Welcome Spouses and Guests to the 2017 Sportfishing Summit

Welcome Spouses and Guests to the 2017 Sportfishing Summit

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Opal Sands Resort

Clearwater Beach, Fla.

The beautiful Opal Sands Resort is located on Clearwater Beach.

Please know you are welcome to attend all the events that this year’s Sportfishing Summit has to offer.

You are welcome to join us for the general sessions, evening receptions and the not-to-be missed reception and awards dinner on Thursday evening at the resort.

Spouses and Guests Welcome Breakfast

The get acquainted breakfast will be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in the Sea Side room.

This is where you can meet new acquaintances and reunite with friends while learning all there is to know about the hotel and the area.

The Opal Sands Concierge, Spa Director and Convention Services Manager from the Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater will introduce themselves to you and to services and amenities that are available to you during your stay in Clearwater Beach.

We thank Costa, for once again, providing the gift bags.

Contact Membership Director Jill Calabria, (703) 519-9691, x234, to reserve your seat.

Things to Do!

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau has a wealth of information about things to do in the area.

In fact, Clearwater Beach was named No. 1 in the U.S. on TripAdvisor's list of Top Beaches for 2016 and No. 4 in 2017.

Things to do include:

  • The Clearwater Aquarium –  Winter the Dolphin, from the movie Dolphin Tale, lives at this marine rehabilitation facility. Group discounts (10 or more) require advance ticket sales https://www.seewinter.com/visit/group-visits/. If there are less than 10 visitors in your group, no advance tickets are needed. Adult admission is $21.95.
  • The Morean Arts Center, home to the Dale Chihuly glass collection, is located at 720 Central Avenue in St. Pete. Admission is $19.95 per adult.
  • Shopping and lunch in Dunedin. Dunedin is about 15 minutes from Clearwater Beach. It’s a small historic area of old Florida with cute shops and lots of restaurants.
  • Tarpon Springs is a community that was founded by Greek divers at the turn of the century. They still dive for sponges. Lots of shops and delicious Greek restaurants are located on a pier. You can also go out on the dive boats to see how they dive for the sponges.