Available for ages seven and up
Available for all abilities
This Catalina adventure is available for most guests
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:
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.
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.Get Directions
No. No unpaid spectators are permitted.
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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Candace - Santa Cruz, CA - TripAdvisor
"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!"