Rules and tips

Event rules

  • 18 and up only.
  • No glitter or body paint. These are likely to damage others’ costumes.
  • Costumes are not consent. Do not touch anyone else without first asking and getting explicit permission.
  • Pictures and videos will be taken during the event. By attending you waive all rights to pictures taken by others that might include you.
  • Entry to the “Headless Lounge” for fursuiters only with up to one assistant.
  • Camera/recording devices may not be used in the “Headless Lounge”.
  • Keep displays of affection at “16” (CAT.2 / PG-13) level or below.
  • Keep costumes at “16” (CAT.2 / PG-13) level or below. We realise that this is a judgment call: Generally speaking, we follow Eurofurence’s guidelines (see “Clothing and Decency”). The following are permitted as long as they don’t show or accentuate genitalia or nipples: pup masks, rubber/vinyl/lycra, harnesses. Otterdance isn’t a fetish event: Ask ahead of time if your costume is “on the edge”.
  • No costume parts that contain real animal fur.
  • In all matters, decisions by the organisers are final.


  • Give costumers lots of room. They might have limited vision and hard-to-control parts (such as tails).
  • Don’t approach or dance near costumers while carrying food or drink. Put it down first.

Venue rules

  • Don’t carry drugs, explosives, weapons or hazardous substances on board.
  • Don’t use narcotics or smoke where that’s not allowed.
  • Don’t get in the way of boat or event staff members.
  • Violators may be denied further transport and required to disembark.

Refund policy

  • Refunds will be given if requested up to one week before the event date.
  • After then, refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled.
  • Refund requests should be sent by email to