BevCap Captive Group Winter 2019 Board Meeting - Four Seasons Troon, Scottsdale, AZ
Group Activities will be on Wednesday, February 20th with Meetings on Thursday and Friday, February 21-22, 2019. We currently do not have rooms blocked for Tuesday night, but there is availability. If you plan to come in on Tuesday, will you please let me know so that we can reserve an extra block of rooms?
OPTION 1: Waterfalls and Rainforest Hike - North Kohala
Nowhere in Hawaii is the importance and story of water more evident than here in the lands of Kamehameha. In its eternal cycle, water continues to shape a dramatic landscape of valleys, streams and cliffs. These same waters reveal the history and culture of Kohala.
The tour begins with a wonderful drive of contrast and change from the dry-side resort area to the lush green country of North Kohala. Along the way you will pass over lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountains. As you enter the quaint plantation towns of Hawi and Kapaau, you will see the original, life-size statue of King Kamehameha I. At the end of the highway, we pass through a locked gate onto private property and the real fun begins. With a bumpy but short off-road drive, your excitement will peak as we travel along an old cane road. Out of the Pinzgauer, you’ll step back into the early 1900’s, when plantation owners began construction of the Kohala Ditch to bring much needed water to the sugar cane fields. Along the 1.5 mile loop trail you’ll see tunnels blasted and carved from solid rock, walk over an aqueduct on two bridges, and learn the story of the tremendous effort it took to build an irrigation system stretching over 22 miles. You’ll delve into ancient Hawaiian history while visiting a former taro farming site and learn about the flora of this ecosystem. Seven beautiful waterfalls grace the trail. You can take a refreshing dip in the last pool we visit and play under a refreshing cascade. With stunning mountain panoramas, green valleys, pasturelands, flora and of course the abundant water, the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure is a fascinating way for all to experience Kohala’s “story of water.”
Tour Itinerary:Depart Four Seasons 11:45 AM and arrive back at the resort at 5:00 PM.
A hike of 1.5 miles
Access to an exclusive hike area via 15 minutes of rugged six-wheel driving
Walking sticks, rain gear, warm wear, hip sack, bottled water provided
Snack of fruit and fresh baked breads with soda and juice
Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes or reef walkers, swim suit, short sleeved cotton shirt, hat and sunscreen. Bring a sweatshirt, jacket or windbreaker
Note: Conditions may be muddy or wet
OPTION 2: Whale Watch Cruise - Kohala Coast
Turquoise waters and warm ocean breezes are the perfect conditions for a day on a catamaran in Hawaii.
Guests embark on a journey in the heart of the National Marine Sanctuary, taking in the beautiful mountain views while searching for the playful Humpback whales. The friendly crew and naturalists will provide an educational “talk story” about the unique marine life and humpback whales.
Each year our winter visitors migrate 3,500 miles from Alaska, where they spend the summer months feeding, to the warm waters of Hawaii where they mate and have their calves. Encounter the humpback whales and experience firsthand their amazing behavior.
Departing the harbor, the captain advises the crew to keep a look out for the “spouts”. This is a sure way to spot these gentle giants.
Tour Itinerary: Depart Four Seasons 12:15 PM; check in 12:45; Snorkel/Whale Watch 1:00 - 4:00; arrive back at the resort at 4:30 PM.
3-hr Snorkel/Sail Cruise aboard a US Coast Guard inspected vessel
Spacious interior cabin includes bar and shaded seating area
Ample deck space with abundant bench seating areas
Deluxe stereo, microphone and hydrophone systems
Standard Open Bar: wine, beer, mai tai, juice, sodas, water
Fresh Fruit Platter, Veggie Crudités, Gourmet Cheese & Crackers on the return sail
Departures from Kawaihae Harbor
Participants should wear swim suit under shorts/beach cover up. Bring a towel, hat and sunscreen