Get Into Your Sanctuary Days


Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is one of the most biodiverse areas in our world’s ocean. Birds, whales, sea otters, and harbor seals call the sanctuary home. Some of the best ways to experience the sanctuary are through the many on-the-water recreational activities like kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing. Always practice responsible wildlife viewing and be sure to take the wildlife pledge!

You and your family can have a fun Get Into Your Sanctuary experience that doesn’t require getting wet! We have two scavenger hunt locations to choose from: along the Santa Cruz Wharf or at San Simeon Cove.

For approximately one hour, you and your family can participate in a walking, land-based virtual scavenger hunt to find clues that will guide you to each of the seven destinations, and using your smartphone to scan QR codes, each clue will be revealed. Complete your “Get Into Your Sanctuary Scavenger Hunt” anytime between ‪Monday, August 2nd 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, August 8th at 4:00 p.m. Each team that completes all the scavenger hunt destinations and submits responses to each clue will have the chance to win a Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary gift basket filled with over $100 worth of ocean-themed merchandise!

Event Dates

  • 2021: August 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Event Location

San Simeon Cove
San Simeon, CA 93452

Event Type

  • Live Events
  • Festivals
  • Travel for Good Events