March 23, 2010

Dolphin Explorer - Master Naturalist

The Dolphin Explorer is a fantastic experience that allows you to enjoy the outdoors, sail along the calm waters surrounding Naples, FL, see dolphin playing with their siblings & take part in a scientific research study - what? Anything involving the words Scientific &  Research & Study may not be your idea of a vacation in Florida. Don't close the page yet - I'm talking about seeing dolphin in their natural environment, aboard a 30 foot catamaran off the Gulf of Mexico, a shelling expedition on a barrier island all while participating in an eco-tour led by a Master Naturalist.



Kids, teenagers, adults, couples, groups...everyone will love being aboard the Dolphin Explorer vessel.  I loved watching the amazement from the 3 year old with her parents, the engagement of the many children between 5-12 who were participating in the Dolphin Challenge & listening to the many questions of all of us kids at heart who have a strong love for the dolphins. 
We love this experience so much we partnered with it to give guests of the Hilton Naples special rates to enjoy the Dolphin Explorer.

March 5, 2010

Royal Chef Headlines in Naples


This weekend Naples is welcoming Darren McGrady, who spent 15 years of royal service to Queen Elizabeth II of England & Princess Diana as their Royal Chef.  He will present "Dining Like Diana: Stories from Her Personal Chef" at the Jolly Cricket restaurant on Fifth Avenue South on Saturday at 3pm & Sunday at 1pm. 
These events kick off a very unique exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center featuring an original collection of the late Princess Diana's gowns plus Diana & British Royals' memorabilia.  The Exhibit is titled, "Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration" and runs from March 13th through June 27th. 

Don't miss this exhibition of the “world’s most photographed woman”.  It is not a traveling show but instead is being created just for Naples & The von Liebig Art Center. This is the perfect opportunity to make a memorable weekend out of it.  The Hilton Naples has a very limited quantity of Princess Diana Packages which includes accommodations in Naples at the Hilton, two tickets to the exhibit "Princess Diana: Dresses of Inspiration", an autographed, commemorative book "Eating Royally" from Royal Chef Darren McGrady & a Limited Edition Princess Diana-inspired Norman Love Chocolates.  To find out more, please visit our Princess Diana Package.
Photo courtesy of © Terence Donovan/Camera Press/Retna, Ltd. USA