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Falconry Experience over the beach

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 220 reviews.San Diego, United States

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Experience hosted by Antonella And Dave

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will help us free fly our falcons on the cliffs of La Jolla at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, a National Historical Place and beloved landmark. In our Falconry Experience, offered through Total Raptor Experience San Diego, you'll learn how to call and release one of our trained falcons using a falconry glove, and admire their aerial skills while they soar above the cliffs. You'll get an up-close and personal view of their mastery of flight as they perform simulated hunting behaviors, swooping, ground-skimming and diving at high speed after a moving target. At the same time we will discuss raptor flight styles and how they contribute to the diverse ecologies of different types of hawks and falcons. There will be plenty of time for questions and pictures with our birds. My hope is to send you home with a new, or perhaps renewed, love for these majestic predators and the environment.

The experience is ideal for special occasions and corporate team building. If you'd like to book a private group please feel free to contact us.

The experience lasts 1.5 hours and there is some standing involved, we can always provide a chair if necessary, just let us know in advance.
You will help us free fly our falcons on the cliffs of La Jolla at the Torrey Pines Gliderport, a National Historical Place and beloved landmark. In our Falconry Experience, offered through Total Raptor Experience San Diego, you'll learn how to call and release one of our trained falcons using a falconry glove, and admire their aerial skills while they soar above the cliffs. You'll get an up-close and personal view of their mastery of flight as…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    bird treats and perches
From $77
/ person
Fri, Oct 23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$77 per person
$77 per person
Fri, Oct 23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$77 per person
$77 per person
Sat, Oct 24
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$77 per person
$77 per person

Meet your host, Antonella And Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 220 Reviews
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My name is Antonella, I am a biologist and paraglider pilot. With my husband Dave, who I met while flying, and our friend Terry we opened Total Raptor Experience, www.totalraptorexperience.com, a Falconry School. Together we offer falconry experiences 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 beloved San Diego Landmark tucked between Black Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve and the Salk Institute. It offers incredible views of the cliffs and the ocean and access to the beach. 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, spot dolphins go by and a number of soaring birds cruise the coastline.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 220 reviews.

Skyler
March 2020
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Getting to experience the thrill of these majestic creatures is truly incredible. I HIGHLY recommend this experience to anyone willing to do something out of the ordinary. Antonella & Dave are truly experts when it comes to handling these animals, and they share their vast knowledge of the Raptors throughout the entire class. What are you waiting for?! Book this experience!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Getting to experience the thrill of these majestic creatures is truly incredible. I HIGHLY recommend this experience to anyone willing to…
Dave
March 2020
What an amazing experience!! As an admirer of falconry for many years, this was my first opportunity to work with these amazing birds. Past encounters were just holding them and watching them fly from afar. This was truly an up close and personal experience. I brought my son and granddaughter along with me. She is visually impaired but has always had a unique connection with animals. Antonella and Dave made sure she was first in line and got lots of times letting the falcon (Bunco) land on her gloved hand and then fly again. Her excitement was palpable and infectious to our entire small group. My son was even all smiles and immensely enjoyed the experience. Our time too quickly came to an end but our hosts further enhanced my granddaughter's memories of the day. Antonella and Dave pulled her aside at the end and worked with her allowing her to gently touch the falcon's legs, talons, and tail feathers. For her, it was a memory for a lifetime and I can't thanks them enough!
What an amazing experience!! As an admirer of falconry for many years, this was my first opportunity to work with these amazing birds. Past encounters were just holding them and…
Kat
February 2020
Fantastic one-of-a-kind experience in a picturesque location. I walked away with new knowledge about birds of prey and captured some amazing action shots of these incredible animals both on camera and video.
Hannah
February 2020
This was a magical experience! Dave was an amazing host and truly loved his birds and what he was doing and it showed! He noticed my disability and immediately went and grabbed a chair for me and kept the show close to me. The location, scenery and experience were sublime.
This was a magical experience! Dave was an amazing host and truly loved his birds and what he was doing and it showed! He noticed my disability and immediately went and grabbed a…
Mitchy
February 2020
Dave is friendly and really passionate about what he does. It’s really awesome that he shares his birds with the community when he takes them out for exercise. The gliderport sight at Torrey Pines has an amazing view as well.
Michelle
February 2020
Absolutely wonderful experience! The host was extremely knowledgeable and made sure the experience was fun, interactive and informative for everyone. Once in a lifetime experience in a beautiful location! So glad I got a chance to experience the beauty of the falcons and learn more about them, would highly recommend this experience to all!
Absolutely wonderful experience! The host was extremely knowledgeable and made sure the experience was fun, interactive and informative for everyone. Once in a lifetime experience…

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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 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

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.

What to bring

Sunscreen, long sleeve shirt and camera. no heels please as we will be walking on the grass