Winter Beaver Safari

As the chances of seeing the beavers are slimmer over the winter, this trip takes us on the trail of the European beaver where we visit amazing beaver dams, beaver ponds, chewed trees and beaver tracks and trails. We will spend half an hour sitting by the beaver ponds at the end of the tour so wrap up warmly, but we can’t guarantee their appearance.

We’ll also tell the story of the history of beavers in Scotland, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers and wetlands. This is a great trip for families as everyone can collect their own beaver chips and beaver-chewed sticks!

PRICE: £100 (group booking only)
GROUP SIZE: Up to 4 people
TIME: 2-2.5 hours
AVAILABLE: Mid September – early April

Meeting time: Meeting near Alyth, 2 hrs before dusk – the exact time and location will be sent after booking.

Riverbank Beaver Safari

Woman watching for beavers through binoculars

Experience the evening or early morning wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in spring or summer (mid-April to early October). This is the best time to easily see the wild-living beaver families in Perthshire and makes an excellent gift (so we are told!).

We meet you in Blairgowrie & take a short drive to the river. We have a short walk to the water, during which you will find out about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers. We will do a bit of riverside foraging too! Although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we  had a 100% success rate of seeing the beavers on this trip in 2017 and 2018, and 95% success rate in 2019 and 2020, along with regular sightings of kingfishers and occasional otter appearances!

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Sand martin, Dipper, Goosander.

PRICE: £55pp or £160 for family bookings (2 adults + 2 children)
GROUP SIZE: Max 4 people, minimum 2
TIME: 2.5 – 3 hours
AVAILABLE: April to mid September

Half-Day Beaver Safari

Beaver swimming in a river with only the top half of his exposed

This trip takes in two beaver locations where they live in different habitats. The first part of the trip goes to a location where beavers have built a series of amazing dams and we can easily see how they have changed the surroundings to produce wetlands. We then go to a nearby river to enjoy an evening of watching the beaver family that lives there. With their lodge in the riverbank and no dams, these beavers have had a minimal impact on their environment.

This is a great trip to learn all about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers and wetlands. Although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we  had a 100% success rate of seeing the beavers on this trip in 2017 and 2018, and 95% success rate in 2019 & 2020, along with regular sightings of  Kingfisher and occasional Otters.

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Sand martin, Dipper, Goosander.

PRICE: £175 (group booking only)
GROUP SIZE: Up to 4 people
TIME: 4 hours
AVAILABLE: All year round although beaver sightings are best spring – autumn

Beaver Safari by Canoe – as featured on Countryfile!

Four people in two-person kayaks going down the River Tay looking for beavers

These aren’t taking place at the moment due to Covid 19 – but our Winter beaver safaris are!

We have teamed up with local experts to deliver this tour, which takes place on a quiet section of the River Tay, near Aberfeldy. This is an ideal way to get close to wildlife with minimal disturbance and we usually see a variety of bird life as well as the local beaver lodge, beaver trails, evidence of feeding and  the beavers themselves (and although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we saw the beavers on around 70% of our trips in 2018 & 2019). The best time to see the beavers is in the evening so we usually meet at 6pm. The Beaver Safari by Canoe includes canoeing instruction, your canoe, buoyancy aid, guiding by your wildlife guide and a wee dram at the end!

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Osprey, Sand martin, Heron, Sandpiper.

PRICE: £60pp
GROUP SIZE: Min 4 people, max 8 people
TIME: 2.5 hours
AVAILABLE: April – October

Book Your Tour

Please be aware that some of our walks and tours are only available on specified dates or seasons. This information can be found in the description above.

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Kate Smith
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23/10/20 - Facebook

we loved our winter walk with Perthshire Wildlife, it was a brilliant family activity where we learnt so much about... read more

Alex Royden
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26/08/19 - Facebook

We went on the kayaking beaver safari last week, it was such an informative and enjoyable evening out. We got... read more

Ric Crossman
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22/08/19 - Facebook

Had a delightful evening going on beaver safari. Daniele clearly knew her stuff, and the first beaver arrived within minutes... read more

Matt Wilcoxon
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06/08/19 - Facebook

We attended the half day beaver safari last week. It was amazing to see them in the wild, but also... read more

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