FISHING TIPS, SALTY STORIES AND HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS WITH PROS:
SALTWATER EXPERIENCE WEEKEND IS BACK
Hawks Cay Resort and pro anglers from Saltwater Experience team up for second annual Saltwater Experience Weekend
Duck Key, Fla.– June 25, 2014 – Television personalities and well-known anglers Captain Rich Tudor and Captain Tom Rowland, known for their popular Saltwater Experience series on NBC Sports, invite novice and seasoned anglers alike to get “hooked” at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys for the second annual Saltwater Experience Weekend, September 5-7, 2014.
The weekend-long event features exclusive access to discover the hosts’ fishing secrets right from the home base of the popular Saltwater Experience series. Situated in the lower-middle Keys on the island of Duck Key, Hawks Cay benefits from a location with boundless offshore options for both beginner and experienced fishermen. “With the marina at their doorstep, Hawks Cay provides guests easy access to everything from backcountry fishing to reef trips, and the seminars and programs at Saltwater Experience Weekend are the perfect opportunity for guests to hone their skills before getting back out onto the water,” said Tudor.
In addition to seminars by Tudor and Rowland, guests will learn about the latest gear, equipment and techniques from top industry experts. Sample seminar topics include a casting net demonstration by Captain George Campbell of Snapshot Charters, a session on using electronic charts by Navionics and more. Classroom seminars are complemented by outdoor, hands-on workshops on topics such as fly-casting, cast-netting, engine maintenance, just to name a few. Included in the weekend package is a waterfront Welcome Reception on Friday evening, with a chance to meet and mingle with Tudor and Rowland, as well as a Keys Cookout farewell dinner and the chance to win fishing-related raffle prizes worth thousands of dollars, among other great bonuses.
After the weekend’s events, anglers can put their new skills to use and rent a charter out of Hawks Cay Marina, or spend the day enjoying the resort’s amenities. With a variety of options for adults and kids, event participants can bring the whole family, taking advantage of discounted pricing for additional tickets to Saltwater Experience events or leave others to simply enjoy the five on-site pools, kids club, spa and all the other activities the resort has to offer.
Rates for the Saltwater Experience Weekend package start at $418 and include accommodations for two nights, admission for one adult to all Saltwater Experience events, welcome gifts, entry into raffles throughout the weekend and more. Additional tickets for adults and children are available at discounted prices. Tickets for those who wish to attend Saturday seminars only are available for $65 per adult or $30 per child 10 and under. For more information or to book, visit http://www.hawkscay.com/saltwaterexperience/.
Connect with Hawks Cay on social media and enjoy sneak peeks of the weekend’s events with the hashtag #HookedAtHawksCay. Follow the resort on Facebook and Google+ at HawksCayResort and on Twitter and Instagram at @HawksCayResort.
About Hawks Cay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is the premier destination in all of the Florida Keys for outdoor fun. Alongside the emerald water of the Atlantic Ocean, guests enjoy offshore, flats and backcountry fishing; diving; kayaking; kiteboarding and standup paddleboarding programs; Cliff Drysdale tennis program; Segway tours and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program with complimentary daily viewings. The 60-acre resort boasts 177 guestrooms and 225 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, four restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs and the award-winning Calm Waters Spa. The resort was voted The Knot’s Best of Weddings pick in 2013.