Dry Tortugas National Park This tour departs from Key West on the Yankee Freedom II, a comfortably spacious, state-of-the-art ferry. Participants will enjoy a continental breakfast, while an onboard naturalist provides information about the park and surrounding area. Considered one of the most unique and spectacular national parks in the country, you will enjoy breath-taking scenery of the Marquesa Islands, Boca Grande and frequent turtle and dolphin sightings. Upon arriving at Dry Tortugas National Park, guests disembark at Fort Jeerson for a tour of the fort, buet lunch and an afternoon of swimming, snorkeling, beach walking, exploring, birding and more. Snorkel gear may be borrowed free of charge. Arrival back in Key West is expected at approximately 5:30 p.m. Things to bring include: bathing suit, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towel, change of clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and a small amount of cash for gift shop and cash bar.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (7:00 a.m. departure time
from the hotel) Price: $242 per person Minimum: none
Eco Tour Snorkel on pristine reefs, kayak the islands or just relax on a beautiful sand bar. Sail aboard an American sailing craft known as a“Skipjack,”which was originally designed and built to dredge oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay region during the late 19th century. Explore the wondrous and enigmatic mangrove islands with the
a maze of mangrove- canopied canals and streams that are home to an incredible tropical array of birds, rays, sharks, sport
sh and more. The kayaks
are very stable sea kayaks for novices of all ages.This excursion also includes snacks, soda, beer, wine and water after snorkeling.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m. departure
time from the hotel) Price: $125 per person
Old Town Trolley Tour Board the Old Town Trolley for a 50-minute tour, and see the attractions and historical places that make Key West so unique. Get o at any of the convenient stops to shop, dine or sightsee, then re-board a trolley, and it’s on with the tour! You may get on and o ALL DAY as many times as you like. The trolleys arrive at each stop at every 30 minutes. Tour at your own pace. Trolley stop schedules will be provided.
Thursday and Saturday: The rst trolley stops at Casa Marina at 9:20 a.m., and the last trolley stops at 4:20 p.m. You may catch the trolley anytime throughout the day at 20 minutes past the hour between the hours previously noted. Price: $34 per person No Minimum
Parasailing Soar 600 feet above the sapphire blue waters of Key West, enjoying breathtaking bird’s-eye views of this island paradise. Float on a tropical breeze as a state-of-the-art parasailing boats glide you past amazing panoramic sights of the Southernmost City that can only be seen from the air. Single and tandem ights available.
Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. departure
time from the hotel) Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m. departure time from the hotel) Price: $63 single; $139 tandem (for two people) Minimum: none
2011 PBa Midyear Meeting Key West, Florida