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Riverbank Dusk Beaver Safari

Experience the evening wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in spring or summer (mid April to mid September). 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 near Blairgowrie and take a short drive close to the river. We have a 15 minute 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 have seen beavers on 95-100% of these tours in recent years, along with regular sightings of kingfishers and occasional otter appearances! Photo of adult and yearling beavers taken by Mhairi Edwards/ DC Thomson on Riverbank Safari June 23.

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

PRICE: £60pp or £180 for family bookings (2 adults + 2 children)
GROUP SIZE: Max 8 people, minimum 2
TIME: 2 – 2.5 hours
AVAILABLE: April to mid September on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday evenings

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Nicola C
5 star rating
A fantastic evening was made perfect at the end, watching the beavers pottering and playing around their lodge Our Beaver Safari last Thursday was a fabulous birthday present. Jean was an excellent guide, showing us and explaining everything about beavers' lives and activities and answering our many questions with patience and humour. We also chatted a lot about human environmental management which was really interesting. Seeing the beavers pottering in the river with the younger ones playing was so exciting. We could even hear them making little noises. A perfect end to a lovely evening. Highly recommended.
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Peter W
4 star rating
Beavers! A great evening out to see the beavers awakening from their daytime slumber and start the evening forage. Joan our guide was very helpful if finding the beavers and predicting where they would appear.
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Suzanne B
5 star rating
Excellent time with Perthshire Wildlife! We had a great experience spotting beavers with my very enthusiastic son and his cousin (both 7 years). Our guide, Joan, was lovely and very knowledgeable. We got a really good insight into the beavers habitat and way of life. You do need to be super quiet for the beavers to show themselves, so would bear that in mind. Would highly recommend. 🙂
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5 star rating
A brilliant evening - I could've stayed out all night! Daniele was so knowledgeable about the beavers and to see them in the wild was such a treat. We learnt so much - i'd highly recommend it. It was the start of our stay in Scotland & Perthshire Wildlife set the bar very highly!
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