Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour

21 Reviews | Monterey & Carmel, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience


The El Cat, built right here in Moss Landing, is a fully electric, 32 passenger, Coast Guard-certified vessel. This is a custom 37’ catamaran built and designed especially for the waters of our very own Elkhorn Slough.



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 21 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Awesome Elkhorn Slough Tour
Joseph L, Sep 2022 Verified
Joey and Rachel were awesome guides. The trip was entertaining, educational and environmentally conscious…all that and a stick of gum!
Ronny P, Aug 2022 Verified
Great Day. Lots of Otters and Seals
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
Castle_family62021, Jan 2022 Verified
Such an awesome experience! The boat was pristine, the captain and naturalist were knowledgeable and fun!
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
Kathy_O, Nov 2021 Verified
Beautiful day, very nice boat, great commentary. I took my grandchildren and they learned A lot. The 14 year old said he has to write an essay for school so he's going to write it about the slough. We saw lots of otters, some eating housekeeper worms. That was a highlight for the kids.
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
jennifercT9406IS, Nov 2021 Verified
Great, Great tour. Learned so much. Very professional and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Boat is wonderful for wildlife viewing. Already recommended this tour company to many of my friends and coworkers
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
ahv7, Oct 2021 Verified
Great tour on the Elkhorn Slough. Quiet Electric boat. Very nice captain and naturalist. We have taken other tours of the slough and this one was the best!
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
Dorothy_S, Oct 2021 Verified
Beautiful day on a beautiful boat. Learned so much about the wildlife and the eco system of the slough. Plenty of otters to see along with birds sea lions and harbor seals.
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
Travel01618650429, Oct 2021 Verified
The Monterey Bay EcoTours of Elkhorn Slough was a great experience cruising the restored wetlands on a one-of-a kind electric catamaran, El Cat, designed and built especially for the owner/Captain. We saw lots of sea otters, sea lions, many types of birds and learned so much from the knowledgeable Naturalist. I love that the company is woman-owned by an experienced yachtswoman.
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
Christine_S, Oct 2021 Verified
Being in nature on this exceptional tour of the Elkhorn Slough gives me hope for a sustainable future. The Captain and well educated tour guide are doing things the right way to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Elkhorn Slough that birds and animals use as a safe haven. We saw playful sea otters, flipping sea lions, and Harbor Seals basking in the sun. I picked up birding during the pandemic and to my delight the tour guide is a bird expert and answered all of my questions. This experience was the highlight on my first vacation in 2 years. The new catamaran was custom built for these tours and is quiet, comfortable, with great views. Dress warmly since the wind can kick up. I left the flyer for this tour with the front desk at Springhill Suites Dunes at Monterey Bay and told them to recommend this trip to visitors.
Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour
Patricia K, Oct 2021 Verified
I was happy to find this newer way to experience the Elkhorn Slough on a catamaran with my son and grandkids. The ship is new, pristine, and comfortable. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and knew the environment well. We went out on a calm sunny day, but there was wind on the water, so be sure to pack a jacket with a hood if you have one (hats may blow off) and some sunglasses and binoculars if you have them. Highly recommend!

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