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Whisper Charters

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Moss Landing, CA, USA
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About Whisper Charters
Silent as a whisper, the electric powered Selkie II glides across the water. Join us aboard our elegant, eco friendly electric cruiser! Explore with us the natural wonders of the Elkhorn Slough as we observe rare Southern Sea Otters, Harbor Seals and hundreds of species of birds. Experience Aloha with us!
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Jamie B wrote a review Aug 2020
Salinas, California7 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent tour, boat is immaculate, quiet, glides along the Elkhorn Slough. Joonya the owner is very knowledgeable, friendly, and just the perfect person to be your Captain. Yo will see various birds, seals, otters, jellyfish and much up close, but in respect to the environment. You can bring your own picnic & beverages, or Joonya, whom is also a talented chef can arrange for you, all home made. This is great for families, a couples Sunset Cruise, a Ladies group Paint Party, and just about anyone else. We felt so refreshed after our cruise, with the connection to nature and the smoothness of the boat. GO! Call Joonya 831-207-6305, he can arrange it all for you.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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CharlieMontereyCA wrote a review Aug 2020
Monterey CA18 contributions8 helpful votes
5 of us went on this tour of the Elkhorn Slough. The boat is quiet and in impeccable condition. Our guide Joonya was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the slough and its creatures. The tour was so relaxing yet invigorating, so be able to see the marine life up so closely. I highly recommend this tour to tourists as well as residents of Monterey County.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SeaOtterSavvy wrote a review Feb 2020
Moss Landing, California3 contributions
Whisper Charters has been certified under the Community Active Wildlife Stewards (CAWS) for the high level of wildlife stewardship consistently demonstrated by their owner, staff, and business practices. Captain Joonya demonstrates extensive knowledge of the local wildlife and Elkhorn Slough. The quiet operation of his electric boat, the Selkie II, allowed nearly silent exploration of the home of sea otters and many other species, and great care was taken to avoid disturbance to wildlife during the tour. Sea otters foraging in the channel can be difficult to avoid, but Captain Joonya was alert and steered wide to give them space. No disturbances to any wildlife were observed during our tour. He provides supplemental information to his guests, including Sea Otter Savvy materials, and is an advocate for preservation and conservation of the unique habitat and wild residents of Elkhorn Slough. Guests touring with Whisper Charters will have quiet and intimate tour of the waters of Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough, with a special level of hospitality and aloha. Guests can feel assured that they are traveling with a company that cares about protecting wildlife and preserving this important sea otter habitat.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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NoelTheVoice wrote a review Jan 2020
Marina, California3 contributions25 helpful votes
This is probably the most relaxing wildlife tour I’ve ever been on! Having lived in the area for 18 years we knew that Moss Landing and the Elkhorn Slough is a great hidden gem for birding and harbor seal, and now otter watching! This time kayaking wasn’t an option for our range of ages and abilities in our group, so we opted for this nearly silent boat ride with Whisper Charters. It was lovely, and everyone enjoyed themselves (practically a miracle!) The blankets were a nice touch. And I really appreciate that Whisper Charters is Green Business Certified. Such a rare find to get so much luxury but also be environmentally responsible. The boat is so comfy, it’s almost like you plucked your living room out of your house and plopped it in the ocean for the afternoon. We took the 1:30 tour and it happened to be low tide, so there was plenty of activity to keep us entertained. We brought binoculars which was fun, but not at all necessary because there was so much to see nearby. We can’t wait to go back just the two of us for the sunset cruise and make a date night out of it!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nicole A wrote a review Jan 2020
Omaha, Nebraska3 contributions
I went on this for my wedding anniversary years ago. We loved it so much, we took my parents the next year. Then we took my husband's parents yesterday. It never fails to impress me. Beautiful boat, great guides, and the slough is full of birds, otters and seals. We even saw three mama/pup pairs. Such a great time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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