Post-Conference Tour

Saturday, June 25, 2011, 12:30pm-4:30pm (begin boarding buses at 12:15pm)

Optional Post-Conference Tour to Sawgrass Recreation Park at the Everglades

Cost: $70.00 per person

CLICK HERE for website with detailed information about Sawgrass Recreation Park at the Everglades.  

Start the adventure with a 30 minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by one of their experienced captains who received extensive training. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole Indians and panthers once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. Feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest.

Take a walk on the wild side back in time with an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator. Their reptile exhibit features dozens of species both native and exotic to Florida.

Your adventure will include a visit to the Park’s Exotic Wildlife exhibit.  Playful critters abound and amaze as you get up close and personal with many different animals that often include panthers, leopards, wolves, and even some surprise smaller mammals each day.

While you are at Sawgrass please don't miss the "Swamp" Yard Island! You can interact and feed many of the animals at this exhibit.

What does the Post-Conference Tour Fee Include? The fee includes transportation costs, boxed lunch, admission into the park, light snacks and bottled water. 

Recommended Clothing and Items to Bring:  It is going to be very HOT in June in Florida.  We recommend wearing cool, light clothing.  The park mentioned that sneakers would be the best option for shoes.  We recommend wearing insect repellent while on the airboat rides and sunblock. We will provide you with bottled water to take with you. It would be a good idea to bring a small knapsack to keep these items in. 

Tentative Schedule (subject to change slightly)

12:15-12:30pm Board buses in the Driveway Circle near the Caribbean Ballroom at the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
12:30pm Buses leave for the Sawgrass Recreation Park
1:10pm Arrive at Sawgrass Recreation Park and eat Boxed Lunch
1:40pm Airboat rides and then Exhibits (about 1.5 hours needed total)
3:10pm Time allotted for shopping in the gift shop
3:40pm Group boards bus and leaves for the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
4:30pm Arrive back at the Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

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