free admission day at the Seymour Long Marine center, let's visit the dolphins

I'd like to go on the 2pm tour and have a
chance to see the
two dolphins that are so fun to visit
with. I found the morning
tours are always full unless you get
there an hour in advance
to sign up. If  1:45 is too late to get on the tour, I'll walk around
the exhibits with whoever shows up that can't get on the tour
either. If you've never been to the
facility, it's definitely worth
stopping by to check it out and the view
from this part of the
coast is fantastic. I'll carry a sign
that says 'meetup'. I entirely
respect the santa cruz tradition of showing up 15 to 30 minutes
late, but in this case, you probably
won't be able to find me,
so don't write in and complain that you
never saw us after you
arrived late.

Joel Smith[masked] [masked]

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  • Windy Y S.

    Gorgeous day, informative docent! Lovely!

    September 13, 2013

    • Celeste S.

      Hi Windy, twas a pleasure to meet you. Hope I see you again soon.

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Joel! I'm here at the sanctuary, and the tour is listed as full. I saw you saved a few places on the list - is there space for me? Thanks!

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Windy Y S.

    Had an emergency this a.m. that has since resolved so I've changed my RSVP (back) to yes.

    September 13, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Sorry! I can't make this

    September 13, 2013

  • Geoff

    Evidently my trip for tomorrow was cancelled... something about work piling up from two family members. Unlike most of Santa Cruz I like to be early and/or on time so I'll try and get there a little bit beforehand.

    September 13, 2013

  • Meike H.

    I have to drop out again unfortunately... So sorry, I was really looking forward to this. Have a blast everyone!

    September 13, 2013

  • Scott J. M.

    I’d love to go, but my boss has this ridiculous idea that I have to actually be at her work place during work hours… ☹

    September 8, 2013

  • jim

    Hi All
    I'm a docent at the Seymore Center and thought I would pass this along:
    Tours are limited to 20 persons. The Center typically has docent-led tours at 2pm and 3pm. On the free-ademission days, they are usually crowded and often fill up. You cannot get into the research area to see the dolphins unless you are on a docent-led tour. When a tour reaches the 20max , they close it.
    Photography of any kind is forbidden in the dolphin/research area (includes camera phones). When in the dolphin area, look for the Hawaiian Monk Seal; this is an extremely rare animal with roughly 1,000 remaining. The docents have a lot of information to share; don't be afraid to ask questions!!
    I won't be on this tour, but thought I would share this information with you. Enjoy!!!

    2 · September 7, 2013

    • Meike H.

      Hi Jim, thank you for this very helpful answer. As you are a docent, you might know if there is any chance that at some point, we could arrange a separate docent-led tour exclusively for this meetup group? Thanks in advance, I'd love to hear from you regarding this via comment/reply or also via personal message. Meike

      September 7, 2013

  • Michael C.

    I moved here a month ago. I want to make some friends!

    September 4, 2013

  • Meike H.

    I'm in - great idea, Joel!

    August 31, 2013

  • Geoff

    It's been a while since I have been there. Last time I got in free as an employee for the Dept of Fish and Game to see the otter rescue area behind the scenes. Gotta go again. Never seen dolphins up close. HOWEVER, mine is a maybe. The next day, I'm leaving on a two week RV family trip up to Seattle to see some family so I'll try and pack early in the hopes that the RV we rent won't be too hard to pack. So I put myself as a yes but I'm more of a "maybe" at this point. I'll know better as time goes on.

    August 31, 2013

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