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Elkhorn Slough Tours

Tour One of California’s Largest Tidal Waterways

One of California’s Largest Tidal Waterways

The Elkhorn Slough Reserve is the remainder of an ancient river valley on the Monterey Bay, with a main channel winding seven miles inland and feeding tidal flats and marshland.

One of California’s largest tidal waterways, the Elkhorn Slough is a wonderful place to spot wildlife, including hundreds of bird and fish species as well as sea lions, crabs, otters, and even sharks. When spending time in the Monterey Bay area, you can’t miss a visit to this rich waterway.


Spot Wildlife on the Elkhorn Slough

Elkhorn Slough boat tours are a great way to cover the most ground in the area and spot wildlife with tips and information from an onboard naturalist. Of course, if you want to venture out on your own, the Reserve has walking trails and birding blinds, and you can take a kayak onto the waterway as well. Located halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, it’s easy to make a quick day trip to the Elkhorn Slough to enjoy the natural surroundings and take a break from more urban landscapes. As one of the top 10 wildlife viewing destinations in the world, you can’t miss a chance to visit and take an Elkhorn Slough tour.

Enjoy peace and quiet aboard an electric-powered catamaran during a narrated tour! The naturalist on board will point out wildlife, answer questions, and give you important insights into this amazing ecosystem. These tours are fascinating for both adults and children.

Learn more about touring Elkhorn Slough and book your visit online today.

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