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Falconry experience over the beach

animal encounter

Falconry experience over the beach

350 reviews
26 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 12 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
animal encounter

Falconry experience over the beach

animal encounter

Falconry experience over the beach

350 reviews
26 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 12 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will be a student falconer for an hour and experience the thrill to have a trained hawk land on and take off from your glove. You'll learn the basics of falconry (a bit of training, equipment and rules) while helping us put one of our birds through their daily routine. We'll free fly them over the beautiful Torrey Pines cliffs, we will talk about the ecology and conservation of birds of prey, and you'll get the coolest picture/selfie holding a hawk. My hope is to send you home at the end of the experience with a newfound, or perhaps a renewed, love for these majestic predators and their environment.

Your host

Antonella And Dave

Antonella And Dave

I started paragliding 14years ago in La Jolla, and met my husband Dave, also a biologist and paraglider pilot like me, while flying. We got involved in Falconry and Parahawking 9 years ago and together with our friend Terry we opened a Falconry School called Total Raptor Experience https://www.totalraptorexperience.com and advocate for environment conservation. We love to share our love for raptors and for free-flight with our friends and our guests, and hope to get you involved as well.

What's included

Equipment
Falconry Gloves Bird Treats

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Where you'll be

We'll be at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, a truly unique City Park next to the famous Blacks Beach. It offers the best view of both the cliffs and the coastline of La Jolla. The area has free parking, is wheelchair accessible, and has a great off-the-grid cafe! On a good day you can see paragliders soar along the coast, and spot dolphins and whales go by. Drive through the parking lot and walk to the grassy hill over the cliffs.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 5 and up can attend. You'll be required to sign a waiver so please arrive 5 min in advance. If your children are younger than 10 y old, we require that at least one parent join the class as well.

More tips

The Gliderport has a good cafe and free parking. Bring camera and sunscreen. Please contact me via the "contact host" if your verification takes too long or you want to reschedule a booking. please arrive 5 min in advance to check-in and sign your waivers
Antonella And Dave
Falconry experience over the beach
350 reviews
From $105/person
350 reviews
From $105/person