Please register in advance!
The 2023 Convention Planning Committee has planned several different activities and scheduled tours that will satisfy every member in your family.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023 / 9:00AM - 9:45AM
Meet and Greet for Spouses and Companions
Please meet at the Bay View Terrace. This event is complimentary.
Please join the 2023 Convention Committee Spouses for a meet and greet on the Vista Terrace. Enjoy a coffee, tea or a breakfast pastry and meet old and new friends to kick off the 2023 Convention!
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM or 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Two tours will be offered. Please plan to meet at the Ritz Carlton Dock at 12:15 p.m. for the first tour time and please plan to meet at the Ritz Carlton Dock at 2:15 PM for the second tour. The dock is located at the rear of the hotel back near the pool.
$120 per person per tour. Includes professionally guided boat Captain, drinks, snacks, taxes and gratuity.
This spectacular 2-hour tour will take you by incredible mangrove islands, protected wildlife sanctuaries and up close views to dolphin, manatee, bald eagles, beautiful pink spoonbills and the list goes on! You never know what you will spot on one of our tours.
MONDAY,MAY 1, 2023/ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Please meet at The Healing Garden.
$30 per person.
A skilled instructor will lead a relaxing session, suitable for all skill levels. This event will include, towels, yoga mats and water.
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2023/ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Spouse and Companion Brunch - Charcuterie Board Making Class
Please meet in the Mira Mar Room.
$150 per person
If you think appetizers are the best part of sharing a bite to eat, this is the class for you. In this class, you will learn how to put together the perfect charcuterie board, with meats, cheeses, and so much more! Coffee, tea, pastries, and mimosas will be served.
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2023 / 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Snorkeling & Sandbar/Shelling Tour
Please meet at at the Ritz Carlton Dock at 12:15 PM. The dock is located at the rear of the hotel back near the pool.
$160 per person. Includes: professionally guided tour, taxes and gratuity.
Each boat is exclusive and private to you and your guests. The boat and Captain are all yours, up to 6 passengers to each boat! Let us take you to a fantastic tropical sandbar and bring the water toys! Water and drinks and snacks included.
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2023/ 12:00PM
Please plan to meet in the Meet in Hotel Lobby at 10:45 a.m. for transportation. Allow for a 30 minute drive, approximately, from hotel to destination and return.
$260 per person. Includes: roundtrip transportation, box lunch, professionals, taxes and gratuity.
Imagine a golf course where velvet greens gently undulate around 12 shimmering lakes. Where each of the 18 holes is expertly framed to be both challenging and rewarding. Where the only thing more beautiful than the game at hand is the surrounding view. With this in your mind’s eye, you have The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Sarasota. Designed by Tom Fazio, the golf course resides 13 miles away from the resort at Lakewood Ranch. Play this par-72 course, and you will see why no golf vacation will ever be the same.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2023 /1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Please plan to meet at the Ritz Carlton Dock at 12:45 PM. The dock is located at the rear of the hotel back near the pool.
$250 per person. Includes: professional captain, bait, tackle, fishing license, drinks and rods taxes and gratuity.
The beach and bay are home to exciting and rewarding fishing. Hug the coastline and track fish including Snook and Redfish. Perfect trips for if you are tight on time or the weather is uncertain.
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From its downtown location, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota enjoys convenient access to the city’s array of attractions. Spend a day browsing the shops of St. Armands Circle or observing the impressive art collections of the Ringling Museum. Or head to nearby Marina Jacks for a dinner cruise along the Gulf. With shopping, dining, entertainment and more all close by, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring Sarasota. Stop by the hotel concierge desk for additional information!
Note: All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Full refunds cannot be guaranteed for cancellations received after April 24th and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only. A wait list is available for all tours when the maximum number of attendees has been reached. After April 24th, BSA is unable to accept exchanges between individuals registered for an event who no longer wish to attend and persons wanting to register onsite.