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About the Captain's Inn

About Us

Come and enjoy a relaxing getaway here at the Captain's Inn. Our lovely Inn is conveniently located directly on the Old Salinas River Tidal Channel. This allows guests to enjoy the wetlands, where you can see a wide variety of wildlife such as: shorebirds, harbor seals, and even sea otters. The waterfront views are outstanding. The Captain's Inn at Moss Landing has...
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We are located just off of Highway 1, directly between Santa Cruz to the north and Monterey to the south, at 8122 Moss Landing Rd. We are the large blue house with palm trees in front. To get to the inn from the south, just take the slight left onto Moss Landing Rd. We will be on the left hand side of the road. From the north, just turn right onto Moss Landing Rd and follow the curve. We...
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Our Historic Location

This property has had many well known names associated with it throughout the years. The Castro family received the property in a land grant. Later in 1886, the property passed through the hands of Charles Moss, the town's namesake, and Donald Beadle (both in shipping). The property was then sold to the Pacific Coast Steamship Company in 1881. The PCSC built the current two-story building...
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About Moss Landing

Moss Landing is most noted as the gateway to Elkhorn Slough, one of the largest wetlands in the state. Elkhorn Slough is a precious resource and is always ranked in the top 10 best birding spots in the U.S according to the Audubon’s annual bird count. There is over 350 species of birds that migrate through the area annually. It is also known as one of the best spots in the world to view...
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About Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay stretches from Santa Cruz in the north to Monterey in the south. Home to many species of marine mammals, including sea otters, harbor seals, and bottlenose dolphins; as well as being on the migratory path of Gray and Humpback whales and a breeding site for elephant seals. Orcas are also found along the coast, especially when Gray whales migrate, as they hunt the whales during their...
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Our Green Initiatives

We were the first certified green business in Moss Landing by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. Here at the Captain's Inn at Moss Landing, we are striving to do our part to help with the care of our planet. We support local non-profits that invest in the preservation of wild open spaces around our community. This support goes to groups like the Elkhorn Slough Foundation, The Nature...
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