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Address: 2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965-2619
Phone Number: 415-289-SEAL
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes

The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions...

The largest of six centers that rescue and rehabilitate seals and sea lions found along the California coast.

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Impressive facility to help injured or stranded marine mammals

The facility was quite quiet when we were there, which is good news, but we were told there are sometimes a couple of hundred mammals there at one time over the Spring and Summer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility was quite quiet when we were there, which is good news, but we were told there are sometimes a couple of hundred mammals there at one time over the Spring and Summer. The facility is impressive with its in-house lab and extensive marine mammal holding areas. The facility is non-profit and has a large volunteer base to compliment... More 

Thank AC110
sonoma county, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place, when there are animals in the facility! So, make a phone call before you go. It is an example of what private caring and lots of $ can accomplish, nestled in the rolling meadows near the ocean. We say a coyote in the parking lot but no sea creatures.

Thank pinkpeacemaker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very nice facility with lots of learning opportunity either on your own or with a docent. There were few patients the weekend we were there and the public is kept at a good distance so as not to disturb recovering seals and sea lions, but lots of windows for viewing all the aspects of taking care of... More 

Thank RobinHouston_TX
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Founded in 1975, this is the world's largest marine mammal rehabilitation hospital. In addition to rescuing marine mammals, the staff does scientific research and provides educational programs. Vets from around the world come here to train. Local school children can visit with marine biologists and learn from the committed docents while developing a passion for the ocean environment and its... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The information was interesting and the work this group does is important. However there were few seals being rehabbed when we visited. I guess they were having a healthy period. If you visit, you may want to include a visit to the other sights in the Marin Headlands.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Self guided tour can be a short one. Was surprised to learn some of the young seals were abandoned because their parents were interrupted by human activities like walking dogs too close to them

Thank Sam T
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The center is a hospital for marine mammal, very well appointed, but a little out of the way. It is great for educational purposes, but it doesn't really make a dent on the sea mammal population endangered or in distress.

Thank Diana A
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting visit....it's sad to see the sea lions sick and hooked up to IV's....but they will release them once they are better. I paid for the guided tour...would recommend if in area.

Thank Sheila P
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We got the audio tour and walked around. We were told at the front desk they only had a few animals as all the others were gone. In the spring with new-borns, they say they are usually in the hundreds of occupants. Their license only allows rehabs. If long term disabled that can't be released, then the animals are placed... More 

Thank Bill C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The place itself is quite impressive. Unlucky, there were only few seek sea lions. We learned about the studies there, The most beautiful thing was the astonishing view of the Ocean from the entrance to the center


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