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The 2008 NIA-WIACO Convention
May 7–10, 2008
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Optional Tours

Sunsplash Events, Inc., a preferred vendor of the Atlantis Resort, will be managing the optional tours for the 2008 NIA-WIACO Convention. This creative, professional group will be providing ground transportation services to and from the airport, tours, and excursions for this year’s convention attendees. The deadline to register for optional tours is April 30. The following optional tours will be available:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sail and Snorkel

1 to 4 p.m. (Meet in Royal Tower Lobby at 12:30 p.m.)

$75 Per Person

Sail away on a 60- or 80-foot catamaran, then take to the water to snorkel and explore the amazing marine life that the Bahamas has to offer. The state-of-the-art sailboats depart from the Atlantis Marina and Ferry Terminal and travel to Rose Island Reef. There, guests can swim, snorkel, and explore an undersea world. The water here is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and this is your chance to jump right in and enjoy.

Snorkeling gear and assistance are provided. Beverages are also available for an additional charge payable by cash on the boat.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Dolphin Encounter

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Meet in Royal Tower Lobby at 1 p.m.)

$85 Per Person (Ferry Ride Included)

Swimming with the dolphins is an experience you will never forget. This rare opportunity allows guests to get up close and personal, actually touching and interacting with these amazing creatures. Guests will gather around a specially designed platform and stand in waist-deep water to interact with the dolphins as they sing, tail walk, and accept hugs and kisses from their visitors. This hands-on experience is a delight for everyone who participates.

There is a 30-minute boat ride from the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal to this program on Blue Lagoon Island. Photos and videos can be purchased there. Please remember to bring a towel.

Note: The Atlantis also offers two interactive dolphin programs that are open to the public at its Dolphin Cay. Availability is limited. To inquire about reservations and pricing, please contact Dolphin Cay at 800-285-2684.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

America’s Cup

Noon to 3 p.m. (Meet in Royal Tower Lobby at 11:30)

$120 Per Person (Includes Gratuity)

There is no better way to experience sailing than on an authentic, multimillion-dollar America’s Cup Racing Boat. The passengers can become the crew in this impressive excursion: You’ll be encouraged to take the helm and exert energy on the grinders. If you prefer a more relaxing experience, you can simply sit back and watch the action as you sail around Paradise Island with the breeze in your face and panoramic ocean views surrounding the boat.

No prior sailing experience is required. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the wind and water in a completely unique way.

Note: Advanced registration is required for all NIA-WIACO Convention optional tours. Please download the registration form below, fill it out, and return it to Sunsplash by fax at 954-697-0277. The deadline to register for optional tours is April 30.

Optional Tours Registration Form

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