During a road trip to Sonoma, California, you will have ample opportunities to see wildlife. One of those opportunities will have you out on an estuary wildlife tour. Inside the Sonoma Coast State Park, as well as the Greater Farallones National Wildlife Sanctuary, you will have many chances to see the animals that live there.
Sonoma Coast State Park
This gorgeous state park is located on Highway 1, basically between Bodega Bay and Jenner. Sonoma Coast State Park is comprised of more than ten thousand acres and there are nineteen miles of trails within those acres.
There are a few different tours you can take within this state park and they include the Pond Farm, group hike along the Sonoma Coast, and a group tour of the Armstrong Redwoods.
Greater Farallones Sanctuary
As much as you will love the wildlife you see within the state park, I guarantee you will prefer the animals over at the Greater Farallones Sanctuary. This sanctuary is over three thousand square miles in size. The waters in this sanctuary are used to protect wildlife and habitats while ensuring the marine ecosystem stays healthy. The abundance of marine life there includes threatened and endangered species, so you know they are doing a wonderful job.
You must thoroughly explore this sanctuary in order to get the most from your visit. It is recommended that you begin to the north and work your way along the southern coastlines. However, you can easily reverse it or simply go to the areas you are closest to each day.
A few of the favorite destinations within the Greater Farallones Sanctuary include Bowling Ball Beach, Salt Point, Tomales Bay, Duxbury Reef, and Pigeon Point Lighthouse and Reef. This entire journey may take you further away from Sonoma than you planned. But the views you see, and the experiences you have along the way will be worth the time you spend going off course on the West Coast of the USA.
Taking tours of the estuary wildlife in, and around, Sonoma, California is a must during your next road trip. If you are ready to start planning, give me a call today! I would love to help you figure out what you should see and do during your road trip, so no one in your family is doing any groaning or eye-rolling on what is supposed to be your vacation!
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