Whisper Charters

Zerve Seller: Whisper

Silent as a whisper, the electric powered Selkie II glides across the water.  Explore with us the natural wonders of the Elkhorn Slough as we observe rare Southern Sea Otters, Harbor Seals and hundreds of species of birds.
Elkhorn Slough is one of the premier bird watching sites in the western United States. More than 340 species visit or find permanent refuge here, a remarkable number given the slough’s relatively small size. This roster of birds includes several rare and endangered species, such as the Brown Pelican, Black Bellied Plover, and Peregrine Falcon. The tremendous number and variety of birds at the slough attracts thousands of bird watchers from across the country each year.
Captain Brian Ackerman, a life-long waterman has over twenty years of experience operating oceanographic research vessels for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and has lived in Moss Landing since 1985. Join him as he guides you through the natural beauty of the Elkhorn Slough.
Selkie II is comfortable and elegant and her electric propulsion allows her to glide across the water in near silence. Wildlife is not startled and you soon feel that you are one with the environment.
So bring a picnic or allow us to cater a special snack as we explore the Monterey Bay's great hidden jewel.
297 Reviews Rating: 5 5 out of 5.0
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Happy Anniversary
Tue, Nov 17  2:00 PM Male 70+ Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Elkhorn Slough Nature Tour
WE both like being on the water, and I heard of this trip sometime ago. so for our 49th anniversary we spent a day in Moss Landing finishing with the tour of Elkhorn. very enjoyable, relaxing and informative.
Rating: 5
Exceptional charter tour!
Sat, Nov 14  8:00 AM Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
Attended: Elkhorn Slough Nature Tour
We cannot recommend the Whisper Charter Elkhorn Slough enough. Captain Brian is not only personable, he is an expert on these waters and the Monterey Bay as well. We took the 8:00 a.m. tour and would do so again.

Thank you Capt. Brian!!!
Rating: 5
Interesting Tour
Tue, Nov 10  11:00 AM Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Elkhorn Slough Nature Tour
The 2-hour loop around Elkhorn Slough was well worth the time. Captain Brian and his electric boat were a great way to effortlessly and quietly see the abundant wildlife up close and learn about the differences between the species and the ecology of the area.
Rating: 5
Pleasant close up view of Elkhorn Slough
Fri, Nov 6  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Local Individual
Attended: Elkhorn Slough Nature Tour
Lived in the area for many years and this is the first time I have come to appreciate how valuable a resource the Elkhorn Slough is to ocean life.
Rating: 5
Just us with Bob
Tue, Nov 3  8:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Elkhorn Slough Nature Tour
Bob was knowledgeable about the area, sea life, birds, history. Provided us with coffee, tea and binoculars. We were first morning tour and I would recommend that time slot.