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Address: 2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
Phone Number:
415-289-SEAL
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The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions...

The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.

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The best family trip in the bay area

I used to come here all the time, when I lived closer. A friend of mine just came down from Oregon and we headed over to see it again. The docents are amazing with their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I used to come here all the time, when I lived closer. A friend of mine just came down from Oregon and we headed over to see it again. The docents are amazing with their interesting facts from filtering the water, to what and how often they feed the sick seals and sea lions. GO! It's free and the family... More 

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Wellington, Colorado, USA
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This facility is a must visit! The work done here to rescue sick and abandoned mammals is 1st class. The beach across the street is a great place to stroll and wade in the surf. Water is a bit cold and I wouldn't recommend swimming as the surf is a bit.rough. The surfers don't seem to mind the waves and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The facility was quite quiet when we were there, which is good news, but we were told there are sometimes a couple of hundred mammals there at one time over the Spring and Summer. The facility is impressive with its in-house lab and extensive marine mammal holding areas. The facility is non-profit and has a large volunteer base to compliment... More 

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sonoma county, ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a fascinating place, when there are animals in the facility! So, make a phone call before you go. It is an example of what private caring and lots of $ can accomplish, nestled in the rolling meadows near the ocean. We say a coyote in the parking lot but no sea creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very nice facility with lots of learning opportunity either on your own or with a docent. There were few patients the weekend we were there and the public is kept at a good distance so as not to disturb recovering seals and sea lions, but lots of windows for viewing all the aspects of taking care of... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Founded in 1975, this is the world's largest marine mammal rehabilitation hospital. In addition to rescuing marine mammals, the staff does scientific research and provides educational programs. Vets from around the world come here to train. Local school children can visit with marine biologists and learn from the committed docents while developing a passion for the ocean environment and its... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The information was interesting and the work this group does is important. However there were few seals being rehabbed when we visited. I guess they were having a healthy period. If you visit, you may want to include a visit to the other sights in the Marin Headlands.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Self guided tour can be a short one. Was surprised to learn some of the young seals were abandoned because their parents were interrupted by human activities like walking dogs too close to them

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The center is a hospital for marine mammal, very well appointed, but a little out of the way. It is great for educational purposes, but it doesn't really make a dent on the sea mammal population endangered or in distress.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting visit....it's sad to see the sea lions sick and hooked up to IV's....but they will release them once they are better. I paid for the guided tour...would recommend if in area.

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