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$35 -- Hands-On Falconry Experience, Reg. $70

Sold out - This deal was published June 19, 2014 and sold out December 01, 2014.
By Amanda Retzer
"Hawks are among nature’s most majestic creatures ... get up close and personal with these amazing birds" at West Coast Falconry (Sacramento Mag).

Why we love it

  • West Coast Falconry earns a 99% positive rating from more than 350 Travelzoo guests
  • "It was thrilling! I cannot stop smiling when I think of this wonderful experience" (past guest)
  • Get up close to a Eurasian eagle owl -- the largest species of owl on the planet
  • Pose during your experience for a photo op

When

June 20, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014; Friday-Monday; days vary by voucher

Where

West Coast Falconry
10308 Spring Valley Rd.
Marysville, CA 95901
(See Map)
Tel: 530-749-0839

What's included

  • $35 per person (reg. $70) for the Basic Falconry Lesson I class Friday-Monday
  • You'll get 60 minutes of instruction and history on falconry, including learning how to cast, which entails holding a hawk, casting it from your glove and calling it back again
  • $29 per person (reg. $60), for the Owl Encounter on a Monday or Friday; for $35 (reg. $60), schedule the encounter on a Saturday or Sunday
  • For an hour, you'll get up close to Cailleach, a Eurasian eagle owl, then watch the trainers take her through exercises and get a photo taken
Travelzoo Tip: Our very own Merchandising & Partnership Manager Betty experienced falconry at its best with this deal. See her pose with this majestic creature on Travelzoo’s Instagram and Facebook page.

The fine print

Update: Weekend availability is very limited; call ahead to confirm. Valid Friday-Monday during merchant's operating hours (venue is closed Tuesday-Thursday). Voucher is valid only on the days referenced. Weekends book quickly so make a reservation well in advance. No pets allowed. Phone reservations required; subject to availability. Class times are seasonal and will take place in the morning hours. Classes consist of working with live animals and WCF reserves the right to reschedule lessons in circumstances not conducive to the health and well-being of their raptors. This may include, but is not limited to hard rain, extreme heat and high winds. Be prepared for the weather: wear layers and durable shoes. Even without rain, the area can be damp. Do not wear anything with fur, fur trim or feathers. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time (no earlier). Present voucher upon arrival (printed vouchers preferred). Tax, if applicable, and gratuity are not included. Please tip accordingly. 48-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Must be at least seven years old. Limit one observer per group for a $35 fee to be paid at class time (paid directly to merchant). WCF makes no guarantees that clients will be able to book separate classes on the same day.

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$35 June 20, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014; Friday-Monday; days vary by voucher   $70
50% off | 644 bought
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West Coast Falconry
99% Enjoyed West Coast Falconry
99% (508 ratings)
Sold out at
11:35 a.m. CT on Dec. 1
Service

1-877-665-0000

M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

99% Enjoyed West Coast Falconry
(508 ratings)
4.9
Quality of Service
4.9
Quality of Activity
4.9
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Understanding the history behind these birds and how they catch their prey.

Staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. They answered all our questions and we never felt rushed through the process.

May 19, 2015 Linda

Great learning opportunity

Staff was very friendly

May 18, 2015 Ryan California, United States

This was a great hands on educational experience.

The birds are bonded to their handlers, which included the visitors attending the class. It was great to release the bird to fly free, them return to the glove for a treat. I learned a lot about falconry and the history of hunting with the birds. There were many different falcons and hawks there, all of whom will fly free and return to the handlers willingly. I will definitely go back and do this again.

May 13, 2015 Patti

We learned about falconry, which none of knew anything about, other than it involved birds. So much new information!

The birds and the care they received were amazing. These are definitely not "tortured birds in cages," as one person posted online. The birds are well cared for and are clearly loved. They know their "people" and respond because of the treatment they receove. We learned so much from the whole experience.

May 13, 2015 Kerri California, United States

Knowledgeable staff Beautiful well cared for raptors

I learned a lot.

May 12, 2015 Chris CA, United States

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10308 Spring Valley Rd.
Marysville, CA 95901
Tel: 530-749-0839

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