1There is a new more convenient date for the TFT tour. Dec 7th weekend . 2The weather in Florida is always great that time of year. 3The location of the Boating Toys for Tots Tour is a great next eventafter the Key West world championships/ poker run 4. one can stay In Palatka a week for what it cost to stay in Key WestONE day 5.Dockage is FREE at the host hotel. 6.Meals and drinks are way more affordable at the TFT tour 7.The waterway if fresh water -way friendlier to parts and equipment. 8.There are no speed limits on the waterways . 9.It is a multi day event 10.Guests come from all over the nation to enjoy this TFT tour . 11.It is the first and original boating toys for tots tour 12.It is an official US marine Toys For Tots event 13.It is supported by the Mayors office of Palatka Welaka and Crescentcity . 14.The Sheriffs office has an active helping this event succeed asinstructed by the city fathers . “Respect these boater as they givea lot to our community” 15.The Town Mayor speaks at the captains meeting 16.The Sheriffs office speaks at the captains meeting 17.Rus is very accepting of input from tour guests.
There are not alot of rules or regimentation .
18. The Friday lunch run coversthe d twisty est water way of any boat run in the nation
19.The Friday lunch stop is pure Florida Charm.
20. The Fridaynight dinner is always at a great site that always has great seafood.
21. The Friday night party brings out a great band for theentertainment of the TFT tour guests
22. Breakfast is FREEat the host hotel.
23. FREE the Event is free to run in justbring a toy in your boat and go on the tour.
24.Registration is optional .
25. Registration is reasonablypriced , about 25X less than many poker runs
26. you get99.9% of the fun of many poker run for about 4% of the price . If youregister .. optional.
27. Registration is a bargain for theprice of a T-shirt you get a T-shirt admission into TWO live bandparties a stack of raffle ticket and a chance to win pile of funstuff.
28. The community embraces the boater as this communitylook to riverfront tourism to be there major attraction.
29. Theevent venue is aces sable by water all the way east central FloridaChristmas Fl to Jackson Ville
30. Every kind of boat iswelcome, No jet skis please. .
31. There is lots to exploreon this waterway – The St Johns River
32. The St John isone of only two rivers in the world that flow north.
33.Within 2 hours ride of the host hotel you can be at the mostphenomenal sprig s in Florida 72 degrees all year round
34.Sensational people come to this event .
35. The focus of theevent is not on winning with your great poker hand but to make adeserving child a winner with your generosity
36. There areseveral real viable ramp sites to launch at within 2 minutes from thehost hotel.
37. The parties are come as you are wear a tuxor flip flops ...it is about the fun !!!
38. The restaurant at thehost hotel is Beef OBradies so it is a known menu
39. Wewill not double charge your charge card.
40. Rus will answer thephone with your call 24/7
41. there are no for the sake ofprofit chargers . I want it to be a good deal for all personsespecially my guests … and yes of course the kids.
42there are not a lot of rules and regulations
43 . everyone helpseveryone. You will not be left dead in the water if your boatfails.
44. the Quality Inns room rates are about2/3 of otherhotels less , a room can be had for about $80
45. It is fun toshop for toys
46. there is a more relaxed atmosphere at theTFT tour , maybe because it is about giving and kids and doing forothers
47. Premium fuel is available right on the water
48.Even at the super low registration price there are dozen and dozensof give event T-shirts . We have them waiting
49. There ismore joy for a child who gets your gift than there is in having agood poker hand
50. … I will think of more how about you …let me know ... Coming to the Toys tour makes you attractive andsexy
50. You are in control of how much you want to give
51.the live bands at the TWO parties are sensational
52. What elsecan be better than being out on the boat with your friends in FLAmaking the Holiday great for lots of kids
53. you do nothave to pre-order your event shirt
Drinks at the bar are 2 for $7.oo ..... seven bucks for a buzz
55. The Quality Inn Palatka [ the host hotel ]has a special deal for those coming to the Toys 4 Tots tour .A guest can pay $5.00 (plus tax) extra and receive a $15.00 gift voucher for Beef'O Bradys-Palatka. This will be a great value to the guest.
you do not have to be a member of a club to run on the tour
The price is the same no matter how big or fast your boat is .or how slow
we do not have a charge for a safety helicopter , because we do not have one