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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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West Coast Falconry
99% Enjoyed West Coast Falconry
99% (456 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
(456 ratings)
4.9
Quality of Service
4.9
Quality of Activity
4.9
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

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

learning learn and hold an owl

highly recommend

Jan 25, 2015 Sylvia California, United States

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

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