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  • September 30th to October 7th, 2018


  • $1,995.00 per person (based on double occupancy) 
  • Single occupant adds $997.50
  • Payment by credit card adds 3%
  • Payment due in full by August 22 nd 2018
  • 6 months of interest-free payments when using PayPal Credit
  • Non-refundable - Non-cancellable 
  • Transferable      
  • Commissionable
  • Room upgrades available on a limited basis upon request
  • Must meet minimum for departure
  • Custom packages are available for private groups


  • $50.00 per person to hold your spot(s)
  • Pre-registration open until August 15 th 2018
  • Pre-registration fee will be deducted from trip total
  • Pre-registration fee is only refundable if trip is postponed
  • Space is limited so register today!

Contact us for more information: 1-800-598-9853

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  • ALL accommodations:
    • Three nights on Lido Key at Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, FL
    • Three nights at Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Orlando, FL
    • One night at Postcard Inn On The Beach in St. Pete Beach, FL
  • ALL transportation (while on tour)
  • ONE group meal per day (as shown in the itinerary) 
  • TWO on-site guide extraordinaires! 
  • ALL entrance fees, porterage, and entertainment fees
  • AND much more!
  • Highlights:

    • Relax as the first warm waves of water lap up on your toes at Lido Beach
    • Explore the town that circus performers called home, even if it is legal to keep a pet elephant there
    • Enjoy a nostalgic throwback to 1950’s America
    • Get to the bottom of rumors about volcanic eruptions and pirate attacks... Oh and did we mention hidden loot?
    • Some great surprises along the way!
    • Traveling from Sarasota to Orlando, and winding up in St. Pete Beach

    Limited Availability


    Phone: 1-800-598-9853
    Email: info@margaritavilleadventures.com

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    Just $50.00 per person to hold your spot(s)!
    Hurry! pre-registration closes August 15th 2018


    [Meal codes are B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner]

    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 1 Day 1: “Earl’s dead, Cadillac for sale,” so said the sign in Sarasota, Florida

    As the story was told, before Earl passed and that old Eldorado sat out on the Tamiami Trail, Earl and Moonvine traveled the world from Key West, to New Orleans, to Panama and back, bringing home stories of mystery and adventure! An often-told rumor was that Earl and Moonvine lived a gypsy lifestyle while socking away a fortune in circus earnings. Before Earl died and Moonvine disappeared back into the Everglades, they apparently hid their money somewhere in central Florida, in essence, a modern-day treasure story. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

    We begin this adventure where Earl and Moonvine’s story began, Sarasota, Florida. We check into the Lido Beach Resort on Lido Key and gather for introductions before heading out to lively St. Armand’s Circle for a night of dining, shopping, and maybe a little dancing.


    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 2 Day 2: “He was a circus man when they first met,” and circus is the theme today

    Earl was a human cannonball performer for the circus. So today we hop on a trolley to learn more about the circus and hopefully find some clues that will lead us to Earl and Moonvine’s stash. Now, I’m not comparing, you, our treasured fellow-travelers to a circus bunch, but many of you, like us, are rather peculiar, just saying…


    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 3 Day 3: For optimal relaxation, just add water…

    This morning we head out to Ted Sperling Park on South Lido to explore a unique ecosystem by kayak or paddleboard. Maybe we will even come across a gentle manatee or encounter an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin that calls this exotic maze of mangrove tunnels home.

    The rest of this day is devoted to relaxation. Go for a dip in the Gulf, go on a seashell hunting walk down the beach, enjoy one of the resort’s two pools and three hot tubs, or pull up a chair at the Tiki Bar.

    Tonight we dine at the famous Old Salty Dog located directly on the intracoastal overlooking Sarasota Bay. Enjoy some fresh fish or a deep fried hot dog with all the toppings dubbed the Loaded Salty Dog.


    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 4 Day 4: “With the urge for goin’, and a wanderin’ soul,” we head to Florida’s Middle Kingdom.

    After checking out of the beautiful Lido Beach Resort we say goodbye to Sarasota and make our way up the Tamiami Trail to the only town in the United States of America where you can keep an elephant in your front yard….

    After lunch we continue on to our next destination, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, inspired by the classic Florida beach resorts of the 1950's and 60's. After a quick change of wardrobe, we head out for a night of fun and experience a world-famous circus performance.


    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 5 Day 5:“I don’t know where I’m a gonna go,” but it’s probably next door

    Of all the tales that Moonvine reeled off, there was one that always caught my attention, about a volcano smack dab in the middle of Florida. Scientists always believed this volcano to be dormant but when Earl and Moonvine were passing through Central Florida, smoke started to rise, the ground started to shake, and they thought that volcano was going to blow! They hopped back in the Caddy and high-tailed it out of there.

    Today we are going back, to find that volcano and the beautiful, water-rich islands that surround it. Then we will celebrate our successful excursion by partying in Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk™!

    ***Optional Activity- Tonight would be a great time to visit Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights™! You know that we always like to show our guests a spook-tacular time!!***


    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 6 Day 6: Today is a good day to ‘pool’ our collective resources - because we may have to battle pirates tonight.

    After yesterday’s volcano excursion, today will offer a much needed day of relaxation. Dive into one of the resort’s two pools or spend the day floating down the lazy river.

    Today is a also great day for taking advantage of some of the optional activities like Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, & Universal CityWalk™ - since we’ll be in the theme park capital of the universe.

    Tonight, we have news of a pending pirate attack; all hands required on deck, Arrrggghhhh!!


    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 7 Day 7: The Gulf Coast is beckoning us back..

    We depart Orlando and our 50’s resort in search of ‘arrrgghh’ pirate allies. We check into the Postcard Inn on the Beach in St. Pete Beach and head up to Treasure Island for dinner and a little pirate fun.

    Whether we’ve found Earl and Moonvine’s loot or not, tonight we go big… pirate style!


    EARL & MOONVINE'S CARNIES, VOLCANOES, & PIRATES MYSTERY ADVENTURE Day 8 Day 8: “Nomads know when the show is done”

    “So when the big top folded, Earl took his last drive, Moonvine kissed her boy goodbye; his exit had arrived. She shot his ashes ‘cross the gulf from that ancient rusty gun, nomads know when the show is done.”

    Goodbye to Paradise… Until the next Margaritaville Adventure.


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