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

Sold out - This deal was published December 30, 2013 and sold out January 30, 2014.
By Amanda Retzer
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 99% positive rating
  • "Perfect first timer experience" ... "this experience went beyond our highest expectations"
  • Get up close to a Eurasian eagle owl -- the largest species of owl on the planet

When

Dec. 30, 2013 - June 23, 2014; Friday-Monday

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 on a Monday or Friday, or $39 (reg. $70) for the class on a Saturday or Sunday (now sold out)
  • 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, or $35 (reg. $60) for the class 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

The fine print

Update: The $39 Saturday/Sunday falconry option is now sold out. Valid Dec. 30, 2013 - June 23, 2014 for the Monday/Friday option. Valid Jan. 4, 2014 - June 22, 2014 for the Saturday/Sunday option. Phone reservations required; venue is closed Tuesday-Thursday. Valid for the day purchased during merchant's operating hours. Weekends book quickly so make a reservation well in advance. Call 530-749-0839 to make a reservation; mention Travelzoo voucher. 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. 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/photographer 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, especially on weekends.

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West Coast Falconry
99% Enjoyed West Coast Falconry
99% (457 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Jan. 30
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1-877-665-0000

M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

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

Staff is very knowledgeable about falcons and falconry, and the hands on experience was awesome.

Feb 27, 2015 Martha CA, United States

Amazing! We were very impressed with the amount of information we learned about the habits of hawks, how they are trained, and how they are cared for. Our falconer was a fabulous instructor. And of course, it was fun to have these large birds landing on our outstretched hands!

Feb 06, 2015 Nancy CA, United States

This was a really fun, novel experience, up close with a magnificent, beautiful bird. The staff are very professional, and extremely knowledgable Their delivery is polished, and the experience was exhilarating. The scenery is very rural, very pretty. We plan to return for the owl experience or the hawk walk.

So much else to see and do within an hour or two of the falconry, so make a weekend of it. We did, and it was worth every penny.

Feb 02, 2015 Philippa California, United States

Holding the birds

Friendly instructors

Feb 01, 2015 Sally Ann

The knowledge of the Falconers and their passion for the sport and the birds.

The setting is beautiful, the ladies are funny, great teachers and very encouraging.

Feb 01, 2015

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

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