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Otter Swim Encounters

If you've ever wondered what it's like to swim with otters, here's your chance! 


This interactive experience begins with our Encounter Tour (approx 90 mins) led by our experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Your tour begins with the opportunity to get up close and personal with our kangaroos, small reptiles & mammals, an aardvark or capybara, and even a sloth! 

The final portion of the experience is a one-of-a-kind chance to swim alongside Asian small-clawed otters in our climate-controlled chlorine-free pool! 


The swim is about 45 min and includes photos taken by your guide so you can focus on the otter experience! The total experience includes just about everything Barn Hill Preserve has to offer and lasts about 3 hours!​

& Info

All of our animal encounters support the daily care required for our animal ambassadors. Our otter swims are limited to small groups only twice a day to ensure the safety and happiness of our animals. 

Swims are operated daily at 9am, noon and 2pm (when available), reservations are required.

Kid Friendly Swims are operated at noon on Mondays and Fridays during the summer, reservations are required.

Otter Experience (ages 16+)
Kid Friendly Otter Experience 
(ages 10+ with accompanying adult)

$300 per person + taxes & fees

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Hear From Satisfied Guests

This was a great place to visit. My party of 5 did two otter swims, five encounter tours, and five sipping with sloths. My little sister is in a motorized wheel chair she was able to get around. We had to use our portable ramp a couple of times but she had a blast. We all enjoyed our time. The prices are definitely worth it. I would recommend that anyone check out this place for a great family or group event. The otter swim is an amazing event. They definitely want to see you up close and personal. Loved our visit, and thanks to the staff. Of course a big thanks to all the animals.

EoJo D. via Google

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Frequently Asked Questions

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