Vote: Is Swimming with Otters the Next Big Thing?

By Abbey Tiderman 01.16.2017 blog


Get this. Swimming with otters is a thing. And it’s quite possibly the sweetest, most magical experience you’ll ever have in the water. Otter encounters are offered by Nurtured by Nature, a California-based nonprofit that aims to “foster hope and well-being to children” with life threatening or terminal illness, and those who’ve suffered severe emotional trauma.

The organization also aims to create more awareness among the public about the vulnerability of so many species around the world, and they fund conservation projects to help animals including Asian Small Clawed Otters—of which there are only about 5,000 left in the wild. So for $300, they offer a three-hour guided tour where participants can swim, play with and even feed the otters. Bonus, you also get a chance to mingle with the likes of lemurs, armadillos, sloths, kangaroos and porcupines. The bad news? They’re already booked up for 2017…but that’ll give you the time you’ll need to meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years old.

So what do you say? Would you jump in and swim with these adorable otters? Vote and tell us what you think — you can even submit video comments to We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!


  1. riley grace guzicki

    i vote swimming with otters is the top next big thing

  2. Stefphanie

    Yes sign me up and call me to the otters I think that swimming with otters is the NEXT BIG THING!!!!!!!!

  3. Stefphanie

    Yes please sign me up ! swimming with otters could actually be the next big thing

  4. TASHA BURRELL lawrence

    who ever does not like this is crazy

  5. Unicornie

    What if they think your camera is an oyster and then they crack it in half?

    I think it would be the sweetest thing I ever saw.

  6. Esteban

    No because the otters need to be kept natural .EVery time people see otters they think “aww..Cute!”.
    The otter are quickly becoming a domesticated animal.Otters are wild animals.

  7. Karenna

    My mom showed this to me on social media! I would swim with otters every day! 100% adorable!

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