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Ano Nuevo Elephant Seal Tours

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Pescadero, CA
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Amazing experience

We were driving along Highway 1 and had stopped in Half Moon Bay. We saw postocard of seals from... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2016
Go, Go, Go!

This is a great outing, it is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. Do book the... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2016
Sue P
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

We were driving along Highway 1 and had stopped in Half Moon Bay. We saw postocard of seals from the park, and decided to drive there. We had no idea that the seals were only there at certain times of the year, but we got...More

1  Thank ARtraveler7
Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is a great outing, it is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the drive. Do book the tours as soon as you know you will be visiting, They fill up fast. This is also great for children too. There is a...More

1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed January 7, 2016

9 years ago, I was going to visit this place with my dad. Unfortunately, we went at the wrong time of year (December 10th, a day when the place is closed), and I was very upset. However, I finally was able to come back to...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is an excellent day trip. Cost to enter is only $7, but the only problem is you have to book way in advance. These elephant seals are so huge and still so fast. We were able to see the males coming up from the...More

Thank sacgirl2015
Reviewed November 22, 2015

There are only a limited number of tickets for viewing the elephant seals, and weekend tickets sell out fast. Check online in the late Fall, and book your tickets as early as you can. Also, be prepared for all kinds of weather. Bring layers. It...More

Thank Jim_and_Barbie
Reviewed July 29, 2015

These seals are one of the most bizarre creatures I've ever seen in my life. As evidence, the guided tours are usually booked months in advance. But the advance planning is worth it. Lovely day on the coast with the seals learning about the lives...More

Thank lakitalki
Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a beautiful, sunny April day. It cost $10 to park. Used the restroom facilities in the car park, then picked up a visitor permit from information centre/shop.(permits are free). Walked along the stone pathway and beach for just over a mile to reach...More

Thank nataliewebb222
Reviewed March 23, 2015

You will need to book early to get on the guided tours from December to April however there is a reason for this. Your guide will explain all about the magnificent Northern Elephant Seal on your hike to see them. Be prepared as it will...More

Thank Exigeken
Reviewed March 18, 2015

I lived in CA for over 10 years and never did this tour during breeding season (Dec-Mar) when you can only access the breeding area on a docent-led tour booked in advance. On the day we went, we saw males, females and pup elephant seals....More

1  Thank Sega10028
Reviewed March 14, 2015

We booked reservations and were surprised how far out they were booked. On our appointed day, we packed a picnic lunch and after paying 10.00 to park, sat and ate lunch at the picnic tables. There is no food around except Pie Ranch and none...More

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October 11, 2016|
Response from Kevinprin |
Yes, you need to allow 2.5 hours for the walk and docent led tour. If the toddler can walk or be carried for that time period and a distance of about 3.5 miles uthen the toddler and the parents will be OK.
January 10, 2015|
Response from Kevinprin |
Really? You would even consider leaving your dog in your car for up to three hours? Leave your dog at home. Everyone, especially your dog will be a lot happier. Dogs are not allowed on the trails out to see the elephant... More