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Review of Sea Lion Caves

Sea Lion Caves
Ranked #5 of 42 things to do in Florence
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Owner description: Considered the largest sea cave in the United States, this site is where Steller sea lions and their cubs take shelter each year. Sea Lion Caves is a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary. The Caves has been in operation since 1932 preserving and protecting the wildlife under our care. We are open 363 days a year only closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving day. Our normal hours of operation are 9 am until dusk year round. We are not a zoo and the animals are free to come and go as they please. The sea lions can usually be found at either of four locations on the property; in the Cave, in the water, at the Lookout/rockery, and on other nearby rock ledges. HOWEVER, THE SEA LIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS IN THE CAVE OR MAY BE MIGRATING OUT OF AREA - THEY ARE WILD ANIMALS AND COME AND GO AS THE PLEASE. CALL AHEAD FOR INFORMATION. Self-guided are the rule, but guided tours are available.
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

It smells....but incredible to see the history of this, and the volume of the masses!! Sea lions are a part of Oregon history, so enjoy!!!

Thank Kathleen E
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Sounds like it was just okay. Could you say more?We went with our small grandchildren and it was a bit of a dissapointment . The cave was large and the sea lions barked away but for the price it was a been there done that won't go again feeling.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

If you go in November ask for a discount as there are no Sea Lions due to them being out to sea feeding. Cave is approx. 200-feet down by elevator which is interesting but uninspiring without sea life. Call ahead to get an update on activity

1  Thank Gridironcoach
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I love the view from the caves and watching the sea lions on the rocks. I quit buying a ticket to go down into the caves years ago though because you never really know if there are any hanging out in the caves. That may be different now, think they have a camera in the cave so you know if it will be worth the visit.

Thank gamayinda
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

a visit to the cave is very rewarding ....To hear the barking and see the animals up close and personal is worth the ride down the elevator.

Thank drlockw
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