Otter Swims

​Approx 3 hrs

 

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to swim with otters, here's your chance! This interactive experience begins with a 1 hour guided tour of our facility led by our experienced and knowledgable staff. Immediately following the tour you will have the opportunity to get un close and personal with a variety of reptiles, mammals, and even a sloth! The final portion of the experience is a one -of- a-kind chance to swim along side Asian small-clawed otters in our climate controlled salt water pool!

Swim with the otters! You will take home hours of memories, photos and videos from what we promise will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

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.

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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.**

Includes

  • Encounter tour (Approx. 2 hrs long)
    Takes place before the swim

  • Swimming in pool with otters (Approx. 45min-1hr)

Pricing

  • Otter swims  $180 per person 

  • Kid Otter Swims $125 per person
    (price same for adults and children)

  • 8 person maximum for otter swims

  • Contact us for private tours of 10 or more

Schedule

Weekdays (Mon. - Fri.)

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Weekend Tours (Sat. - Sun.)

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

**Additional Information**

  • Otter swims are held all year! Our pool is heated during the colder months

  • Reservation required

  • Changes due to weather or circumstances out of our control may occur 

  • No bystanders are allowed near the pool. There is no viewing area, those wishing to participate must purchase a ticket.

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**

**We do not have an observation deck for bystanders to view otter swims, those wanting to participate must purchase a ticket to access the pool. You will not be able to watch others swim**

**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.**

Frequently asked questions

Do you hold Otter Swims year round?


Yes, Otter Swims are held year round. The pool is heated.




Can you meet a sloth when you book an Otter Swim?


Yes. The Otter Swim includes the 2 hour encounter tour, where you will get to meet two-toed sloths.




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.