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Elkhorn Slough Safari

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8022 Moss Landing Rd # B, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9651
+1 831-633-5555
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting on the Elkhorn Slough Safari's aluminum pontoon boat at dock B in the Moss Landing harbor is the start of a day long adventure. The boat is like riding on the top of a double decker bus. You are immediately aware of animals all...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see those cute little sea otters you’ve heard so much about there is no better way than with this company. They are informative and fun but very respectful of the slough and the animals within it. We saw sea otters, all...More

Thank Worrals
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

You will see thousands (yes thousands) of animals in their natural environment. Otters, sea lions, pelicans, cormorants, and fur seals galore! Not to mention all the other types of birds in a beautiful setting. The owner/captain Joe, is respectful of the marine animal protection act....More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant 1.5 hour boat ride with well informed naturalist to point out and explain behaviors of sea birds and mammals.

Thank travelmaven2016
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been reading about this tour in guidebooks for years and I finally got a chance to take it on Labor Day Weekend. It definitely lived up to expectations. The company takes you out into the slough from Moss Landing Harbor on a pontoon boat...More

Thank asl492
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We are so glad we took this tour on our last morning in the Monterey Bay area! We learned so much and saw a wide variety of wildlife. Getting to see the seals, otters, and sea lions was our favorite. The guide was very knowledgeable...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Really fun time seeing the sea otters, sea lions, seals, and all sorts of beautiful birds. The boat is comfortable safe. The captain and our guide were fantastic. All around, a completely enjoyable way to spend a morning. A really great way to see and...More

Thank luxurycounts
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Fantastic trip at Elkhorn Slough - get close up to the animals - saw 88 harbour seals and 112 otters with 9 cubs. Would recommend.

Thank Lynseydear
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Midway into our family vacation at Pajaro Dunes, we went out onto the slough. Based at Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough Safari is a great way to view the wildlife in Elkhorn Slough. Since we had 17 people we rented our own boat (reserved weeks ahead...More

2  Thank mcfarland11
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

You board a pontoon boat in Moss Landing Harbor and travel inland on the slough, which is like an estuary. The views of marine mammals are astounding! There are many Seals, Sea Lions and rafts of the cute California Sea Otter. There are so many...More

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Miso B
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Response from labdad | Reviewed this property |
Stays in the Slough, completely smooth ride
December 25, 2016|
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Response from mgoode79 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldnt think a drizzle would be a problem...we have taken it when the air was damp, but came prepared. They are always prepared, so even if you are not they will take care of you!