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Falconry Experience over the beach

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.
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…

Antonella And Dave's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    bird treats and perches
From £56
/ person
Fri, 19 Mar
£56 per person
12:00 - 13:30
Join 2 other guests
£56 per person
Sun, 21 Mar
£56 per person
16:00 - 17:30
Join 2 other guests
£56 per person
Thu, 25 Mar
£56 per person
£56 per person

Meet your host, Antonella And Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 249 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 249 reviews.

Eunice
February 2021
It was a great experience celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday! He loves animals and la Jolla plus it was just a perfect day to be by the cliffs and the shore. Intelligent hosts and high credibility. Glad I told my other friends about it and they joined us. They loved the experience as well!
It was a great experience celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday! He loves animals and la Jolla plus it was just a perfect day to be by the cliffs and the shore. Intelligent hosts and…
Loni
February 2021
If you are looking for a beautiful one-of-a-kind experience in and with nature, look no further! The location offers a stunning ocean view and Dave and Antonella facilitate an amazing up-close and personal encounter with these majestic birds. We felt safe, as everyone was wearing a mask and social distancing, on top of already being outdoors. This experience will shine in your memory for years to come!
If you are looking for a beautiful one-of-a-kind experience in and with nature, look no further! The location offers a stunning ocean view and Dave and Antonella facilitate an amaz…
Sandra
February 2021
This was a wonderful experience...we expected only Falcons, but also got a gorgeous Hawk! The staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable...the group was small and we all had much more time with the falcon than we expected...the location on the cliffs overlooking the ocean was perfect on a gorgeous sunny day. I would definitely recommend this experience to others and go again!
This was a wonderful experience...we expected only Falcons, but also got a gorgeous Hawk! The staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable...the group was small and we all had mu…
Christian
February 2021
What a magical experience! Thank you, Antonella and Dave, for facilitating this highly personable and unique opportunity—I’ll be recommending it to all my friends! :)
Adam
February 2021
Decided to try this experience out for my 30th bday. It was a great learning experience, the instructors were very knowledgeable about these creatures and the differences between the species I didn’t know. We were able to take selfies with the birds, and the fun part was getting to fly them! Great experience highly recommend.
Decided to try this experience out for my 30th bday. It was a great learning experience, the instructors were very knowledgeable about these creatures and the differences between t…
Laura
January 2021
This experience was a lot of fun and we got a ton of greater photos to share with friends and family and to remind us of the wonderful experience. They did a great job answering questions and making sure everyone got their fill of the magnificent birds!
This experience was a lot of fun and we got a ton of greater photos to share with friends and family and to remind us of the wonderful experience. They did a great job answering qu…

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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