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Monterey Bay Eco Tours

Experience the amazing wetland wildlife on our Elkhorn Slough Tours

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The Elkhorn Slough Tour provides amazing wildlife viewing aboard the El Cat, an innovative, custom, fully electric catamaran, built right here in Moss Landing by us. As you glide cleanly and quietly through the meandering channels led by our experienced captain and crew, you’ll be treated to a spectacle of vibrant wetlands and lush marshes teeming with an array of wildlife. During a tour, you will see otters, sea lions, harbor seals, and a diverse population of birds, as the Elkhorn Slough is part of the Pacific Flyway.



Electric Catamaran Tours



From $45 1.5 Hours • All Ages

Join us on a one-of-a-kind, electric-powered catamaran ride for a wildlife tour along with one of California’s largest tidal waterways, the Elkhorn Slough. Our naturalist on board will assist in wildlife spotting, providing insight into the natural wonders of the Slough, and to answer any questions during your tour!


From $45 1.5 Hours • All Ages

Join us on a one-of-a-kind, electric-powered catamaran ride for a narrated wildlife tour along one of California’s largest tidal waterways during one of the best time’s of the day – sunset. You are welcome to BYOB during this relaxing and educational sunset tour!


Reconnecting people with nature is what we do! Embark on an eco-conscious adventure with Monterey Bay Eco Tours, dedicated to fostering a genuine connection between people and the natural world. Our El Cat tour not only offers a low-impact journey into the heart of the Elkhorn Slough but also guarantees a responsible encounter with wildlife. Our sunset tour is a great option to enjoy the Slough at the best time of day!

Our tour aboard the El Cat takes you into nature with minimal impact. Not only does the El Cat have zero emissions, but our captains are also respectful of nature, allowing you to see the magical wildlife without affecting their behavior.


The El Cat is a 37′ fully electric, 32-passenger, Coast Guard-certified vessel. This unique catamaran is designed specifically for the calm waters of the Elkhorn Slough by our very own Joe Kitchell at Left Coast Composites. The boat is made from vacuum-infused carbon fiber/fiberglass, with 2 Elco electric motors running on 48 volts.

With the El Cat’s innovative design, including its fully electric propulsion and environmentally considerate approach led by our knowledgeable captains, you can immerse yourself in the captivating realm of Elkhorn Slough’s magical inhabitants while leaving only ripples in your wake.


Hemig Tour

We had an amazing time today on this tour. The guides were knowledgeable, easy going and more than happy to answer our questions. We can’t wait to do this again when we visit Monterey again. Thanks again Eco tours, it was great!!! Hemig’s

– Malinda H. | Tripadvisor
Highly recommend the tour

Very fun and relaxing tour! We had a lot of fun and got to see a lot of wildlife with a good explanation of the species we were seeing. It didn’t feel like a tourist trap and felt the price was fair for the effort put forth.

– Daniel R. | Tripadvisor
Absolutely delighted to see so many otters!

A wonderful way to get out on the water for those who don't feel comfortable with the motion of boats. The guides were very knowledgeable and explained a lot about the wildlife and we were absolutely delighted to see so many otters !

– Di1030 | Tripadvisor
Eco toursmean quiet battery operated boats

Joey and Aaron took us out on an electric quiet catamaran. Thus eco. We saw seals, otters, sea lion snd many birds. They were extremely knowledgeable personable and interesting. We even talked about the brain health issues of the otters and their quirky behavior. Would highly recommend.

– Worldismyoyster | Tripadvisor
Easy outdoor activity

We took our granddaughter age 10 for the tour of Elkhorn Slough. It was very well organized and the naturalist on board gave an excellent commentary. We saw a great many otters with pups, large groups of pelicans and some harbor seals. It was a nice way to do something safely with our granddaughter outside.

– Maureen W. | Tripadvisor