Adventure-filled, two-night trip to Key West for four
Stay at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel in two luxurious, one bedroom resort view suite. Arrive at the Key West Marriott Beachside and relax by the Waterfront pool or at the private tanning beach. Take the free shuttle downtown and enjoy a complimentary dinner provided by our board member Kathy Barco.
On the second day, enjoy a private six hour offshore fishing charter with Captain Mendola from Far Out Fishing. Captain Mendola has over 25 years of experience fishing and diving in Florida waters. Target big gamefish like Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish.
On the third day, spend half a day on a snorkel trip guided by two FWC Biologists. Start at an in-water coral nursery to learn how corals are grown. Next, includes snorkeling at two reef locations.
Other meals and gratuity are not included. Summer and early fall typically are best water conditions for provided excursions.
Restriction: Minimum age is 16.
A six-night, seven-day stay for up to nine people in Cortona
This spectacular 600-year-old beautifully restored farmhouse is located just above the famous Villa Bramasole written about in author Frances Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun. The house sits on 20 scenic acres just outside the city walls of Cortona, Italy. Walk or drive into town and immerse yourself in
a 3,000-year-old Tuscan hill town, complete with fabulous restaurants, shops, museums, and true Italian culture.
The 4BR/4BA Farmhouse sleeps nine comfortably. Fully restored with modern appliances and bathrooms, the house was carefully restored using a local Italian architect to maintain the integrity of the original farmhouse design. Furnished with authentic Italian antiques from the 1700 to 1800's, dressed with fine Tuscan linens by Busatti. Make your own pizza or bread in the outdoor brick oven while lounging around the stone swimming pool enjoying the panoramic view. Enjoy your morning coffee under the rose arbor, later toast the sunset with a glass of wine in the olive grove overlooking the medieval city of Cortona.
Restrictions: Trip must be used by November 2021 International airfare not included. Blackout dates are from May 30 to August 30.
Three-night, four-day stay in paradise
Located a few miles from the town of Puerto Jimenez, Playa Káre is a luxury tent camp created on 1,200 acres of land that is bordered by a paradise of rainforests and pristine beaches. Water lovers will enjoy diving, surfing, and world-class salt water sport fishing for billfish, snapper, and roosterfish with our captain and crew on our 33ft Contender. When you return, take a dip in our pool to cool off while enjoying views of the Pacific Ocean. If you are a lover of wildlife, you must take a scouting tour where you have the opportunity to see over 200 species of birds around our 53-acre lake or visit our Wildlife Center where we care for several endangered species and provide care for even more that pass through. Throughout the property you will find gardens and paths where one can immerse themselves on a quiet walk to experience many of our plants, fruit orchard, and see rare and unique flora and fauna found on the Osa.
Awake to the sunrise with a cup of Costa Rican coffee where you are sure to be greeted by scarlet macaws flying overhead and the sights and sounds of the beach. Between your adventures, your stay with us will fill your days listening to waves break on the beach while enjoying meals catered to your preference, whether at our dining pavilion or in your room. Finish your day with massage surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest among the breaking waves or relax in our lounge as you plan the following days' activities.
Depending on when you go, it can be the greatest fishing in the world for both on and offshore anglers. Package includes accommodations for four people for three nights and four days, meals, complimentary massage for each guest, one night in a first-class hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica prior to travel to Puerto Jimenez, ground transfers and roundtrip domestic airfare from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez. The arrival and departure point is Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. Trip must be used in 2020. International airfare is not included, and blackout dates may apply.
A one-night, one-day traditional horseback & wagon quail hunt for up to four people
Pinckney Hill Plantation is the Augusta National of quail hunting. Four experienced quail hunters will enjoy a full day of wild quail shooting on the spectacular 17,000-acre Pinckney Hill Plantation in Jefferson County, just east of Monticello. This beautifully managed Red Hills property has
record quail numbers and a top-notch hunting staff. Quail are hunted by horseback and mule-drawn wagons. Thirty to 40 coveys per half-day are often found.
One night of lodging and meals are included. This is an unparalleled opportunity to experience quail hunting at its most magnificent and challenging.
A six-day hunting safari for two hunters and two observers
Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and Beryl Markham with a eight-day, seven-night (six hunting days) vehicle safari for four people (two hunters and two observers) on concessions of the Africa Maximum Safaris in the Northwest Province of South Africa. Game species are impala, blesbok antelope, and warthog and include two trophies from three choices. Other species available at an upgraded cost. Wildlife viewing includes zebra, giraffe, multiple antelope species, and many others. Safari includes travel to and from the Johannesburg airport, hunter's license and permit, field preparation of trophies, all meals, and lodging for four people on a private farm next to the private game concession, about two hours northwest of Johannesburg. If you are not an experienced hunter, the guides will provide instruction. Optional upgrades at the winning bidder's expense include a photo safari, lion park trip, elephant ride, hot air balloon safari, and fishing. A portion of the proceeds benefits the nonprofit Ladies! Let's Go Fishing.
