LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
1 – SEVEN-DAY HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY ON THE BIG ISLAND
Your "Big Island" holiday includes a 7 day-6 night stay in an oceanfront condo in Kailua-Kona. This one bedroom with a king-size bed is perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or bring the family and use the convenient hide-a-bed in the living room. You will feel right at home in your island paradise with use of the full kitchen. It’s located within walking distance to great restaurants and fun nightlife activities.
Enjoy the ocean and majestic Hawaiian scenery with either a dinner cruise or a snorkeling trip on the Body Glove Boat. This is your chance to experience island living, see marine life and relax while enjoying coastal views.
The trip is subject to a mutually agreed upon time. Expires 12/31/2018.
Gift from Russ and Charlotte Lesser
2 - SEVEN-DAY HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE FOR TWO
When you step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line, you will experience a voyage unlike any other. Choose any cruise for two up to seven days in length to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/New England. Your journey will include extraordinary dining, spacious staterooms, elegant surroundings and days filled with new discoveries and gracious pampering by an award-winning crew. Partake in activities such as the renowned Greenhouse Spa and Salon, cooking demonstrations and wine tasting in the Culinary Arts Center, or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery from the beautiful wrap-around teak deck.
Guests receiving the cruise certificate will choose their specific cruise date and itinerary. Certificate valid for two guests sharing the same stateroom and does not include taxes, fuel supplement or surcharges as applicable. The certificate is valid for any Alaska, Caribbean/Mexico or New England/Canada cruise (based on minimum ocean view stateroom) of up to 7 days. The certificate may be applied to other cabin categories or cruise trades at an additional cost. Space is subject to availability. The certificate does not expire. Some restrictions apply. Airfare is not included.
Gift from Holland America Line
3 – GOURMET DINNER AND PREMIUM WINE PAIRINGS FOR EIGHT
You and seven of your guests will be seated at the private table of Chef Paul Buchanan of Primal Alchemy Catering as he tantalizes your taste buds with course after course of gourmet delights. You will enjoy sipping hand-selected wines paired with dinner as you get a close-up view of Chef Paul and his team preparing each dish. Watch as seasonal, sustainable and local ingredients are transformed into sublime fare as the evening progresses…with a guarantee of a sweet ending to the night!
The lucky winner of this one-of-a-kind dining experience has three options for the location. Host this magical dinner at your home or Chef Paul’s catering facility or at the Aquarium. No matter what location you choose – it will be a night full of delicious food and lasting memories.
This dinner is for up to 8 guests total and is to be scheduled at an agreed upon date within one year of the gala date (Fridays and Saturdays excluded).
Gift from Chef Paul Buchanan and Wine Collector Allen Farquer
4 – TWO-WEEK STAY AT A VACATION HOME DOWN UNDER
Travel to the land Down Under and experience Australia in a way that you never thought possible! Enjoy a two-week stay in a three-bedroom vacation home in Iluka, New South Wales, Australia. Located on the eastern coast about three hours south of Brisbane, this small town is the ultimate escape from reality.
Surrounded by a national park and infused with the relaxed charm and character of the northern rivers, Iluka is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. The town provides a truly unique opportunity for birding, fishing, surfing, hiking, boating, swimming and relaxing. This is your chance to see Australian wildlife that thrives in the local rainforest and coastal environment. Each morning starts with kookaburras singing and you may also spot kangaroos and emus out and about.
The home comes stocked with beach towels and boogie boards. In Iluka, you can rent fishing gear, shop for fresh fish and oysters or dine at local eateries. Or head to Yamba, a resort town directly across the river to enjoy a variety of restaurants and gastro pubs. Famous restaurants and tourist towns are within a one to two-hour drive for day trips, including internationally renowned Byron Bay.
Availability is subject to a mutually agreed upon time and must be booked before 12/31/2018. The home is unavailable in December and January.
Gift from Susan and Dick McKenna
5 – HARBOR CRUISE FOR 40 ON SAILING SHIP SPIRIT
Cruise for 2.5 hours on the 90-foot sailing ship Spirit with 40 of your favorite people. You control the guest list – have a blast living it up with friends, colleagues or family, whoever you think can steer the party in the right direction.
This floating celebration includes delicious appetizers, unlimited premium cocktails and music. The menu features marinated steak skewers, sesame chicken skewers, hot Swedish meatballs, French cut green beans, Caesar salad, mini cupcakes and more!
Eat, drink and celebrate while taking in the sites along the LA Waterfront. This cruise is perfect for private parties and corporate events.
Expires 4/22/2018. Saturday night excluded.
Gift from Jayme Wilson, Spirit Cruises
6 – STATEROOM ON THE SOLD-OUT FRIENDLY WHALES OF BAJA TRIP FOR TWO
Experience gray whales like never before with two tickets to meet the friendly whales of Baja! Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, March 6 through March 14, 2018, for a trip that truly is the journey of a lifetime. During this eight-day ocean voyage spend three exciting days anchored in San Ignacio Lagoon where friendly gray whales and their curious calves swim up to the skiffs.
Visit Todos Santos Island and land on San Benito, Cedros and San Martin Islands where you’ll enjoy naturalist-led hikes on these remote, offshore islands that are home to elephant seals, Guadalupe fur seals, a multitude of birds, diverse geological formations and a wide range of native vegetation.
Start your adventure with transportation provided by CMA staff to the Aquarium to catch the bus to San Diego. From there you will hop aboard the 113-foot Royal Polaris and enjoy a private room and head, a roomy galley/lounge and a friendly crew that furnishes hardy, flavorful meals.
Tickets are for the March 6 through March 14, 2018 Baja trip and cannot be transferred to another year. Transportation pick-up must be within 20 miles of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Gift from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
7 - BODY GLOVE CRUISE FOR 20 PEOPLE
Take a three-hour break from reality with a cruise for up to 20 people on the Body Glove boat - The Disappearance. Set sail from Redondo Beach on this 70-foot yacht and enjoy ocean vistas, majestic coastal views and wildlife sightings.
You'll be whisked away on a relaxing journey with a captain and deckhand to see you safely on your way. Pick a morning, afternoon or sunset cruise, a whale watching trip or a lights of the Palos Verdes Peninsula tour. Regardless what you choose, you'll have a wonderful, relaxing time experiencing life on a private yacht with your closest friends and family.
Bookings based on availability. Expires December 31, 2018.
Gift from Body Glove
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