Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing

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  • 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 pad...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • I had the opportunity to go kayaking down the Elkhorn Slough. It was a truly amazing experience. I was able see so many pelicans and otters. If you are at all interested in Marine Biology or even just like looking at cute otters, this is a great place to go. I went with "Kayak Connection".
  • Great place to take a nice easy hike and see some wildlife.
  • We saw 61 otters, hundreds of sea lions and several species of birds- 31 I think. The crew of the safari was helpful, energetic and knowledgeable. Plus they provided us worth hot coffee and oatmeal raisen cookies! Awesome time!
  • Nice hiking trails with good views
  • Easy trails and nice scenery