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Spouse and Guest Program

As a registered spouse or guest of the 2019 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge - it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups will be on a first come, first served basis and an email to sign up will be sent to you after we receive your spouse/guest registration. Note: This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

Option 1: Naples Area and Shopping Tour
Monday, January 21 (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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Sit back and enjoy the ride on a signature trolley as guides combine humorous stories and historical facts into a tour that’s entertaining and educational. The tour takes you to historical landmarks, worldclass shopping areas, local attractions, beautiful beaches and waterways, and more. Following the area tour, you will have an opportunity to peruse world-class merchandise at a wide variety of specialty shops, clothing boutiques, jewelers, and art galleries. Expect a relaxing afternoon strolling in and out of quaint stores and charming cafés, browsing for pleasure or buying for purpose.


Option 2: Calusa Spirit Dolphin Watch and Shelling Tour
Monday, January 21 (1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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Experience the relaxing and cool Gulf waters aboard the Calusa Spirit! The Catamaran departs directly from the sugar sand beach of the hotel and transports guests to a whole new world – the Ten Thousand Islands. This ecosystem is comprised of thousands of mangrove estuaries alive with beautiful and unique wildlife. The Calusa Spirit quietly navigates the backwaters in search of dolphins, manatees, and bald eagles. Upon arrival at Cape Romano, guests can search the secluded beach for the most ornate seashell treasures.


Option 3: Paddling in Paradise - Guided Kayak Tours of the Ten Thousand Islands
Tuesday, January 22 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Kayak Trip 

Experience the unique ecosystem of the Ten Thousand Islands while navigating your kayak through the mangroves and the back bays of the Gulf of Mexico. Discover the untouched wilderness and pristine beauty of this area up-close and personal with your exclusive eco-trained naturalist. They will guide you to hidden lagoons and deserted beaches, where guests will discover the techniques of capturing local wildlife on film. You may encounter osprey guarding their nests, heron and egret swooping for a fish, dolphins playing, or manatees surfacing. This experience ensures plenty of adventure and memories to take home.


Option 4: Sip and Paint
Tuesday, January 22 (1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Sip and paint

Looking for something new, exciting, and creative to do? Paint and party at the JW Marriott Beach Resort! All supplies are included and a professional instructor will guide you step-by-step in creating your own masterpiece on canvas to take home. This painting program is designed for everyone, regardless of experience. It’s fun art, not fine art! This event may be held indoors or outside on the resort’s white sandy beach.