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

Sold out - This deal was published May 03, 2013 and sold out May 22, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
Travelzoo subscribers give West Coast Falconry an overall 100% positive rating -- calling previous trips the "perfect first timer experience" and saying "this experience went beyond our highest expectations." For $35 per person, regularly $70, get an hourlong hands-on introduction to basic falconry. Or for $29 per person, attend an hourlong Owl Encounter -- a savings of more than 50% off the regular price.

Why we love it

  • Travelzoo subscribers give West Coast Falconry an overall 100% positive rating
  • For $35 per person, get an hourlong, hands-on intro to basic falconry -- a savings of 50%
  • You'll learn how to hold a hawk, cast it from your glove and call it back
  • Or, for $29 per person (reg. $60), attend an hourlong Owl Encounter
  • Get up close to a Eurasian Eagle Owl -- the largest species of owl on the planet

When

May 3, 2013 - Nov. 5, 2013

Where

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

What's included

  • Choose from the following:
  • For $35 per person, 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, 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. Vouchers can be redeemed starting Monday, May 6, through Nov. 5, 2013. Phone reservations are required and 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. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$29   $60
52% off | 366 bought
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West Coast Falconry
99% Enjoyed West Coast Falconry
99% (462 ratings)
Sold out at
3:59 p.m. CT on May 22
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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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