What’s on the Schedule

Our schedule of events and activities will evolve gradually as our plans are made and confirmed.  We do have so much planned for the week, we will update the specifics frequently. We will be working to schedule group meals whenever possible.  The hotel is providing complimentary breakfast for our AMPA guests daily, a perfect way to start the day and connect with friends.

The group activities are optional. There is absolultely no obligation to join us on any activity. We would love to spend time with you though. The activities have been coordinated to allow all members of the group to join together in a structured activity so nobody is left out. This is where we will make new lifelong friendships beyond the Facebook community! Even if you don’t enjoy the specific activity, you are sure to enjoy the company. 

In addition to our group schedule of activities, there are countless other activities and areas to enjoy locally. We have left room in the schedule daily for individuals or groups to enjoy anything of interest. There are opportunities for renting boats, jet skis, fishing from the pier, scuba diving, snuba, charter a fishing trip, visit historic landmarks, a turltle sanctuary, Navarre Beach, local eateries, shopping, snorkeling, paddleboarding, parasailing, all types of water activities and rentals, discover the local nature through the bay to the gulf, Crab Island, to just lounge around the hotel grounds, play a round of mini golf, walk the beach, soak up the sun, or take a nap! Be sure to join our Facebook group AMPA Mini Pig Events and turn on ALL notifications to stay connect with the attending group. 

Wednesday September 11

  • Check into hotel starting at 3 pm
  • 7-8 pm Meet & Greet at hotel (location TBD)

Thursday September 12

  • Group Breakfast at hotel
  • Crab Island OR Afternoon shopping and sightseeing at Destin Harbor Walk
  •  Sunset Dolphin Cruise on the Sea Blaster ($28 adults, $14 children). This is a 2 hour sunset sightseeing dolphin cruise which begins with a 15 minute harbor tour through the Destin Harbor. They then make their way out into the Gulf of Mexico and cruise up and down the beach front sightseeing, looking for dolphins, and allow the kids to captain the boat. Towards the end of the trip the captain cruises into the Bay area to watch the beautiful Destin Sunset. Free unlimited water, soda, beer, and wine during the cruise. 
  • Explore the Destin Harbor Boardwalk and watch fireworks over the water after sunset! 

Friday September 13

  • Group Breakfast at hotel
  •  11 am Snorkeling, Shelling, & Dolphin Sighting 3 Hr Tour at Destin Snorkel ($40 adults, children $30). We will spend about 1 hour snorkeling in the the bay where in addition to finding shells and crabs, many people find a variety of marine life; baby seahorses, baby shrimp, puffer fish, blue crabs and file fish.  Our Captain and mate will educate the children about the various marine life. Then we will pull anchor and search for dolphin before we set anchor again near the Destin east jetties where you will snorkel for schools of small fish and a variety of wildlife. The jetties are located on the beaches of Holiday Isle where you will also have free use of our single and double kayaks.  When you snorkel at the jetties the water will be as shallow as the beach, or as deep as you’re comfortable with.

Saturday September 14

Sunday September 15

  • Group breakfast at hotel
  • Hog-Warts Orphanage, Defuniak Springs FL (1 hour drive) visit the rescue. Times & Activities TBD. 

Monday September 16

  • Group Breakfast at hotel
  •  Vortex Spring $10 entrance fee. Additional fees for rentals. (1 hour 20 minute drive). Vortex Spring Adventures is recognized as one of the best and safest diving resorts in the country. This 500+ acre Resort produces approximately 32 million gallons of crystal clear water daily at a year round temperature of 68 degrees.

    The property is packed with experiences for the entire family whether it be scuba diving with our trained and certified instructors, exploring our nature trails, taking a dip in the spring, sliding down one of the 10 slides and so much more. Rentals available: scuba gear, snorkeling gear, tubes, canoe, kayak, and paddle boards. 

    A mecca for diving, snorkeling, and swimming enthusiast alike. If you love the water this is the place for you.  

Tuesday September 17

  • Group Breakfast at hotel
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (fees vary) with Animal Encounters, next to hotel. Animal encounter opportunities include: dolphins, sea turtles, alligators, penguins, seals, sea lions, and snorkel with stingrays. 
  • Group farewell dinner TBD

Wednesday September 18

  • Farewell Group Breakfast
  • Check out of hotel by 11 am