WMC Tours

Live your best life at WMC! Our exclusive WMC tours are for conference participants only and may include experiences not found in similar tours that you could book independently. These tours are optional, add-on activities, customized to ensure there are no conflicts with any educational sessions and will return you in time for our evening programming. Tours sell out quickly – don’t wait to register!

Monday, February 10

Thirteenth Annual Families in Business Luncheon and Roundtable
12:15 - 1:15 pm | $35

When you mix family and business, you’re never off the clock. The Families in Business Luncheon and Roundtable is an informal opportunity for family members who work full or “part-time” in the tree care business to share ideas with like-minded peers. The discussions, ranging from time management to maintaining work-life balance, are determined by you!

Sunset Catamaran Cruise
4:00 – 7:30 pm | $120

A WMC classic! Just imagine chilling out on deck, cocktail in hand as you experience the beauty of a Mexican sunset on the tranquil waters of Banderas Bay. Watch the sunset as you enjoy the open bar, and a light meal with your fellow WMC attendees! Limited to 200.

Tuesday, February 11

Cooking Mexican with the Chef
8:30 – 11:30 AM | $68

Sunset Catamoran CruiseEnjoy the morning preparing chicken and avocado cheese enchiladas under the watchful eye of the hotel’s chef. Includes a light breakfast and Bloody Mary. After you’re done you get to enjoy your creation!

Canopy Zip Line Tour
12:30 – 4:00 PM | $120

Fly through the skies experiencing and enjoying 11 zip lines at 200 meters above the river. Feel the wind in your face and enjoy the scenery…. And did we tell you the tour ends with a 15-minute mule ride? Limited to 30. Minimum age is 6 years, maximum of 252 pounds. Guests with asthma heart conditions, pre-existing neck or back injuries and expectant mothers will not be permitted to participate. Must wear fully enclosed shoes and socks.

Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament
12:30 – 5:30 PM | $325

Organized and hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF), proceeds from the Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament benefit students of arboriculture by financially supporting two different programs: TREE FUND, and TCIAF’s annual Student Career Days event at TCI EXPO.

Not only are you funding the future by playing, but the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, home to this year’s tournament, offers one of the most scenic golf courses in the area. You will enjoy views of lush vegetation, natural lagoons and the shores of Banderas Bay. It's an unparalleled golf experience surrounded by the Sierra Madre and Banderas Bay. And its directly across the street from the Marriott!

Grab your clubs, recruit your friends and plan on an afternoon of good-humored competition! Registration includes beautiful views, a shared cart, green fees, lunch, beverages, awards reception and prizes. Pre-registration is required.

Haven’t had the chance to perfect your swing, but still want to support future arborists? Partnership opportunities are available! Consider sponsoring a hole or hosting a golfer challenge. Contact Amy at 800-733-2622 or atetreault@tcia.org.

Whale Watching Tour
12:30 – 4:00 PM | $125

Join the best whale watching on Banderas Bay as expert biologists will educate you on the marvelous world of humpback whales aboard the specialized zodiac style boats. The lead researcher of the Banderas Bay photo identification project will be our leader as we listen to their intriguing songs and watch them breach, slap their tails, travel and play. WMC is in the heart of the office whale watching season! Limited to 84.

Wednesday, February 12

Sail & Snorkel Cruise
12:00 PM – 4:30 PM | $150

Hop aboard for a private snorkel cruise. A collage of sun, sea, music and gentle tropical breezes invite you to be their guests as the natural beauty and lush vegetation of the island avail themselves to you. As the cat drops anchor you can marvel at the rich sea life while snorkeling in the clear blue waters. Lunch and open bar included. Limited to 150.

Whale Watching Tour
12:30 – 4:00 PM | $125

Join the best whale watching on Banderas Bay as expert biologists will educate you on the marvelous world of humpback whales aboard the specialized zodiac style boats. The lead researcher of the Banderas Bay photo identification project will be our leader as we listen to their intriguing songs and watch them breach, slap their tails, travel and play. WMC takes place during peak whale-watching season! Limited to 84.

VFT-PAC Auction at WMC 2020
Evening | TBD

We’re making some major changes to this year’s event and we’re confident that whatever your preference (formal dinner or casual cocktail party), we’ll meet your party needs in Puerto Vallarta. Stay tuned for details on this year’s VFT-PAC annual fundraiser!

Most critically, we need auction items! Contact Amy Tetreault at atetreault@tcia.org or 800-733-2622 to learn more about this event and why item donations are integral to a successful event and keeping commercial arboriculture on Washington’s priority list.