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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   $70
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West Coast Falconry
99% Enjoyed West Coast Falconry
99% (462 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
(462 ratings)
4.9
Quality of Service
4.9
Quality of Activity
4.9
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

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

hands on experience with the hawks, knowledge of owners/trainers, education about their habits. and the drive there was gorgeous, miles of oaks everywhere you could see, just starting to bloom, spectacular!!

Mar 11, 2015 alison CA, United States

The hands on experience is amazing! The staff take away any nerves you may be feeling when faced with these amazing birds of prey!

To others who plan to visit, please respect this business and DO NOT bring your dog! This simple rule is very clearly stated not only on their website, but also on the TravelZoo deal you purchase. Fluffy will be fine without you for a few hours.

Mar 02, 2015 Jessica CA, United States

This was a truly enjoyable, fun and educational experience for all of us. The falconers were not just informative but entertaining. The birds themselves were gorgeous. The experience of actually being able to get so close and actually handle a bird in a small group was exciting and the falconers made sure everyone was included and encouraged lots of picture taking. We did both the falconry introduction and the owl encounter on the same day.. We left with a greater appreciation of nature. I would recommend this to anyone and would do it again!!

Feb 28, 2015 Gail CA, United States

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

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