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Chartered Fishing Trip

Thursday, April 25th

7am -2pm

Cost: $200 per person

Join us as we explore the Gulf of Mexico with the Flying Fish Fleet for a spectacular day of fishing.

We have reserved, the Flying Fish II, for a 4.5 hour trip to travel approximately 10 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico!  We expect to catch variety of fish including Sea Bass, Sand Perch, Grey Snapper, Porgies, Lane Snapper and catch & release Grouper.  These are all excellent eating fish.  Fishing tackle, bait, license and gratuity will be provided for all of the passengers.

It is highly recommended that passengers to bring along hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and take motion sickness medicine for those who require it. 

All are welcome regardless of fishing ability.  The all-inclusive price of $200 includes breakfast at the Lido Beach Resort, transportation to and from the marina, chartered boat, fishing tackle, bait, license, gratuities, prizes, and a special "cook your catch" lunch.  

Participants must also register for the SMA Annual Conference or be the guest of a registered member.  When registering for the fishing trip, you may register your guest(s) at the same time.  

Ringling Estate Family Trip

Saturday, April 27th

10am -3pm

Cost: $85 per Adult and $65 per Child

Join us as we explore the oddities of the Ringling Estate

The Ringling is the remarkable legacy of circus entrepreneur, collector of art, and financier, John Ringling and his wife, Mable. Situated on 66 magnificent acres, this self-guided tour will include the Museum of Art, Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens. After touring the venue, we will enjoy a catered lunch at the Muse. 

Museum of Art – Discover galleries filled with treasures: Old Masters, contemporary art, and exhibitions from around the world. The courtyard features fountains and sculptures, including Michelangelo’s David.

Circus Museum: 

Tibbals Learning Center – Explore the amazing Howard Bros. Circus Model, the largest in the world, and the hands-on interactives that allow visitors of all ages to become center-ring stars. 

Original Circus Museum – Delve into the rich history of the circus and marvel at ornate circus wagons and the Wisconsin, the Ringlings’ luxurious private Pullman railroad car. Bayfront Gardens – Stroll the 66 acres of magnificent grounds and gardens, featuring Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden.

Bayfront Gardens Stroll the 66 acres of magnificent grounds and gardens, featuring Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden.

All guests are welcome!  Participants must be the guest of a registered SMA Conference memberThe all-inclusive price of just $85 per adult and $65 per child includes transportation to and from the venue, museum admission and lunch at the Muse.

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