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Otter Experience

Otter Experience for 2


The Otter Experience for 2 people... Spend the morning with the otters - A great gift! A real treat for otter fans and lovers of nature and wildlife. It makes an exciting and unusual gift for all ages. Spend a morning with the otters  at the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary and gain an exclusive insight into the secret world of the otter and the work of the sanctuary. This is a hands on experience and follows the daily routine of the staff at the Sanctuary, so expect to get up close with the otters and get dirty in the process. The morning is designed to be educational and fun and is done on a one to  two basis with our keeper so its personal and very special. For last minute orders we will e-mail the gift voucher and confirmations direct to print out at home in time for the big day.
If this is a present please use the comments box of the online form to let us know the name you would like on the gift voucher and further information and if you would like it sent in a plain envelope to keep it secret.

Check out our Facebook and Tripadvisor pages to see photos and reviews posted by those who have taken part recently.

The typical itinerary is as follows: 10.00am-Arrival and coffee. 10.15am - A tour of the Otter Sanctuary with David Field who has been working with otters for more than twenty years. You will meet the resident otters and discuss daily routines and otter natural history. 10.45am - Cleaning out time. This will involve cleaning out otter pools, sweeping up and removing spraints (otter poo !) from the pens. Cleaning out of the otter holts (where the otters sleep) and generally making sure the otters are clean and comfortable. 11.00am Food preparation. Before feeding otters the food needs to be prepared. Depending on the day of visit this may include freezing down the weekly delivery of trout into daily rations. The food then needs to be prepared suitably for the different species of otter that are resident at the time. 11.30am - Feeding time. The otters all need feeding and this will usually involve hand feeding some of the more friendly otters, which is very exciting, but some of the larger residents are too lively for novices to feed by hand. 12.30pm -Photograph time. Lots of time now to take photos of the otters and chat with staff. 1.00pm - Finish.
We recommend you bring stout footwear, wellies and waterproofs.

When you purchase the experience  on line we will send a gift voucher valid for a year for you to redeem when contact us to book a suitable day.
Please telephone 01364 642916 or email contact@ottersandbutterflies.co.uk for further details or to arrange a suitable date. We can also help with suggestions for comfortable places to stay nearby.






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UK Delivery costs £6.50 per order for order up to the value of £50.00. We are currently unable to delivery outside of the UK.

Under normal circumstances deliveries to the UK will be made within 5 working days. In the event that an item is out of stock, and cannot be delivered within that timescale, we will contact you to discuss the situation, and provide a refund if required.
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Hello Dave, received the certificate well, thank you very much. We are thinking often about that wonderful day and the great experience we had. Right now I am sorting out our pictures (we made about 950 !). As soon as I am done, I will send you a couple. Thanks again for a wonderful day. Susi and Didi

Written by Susi and Didi

Just got back from the Otter experience and had a amazing time, here are a few photos ( alot ) you asked if we would send you. You can put funny comments on them if you want we don’t mind. Thank you for making the day so so fantastic. Paul, Claire & Colin

Written by Paul, Claire and Colin

Just a note to say thank you so much to Dave for being so very kind and giving Jim the experience of a lifetime. When told of the surprise visit he was initially less than enthusiastic to the point where I offered to phone and cancel the arrangement. However, he was reluctant to lose face as he had been boasting about a surprise outing to his friends, so came along very reluctantly. He absolutely loved it. He learned a lot, thought the otters were beautiful and was very proud to have overcome his fear of small animals to the extent of being able to feed a couple of them by hand. All thanks to Dave. I was very impressed. I'm not very good with email but will try to send a Photo or two as attachments. Many, many thanks Dave. I really appreciated the way you managed the situation and I loved it too. Kindest regards, Jackie Owen-Evans

Written by Jackie

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