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Otter Experiences

Otter Experience for 1


Spend a morning with the Otters - A real treat for otter fans and lovers of nature and wildlife. It makes an exciting and unusual gift.

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 introduction to our work with the otters and other animals.
10.15am - A tour of the Otter Sanctuary with one of our keepers. 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 - Time for you to explore the centre at your own leisure and take more photos and chat with staff.

This experience is for 14 years and upwards.
For under 14's please see the junior otter experience.
You must wear wellies for the experience and it is recommended you bring waterproofs for wet weather.

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 can 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 pack to you in the post (this can take a few days to arrive, so for urgent delivery please call us on 01364 642916 or email contact@ottersandbutterflies.co.uk) when your voucher arrives please contact us via email to book in your date. The voucher is valid for a year.

We can also help with suggestions for comfortable places to stay nearby. If you wish to buy an otter experience just click the add to basket button

Take a look at our Facebook pages for further photographs and comments from those who have taken part recently.
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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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