See beavers in the wild – with a Private Beaver Tour in Perthshire.
Experience the evening wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in late spring or summer. This is the best time to easily see the wild-living beaver family of the River Ericht and makes an excellent gift.
We will transport you from the meeting point in Blairgowrie to the River Ericht and guide you to the best viewing areas. 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.
This offer is valid for up to four people and the Beaver Safari will last approx two hours. Date to be arranged at your convenience and your booking is valid for one year from date of purchase.
Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Sand martin, Dipper, Goosander.
Beaver eating Sweet cicely on Private Beaver Safari in June 2015
Beavers in the wild – with a Canoe Safari!
Perthshire has a bonanza of special wildlife and one of the species that we are very well known for is the European Beaver. Perthshire has a beaver population of up to 200 individuals on the River Tay catchment, which includes the Rivers Isla and Ericht and their tributaries. As well as being found on rivers, they can be found living in lochs and large ponds.
Join us for a fabulous Beaver Safari by canoe with our partners, local canoeing experts Outdoor Explore, where we will explore a loch close to Blairgowrie, or a stretch on the Rivers Isla or Ericht. Choose the location to correspond with your canoeing ability – the loch is perfect for beginners, while the Ericht and Isla are suitable for paddlers with some experience.
It is great fun with nice, easy canoeing and we easily see lots of evidence of the beaver family; an amazing lodge, beaver canals, feeding stations and chewed branches! The Beaver Safari by canoe includes canoeing instruction, your canoe, buoyancy aid, guiding by your wildlife guide and a wee dram at the end!
Outdoor Explore have a film of the dam here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llCFmi3jkRQ
Prices for a private 1.5 to 2 hour event with 2-4 participants are £45 per person.
Contact Daniele on firstname.lastname@example.org for availabilty and booking.