Catalina Falconry Experience

Duration: 75 minutes



Senior (55+)


Child (7-11)


Price includes City of Avalon admissions tax
This experience is available from late spring to mid fall


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You'll never forget the thrill of having a raptor land on your glove.

  • You'll be thrilled by these amazing predators and their aerial skills
  • Bring your camera for remarkable photographs of hawks, falcons and owls
  • Experience an animal encounter once reserved for royalty
  • You won't want to miss raptors flying free over Descanso Beach

Available for ages seven and up

Available for all abilities

This Catalina adventure is available for most guests

What to Expect

Prepare to meet some of nature’s most impressive predators up close and personal. You’ll learn about the ancient art of falconry before having the opportunity to work with a hawk or falcon. The bird will land on your gloved hand and you’ll have the chance to “cast” the bird and have it return to you. You will also get to meet owls and other birds of prey. Bring your camera!

What you should know about this experience and COVID-19:

  • Masks are mandatory for all guests
  • Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing
  • Additional sanitizing is happening regularly

What to bring and wear:  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes based on the season. High heels are not recommended. Check the Catalina Island weather forecast and dress appropriately. Gratuity for your guide is not included but is accepted and greatly appreciated!

Important Information: No unpaid spectators will be permitted. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are not allowed. Raptor performance not guaranteed. All guests must comply with the falconer’s instructions.

Restrictions:  For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems or other conditions that could be aggravated by this tour. Please note this experience takes place on the lawn at Descanso Beach.



Where to Meet

The Catalina Falconry Experience takes place at Descanso Beach, just past the Casino Building. Check-in at the Falconry Desk near Zip Line Base Camp.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

No. The Catalina Falconry Experience is not an experience designed for young children. Children must be at least 7 years of age and accompanied by a paying, responsible adult.

Yes, restrooms are available at Descanso Beach, where the tour takes place.

The Catalina Falconry Experience is offered in the mornings on Saturdays and Sundays.

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"I loved it! Such a great opportunity to have a raptor on glove! We practiced casting and saw several birds of prey in the owner's care. Really fun and informative, a unique experience! Super fun!"

Candace - Santa Cruz, CA - TripAdvisor

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