Falconry Experience over the beach

San Diego, California, United States

Experience hosted by Antonella And Dave

  1. 2 hours
  2. 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 Experience, offered through Total Raptor Experience San Diego, you'll learn how to call and release one of our trained birds 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. For private experiences please feel free to contact us.

The experience lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and there is some standing involved, we can always provide a chair, just let us know in advance.

The Gliderport has a good cafe and free parking.
Bring camera and sunscreen.

COVID-19: we''ll follow the current recommendations from the State of California and we will provide hand sanitizer.
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 Experience, offered through Total Raptor Experience San Diego, you'll learn how to call and release one of our trained birds 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 perfo…

What's included

  • Equipment
    bird training equipment
    bird treats and falconry gloves

Meet your Host, Antonella And Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 447 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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

Where we'll meet
Torrey Pines Gliderport
San Diego
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 4.97 out of 5 from 447 reviews.

  • Beth
    January 2022
    This is an amazing experience. They are so passionate about the birds. Very educational and amazing to see these birds in a natural setting. So informational
  • Aurora
    January 2022
    This was a FANTASTIC experience. I happened to find this while looking for a Airbnb to stay and I Immediately booked it because it has always been a dream. The guides were very knowledgeable and allowed plenty of time to interact with the birds of prey. I highly HIGHLY recommend this activity to anyone wanting to visit the area.
  • Sandra
    January 2022
    Great experience, educational and plenty of time to hang out with & hold the falcons. Pro tip, fill the required paperwork out on your iphone-it’s easier to do than w/a mouse on your computer.
  • Martin
    January 2022
    This was an incredible experience. They really took the time to make sure we got to interact with the birds in a meaningful way. They shared so many interesting facts and we got to see the birds in action. I HIGHLY recommend this experience. The hosts were so friendly and knowledgeable and wonderful conservationists. They clearly love the birds and take good care of them.
  • Aaron
    January 2022
    Expectations not met. From the description and price, we had assumed that we would be receiving a basic overview of how falconry is practiced in the real world. While some aspects of falconry were discussed, the experience was largely a touristy meet-and-greet with some falcons. We had expected that the experience would be more educational than it actually was.
  • Kim
    January 2022
    This is a great chance to get up close to these beautiful raptors in a stunning location. The whole team is extremely knowledgeable about the birds and their conservation efforts for the environment. You can really see their care and attention to their craft!

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    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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