LOVE Aquatic Prize Descriptions

  • LOVE Aquatic SweepstakesBoats at NorfolkGirls at NauticusSmith Mountain LakeSmith Mountain Lake SailboatTides InnTides Inn with SailboatsEagle on the James River. Photo by Dave ParrishKings Dominion Coaster
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    LOVE Aquatic Sweepstakes Prize Descriptions

     

    Tall Ship Treasures of OpSail 2012 | Become a Skipper at Smith Mountain Lake
    Come Sail Away on the Chesapeake Bay | First Time Fisherman Journey 

    Prize One - Drawing March 16, 2012 - Congratulations to Victor D. from Lake City, PA!

    Tall Ship Treasures of OpSail 2012 

    Enjoy the best seat in the house for Opsail Virginia 2012, June 7-11, 2012, in Virginia's water wonderland of Hampton Roads.  You and your family will get an  "up close" view of tall ships while spending four nights at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, which is located right on the water. Enjoy VIP "before the general public" access to the tall ships and VIP seats for the fireworks on Saturday. During a special tour of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, you’ll learn to tie nautical knots and hear about the exciting naval action that occurred in the Hampton Roads area during the War of 1812. Visit Natuticus, a maritime science museum, and take a cruise on the American Rover. On a day trip to nearby Hampton, visit the Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton History Museum, enjoy a water cruise on the Miss Hampton II and shop till you drop with a gift certificate to the Peninsula Town Center. In Virginia Beach tour the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, stroll or bike the boardwalk, and check out the Warhol Exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

    Tall Ship Treasures of OpSail 2012 prize components:

    • Lodging for four for four nights, June 7-10, 2012, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
    • Special boarding of a tall ship and access to touring the tall ships before they open to the general public
    • Four VIP tickets for fireworks show, Saturday, June 9
    • Complimentary cruises aboard the American Rover in Norfolk and aboard the Miss Hampton II in Hampton
    • Complimentary admission for four to Nauticus, the Virginia Air and Space Center, the Hampton History Museum, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and the Warhol Exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Complimentary VIP tour of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and nautical knot tying lesson for four (4)
    • Gift certificate for the Peninsula Town Center
    • Roundtrip economy airfare for four
    • Rental car for five days
    • $200 cash card
    Sheraton Norfolk WatersideOpSail 2012Virginia Air & Space MuseumVirginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 

     

    Prize Two - Drawing May 11, 2012  - Congratulations to Lynn J. from Davidson, NC!

    Become a Skipper at Smith Mountain Lake

    Spend five days on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake where you and your family can enjoy swimming, boating, and quality time together. Your vacation home at Bernard's Landing Resort offers an olympic-style swimming pool with lap lanes and the indoor pool with a Jacuzzi spa. Explore Smith Mountain Lake aboard your pontoon boat compliments of Bridgewater Marina. During your private  lesson on boating safety you’ll receive tips on becoming  “skippers” of your craft. Spend a day at Bridgewater Plaza, where you can try your hand at rock wall climbing, bungee jumping, and miniature golf on a course that goes over the water, then snack on pizza and soft drinks. Enjoy dinner at the Landing Restaurant and Mango’s Bar and Grill, and treat the family to more great meals with your complimentary cash card.

    Become a Skipper at Smith Mountain Lake prize components:

    • Lodging for four for four nights compliments of Bernard's Landing
    • Pontoon boat rental for four days, compliments of Bridgewater Marina
    • Family fun pass for four at Bridgewater Plaza for complimentary rock wall climbing, bungee jumping, miniature golf, pizza and soft drinks
    • Complimentary dinner for four at the Landing Restaurant and Mango's Bar & Grill
    • Roundtrip economy airfare for four
    • Rental car for five days
    • $200 cash card
    Bernard's Landing ResortEnjoying the Beach at Smith Mountain LakeBridgewater MarinaMango's Bar and Grill 

     

    Prize Three- Drawing June 15, 2012 - Congratulations to Miranda S. from Gahanna, OH!

    Come Sail Away on the Chesapeake Bay

    Learn to sail on Virginia’s legendary Chesapeake Bay. Virginia’s classic Tides Inn will be home base for this five-day, four-night vacation perfect for families who love the water. Enjoy breakfast each morning at the Inn, and on two mornings take to the water for sailing lessons compliments of Premier Sailing. Enjoy a different kind of water adventure at nearby Westmoreland State Park where you can take a guided kayak and enjoy the beautiful outdoors on a hike together. Stroll the small towns of Kilmarnock, Irvington, and nearby Urbanna, where you can introduce your kids to their first oyster.

    Sail Away on the Chesapeake Bay prize components:

    • Lodging for four for four nights at the Tides Inn, including breakfast each morning
    • Sailing instruction four for two mornings compliments of Premier Sailing, with bag lunches provided
    • Guided kayak tour at Westmoreland State Park
    • Roundtrip economy airfare for four
    • Rental car for five days
    • $150 cash card
    The Tides InnLearn to sail with Premier SailingFamily at the Tides InnWestmoreland State Park 

     

    Prize Four - Drawing August 10, 2012 - winner drawn - awaiting confirmation. 

    First Time Fisherman Journey

    Head for Richmond’s James River with the family for flying fishing lessons compliments of Discover the James. While on the water, you’ll also have an opportunity to watch for bald eagles in their natural habitat and hear some of the history of the area. The Omni Richmond Hotel, located on cobblestone streets in historic downtown Richmond, is the perfect spot from which to visit area attractions such Maymont, the Science Museum of Virginia, and the Children's Museum of Richmond compliments of your admission pass from the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitor Bureau. Spend a fun-filled day at Kings Dominion, where you can ride roller coasters, slide down some of the with 15 water slides and splash in two giant wave pools. 

    First Time Fisherman Journey prize components:

    • Lodging for four for four nights at Omni Richmond Hotel
    • Five-hour river experience compliments of Discover the James
    • Complimentary admission for four to Richmond area attractions such as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, St. John's Church, Meadow Farm Museum, Edgar Allen Poe Museum
    • Complimentary one-day admission to Kings Dominion Amusement Park
    • Roundtrip economy airfare for four
    • Rental car for five days
    • $100 cash card.
    Omni Richmond in Historic Shockoe SlipFishing with Discover the JamesChildren's Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenScience Museum of Virginia