Notes & Restrictions: Trip must be used in 2020; hunting season is until December 31st, 2020. Winner pays an additional US $200/person first and last day arrival and departure fee (total $400/person), excluding 14 percent tax on normal cost of trip. Taxidermy and shipping extra. Weapons to be used: 30-06 caliber or larger; 200 rounds per gun. Alternative weapon to bring is a shotgun for bird shooting. Gun rental possible. Hunt may be expanded to include additional hunters or some of the optional activities listed above. International airfare not included; subject to availability of dates. Special arrangements will be made if client wishes to charter a plane to camp for an additional fee. The suggested arrival and departure point is Johannesburg or Tambo International Airport.
Three-night, four day stay in paradise
Stay in a luxurious, private, oceanfront, three-bedroom home situated right on Sunset Key for three nights and four days! Comforts include a spectacular pool and jacuzzi, one full day of sport fishing, a relaxing dinner for six guests on sunset Key at an incredible five-star restaurant, and $250 gift certificate to the amazing Key West Prime Steakhouse.
One-day quail hunting package for four people
Experience a day hunting quail at the exclusive Gilchrist Club in Trenton, Florida. There is a 20 bird limit per hunter (over-birds will be charged at member rate). The trip includes:
- Two jeeps, guide, dogs and loaner guns (if needed).
- Two nights accommodations for four hunters (night of arrival and the night following the hunt).
- All meals for for hunters that includes dinner the night of arrival; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the day of your hunt; breakfast the day of departure.
Additional hunts can be added to this package and will be charged at member rates.
Notes: Certificate is good between October 2020 and March 2021 - based on booking availability - call for reservations. The package does not include ammunition and gratuities for Gilchrist staff and guides.
Two-night turkey hunting package for two people
Enjoy two nights for two guests in a pristine lakeside cabin at the exclusive Gilchrist Club in Trenton, Florida. Meals and non-alcoholic beverages included.
- Day one: afternoon arrival and check-in, then head to the five-stand to shoot clays, followed by cocktails, appetizers, and dinner in the Suwannee Lake restaurant.
- Day Two: breakfast, lunch and dinner, a full day Osceola turkey hunt.
- Day three: leisurely breakfast before departing.
Notes & Restrictions: Does not include alcoholic beverages, overbirds, ammo, or gratuity to the guides. Person expression of gratuity to the staff is appreciated. Any additional activities will be at purchaser's expense and will be offered at the member rate. Subject to availability, valid from opening day to March 2021 based on availability.
There is no better way to experience the Loggerhead Marinelife Center than through a private guided tour for you and your closest 14 friends. Enjoy being escorted through campus by one of our talented guides, going behind the gates of our rehabilitation area to get up close and personal with our sea turtle patients. The guides will discuss sea turtle behavior, morphology, habitats, and conservation as well as answer any questions you might have.
Take the plunge with Jupiter Dive Center and let their professional staff members introduce you to the wonderful world of diving. Earn your basic scuba certification on the incredible coral reefs and wrecks of the Treasure Coast. Course includes eLearning, a published scheduled course, and all equipment except mask, snorkel and fins.
Then grab your dive buddy and enjoy a two tank dive for two. Divers can enjoy the day exploring the warm waters off the Palm Beach Coast.
1-night stay and activities for up to 12 people
Spend the night by the banks of the St. Mary's River at one of North Florida's hidden gems, White Oak Conservation. Hidden away inside their 17,000-acre heaven, the Roseland lodge is a six-bedroom getaway with an exclusive view of the Conservancy's white rhinos. You and your guests will be surrounded by the best White Oak has to offer. Guests will also experience dining with White Oak's chef, who will prepare a customized group menu that will account for any dietary restrictions.
Outside the lodge you will have the opportunity to experience close encounters with some of nature's most endangered and rare species, explore nature trails, and horseback ride through their wilderness. Additional onsite activities include bowling, billiards, arcade games, tennis, biking, fitness center, lake fishing, and movie theatre.
Notes and restrictions: Redeemable Monday-Thursday nights with the lodge and all activities subject to availability. Since White Oak Conservation is a functioning conservation center, access to or interaction with a specific species is not guaranteed. This experience is limited to one group wildlife experience. Staying at the lodge includes complimentary on-site shuttle, access to Gilman Hall, and three chief-customized meals with drinks including wine or beer at dinner. All other alcohol consumption will be tabbed.
Have you always wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into the certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. You will learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional.
