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January 30 – February 1, 2015

2 - Night Package includes Marina Seating VIP Tickets to the PARADE!

GASPARILLA is the largest pirate theme event in the world!

Not a pirate fest in the typical meaning but a pirate theme Mardi Gras on a similar scale. A legacy of over 100 years it’s a week-long charity event drawing half a million people & a thousand boats of all sizes. The Saturday afternoon parade alone now numbers 100 floats & lasts over two hours. WE have some of the best seats. Many catch more beads than they can carry! Partying takes place all over the downtown area throughout the weekend & dozens of businesses are involved.

Friday Evening:

AAARRRive at our Tampa Bay-front hotel followed by a trip to Gaspar's Grotto in downtown Ybor City (Pirate Party Central) Friday night! (There WILL be a group dynamic to this BUT you are NOT obligated to stick with us.)
Ybor City is a nightlife mecca in its own right, but you can walk to the Channelside complex to party there too.


A short walk to local parties. You might visit Jackson’s Bistro over the S. Harbour Island Blvd. Bridge for brunch as an excellent spot to watch the boats & ships come into the harbor. Then a short ½ mile walk back over to our VIP area for the parade.
No need to hurry later as you can party on into the night or head back to the hotel to relax. Some of us may return to Gaspar’s Grotto.

NOTE: A separate but associated day trip is being planned to accompany this weekender. The two groups will meet at the parade location.

After check-out Sunday morning & breakfast there’s time to visit local museums(additional expense) before heading home mid-afternoon.


Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, 700 S. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

I have TEN (10) rooms reserved for Friday & Saturday nights. Each room has two large beds
2-Night Package Deal including Marina Seating VIP Tickets to the PARADE!
Check-in Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 - Check-out Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

You MUST provide a name list and contact info for all occupants of your room prior to December 30, 2014!

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (two per room + two VIP seating Parade Tickets) = $525 (263 each)
TRIPLE OCCUPANCY (three per room + three VIP Parade Tickets) = $565 (189 each)
QUADRUPLE OCCUPANCY (four per room + four VIP Parade Tickets) = $605 (152 each)
(It’s an incredibly low rate! If you were to book separately NOW it will be is 60% higher NOT including VIP tickets!)

Valet Parking at this Marriott is Mandatory.

Parking in the garage across the street is $9.00 per night but the clock restarts at 6:00 am!

Bellhops move the luggage.
They charge extra for in-room internet (unless you are a Marriott Rewards member) but it is free in the lobby.

Make checks payable to
Mail to 340 Myrtlewood Road, Melbourne, FL 32940


Full refund until December 30, 2014 EXCLUDING VIP Parade tickets! After that there will be a 50% charge until January 20, 2015.

No refund after January 20, 2015 unless a substitution is made.

All prices & itineraries are subject to change based upon availability.
Reservations are secured by payment in full for entire room. You are on your own to secure companions.

The Mad Hatter Gary Haas 321-543-1346 or
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Cutting Edge Parties, Social Events, Networking Activities & Unadulterated FUN! A Society of Adults, Single or Otherwise, Community Connected & Involved. Not satisfied with just independent activities we bring people into the very heart of our community, to the very best cultural programs & innovative travel trips, and involve them in exciting charitable events! We often partner with other groups & organizations for events believing that the result is greater than the sum. We can also produce videos and help promote YOUR events. 

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