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Nurtured By Nature

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It’s hard to find the words to describe how amazing this experience was - I’ll go with “joyful”. It... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
I'm in Love with a Sea Otter named Hank

If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would! A few years ago, I saw this come up in a Facebook... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Orange County, California
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Reviewed January 26, 2019

It’s hard to find the words to describe how amazing this experience was - I’ll go with “joyful”. It was the experience of a lifetime. It’s extremely interactive, and while the otter swim gets the most publicity, the sheer breadth of animal interactions is astounding....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would! A few years ago, I saw this come up in a Facebook feed and it looked liked something I'd love to do. It was sold out for the entire year (2016). I tried again...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This experience is everything you could have dreamed of! Not only do you get to interact with otters and finish the day off by swimming with them, but you also get to interact with MANY different animals as well. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Wonderful experience with both the otters and the owners! They are super friendly people that welcome you in and don't rush you through your experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a bucket list item checked off that was worth the 3 year wait and worth every penny!! It was awesome to interact with several different animals and to cap it off swimming with otters was great. Everyone there was so friendly and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

There are experiences which take you far out of yourself-something we all need these days. We were able to interact with a handful of incredibly different animals, to learn about them, and to ultimately swim with otters-if that doesn't make you giddy with joy then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

I can't come up with the right words to express my emotions after visiting Nurtured by Nature. I had built up this adventure in my head before I went and actually felt a little anxious that it wasn't going to be able to live up...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank wynndee
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I can only say that this wonderful sanctuary is worth the wait and money. I booked two years ago and even as impatient as I am, I will be going back after submitting my reservation again. The staff....wonderful. The animals....well cared for and genuinely happy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jjtbody
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

First discoveted Nurtured by Nature a few years ago & have now visited twice. Unforgettable experiences. A day of up close interactions with different animals...including kangaroos, lemur, porcupine, sloth and, of course, the Asian Small Clawed Otters. Most recent visit was special because there were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Joe L
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

I have been waiting years to go here and swim with the otters. It was worth EVERY penny and so rewarding. The staff was great and I would recommend to anyone who loves animals!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Donna R
May 23, 2018|
Response from Joe L | Reviewed this property |
Nurtured By Nature probably won't open up their 2019 calendar until late summer or early fall. Best bet is to follow them on Facebook. Last year they announced the calendar opening on their Facebook page. You can also get... More