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       BIOLUMINESCENCE clear kayak tour  

    Friday, 9/27/19  7:30 pm - approx. 9:30 pm

    Event leader: Steve Sovich    407-929-0132   OSCStevo@gmail.com

     Kayaking is one of the most up-close ways to experience dinoflagellate bioluminescence (dino bio). And with clear-bottom kayaks, the experience is more immersive than ever! Now you can observe not only the blue swirls off your paddle but rushing under your feet. The momentum of the kayak gives the appearance millions of shooting stars soaring under you, and fish darting under you are like underwater fireworks. And if you’re lucky, you may even see a dolphin or manatee glide gracefully beneath.

    Why clear bottom kayaks?  These are a finely crafted and mesmerizing new model of kayak. The Innovex material is not glass, but a highly durable plastic composite, like the overhead cock pits of fighter jets. The clear-bottom kayak doesn’t simply lay a window panel under you, but rather a fully formed inlay of Innovex that allows water (and so bioluminescence) to rise around you, preserving the full experience without compromising paddler safety.  See A Day Away’s video in clear kayaks: https://www.adayawaykayaktours.com/webapp/p/324/clear-kayak-bioluminescence-tour

     For those interested we’ll meet at Dixie Crossroads at 5:00 for dinner (at your own expense).  RSVP for dinner to OSCStevo@gmail.com

    We’ll meet at 7:30 PM at Beacon 42 launch point.  A Day Away Kayak outfitters will provide our clear kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices and will have guides to provide instruction and lead us on our 1.5 hour adventure (no experience necessary). For more information, see:  https://www.adayawaykayaktours.com/webapp/p/324/clear-kayak-bioluminescence-tour

     Cost:  $70 per person (2 paddlers per kayak) Includes tax and gratuity

    Bring: water shoes, towels, snacks, water, quick dry clothes and bug spray

    Register: on OSTC website!  You do NOT have to be a member of our club to join us.  Non-members sign up on MeetUp and send in $70 check payable to:  Orlando Ski and Travel Club and mail to:  LeeAnne Trimble, PO Box 547292, Orlando, FL 32854. 

    All payments MUST BE RECEIVED by Thursday, September 19th!




    • 10/09/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Winter Park Village Ale House (corner of Lee Rd & Hwy 17/92)

    Please join us for Orlando Ski and Travel Club's October social.

    Socials are held every 2nd Wednesday at the Miller's Winter Park Village Ale House 6-8 pm.

    Visit our  Meetup site to let us know if you plan to attend.  

    Miller's Winter Park Ale House

    • 11/01/2019
    • 11/02/2019
    • St Augustine Beach

    We’re ready for a fun weekend in St. Augustine Beach and want you to join us for a weekend of fun activities and member rewards! Once you arrive at the oceanfront resort, look for Dale at the tiki bar for some complimentary drinks! Oh, there’s lots more in store though, including:

    • Old Dominion in concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheater nearby starting at 6:30pm Saturday night. Doors open at 5:30. CMA and 2-time ACM vocal group of the year, Old Dominion, has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music. Tickets start at $50. Concert was sold out in 2018.
    • Trolley access to historic downtown St. Augustine only minutes away. Trolley stop is at our resort!
    • Stroll our beach and look for sea turtles nesting.
    • Eco-Adventures: There is an adventure coordinator onsite at our resort to book kayaking, eco-tours, or fishing charters.
    • Don’t forget to see Dale at Tiki bar, Saturday afternoon from 1-4:00pm. Enjoy the outdoor pool and music there too!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LODGING: The newly renovated Guy Harvey Resort is located less than 20 minutes south of downtown St. Augustine with direct oceanfront access. Resort features a tiki bar, outdoor pool, direct beach access, full-service restaurant, outfitter store, and fitness center. We reserved discounted partial ocean view rooms at $159/night and oceanfront rooms at $229/night. Rates are single or double occupancy per night subject to applicable taxes. You must reserve space by calling the resort direct (904) 471-2555 and ****make sure to mention you are with the Orlando Ski & Travel Club group*** for Friday and/or Saturday nights. Rooms have 2 queens or 1 king-sized bed based on availability. Don’t wait--book your room soon before they’re all gone!!!!

    CONCERT: The St. Augustine Ampitheater is less than 4 miles north of our resort. Reserve your tickets online at https://www.staugamphitheatre.com/ for the Saturday, Nov. 2nd concert. Tickets start at $50. We’ll meet just inside the gate in the concession area after gates open at 5:30pm for drinks and food prior to the concert start at 6:30pm. This is one of the best venues in Florida as Old Dominion rocks the house. Check out their videos at https://www.weareolddominion.com/.

    BEACH BUS: Guy Harvey has partnered with Old Town Trolley Tours so we can hop on the "Beach Bus" for easy, convenient transportation between our oceanfront hotel and St. Augustine's historic downtown district when you purchase your ticket. Reserve your tickets online at https://www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine/beach-bus-shuttle.


LOCATIONS of Social Events

1251 Lee Road Winter Park, FL 32789

Millers Winter Park Village Ale House 321-214-1505

Dubsdread, 549 West Par Street, Orlando, FL 32804

Dubsdread Golf Course 407-650-0100

2950 Aloma Ave Winter Park, FL 32792

Winter Club Indoor Ski & Snowboard 407-618-1123

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