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Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Bash Bonfire and Tournament Comes to Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Bash Bonfire and Tournament
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on June 26 – June 29
Headliners include Guy Harvey and IGFA’s “Legendary Captain” Bouncer Smith
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 7, 2014) – Bimini Sands Resort & Marina, the newest member of the Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition Collection, announced today it will play host to the Guy Harvey Outpost Beach Bash, Bonfire and Tournament at its South Bimini, Bahamas, property on June 26-29, 2014. The event will feature an exciting IGFA-sanctioned fishing competition, scuba diving, family entertainment and much more, headlined by world-renowned marine artist and conservation advocate Guy Harvey and Florida fishing authority Capt. Bouncer Smith. For the event’s signature bonfire celebrations, 30-foot tall Blue Marlin wire sculptures by artist Bobby Little will be lit on fire Friday and Saturday night.
“This is the first event to come out of our new strategic alliance with Guy Harvey Outpost, and it will give participants the chance to enjoy everything Bimini has to offer,” said Bimini Sands President & CEO Frank Cooney. “We want to welcome Guy Harvey back to Bimini with a big-time bash.”
Guy Harvey Outposts celebrates its return to Bimini after two years of growth throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. “Bimini is the birthplace of the IGFA, cast in the light of colorful stories of legendary fishing and revelry,” explained Outpost Resort President Mark Ellert. “We’re back to help carry the torch that keeps Bimini’s history and Out-Island character alive. This party is sure to write some colorful South Bimini stories and keep the flame burning.”
In a unique opportunity for event guests, four fishing charters with Captain Bouncer will be offered by Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts in an on-line auction opening May 10th benefiting the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and IGFA to benefit conservation efforts in Bimini and its surrounding waters.
Tournament festivities will kick off Monday evening, June 23, in Fort Lauderdale with a pre-departure dockside party hosted by Papa’s Pilar Rum at the Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill. Captain Bouncer will be on hand to offer tips on current Bimini fishing conditions and techniques. Friday night festivities include a pirate costume party at the resort’s new beachside infinity pool, with music provided by calypso artist, Mango Man. Saturday night features a beachside pig roast party and awards ceremony at the southernmost point of South Bimini, adjacent to the resort’s popular Bimini Twist Restaurant and Sand Bar lounge.
Non-angler attendees will enjoy a series of beach and watersport family-friendly Bahamian activities organized by the Bimini Sands Activities Center, including scuba diving with world record-holder Neal Watson of Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center and excursions to Honeymoon Harbour to snorkel with wild stingrays. Other activities include tours of the mangrove lagoons, Bimini Nature Trail and guided tours of Bimini Sharklab.
For more information or to register for the tournament, call Guy Harvey Outpost at 1-800-513.5257 or visit www.GuyHarveyOutpost.com/BeachBash.