Live your best life at WMC! Our exclusive WMC tours are for conference participants only and may include experiences not found in similar tours that you could book independently. These tours are optional, add-on activities, customized to ensure there are no conflicts with any educational sessions and will return you in time for our evening programming. Tours sell out quickly – don’t wait to register!
Tuesday, February 12
Twelfth Annual Families in Business Luncheon and Roundtable
12:15 - 1:15 pm | $35
When you mix family and business, you’re never off the clock. The Families in Business Luncheon and Roundtable is an informal opportunity for family members who work full or “part-time” in the tree care business to share ideas with like-minded peers. The discussions, ranging from time management to maintaining work-life balance, are determined by you!
Sunset Catamaran Cruise
4:30 – 7:30 PM | $150
A WMC classic! Experience the beauty of a Caribbean sunset on the tranquil waters of St. Kitts while snacking on hors d’oeuvres and sipping your favorite libation from the open bar. Limited to 200.
Wednesday, February 13
Sip ‘n Bead Custom Jewelry Creation
9:30 –11:30 PM | $50
Spend a leisurely morning creating your own jewelry using local St. Kitts lava stones in a variety of colors. Need a little liquid courage to get your creative juices flowing? No problem! Enjoy a light breakfast and Bloody Marys and mimosas while you craft your island-inspired keepsake!
Half-day Rainforest Hike
12:30 – 4:30 PM | $108
Discover the enchanting world of St. Kitts’ mountain rainforest. This moderate hiking adventure will include visits to a beautiful tropical garden as well as an abandoned colonial sugar mill. In the cool shade of this rainforest sanctuary, one can catch a glimpse of Vervet monkeys, hummingbirds and much more! Boxed lunch and light refreshments included. Limited to 40. While not difficult, guests should be in good physical condition to participate.
Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament
12:30 – 5:30 PM | $325
Let’s put the “FUN” back in in “fundraiser” this year – support the future of our industry while indulging in an afternoon of guilt-free golf!
Organized and hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF), proceeds from the Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament benefit students of arboriculture by financially supporting two different programs: TREE FUND, and TCIAF’s annual Student Career Days event at TCI EXPO.
Not only are you funding the future by playing, but the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, home to this year’s tournament, offers one of the most scenic golf courses in the Caribbean! Its extraordinary layout boasts sun-drenched greens lined with coconut palms along the Atlantic Ocean.
The Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament honors the vision of industry leaders Bob and Pat Felix for the next generation of arborists. Prior to his passing, Bob Felix was a past board member and past president of the Tree Care Industry Association (then known as the National Arborist Association, or NAA) and long-time supporter of the tree care industry.
Did you know? Andy Felix, President of TCIA member company Tree Tech, Inc. in Foxboro, MA, and current Chair of TCIA’s Board of Directors, is Bob and Pat’s son. Andy’s term as chair will come to a close at WMC 2019 when Alan Jones, CTSP of Bartlett Tree Experts is sworn in.
Grab your clubs, recruit your friends and plan on an afternoon of good-humored competition! Registration includes beautiful views, a shared cart, green fees, lunch, beverages, awards reception and prizes. Pre-registration is required.
Haven’t had the chance to perfect your swing, but still want to support future arborists? Partnership opportunities are available! Consider sponsoring a hole or hosting a golfer challenge. Contact Amy at 800-733-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sky Safari Zip Line Tour
1:30 – 4:30 PM | $117
Fly through the skies and explore the rainforest from a different perspective on one of the most highly advanced zip line systems in the world. This tour covers the full zip line journey where you will fly all zip lines, including the largest which is 1,350 feet long and 250 feet above the valley floor. Limited to 20. Minimum weight requirement of 60 pounds, maximum of 275 pounds. Guests with heart conditions, pre-existing neck or back injuries and expectant mothers will not be permitted to participate. Must wear fully enclosed shoes and socks.
Thursday, February 14
Sail & Snorkel Cruise
12:30 – 4:15 PM | $144
Hop aboard for a private three hour snorkel cruise. A collage of sun, sea, music and gentle Caribbean breezes invite you to be their guests as the natural beauty and lush vegetation of the island avail themselves to you. As the cat drops anchor at a secluded cove, you can marvel at the rich sea life while snorkeling in the clear blue waters. Light lunch and open bar included. Limited to 60.
1:00 – 4:30 PM | $130
This tour promises unforgettable fun and a chance to see the island like no other tour can offer! Make your way through the hills, sugar cane and tractor paths where you will see vast species of trees and foliage, which have been around for generations. Boxed lunch included. Please note these are single rider ATVs only. Limited to 22. Weight restriction of 300 pounds max. Must wear enclosed shoes.
Irie Riders Mini Speedboat Adventure
1:30 – 4:00 PM | $80
Experience the thrill as you take an exhilarating ride on your very own personal mini speedboat! Take the Irie Riders on a guided tour down the coastline of the southeast peninsula of St. Kitts. Stop on the way to enjoy a swim & snorkel stop. Double Irie Riders only; no single riders available. Limited to 20; 10 double Irie Riders available so please sign up in pairs of two. Weight of both guests must not exceed 400 pounds. Guests should be in good physical condition and not pregnant.
Kayaking & Snorkeling Adventure
1:30 – 4:30 PM | $71
This tour starts with snorkeling at a secluded bay on the southeast peninsula of St. Kitts. Your kayak journey takes you along the pristine Caribbean coast by steep cliffs and remote bays. Each kayak is a two-person “sit-on-top” ocean kayak; no single kayaks available. Limited to 40; 20 double kayaks available so please sign up in pairs of two. Weight restriction is maximum of 280 pounds per guest. Guests should be in good physical condition.
Voice for Trees Political Action Committee Rum Tasting, Party and Auction
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | $95/ticket
Separate ticketed fundraising event
In St. Kitts, rum is the word. Join us for a Caribbean rum tasting, indulge in a tropical cocktail from the open bar, and nosh on hors d’oeuvres with friends at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino. And, of course, bid on silent and live auction items that run the gamut from handcrafted jewelry to exotic vacations. The best part? Your attendance (and your bidding) help us raise funds for the Voice for Trees Political Action Committee (VFT-PAC), which takes direct action on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the tree care industry. This is the only annual fundraiser for VFT-PAC, so let’s party for a cause in St. Kitts. Reserve your spot by contacting Amy Tetreault, director of development & special programs, at email@example.com or 800-733-2622.