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Falconry Experience over the beach

San Diego, United States

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.
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.
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 $108
/ person
Fri, 16 Apr
$108 per person
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
This time is popular
$108 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$108 per person
$108 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$108 per person
$108 per person

Meet your host, Antonella And Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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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.
Ginger
April 2021
My boyfriend and I had an awesome experience! We will definitely recommend this to our friends. The instructors were very knowledgeable and we got a lot of time with the birds!
Sonya
April 2021
My teenage son and I both LOVED this! It was completely amazing to see these gorgeous birds land on our gloved hand. We got some great pictures thanks to our helpful hosts. We got to see raptor speed up close. All among the paraglider floating by. Great outing! And the teen said it was "super cool."
My teenage son and I both LOVED this! It was completely amazing to see these gorgeous birds land on our gloved hand. We got some great pictures thanks to our helpful hosts. We got…
Pat
April 2021
This was such a great experience to do with my kids. It was the perfect combination of cool animal experience, learning about the animals and their habits and demonstrating their hunting technique. I was worried that we would only get to hold the animals once, but everyone got to hold each animal many times. Well worth the time and money. So glad we did this.
This was such a great experience to do with my kids. It was the perfect combination of cool animal experience, learning about the animals and their habits and demonstrating their h…
Daniella
March 2021
Overall, this was a very pleasant experience. My group learned a lot about falcons and hawks. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable, the animals were lovely, and the location was absolutely gorgeous! There is quite a bit of standing though, so I'd recommend bringing a folding chair, hat & water/snacks.
Overall, this was a very pleasant experience. My group learned a lot about falcons and hawks. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable, the animals were lovely, and the location w…
Geri
March 2021
OMG, this was amazing! Totally interactive, hands-on, unique experience. It is evident that Antonella & Dave are caring, committed experts in falconry who want to share this love with others.
Clyde
March 2021
A review from a 13 yr old who had a blast with these majestic raptors ! This raptor experience was truly amazing! We were surprised with how interactive the birds were. Andrea and Dave were very kind and helpful in educating us about the different raptors. Logan the hawk, and Bunko the falcon were quite happy to perch on our arms and take their little snacks from us. Watching Bunko fly so gracefully was a wonderful sight. Andrea and Dave were very helpful in pointing out traits and aspects of the birds that we would have never noticed on our own. At one point of the experience, Bunko and a wild periguine falcon were chasing each other in a territorial dispute, soaring above us in the blue sky. Seeing the natural behavior of the birds in front of us, while having Andrea and Dave with us explaining what they were doing, was really amazing. I would highly recommend this experience to all!
A review from a 13 yr old who had a blast with these majestic raptors ! This raptor experience was truly amazing! We were surprised with how interactive the birds were. Andrea an…

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  • Fri, 16 Apr
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $108 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $108 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $108 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $108 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $108 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $108 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $108 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $108 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.

What to bring

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