From Deal

What’s Included

Encounter a range of birds of prey

Great photo opportunities

Handle and fly the birds

Ideal gift for bird lovers

In any list of Scotland’s wildlife highlights, birds of prey would feature prominently. These magnificent and graceful creatures are a joy to behold through binoculars, but their splendour is all the more impressive viewed at close quarters.

Today’s Big Deal from Into The Blue provides that opportunity, as well as the chance to fly the birds to hand. The birds of prey experience takes place in a scenic Fife setting, near Kirkcaldy. Any wildlife enthusiast will jump at the chance to experience the thrill of a raptor alighting on their gloved hand, and admire their finely-honed hunting instincts.

Soaring raptors

The Big Deal offers a choice of options, to suit your available time and preferences.

Option one is for one person to have a half-day session of around three hours, with an introduction from an expert bird handler and the chance to handle the birds of prey and fly them to hand.

Option two is for one person to have a full day experience of five to seven hours, offering longer sessions with the birds, and plenty of photo opportunities of the raptors in a natural environment.

Majestic birds of prey

This Big Deal offers exclusive access for guests to encounter and fly the magnificent birds, without any undue gimmicks or tricks. Enjoy the creatures in a comfortable, natural environment, within easy reach of Kirkcaldy.

Sessions provide key facts and information about the hawks, owls and eagles you’ll be meeting, covering everything from their natural habitat and hunting technique to breeding and diet. Expert handlers demonstrate how the birds hunt and fly to the glove, and offer guests instruction on how to handle these awesome creatures.

The handlers and their birds work together as a team, reminding us of the historic sport of hawking, traditionally the pastime of royalty. Guests get a sense of the history, ritual and skill involved in this interaction with the raptors.

Experiences take place in a small group, giving you plenty of access to the range of birds at the centre. Bring the camera to capture sensational shots of birds on the wing, and perching on your glove.

Impressed clients

The birds of prey experience in Fife has delighted bird enthusiasts. Recent TripAdvisor reviews include the following:

‘You get to see the full experience of what these birds can be trained to do. There’s no fancy tricks or showmanship, just an obvious love and appreciation of what can be achieved by people who know what they’re doing.’

‘All in all a wonderful experience and staff were really helpful and you see the passion and love the have for all their hawks, eagles and owls.’

Flight plan

This Big Deal birds of prey experience from Into The Blue is a unique opportunity to interact with some of Scotland’s most impressive hunters, in tranquil surroundings in Fife.

Choose a half-day dip or a full day immersion into the thrilling world of birds of prey. Don’t be surprised if it’s the beginning of a wonderful love affair with these avian superstars.

From £60.00

Important Information

Valid from 07.06.16 until 31.12.17.

Bookings must be made by 31.12.16 at latest or risk forfeit of purchase.

Valid on selected weekdays and weekends.

The Big Deal option 1 is for a half day birds of prey experience of around 3 hours for 1 person.

Option 2 is for a full day birds of prey experience of around 5-7 hours, including lunch, for 1 person.

You are required to email Into The Blue with your name, address and security number (listed on your confirmation email), where you will receive a voucher, valid for 12 months, detailing further booking instruction.

You may be part of a small group.

Minimum age 16.

All under 18s must be accompanied by a participating or spectating adult.

Sensible outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear or Wellingtons should be worn.

Spectators are welcome but spaces can be limited. 

An additional fee will be payable direct for spectators to join you.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.


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