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Crescent City Harbor

Open today: 07:30 - 16:30
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great view of harbor and sea animals

We were here on Labor Day Sunday, so the area was extremely crowded, especially since we were... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Mickleton, New Jersey
Great place for families to view Sea Lions in the wild.

While we were having lunch, we could hear the seals barking in the distance. After lunch we went... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Payson, Arizona
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  • Terrible1%
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“fun to watch”(7 reviews)
“fishing fleet”(3 reviews)
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101 Citizens Dock Rd, Crescent City, CA 95531-4494
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We were here on Labor Day Sunday, so the area was extremely crowded, especially since we were parked near the Chart House. It is an easy area to find and provides a great view of harbor as well as there was plenty of seals and/or...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

While we were having lunch, we could hear the seals barking in the distance. After lunch we went to investigate and take some pictures. The seals didn't disappoint. Sometimes, they swim pretty close to the end of the point where you stand for great pictures....More

Thank ransal1
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This was a really nice little stop along the coast to view the seals (and/or sea lions). They were doing a lot of "barking", I took a video of them with my phone & you can hear them clearly. The little gift shop in the...More

Thank CountryGirlFromPA
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Unlike Fishermen's Wharf in San Francisco, there's no one to compete with you for a viewing spot. Some seals will swim up to you thinking you have food for them so you get to see them up close. It's fun watching then glide through water.

Thank SKY478
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Crescent City Harbor is a nice place to visit. To eat or just observe the fishing boats coming and going, sailboats, you have it all. The Battery Point Lighthouse and the seals are a bonus.

Thank jjuanita41
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon, we should have allowed a little more time. We walked around the boat docks, reading the names of the boats. Then we went to watch the people fishing and crabbing. We didn't see any catching fish but there...More

Thank NinaL3039
Charles H, Harbor Master at Crescent City Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your recommendation and wonderful review! Not many of our visitors are so thorough about sharing all thesights they viewed whle here at the Harbor. It's sounds like you got a good wildlife viewing day! Thanks for mentioning the ground squirrels. Many of...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

My husband and I were staying at a hotel nearby, and walked around the harbor. We saw the rafts covered with sea lions, and decided to take our books and sit on a bench overlooking the marina. It's a relaxing area good for people, wildlife...More

1  Thank colt123
Charlie H, Harbor Master at Crescent City Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience at the harbor. We're glad you had a peaceful and enjoyable time here during your visit. Please come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my daughter stayed at Crescent City , we visited the harbor area to see the sea lions. It was nice but kinda plain with not much to do there. To see the sea lions sunbathing was kinda cool but the area is kinda...More

Thank doug6458
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The seals were very busy one of the days we showed up playing and pushing each other off the their floating docks.

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I left my car for three minutes in Crescent City and the window was broken and things were stolen when I returned. Police took report but said they would not take fingerprints because the do not get processed. Ended my vacation sadly. Would not recommend...More

1  Thank Renee R
Charles H, Harbor Master at Crescent City Harbor, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

I'm very sorry you had such a horrible experience on your vacation. Although this incident did not occur in the Harbor, we do feel bad for something like this happening on your vacation.

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3 November 2016|
Response from Charlie H | Property representative |
The best area to see the Sea Lions is from the sidewalk along the Chart Room restaurant on the south side of the harbor. This is normally as close as you can get to them as they rest on the three groups of docks that are... More
12 April 2016|
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Response from Charlie H | Property representative |
Good question! The Harbor Seals are here at the District year round but the Sea Lions will come and go. Right now there are many California Sea Lions using the docks we have over by the Chart Room restaurant. Before you... More