it's pretty much a guarantee. The naturalists and captain shared lots of great information. LOVED IT!!

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This safari on the slough was wonderful. Lots of sea birds and mammals, comfortable pontoon boat, and a very knowledgeable and personable guide. We had a great day!

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Elkhorn Slough Safari is a nice relaxing tour that is away from the touristy hustle and bustle in Monterey. The tour is about an hour and a half long and our guide was both informative and entertaining. If you think sea otters are cute, you really need to take this tour. We saw well over 60 of them the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well most of us hate 'canned' tours, with memorized and stupid information. THIS is NOT this trip. Our guide was a real naturalist who knew the habitat, the animals and the behaviors. We probably saw 65 sea otters and little babies. He explained why and how they lived. We saw 40 species of birds. The boat did not take a... More 

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Burbank, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure when you make a reservation that you do not need to cancel. My husband was having a heart medical emergency which forced us to return to LA for medial attention. We had reservations for July 4th, I tried to cancel 24 hours in advance only to get the run around from the staff answering the phones. The captains... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was worth every cent and then some. Extremely easy to book and they were very organized and right on time. I really appreciate that. The captain was great and so was the nature advisor on the tour. We counted the sightings and saw 69 otters! Cannot do better than this - I've never been so up close to... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone who visits Monterey visits the aquarium but if they don't follow up with this tour then only half of the magic of the otters and other mammals in the area has been achieved. Everything written in TA about this tour and the otters, harbour seals, sea lions, endless birds and the beauty of the area is true. What I... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This boat ride takes you through the Moss Landing Slough. Don't know what a slough (pronounced "slew") is? Don't worry all will be explained on this 2 hour safari. You get a nice relaxing pontoon boat ride through calm waters. You will see tons of wildlife. Sea lions, seals, sea otters, pelicans, etc.... You get close and the tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I just want to recognize what outstanding effort the captain and crew made in accommodating our class on the Elkhorn Slough Safari on the afternoon May 6th. Despite the weather, the crew allowed our class to continue on with the trip at our request and acted in such a professional and enthusiastic manner throughout. I was especially impressed with our... More 

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