Price List & Explanations Are
These parties are FREE for
love to have you join our party.
VERY Important Notice About ALL Future Regattas!
We've held boat regattas every month
since 2005 and in the past, we've never charged anyone a
dime and never accepted any donations.
that's okay because Tropical Paradise and Bella Vita Resorts
sponsors these parties as a way to promote and spread the word
about Tropical Paradise. But if you don't help spread
the word, then it's not really fair to us, since we pay people to help
us with the 80-100 hours that we spend every month managing
the website, operating the forums and updating you with
emails. We pay for all the graphic designing, printing,
wristbands, legal fees, website hosting, and forum software
programming, and we front the thousands of dollars for
bikinis, t-shirts, hats, golf shirts and burgies, (boat flags)
and sell them for our cost. At an average expense of over
$2,000 a month, (not counting all our time) we’ve spent
over $50,000 for these parties. We only share this with you
because we can't keep supporting the club anymore without your
help. If you enjoy these parties then in order to keep them
going and growing, we need your donations. The donations
below are suggested minimum donations. Please feel free to
We don’t expect to ever recoup all
(or even any) of the money we’ve already spent for these
parties, and we’re not trying to. Your donations simply help
offset some of the expenses. Any party that doesn’t receive
$2,000 in donations is a party that we pay the balance for, so
please donate cheerfully.
Minimum Party Donations:
(Please Feel Free To Donate More)
First Time Attendee Wristband (if this is
your first regatta ever with us and you’ve registered to
attend by writing a thoughtful posting:
This Party Is FREE For YOU!
Repeat Attendee Wristbands
(If you’ve been to these parties before): $20 each
One Per Person (if you forget to download, print & bring
one, then one will be provided for you. This applies to
everyone, including First Time Attendees) $20 each.
If your posting is minimal or not “thoughtful” $10 additional
donation per person, with a $20 minimum. If you’re not sure
what a “thoughtful posting” is, then go to
BellaVitaBoatClub.com/definitions.htm and read the
definitions for: “Thoughtful Posting”.
If You Do Not Post As Described Below, within 7 days
after any party you attend, and at least 3
weeks before the next party you attend, All donations are
doubled for your next party. (actually, the better way
to look at it is that the parties are $40 to attend, but for
those that are "promoters" and help promote the parties with
their thoughtful postings, then they party for half price!)
Without lines, anchors, fenders, or after your scheduled raft
up time or after dark, or not calling on VHF radio when
approaching, additional donations may apply.
that everyone has become so spoiled by our free parties for
these years, but we hope that you will still
appreciate that a 3-day Friday, Saturday, Sunday party for a
$20 donation is still a very good value, (even if you only
come for one day) especially considering all other boat clubs
have a several hundred dollar membership fee, AND
a monthly membership dues AND a "per
party regatta fee". So our parties are still free, but just
for your first visit, after that, we need you to donate to
help contribute if you want to keep these parties going, so we
truly appreciate your understanding.
And for those of you that think
that $20 will create a financial hardship for you, please
let us know and we will gladly give you some volunteer work to
do for the regatta which will act as your donation in helping
to support these parties. Please scroll to the bottom of
this page and select something from the list of jobs we do
When you register with a thoughtful posting,
means your wristbands are only $20. And remember, after the
party to please don't forget to go to the past party-goer's
make a posting about what your experience was at the party. This
is one of the requirements to attend these parties for only
$20, otherwise your next party is $40. Besides...
the more you talk about the club, the more it helps to spread
the word, so please tell your friends about our little naked
party boat club and tell them to register on the website and
We hope that
you will continue to help spread the word by posting detailed
thoughtful postings often!!!
Feel free to invite your friends to join you on your
and please ask them to register on the site too
as that helps to create more excitement and helps contribute
to building a bigger and better party for you. And if they
can't come out for the entire weekend with you on your boat,
Haulover Marina is very close by and they can take the
limo shuttle boat
to bring them
to the party, or you can run in with a dinghy if you have one,
to the marina to pick them up when they call you on your cell
You posting to the
only needs to be a few sentences long, but PLEASE
don't make some lame posting that just says,
"We're coming" or "We will be there". That is useless in helping
to spread the word so it tells us that you'd rather pay $40 to attend.
If you don't
want to pay to attend and you don't want to make a thoughtful
posting, then here are some other things that we do every month for
free to make these events happen for you to enjoy, and you can
volunteer to do any of these things too. We've indicated the
time requirement it takes us for each chore so take your pick because all of
this needs to get done every month and we're happy to have your
Minutes Time: Pay the boat club's $400 monthly
hosting and Internet bandwidth bill.
Hours each day Sat & Sun: Volunteer to provide
and captain the limo shuttle boat to bring visitors to and from
the local marina out to the party, and take them back to the
marina when they want to leave.
- 0 Time:
Provide a cabin for our limo boat captain, Adam, and
his female guest.
Hours: Go to the regatta location a day ahead of
everyone and rake the beach clearing away all trash and sharp
rocks and objects and empty the trash cans, so the island is ready
Hours: Write all the email invitations required
for the month to assure a good party turn out. And pay $15 -
$20 per website to join all the match-making sites
(we are members of about 12 of them) and post party invitations on their sites inviting their members
to join us for free and reply to all their requests for more
information sending them nice letters with complete information.
Minutes: We bought over 1,000 Bella Vita bikinis to
sell at our cost of only $20. You can reimburse the $20,000
required for that.
Hours per item: We've
been requested to make Bella Vita Boat Club burgees, (flags for
the boats) and boat club cards to hand out to your other boating
friends, and hats, visors, T-shirts, tank tops, beach towels,
insulated cup holders, tote-bags, floats and even flip-flops.
We already made 1,000 bikinis, and boat club cards, and T-shirts
and hats, so you can pick any one of these
other items that you'd like to sponsor and we'll give you the
artwork and you do all the rest, get prices, samples and minimum
orders. Then get them all made of the highest and best
quality and pay for it out of your pocket, and we will reimburse
you as people buy these items for cost at each of the parties.
Minutes: We bought over 50 Bella Vita Boat Club
burgees, (flags for the boats) to
sell to club members. We've already done all the work to
design them and find the best company to make them so all you need
to do is us the $2,000
we paid for these burgees and you'll get paid back as members buy
Hours: Monitor the bulletin board and keep detailed
records for every person that joins and the postings they make
regarding each regatta so we know who has registered their
reservations and who has made a "thoughtful posting" to qualify
for attending for free. Those that don't, then you get to
have an uncomfortable conversation with them about their lame
posting and why the rules apply to everyone and they are not
exempt so are required to pay.
Hours: Edit all the photos each month after the
regatta and create thumbnails for all of them and organize them
into photo galleries in html web pages and send them to us to
upload to the website.
Hours: Update the website each month writing creative
html codes with the new information for the next party.
Hours: Personally interview, hire and pay an attorney
$250 per hour for about 3-4 hours of his time to draft the
liability waiver needed for these event. Be sure to set
aside several hours to research all the different exposure
possibilities so you can explain to the lawyer exactly what we
Minutes: Make a thoughtful posting confirming your
reservation within the deadline date, and if you've been to
previous parties, then also post in the Past Party Experiences
section. This makes your party free for first timers and
only $20 for repeaters.