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California Sea Otter Game Refuge

#34 of 101 things to do in Monterey Features Animals
299 Foam St, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, CA 93940-1499
+1 831-647-4201
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Fun Site Seeing!

These Sea Otters are fun to watch! They are so cute! I don't know if you still can but when I was... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
603brandyt
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Prescott, Arizona
Interesting little guys

This is a great place to teach your children or grandchildren about wild Sea Otters. It is great to... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
cheri a
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California
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
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299 Foam St, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, CA 93940-1499
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

These Sea Otters are fun to watch! They are so cute! I don't know if you still can but when I was there handlers would let you hold them.

1  Thank 603brandyt
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great place to teach your children or grandchildren about wild Sea Otters. It is great to see these guys in their own habitat.

Thank cheri a
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Amazing creatures, cared for and returned to the wild whenever possible. Dedicated staff. Great place to get up close with Otters

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This vantage point was a great place to see Sea Otters at play and otherwise doing what sea otters do. We stayed for about 30 minutes just watching them cavort and dive for food. One ate an entire crab!

2  Thank mshapiro99
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We love Monterey and spending time at the Sea Otter Game Refuge made the trip and afternoon extra relaxing.

1  Thank Theresa T
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Another beautiful scenic view of Monterrey area. Well-worth the drive! Take time to sit and watch the sea otters playing.

Thank Trish B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

In case you've never seen one, sea otters are ADORABLE! There were lot's of them in the bay but they were initially hard to spot, take binoculars.

1  Thank barbarafS4425HQ
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Couldn't find it all, but a nice view down the big sur. Maybe the directions and location could be more specific. Even google maps couldn't find it

1  Thank Lnd162
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Cute otters, on their backs doing what otters do (mostly eating). Kayakers keep their distance and the environment is big enough for all to respectfully share. Any trip to Monterey is not complete without stopping by to enjoy this piece of nature.

1  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was a definite must-see on our 3-day trip to Carmel and Monterrey, but we could NEVER find it! None of the addresses we had worked, and when we Googled it, the area we were sent to was closed. Low review just because we could...More

20  Thank Jacqueline D
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Yosemitesteve
Hi Where is the exact location for this otter refuge? Thanks
22 March 2017|
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Response from Amanda H |
I'm pretty sure this is a bit of a TripAdvisor fail and that the "California Sea Otter Game Refuge" is simply state refuge offshore to protect sea otters. The address listed here shows up in a web search as "Monterey Bay... More
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