Fall Optional Activities

Friday Afternoon Options to Explore Local Hot Spots - Choose One!

Optional Activity: Calusa Spirit Dolphin Watch Eco Tour

Experience the relaxing and cool Gulf waters aboard the Calusa Spirit! The 49-passenger power catamaran departs directly from the white sandy beaches of the JW Marriott Marco Island Resort and transports our guests to a whole new world – the 10,000 Islands! This ecosystem is comprised of thousands of mangrove estuaries and is full of unique wildlife. The Calusa Spirit calmly navigates the backwaters in search of dolphins, manatees, and bald eagles. The Calusa Spirit runs via motor, not sail, and features onboard restroom facilities. Upon arrival at Cape Romano, guests can explore the secluded beach in search of the most ornate seashell treasures!

Duration: (4) hours including transfer 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Tour Price: $287
Price Includes: Roundtrip transportation, 3-hour exclusive charter, shelling bag, bottle of water, and all applicable taxes and gratuities. A minimum of 30 guests is required for this tour. Maximum capacity is 36 guests.

Attire: Casual attire is recommended. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are also recommended. Guests will be walking on the beach, so comfortable shoes/sandals are suggested.
Transportation Pickup Location: Check in at JW Hut at 12:00 p.m.


Activity: Off-shore Fishing - SOLD OUT

The subtropical beauty and bounty of the Gulf of Mexico provides excellent year-round action for anglers whether it is bottom-fishing for grouper and snapper, or a major test of strength with cobia, amberjack, shark, and goliath grouper, or even trolling for the hard-striking king mackerel and barracuda. Off Shore fishing promises an enjoyable day for the seasoned fisherman and the novice alike. All charter boats are 30’ and up. Sport fishing boats are operated by professional, licensed captains who are experts in fishing the prime reefs. From October – December we can expect mackerel, cobia, shark, barracuda, grouper, and snapper!

Duration: (4.5 hours) including transfer 12:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Tour Price: $345
Price Includes: Roundtrip transportation, 4-hour exclusive fishing charter, bait, tackle, ice, fishing license, and all applicable taxes and gratuities. A minimum of 6 guests per boat is required for this tour. Maximum capacity is 12 guests. Assorted beer, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase. 
Attire: Casual attire and non-slip shoes are recommended. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are also recommended.
Note: If inclement weather should occur, cancellation is at the sole discretion of the captain.
Transportation Pickup Location: TBD

Optional Activity: Golf at Hammock Bay Golf Club 

Join your AHTD colleagues in a friendly round of golf at the Hammock Bay Golf Club. Designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, Hammock Bay is a par 72 championship golf course with 18 individual and distinct holes. Live oak tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain define the course, while undulating terrain and Gulf of Mexico breezes come together to make Hammock Bay a challenge that's a favorite of their returning guests. The contours, shape, and orientation of the course greens were designed with the approach shot in mind.

Start: 12:30 p.m. shotgun 
Greens Fee: $235 inclusive of greens fees, golf cart, tax, and gratuity.
Club Rentals: $91
Maximum number of golfers: 48
Attire: At all times, men must wear collared shirts with slacks or mid-length shorts.  Soft spikes, tennis, or athletic shoes are permitted. Playing golf in bare feet, sandals, open-toed, or elevated heel type shoes is not permitted. No jeans, short-shorts, cut-offs, tank tops, T-shirts, gym shorts, or jogging suits are to be worn. 
Transportation Time and Pickup Location: TBD


Ever considered the fun of bringing your partner to join you at the AHTD meetings?

Perhaps you have seen others with their guests having such a great time at the AHTD events, and have wondered whatever could these guests be doing all week while everyone is busy attending meetings, participating in breakout sessions, and listening to speakers? WELL…wonder no more!  Click here to find out how YOUR partner could enjoy joining you at our next AHTD meeting, and together you will enjoy a work-cation!

Why not? You already have the room and your flight paid for!


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