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Otter Experience

Otter Experience for 1


Spend a morning with the Otters - A great gift for all ages! 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 it is usually done on a one to one basis so its very personal and special but couples can be catered for in the"Otter Experience for Two".

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.

The cost for the morning is £125 for one person and £175 for couples.

Dont worry about the  post for that last minute present !  For last minute orders we will e mail a gift voucher and confirmation details  to print off at home in time for the big day. If this is a present please let us know the name you would like on the Gift Voucher by using the comments box of the online form or by a separate e-mail.

When you purchase the experience on line we will send a gift voucher for you to redeem when contact us to book a suitable day. The voucher is valid for a year.
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. If you wish to buy an otter experience just click the shop button and add the item to your basket.

Take a look at our Facebook and Tripadvisor pages for further photographs and comments from those who have taken part recently.
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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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Hi I came along last Tuesday for The Otter Experience - a great day and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks! We'll be sure to return. I did promise David that I'd forward on photos, so here's one to whet your appetite. I've got loads more (up to 20 or so), but wanted to check first of all before I send them, as that could be up to 15mb, so thought I best check your inbox is clear and ready to receive them! I've also got a few video clips too which I could send on - again they'll be big files, if you want them. Thanks again All best Paul

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