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

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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Everything! It was an incredible experience. I plan to go back just as soon as I can to do the hawk walk. Can't wait!

I have shared the experience my family had with about 10 people. Several if them are planning to visit. I will also be sharing the center with my sons high school. Their mascot is a Falcon! I hope they will have the very knowledgable ladies and their great sense of humor come for a presentation.

Oct 20, 2014 Stephanie CA, United States

The instructors were personable, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. They obviously respect and love the birds they work with. They were full of all sorts of info for folks who are interested in birds and in falconry, and imparted it in a comfortable, conversational, sometimes amusing, way. the setting was perfect, being on a lovely sun-dappled lawn. The birds were awesome.

I definitely want to go back for the "Walk in the Woods" program, where you go out in a small group (up to 6) and watch the birds work.

Oct 20, 2014 Gary AL, United States

Welcoming staff. Very informative. Fun!

Give vouchers as a gift for someone!

Oct 19, 2014 Heidi CA, United States

Hands on interaction with the birds

Oct 14, 2014 John California, United States

I must admit that I've always had an interest in big birds and read a little on Falconry, however lacking any firsthand experience, West Coast Falconry's' Hawk Walk was one of the most remarkable introductions to predators that are not normally amenable to human contact, my wife and I have ever had! Interfacing with was amazing!!!

The staff's dedication to their work is amazing, and they are doing a great public service allowing the general public an opportunity to intersect with the beautiful wild natural world so easily taken for granted in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We can't thank them enough... and we'll be back for their 3 day intensive...

Oct 14, 2014 David California, United States

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

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