THE EL CAT: AN ELECTRIC CATAMARAN FOR QUIET AND ECO-FRIENDLY TOURS OF THE ELKHORN SLOUGH
One of the best ways to experience the Elkhorn Slough is to take a boat tour. Monterey Bay Eco Tours offers unique electric catamaran tours of the slough aboard the El Cat. The El Cat is a 37-foot, fully electric catamaran that is designed specifically for the calm waters of the slough.
The El Cat is powered by two Elco electric motors that run on 48 volts. This means that the El Cat is completely silent and produces no emissions. This is beneficial for the Elkhorn Slough in a number of ways.
First, the El Cat’s electric motors are much quieter than traditional gasoline-powered boat engines. This means that the El Cat does not disturb the wildlife in the slough. Sea otters are particularly sensitive to noise, and the El Cat’s quiet engines allow visitors to get close to these amazing creatures without disturbing them.
Second, the El Cat produces no emissions. This means that it does not contribute to air pollution in the Elkhorn Slough. Air pollution can harm the wildlife in the slough and damage the delicate wetland ecosystem.
Finally, the El Cat was made with efficiency in mide not only through Hull design but the building process used a unique process with fiberglass and carbon fiber that reduces waste in the building process
In addition to its environmental benefits, the El Cat also offers a number of other advantages for visitors. The catamaran is very stable and comfortable, and it offers panoramic views of the slough. The El Cat is also equipped with a restroom and a naturalist who can provide information about the wildlife and the natural environment of the slough.
If you are looking for a quiet and eco-friendly way to experience the Elkhorn Slough, the El Cat is the perfect choice for you. Book your tour today and see for yourself why the El Cat is the best way to explore the Elkhorn Slough.