The Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA), announced on-line registration is open and its tour schedule is set for Convention 2014, taking place at the Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center in St. Pete Beach, Fla., March 2 – 5, 2014.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Deep Sea Fishing Excursion
Spend the day reeling in “the big one” on a fully equipped six-passenger boat while fishing the water of the West Coast of Florida which offers an array of challenging game fish which are sure to offer you a good fight. Depending on the time of year, you may be fishing for Grouper, King Fish, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack, Black Fin Tuna or Tarpon.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Golf at Bardmoor Golf Club
Florida golf doesn’t get any better than Bardmoor. Broad, generous fairways that invite you to hit away; glistening water features that add some sparkle to your round; and, of course, abundant sunshine. Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart, Fred Couples, and Tom Kite have played here.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Toes in the Sand & Drink in your Hand – Day at the Beach Package
Enjoy a VIP Reserved Cabana just for you overlooking the white sand beaches. A private server will attend to your needs as you enjoy the beautiful St. Pete Beach and pleasant gulf waters. This tour includes lunch, drink tickets to cover Beer, Wine, Well Drinks or Frozen Drinks, and water in a cooler by your side. A keepsake Sirata beach towel will be your gift to remember this glorious day
Monday, March 3, 2014 – Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Sea Life Safari Cruise
Since its inception, CMA has rescued more than 1,500 animals. Many of these are threatened or endangered species. See Dolphins, Sea Turtles, River Otters, Nurse Sharks and maybe feed some Rays while there. Go Behind the scenes and see the working animal hospital. See Winter, the most famous dolphin in the world. The Sea Life Safari Boat Tour includes a 90 minute trip into the beautiful coastal waters. You’ll witness data collection in action as they perform their net pull and pass around sea critters before releasing them back into the bay. Lunch at a favorite beach restaurant is included.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Ybor City Tour
Tampa is a city rich in history, abundant with architecture and bountiful ethnic charm. At the Ybor City State Museum, you will discover the colorful diversity of this National Landmark neighborhood with its Italian, Spanish and Cuban heritage. At the museum, guests will learn the history of the cigar industry; visit a charming “shot-gun” style cottage and the State Museum. Built in 1891 by the railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, the H.B. Plant Museum was first built as the posh and glamorous Tampa Bay Hotel. Designed by the Moorish Revival style, the 500 –room hotel was the first large, fully electrified building in Tampa. In 1977 it became a National Historic Landmark and although the University of Tampa now occupies what was once this grand hotel, a wing has been set aside as a museum to display artifacts and historic furnishings from the hotel.
Enjoy lunch at the historic Columbia Restaurant founded in 1905 as a local café and now over 100 years later under the same family ownership.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Major League Baseball Spring Training Game
Please register by Dec. 20 if you would like to attend. This tour is based on a pre-registration process. This will enable FCICA to obtain tickets for this night game and secure our seats. Pricing is to be determined.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – Fun in the Sun Adventure Day
See the beauty of St. Petersburg from two different perspectives – by sea and by land! Experience the adventure of a lifetime on the Speed Boat Adventure Tour. A guided and narrated tour of the St. Petersburg waterways and Tampa Bay…with a twist. You are able to navigate and captain your own speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained guides to experience the best of both worlds – the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide introduce you to the beauty of Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg waterways. After this exciting ride we will enjoy lunch at a favorite local restaurant. Our next adventure puts everyone on board their own mode of transportation – a Segway! From the heart of downtown St. Petersburg we will glide to the waterfront area. We will see sights such as the majestic Tampa Bay, banyan trees in North Straub Park and the Albert Whitted Municipal Airport, where the first commercial aircraft took flight. A perfect way to tour the city!