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Falconry experience over the beach

La Jolla, United States

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Experience hosted by Antonella And Dave

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
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 or a trained falcon land on and take off from your falconry 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 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. If you don't find a date open here, check out our other raptor encounter https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/135757.
Other things to note
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
You will be a student falconer for an hour and experience the thrill to have a trained hawk or a trained falcon land on and take off from your falconry 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 ecology and conservation of birds of prey, and you'll get the cooles…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Bird Treats
From $77
/ person
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Meet your host, Antonella And Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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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.
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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.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 378 reviews.

Susan
March 2020
It was a real treat to experience some of Bunko's world. He has personality, attitude and showmanship! All of the handlers, Dave, Antonella, and their assistant; are all knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. My wife really enjoyed this as one of her birthday gifts...treat someone you love to the Falcon Encounter too! Chuck of San Bernardino
It was a real treat to experience some of Bunko's world. He has personality, attitude and showmanship! All of the handlers, Dave, Antonella, and their assistant; are all knowledgea…
Frederick
March 2020
Thank you so much for offering this unique opportunity to learn about the falcons and their conservation in a very “up-close and personal” way. I wouldn’t have missed this experience for the world! It certainly was a once-in-a-lifetime event! We’ll be back with several of our friends!
Thank you so much for offering this unique opportunity to learn about the falcons and their conservation in a very “up-close and personal” way. I wouldn’t have missed this experien…
Mario
February 2020
Was such a unique and incredible experience. Seeing the falcon fly and maneuver up close was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Would definitely recommend if you appreciate animals!
Errin
February 2020
This was such an amazing experience! Anton and Dave reached out to reschedule with me due to weather conditions so that my boyfriend and I would have a better experience. It was very considerate and thoughtful of them and it worked out perfectly. The raptors are beautiful and they both had loads of knowledge to share. They will take the extra time to make sure everyone has a good experience!
This was such an amazing experience! Anton and Dave reached out to reschedule with me due to weather conditions so that my boyfriend and I would have a better experience. It was ve…
Yolanda
February 2020
This experience was fantastic! My husband and I loved every minute of it. We are animal and bird lovers so this was a real treat for us. We have already highly recommend it to friends & family and hope to take our children back to experience this one day.
This experience was fantastic! My husband and I loved every minute of it. We are animal and bird lovers so this was a real treat for us. We have already highly recommend it to frie…
Matthew
February 2020
The experience was wonderful, and by the end we were already planning for our next visit. We had plenty of time to ask questions and interact, and didn’t feel anything was lacking at all.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen, long sleeve shirt, camera. No Heels!!!