Tickets for the annual Key West trip, hosted by the Student Activities and Events Board, went on sale on March 12.
On March 31, for $45, students will enjoy parasailing, snorkeling and jet-skiiing. The tickets also include transportation to and from Key West and are available from the Student Activities office located on the first floor of the Don Taft University Center.
Kory Evans, junior marine biology major, said, “The price is probably the best thing about the trip. It is almost unreal honestly.”
Stephanie Haskell, graduate assistant for student programming in Student Activities, said there is room for only 55 students on the trip.
Jodi Jabs, programming assistant for the S.E.A. Board, warns that tickets will go fast and students should not wait too long before buying their ticket.
Evans said he is most looking forward to the parasailing and is excited about the trip because he’s from out of state.
“Although I am a marine biology major, I’ve never had the chance to visit the keys for pure recreational purposes so I am really excited,” he said.
Jabs said she recommends this trip because it’s a great opportunity for students to get off campus and hang out with friends.
“If you choose not to do one thing, like parasailing, it does not mean you have to sit around and wait. You can swim, tan, or relax until we move on to the next activity. There is so much going on. It will be so hard to not have fun,” she said.
A bus will leave NSU on March 31 at 5 a.m. and will return late in the evening. Once in Key West, students will board a catamaran before 10 a.m. and will disembark around 4 p.m.
Students can visit http://www.furycat.com/key-west/watersports-attractions.htm to watch a video about what is included on the trip.