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Catalina Falconry Experience
Ever Had a Falcon Land on Your Arm?
Experience the thrill and anticipation, as a trained bird of prey—with wings spread and talons extended—swoops toward you and gently lands on your outstretched hand. Catalina Falconry Experience in picturesque Descanso Canyon is one of the few places in Southern California where you can don the glove and “be the falconer.”
Against a backdrop of the beautiful Pacific, you’ll learn the history and basic techniques of falconry, as well as the important role that raptors play in maintaining balance in our natural environment.
Get to know our falcons, hawks, and owls as your instructor guides you in the proper way to hold a raptor, cast it from your glove, and then call it back again. You'll also get the opportunity to have your picture taken with one of these majestic birds, so bring your camera.
Saturday & Sunday, 9:45 am & 11:45 am
Children ( and Seniors $79.00
Runs from late May to late September
Maximum participants: 20
Minimum age: 7
Guests are required to sign a waiver
Dogs are not allowed
Comfortable footwear is recommended
No unpaid spectators will be permitted
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
Bird performance not guaranteed
Guests must comply with falconer’s instructions at all times
No previous experience required
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Other Things to Do at Descanso
Zip Line Eco Tour
Catalina's top-rated Zip Line Eco Tour takes you 600 feet above Descanso Beach Club, where you’ll enjoy sweeping ocean views as you zip across the canyon and through the trees on five separate lines at speeds approaching 35 mph. During this 2-hour adventure, trained guides will share interesting facts about the unique flora and fauna found only on Catalina Island.
Catalina Aerial Adventure
Catalina Aerial Adventure is just a short stroll from Descanso Beach, but you’ll feel like you’re deep in the woods, as you climb, swing and slide from tree to tree on a series of obstacles suspended in a grove of towering eucalyptus high above the canyon floor.
Catalina Climbing Wall
Located near the Zip Line base camp, Catalina Climbing Wall is 32 feet of rock climbing excitement and adventure for everyone, with eight color-coded routes designed to test all skill levels. Grab hold and race your friends to the top, or challenge yourself to achieve new heights.
Descanso Beach Club
Kick back in the cool ocean breeze at Catalina’s only beachside restaurant and bar, one of the few places in Southern California where you can have a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand...at the same time.
Comfortable chaise lounges and palapas, fantastic drink specials, attentive staff and weekend entertainment all summer long make this secluded getaway just past Catalina Casino the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some island time.