Otter Swims (Aprox. 3 hrs. )
Otter Swim (16 and older)
Otter Swim Tours are 3 hours long and include the 2 hour encounter tour around the facility, up close interactions with our animal ambassadors, and the chance to swim with our Asian small-clawed otters! This tour is a truly unique experience found nowhere else in Louisiana.
The otter swim portion of the tour includes time for changing clothes, orientation, and swimming with the otters. It is approximately 1 hour. The number of otter swims are limited so that this remains a very positive experience for our otters. **While in the pool, you are an observer. We do not allow the otters to be restrained, both for the safety of you and our otters.**
NEW Kid Otter Swims (10 - 15 yrs)
Kid Otter Swims are 3 hours long and include the 2 hour encounter tour around the facility, up close interactions with our animal ambassadors, and the chance to swim with our Asian small-clawed otters!45 min otter swim with your younger children. A waiver will be required for the swim at check in.
**Child must have an adult in the pool with them (ticket required). No bystanders by pool. These tours will be held Monday - Thursday at 10:00 a.m.**
Encounter tour (Aprox. 2 hrs long) Takes place before the swim
Swimming in pool with otters (Aprox. 45min-1hr)
Otter swims $180 per person
Kid Otter Swims $125 per person
8 person maximum for otter swims
Contact us for private tours of 10 or more
Weekdays (Mon. - Fri.)
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekend Tours (Sat. - Sun.)
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kid Swims (Mon.-Thurs)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Otter swims are held all year! Our pool is heated during the colder months
Changes due to weather or circumstances out of our control may occur
Items to Bring
Bathing suit or swim clothes
Towels/change of clothes
Clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather (tours around the 7-acre facility require walking)
Waterproof cameras or GoPros
Picnic lunches are welcome in designated areas
AVOID wearing loose fitting jewelery in the pool.
*Tickets are non-refundable*
** Swims will still happen in cases of rain. Pool is evacuated in event of lighting. In cases of inclement weather tickets may be rescheduled**
Frequently asked questions
Do you hold Otter Swims year round?
Yes, Otter Swims are held year round. The pool is heated.
Can you hold the Sloth when you book an Otter Swim?
Yes. The Otter Swim includes the 2 hour encounter tour, where you will get to hold a baby two-toed sloth on a pillow on your lap.
What happens if it rains?
Otter Swims will still happen in the rain. The pool will be evacuated in events of lightning. In cases of extreme weather otter swims can be rescheduled.
Is there an area for observers?
Currently, we do not have an area for those not in the pool to watch.
For Kid Otter Swims do adults need a ticket?
Yes. During kid otter swims an adult with a ticket is required to be in the pool with their child.