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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Address: Moss Landing, CA
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A wildlife reserve that offers visitors walking trails and kayak tours...

A wildlife reserve that offers visitors walking trails and kayak tours through salt marshes and tidal flats.

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Spent several hours on a kayak rented from Monterey kayaking at Moss Landing. Kayak for few miles through Elkhorn Slough National Reserve and saw many many animals. So many... read more

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent several hours on a kayak rented from Monterey kayaking at Moss Landing. Kayak for few miles through Elkhorn Slough National Reserve and saw many many animals. So many otters, sea lions and birds swimming around. Brought my camera and telephoto lens to get some shots, these animals are so amazing. Kayaking is pretty easy and relaxing. You need to... More 

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were staying nearby Monterey - we grabbed an early coffee and headed up to the reserve for a morning hike. Though access was a bit complicated due to storm damage on nearby roads, the website offers detailed instruction on how to approach the reserve. Until the roads are back in service, I strongly suggest you read... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just as others have posted, the area to view is Jetty Rd; across the bridge. We were surprised and delighted at how easy this place is to access. It's not a well-kept secret, as there were several other people there to do the same thing.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are like me - stressed out with work in Silicon Valley - here is a place on the California coast to calm your nerves. Hang out with birds and otters, seals and other marine life

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Thank sxghosh
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite easy kayak paddles. There are a couple of places to be careful -- around boats right at the launch, and going under the bridge -- but generally pretty easy even for beginners. The sea otters are very friendly -- will sometimes come right up to your boat -- but be sure to give them room. We... More 

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Clovis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View shore and migratory birds, pelicans, sea lions, sea otters from the water . Be considerate of their space! Watch the tides as its very easy to travel too far up the slough and then its a long paddle back against the wind in afternoons if that's not what you had planned!. Lots to see in the first 2 miles... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DO NOT BOTHER WITH A TOUR!! Just rent a kayak from the two places that rent them and go out and see the beautiful wildlife. The tour guide was a waste of money. There is so much amazing wildlife that you don't need some idiot wasting your time. Everything is right there in front of your eyes. It's quite beautiful.... More 

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Benicia, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have visited Monterey many times. This time, we visited Elkhorn Slough. It was a beautiful day, warm, lush green due to the rains, and there were quite a few wild flowers in bloom. We are not naturalists or bird watchers, but we enjoyed our approximate 3-hour gentle hike through the area. A very nice time and... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Due to floods, we had to be pretty determined to find our way, but it was well worth while. A great array of shore and land birds seen during a lovely two mile walk

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful area to view local birds, sea otters and other sea life. Nice nature center and very knowledgeable staff. Well worth one's time to become acquainted with the wetlands.

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