Must be at least 10 years old
Considering getting scuba certified but want to try it out first? Grab a friend and explore the Blue Heron Bridge. Voted in 2013 as the "Best Dive Site in the World" by Sport Diver Magazine, you'll see a wide variety of sea life in this area. This package includes two Discover Scuba Experiences at the Blue Heron Bridge, Blue Heron Bridge Companion Book, and Blue Heron Bridge Reef Smart Map.
Must be age 10 or older
Opening in 1972, The Scuba Club is the longest running dive operation in Palm Beach County. The Executive Open Water class teaches you everything you need to know to be a competent and safe scuba diver. This class includes five ocean boat dives, use of all scuba equipment during the class and open water dives, your certification, and all pool and classroom sessions. The Executive Open Water class meets at mutual convenience of you and your instructor.
Must be at least 12 years old
Explore the best reefs and wrecks of Florida's Treasure Coast. Stuart Scuba offers a different kind of diving experience based on personalized service delivered by Professional Captains and consistent crew of Divemasters and SCUBA Instructors.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Voted the best theme park in the world in 2016, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos, live shows, restaurants shops, and games. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age. This package includes:
- One Complimentary Busch Gardens Parking Voucher
- Four Busch Gardens Tampa Single Day Admissions, expiring on 12/15/2020
- Four Complimentary Quick Queues: don't waste valuable time waiting in long lines with Quick Queue! Skip the lines once at each of our major and most popular attractions.
- Four Meal Vouchers
- Four Serengeti Safari Tours: during this 30 minute tour, you and your guests will travel on the back of an open air safari truck, and have the opportunity to get up close to giraffes, rhinos, and many other amazing African animals!
- Park Souvenirs
Guests must be at least five (5) years old in order to participate on the Serengeti Safari tour. Guests ages five to seventeen (5-17) must be accompanied by an adult. All tours are subject to availability and do not include park admission, which is required for this experience. The Serengeti Safari Tour requires walking on unpaved paths and uneven terrain. If accommodations are needed, please let us know in advance when reserving the safari. We will make accommodations as possible to ensure the enjoyment of this safari. Tours are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Block out dates apply; these dates include but are not limited to Spring Break (March 14 -March 23, 2020 and April 6 -April 19, 2020) and Thanksgiving Break (November 23- December 4, 2020).
Treat your friends, family, and fellow wine lovers to a private wine tasting for up to 20 people in the classroom of our store.
Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Enjoy a tour of the land and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. Taste a variety of our premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. One of our wine experts will present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour class, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.
Enjoy a ride for two passengers aboard the Goodyear Blimp.
Note: winners must comply with Goodyear's passenger guidelines and passenger waiver before riding on the blimp.
Get a taste of one of Jupiter's most popular watering holes with this merchandise bucket and $25 gift certificate from Square Grouper Tiki Bar. Do things the "grouper" way with live music seven days a week, laidback beach bar atmosphere, open tables, and no wait staff for guests 21 and over. Bring home a piece of this little slice of paradise in this bucket full of goodies.
The PENN Fierce III Spinning Combo delivers incredible power and performance for saltwater anglers for all inshore, boat, and surf fishing applications. A graphite composite blank and stainless-steel Dura-Guides ensure rod durability, while the finger grooves in the EVA grips allow for extra traction during the big battles. The reel has a full metal body and sideplate with carbon fiber drag washers for performance. The Fierce 3 Spin Combo is ideal in any inshore or nearshore scenario.
This item also includes a Fishing Headquarters $25 gift card.
Everglades scene by famed wildlife painter Kim Donaldson
The Atlantic Sailfish is a highly sought-after trophy of recreational and professional anglers. It's large dorsal fin and long upper jaw make this fish a prize trophy. The beautiful billfish natural habitat is in warmer ocean waters and is an acrobatic fighter that spends a lot of its time in the air. The Atlantic Sailfish is prized as a mount for its colorful sail and shimmering blue coloration. It is also known as the Ballerina of the Sea.
Auction Mount- 85" Atlantic Sailfish (left upcurve action pose)
Take "Left Long" by artist K. C. Scott home with you. The paper print is framed and measures 24" x 48". Lake Park-based wildlife artist K. C. Scott is known for his dramatic paintings of Florida's iconic fish species.
Craig Dietrich Underwater Photography 20" X 30" Aluminum Print.
Aluminum panels are lightweight, durable, made with recycled material and are 100% recyclable. One of Dietrich's most popular images, this was taken near a rock pinnacle in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, 250 miles from land. He was diving in crystal clear at about 40 feet when he looked up and saw this large school of tiny baitfish, the sun and sky as if he was just below the surface. The waves were crashing hard against the pinnacles, but he knew he wanted to capture this moment. As he ascended slowly he had to be very careful to not get caught up in the waves and be thrown into the rocks.