|Day 1 ||& 2 Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 7th & 8th Tampa, Manatees & an Air Boat |
Travel by motor coach to San Francisco International, then fly to Tampa Florida, staying three nights at the Country Inn & Suites, Bradenton, Florida. View manatees at the Manatee Viewing Center where saltwater, warmed by an electric power plant, is returned to the bay and sought by the manatees during the winter. Take an air boat ride watching for wildlife on the Peace River.
|Day 3 ||Fri., Feb. 9th Ringling Brothers, Edison & Ford |
Explore the Ringling Brothers winter home, including the Circus Museum, Museum of Art, and
the Ringling’s mansion, Ca’d’Zan. Tour the adjoining homes of Thomas Edison & Henry Ford.
|Day 4 ||4 & 5 Sat. & Sun., Feb. 10th & 11th Big Cat Rescue & Cruise onboard the Miracle |
Visit Big Cat Rescue, home to 80 abused and abandoned big cats. In Tampa, board Carnival Cruise Line’s ship “Miracle” and sail into the Carribbean. Enjoy a day at sea and relax around the swimming pool or pamper yourself at the spa. In the evenings enjoy Broadway-style entertainment in the theatre.
|Day 6 ||Mon., Feb. 12th Grand Cayman Island |
On Grand Cayman Island you can pet a stingray, check out the beautiful beaches, take a catamaran sail or an island tour by boat, jeep, or motor coach.
|Day 7 ||Tues., Feb. 13th Roatán |
Home to the world’s largest coral reef, Roatán has some of the world’s best snorkeling and scuba diving as well as beach lounging and catamaran sailing.
|Day 8 ||Wed., Feb. 14th Belize |
An eco-tourist’s paradise, Belize boasts lowland jungles and crystalline rivers inhabited by crocodiles, iguanas and tropical birds. Snorkelers can swim over “shark ray alley” to view peaceful nurse sharks and stingrays.
|Day 9 ||Thurs., Feb. 15th Cozumel |
On Cozumel, snorkel with sea turtles, view Mayan ruins, or ride an ATV along the beach. Mexico’s largest island, much of Cozumel is preserved as a National Park.
|Day 10 ||& 11 Fri. & Sat., Feb. 16th & 17th Day at Sea & Homeward Bound |
Simply relax with a day at sea or check out the ship’s activities and entertainment. Disembark, fly to San Francisco and return to San Joaquin County by motor coach.