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OCEAN CREST ALLIANCE

OCA – PALM ISLAND INTERNATIONAL MPA FUNDRAISER 2016

Mission: To bring international exposure to Palm Island Resort, Cape Haze, Florida conservation efforts and to educate the public about “Hope Spot’s – MPA’s” and the “National Marine Sanctuaries Act” program.

Event date : Feb 5 – 6, 2016

· Friday evening Banquet beachside tent 5pm to 10pm – limit 150 persons

· Saturday VIP Brunch 10am to 12pm – Mingle with Sylvia Earle and Ocean Celebrity guest – limit 50 persons at new PI Owners Pavilion

Meal theme to be sustainable foods, locally grown and caught. Enjoy delicious vegetarian and lionfish dishes and more; specially prepared by the Palm Island Resort chefs!

Open Bar with full top shelf liquors and wines!

Location: Palm Island Resort, Cape Haze Florida

Theme: Tent on the beach under the moon and stars, ocean blue linens and white orchids!

Venue: Marine Protected Areas -Hope Spots / NOAA -National Marine Fisheries Act program

Speakers: Dr. Sylvia Earle – Founder Mission Blue / Greg Jacoski – Director Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation / Dr. Bob Hueter – Associate Vice President Research Mote Marine Laboratory / Dr. Billy Causey – Regional Director Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Region, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / and special celebrity guest! *Special tribute to Dr. Eugenie “Genie” Clark Founder of Mote Marine Laboratory by her son Tak Konstantinou.

Entertainment: Steel Drum Music with a Key West Flavor. Music to be coordinated by Palm Island Resort.

Activities: Short films to accompany Dr. Sylvia Earle and Greg Jacoski speaking venues, with additional talks by Dr. Bob Hueter and Dr Billy Causey, with a special Mote Marine Laboratory tribute short film about Dr. Eugenie Clark, Founder of Mote Marine laboratory. “Silent Auction” to feature shark tagging expeditions Belize, Bahamas and Florida island vacations, Submersible Expeditions, Fine Art, NY Best Seller books, Historic Inn on private Florida Island vacation weekend and more by our sponsors and special donors.

SILENT AUCTION

1. SHARKOLOGY RESEARCH BELIZE EXPEDITION

With Capt. Norlan Lamb

VALUE $6500

  • 6 day/5 night accommodation @ Itza Lodge, Long Caye, Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize. www.itzalodge.com

  • Exclusive Sharkology Research Belize (SRB) expedition with Captain Norlan Lamb

  • 17th generation fisherman and owner SRB, includes vessel, fuel & all equipment required. Over the last 15 years Captain Norlan has conducted shark survey studies throughout Belize with SUNY (State University of New York) and University of Miami.

  • Guests will capture, record, tag & release a variety of local shark species, guests will deploy BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video) systems recording species present in various reef/atoll locations recording using GOPRO camera systems & footage of expedition will be included in package.

  • Guests will conduct at least one night survey showing an entirely new perspective of the marine environment.

  • Guests will enjoy light tackle sport fishing for reef and pelagic species using local knowledge & local techniques perfected over 17 generations. While most fish will give you a workout, some species around Lighthouse Reef Complex are truly world class—always a bonus.

  • Snorkeling is incredible, with some of the best in Belize, aka the world, while Captain Norlan is PADI certified guests may rent equipment from Huracan at additional cost or bring own, however fee for air is applicable.

The Package:

Includes: Transfers to/from Belize City/Itza Lodge, all meals & use of Itza Lodge facilities and amenities.

Excludes: Flights to/from Belize City, taxes, fees incurred in travel. Personal items, medications, vacation beverages of personal choice.

If requested by package bidder SRB can increase the number of guests up to 8 total; additional guests would be levied a fee of $75 pp/pd. room & board. This represents a 50% saving on regular Itza Lodge f ees. No additional charges due for SRB expedition 2 to 8 guests.

Redeeming certificate: SRB Expedition at Itza Lodge is available to suit guest travel schedule wherever possible subject to existing research commitments (May, June 1st 2 wks. July 2016 blackout) further dates will be unavailable guest encouraged to decide dates & book early.

Package valid 20th February 2016–30th April 2017 providing options in trip scheduling.

2. PALM ISLAND RESORT PACKAGE 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS FOR 6 PERSONS

VALUE$3575

  • 5 days 4 nights in a Superior (3) Bedroom Palm Island Villa

  • Transit to and from Island with Palm Island Transit Company

  • 5 Day Golf Cart Rental during stay

  • Two Palm Island Beach Towels

  • Palm Island Resort Welcome Basket

  • Guided Kayak Toure to Hidden Lake with master Naturalist Kris Vetter

  • Full Use of Palm Island Resort Scheduled Activities and Ameneties

  • $100 voucher at Rum Bay Resteraunt

  • $100 Voucher at Leverocks Resteraunt

3. USEPPA ISLAND WEEKEND

VALUE$1000

  • 3 days / 2 nights stay at Historic Collier Inn & Cottages on Useppa Island
  • boat transportation for two from Bocilla Marine to Useppa Island Club.
  • World Class fishing, shelling, sightseeing or just relaxing at the Historic Collier Inn & Cottages on Useppa Island. Walk the extraordinary beaches, relax by the pool and enjoy fine dining.
  • Excludes holiday weekends.

