Conference excursions

Jungle Queen BBQ Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, 10/3/18. 5:15 PM – 10:30 PM


Wednesday night’s excursion will be a 4-hour Sightseeing BBQ Dinner Cruise. The Jungle Queen Riverboat cruise is a fully narrated cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale’s New River, sailing through Millionaire’s Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief. Enjoy an all-You-Can-Eat Dinner featuring BBQ Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Baked Beans, Steak Fries, Cole Slaw, Dinner Rolls, Iced Tea and Water. Drinks are available for purchase at full service bars on the ship and tropical isle. There is Live Entertainment during dinner, and a 4-act Variety Show after dinner. Be prepared to experience beautiful lush foliage and flowers throughout our tropical isle, and a glimpse of some Exotic Animals. The excursion will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:00 pm, leaving from the hotel. Transportation to and from the dock will be provided. The registration system allows you to select an extra ticket for the tour so that someone accompanying you to Fort Lauderdale can join in the fun. For more information visit

Everglades Tour

Saturday, 10/6/18. 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Saturday afternoon’s excursion will be an Airboat Tour through the Everglades—one to never forget. Climb aboard a state-of-the-art vessels and venture into the heart of the River of Grass for an exciting Everglades airboat ride, where expert captains take you on a narrated tour of the Everglades, and show you some of Florida’s most exotic wildlife. With miles of wetlands before you, you’ll journey deep into the Everglades, zipping across the “River of Grass” at top speeds, with an expert tour guide leading the way aboard a spacious and safe boat that offers comfort and covered protection from all weather conditions. Your Everglades airboat tour is 60-minutes long, offering plenty of time to meet some of the area’s most exotic and unforgettable wildlife in their natural habitat. This excursion also includes a separate Alligator presentation lasting 15-25 minutes (starts about every 30 minutes). This tour will take place on Saturday, October 6th at 2:00 pm, departing from the hotel. Participants will return to the hotel at approximately 6:00 pm. Transportation will be provided, and the registration system allows you to select an extra ticket for a guest. Time should be included to allow some free roam the park and/or a quick visit to the gift shop. For more information visit