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

Sold out - This deal was published September 06, 2013 and sold out September 11, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
Get an hourlong hands-on introduction to basic falconry at a savings of 50%. You'll learn how to hold a hawk, cast it from your glove and call it back.

Why we love it

  • Travelzoo subscribers give West Coast Falconry an overall 100% positive rating
  • Saying "perfect first timer experience" and "this experience went beyond our highest expectations"
  • Get up close to a Eurasian Eagle Owl -- the largest species of owl on the planet

When

Sept. 6, 2013 - Nov. 5, 2013; closed Wednesdays and Thursdays

Where

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

What's included

  • For $35 per person (reg. $70), go to the Basic Falconry Lesson I class, where 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
  • For $29 per person (reg. $60), attend an Owl Encounter, where for an hour you'll get up close to Cailleach, a Eurasian Eagle Owl -- the largest species of owl on the planet -- then watch the trainers take her through exercises and get a photo taken

The fine print

Update: Due to weather, falconry classes are available only at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. until October. Phone reservations are required; subject to availability; the venue is closed Wednesdays and Thursdays and open by appointment Friday-Monday. Weekends book very quickly so please try to make a reservation well in advance of your desired date. A 48-hour cancellation policy applies. Must be at least 7 years old to participate in the Basic Falconry I class. Observer or non-participant fee is half the cost of the promotional fee for the Basic Falconry I class.

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$35   $70
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99% Enjoyed West Coast Falconry
99% (468 ratings)
Sold out at
3:54 p.m. CT on Sept. 11
Service

1-877-665-0000

M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

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

there was three of us, all of us were delighted with the style, humor and knowledge of the instructors. We had a great time, did both the falcons/hawks and the class on owls. I recommend both, which is a morning and afternoon class. Bring a sandwich and enjoy all the other birds talking to you between classes.

I think everyone should try this once, it's very simple and lets you get close to birds you usually only see in the sky. I think this would make a great gift for both mom or dad. Everyone there loved it.

Mar 25, 2015 Susan CA, United States

We are three 60 year old women. We took both classes, in the morning falconry, and the afternoon class was the owls. I can't tell you which is better, because both were great. The two instructors were knowledgeable, funny and very professional. All of us agreed that this was worth every penny, and we plan to go back for the falcon hike. Each class was about 2 hours. If you go...don't forget your camera.

I think this event is great for every age from 7 to 100, if you are looking for the unique gift to give...this is it. There is nothing hard to accomplish, no climbing, the birds are gentle, and the instructors are very relaxed and are natural educators. They accommodated us by letting us take as many pictures as we needed. All of us found that when you tell someone you are going to do falconry...they are surprised....and then want to go as well.

Mar 25, 2015 Susan CA, United States

Great experience. Totally recommend for anyone.

Mar 24, 2015 Karen CA, United States

The instructors did such a great job. They are really outgoing and the entire program was highly educational. It's such an empowering experience when a hawk lands on your wrist after you call it to you. This is a must-do activity for anyone interested in birds of prey!

Mar 19, 2015 Bryan CA, United States

The narration and education was top-notch! The ability to view and learn about owls this close is an amazing opportunity that can't be missed.

Mar 19, 2015 Bryan CA, United States

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

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