4. PALM ISLAND OUTFITTERS TARPON FISHING

VALUE$1200

  • Tarpon Fishing Trip with Captain Mike Slattery Host of Charlotte Harbour Chronicles

  • 2- Half Day 3 anglers each day

  • To be used by July 2016

5. MOTE MARINE GIFT BASKET

with behind the scenes tour of Mote Marine Laboratory facility

VALUE$350

 6. Guy Harvey ‘Silver Kings’ limited edition, framed giclee print on paper (61/200)

VALUE $500

7. Guy Harvey ‘Havana Blue’ limited edition, lithograph print (74/200)

VALUE $200

  1. Guy Harvey ‘Fishes of the Open Ocean’ limited edition text book (70/300) –
  • Leatherbound
  • Signed by both authors

VALUE $220

9. Guy Harvey ‘Panama Paradise’ limited edition coffee table book 

  • Signed GuyVALUE $395

10. NOAA BOOKS AND COFFE TABLE PICTURE BOOKS

VALUE PRICELESS

11. PROJECT BASELINE MANNED SUBERSIBLE EXPEDIT

VALUE PRICELESS

  • 6 guests will join a full-day expedition to explore the health of our coastal coral reefs with the Baseline Explorer crew and OCA team, abouard he 146′ highly sophisicated Research Vessel Baseline Explorer. Joining us for sub rides and observation as the Project Baseline team executes submersibles dives down to as deep at 1000-ft and GUE technical divers collect samples and imagery down to depths of 400-ft in support of a wide range of research and exploration initiatives. The activities will take place along the Florida coast and into the Bahamas working with the Ocean Crest Alliance team to collect vital data needed to further proposed MPA’s under consideration.

  • Typical Day Rate: $30,500 plus consumables
  • Starting Bid: $17,500 plus consumable
  • Time and Place TBD by PB/OCA collaboration schedule

12. 1ST EDITION “BLUE MIND” HARD COVER BOOK

by Wallace J. Nichols

VALUE PRICELESS!

  • The surprising science that shows how being near, in, in or under the water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do.

  • Signed by Celine Cousteau

13. 1ST EDITION “DOLPHIN TALK” BOOK

VALUE $18

by Dove Joans

  • Signed by Dove Joans

14. 1ST EDITION “I AM DOLPHIN” BOOK

VALUE $18

by Dove Joans

  • Signed by Dove Joans

15. STELLA MARIS RESORT BAHAMAS VACATION

VALUE $480

  • Long Island Bahamas

  • 3 days, 2 nights Stella Maris Resort Hotel Room

  • KingSize Bed or Two Double Beds

  • A/C and Ceiling Fan

  • Small Refrigerator and Coffeemaker

  • FullSize Bathroom with Shower/Tub Combination

  • Hairdryer and Bathroom Amenities

  • Patio or Balcony with Atlantic Ocean Views

  • Valid for one year

  • Does not include 7.5% VAT & 6% Hotel Levy + 7.5% VAT (On Hotel Levy)

16. PALM ISLAND CUSTOM BUILT PRIVATE HOME VACATION FOR 6

VALUE $3500

  • Beautiful 3 bedroom/4bathroom home on the Gulf of Mexico on Palm Island Resort.

  • 4 Day/ 3 Night stay

  • 4 Day Golf Cart available

  • Transit To/From Island and Mainland with Palm Island Ferry

  • Full use of Palm Island Resort Scheduled Activities and Amenities

  • Excludes Holidays

  • Valid for 1 year

17. CUSTOM GOLF CART by CADDY CART

VALUE $10,500

  • Custom built Club Car Precedent 4-Passenger
  • Surlyn Body (Atlantic Blue)
  • Deluxe Head and Tail Lights
  • Tinted Hinged Split Windshield
  • Wide Angle Mirror
  • 6 Inch Suspension Lift
  • Heavy Duty Suspension
  • 22×10-10 All Terrain Tires
  • Mag Wheels
  • Automatic 48 volt charger
  • 6) 8 Volt Trojan T-875 Batteries

Come join us and be a part of a great ocean stewardship movement while enjoying beautiful Palm Island Resort, Cape Haze Florida, as we honor our Oceans. Meet famed oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Greg Jacoski Director of Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Dr. Billy Causey of NOAA, Dr. Bob Hueter of Mote Marine Laboratory and celebrity guest Sharon Kwok Pong; all making a special Tribute to Dr. Eugenie Clark the Founder of Mote Marine. Bid on amazing silent auction items including a once in a lifetime manned submersible expedition being offer by Project Baseline onboard the state of the art research vessel Baseline Explorer — come see the 2.5 million dollar manned submersible onsite for your viewing pleasure!! Enjoy fine dining on delicious prepared foods featuring sustainable menus of Lionfish, caviar, locally grown vegetables and more!! We look forward to seeing you there!


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