Yes. Every day of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. We close at noon the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
We open at 9:00 am. Ticket sales close at 5:00 pm. We close at noon the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. We are closed all day Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Starting on March 1st, guided tours will be provided as part of the admission price evey half-hour to customers and to all tour groups.
In order to make the trip, you must go down as well as come back up 37 steps in our building to reach the outside trails. There are about 400 yards of uphill and downhill walking at a grade that ranges from 10% to 20%. You then reach the elevator that takes you down to the cave. There are also 63 steps in the cave in order to access the lighthouse viewpoint.
We are not a zoo. The sea lions come and go as they please, so they are not always in the Cave. They may be in the ocean, at the rookery, on rock ledges near the Heceta Lighthouse, or not here at all. Please call ahead for information - 541-547-3111.
Generally in the spring and summer the Sea Lions are on the rocky ledges just outside the cave. This is their rookery where breeding, birthing, and congregating goes on. During the fall and winter they are usually inside their cave.
Sea Lion Caves
91560 Hwy. 101 N.
Florence, OR 97439
124 degrees 8 minutes W Longitude 44 degrees 7 minutes N Latitude