Porsche Parade Tours

As each Porsche Parade visits a different area of North America, the Parade Tours offer attendees the opportunity to focus in on what each location has to offer. We have tours for attendees, regardless of age, driving ability or car (rental cars are welcome on tours as well). We hope you will register for one or more driving tours and discover everything Florida has to offer!

Parade Tours are offered on multiple days and times, giving you opportunities to participate in other Parade activities. We offer guided and self-guided tours. Guided tours consist of multiple groups of 12-15 cars per group. Each group has a pre-assigned leader, and a “sweeper” car at the back, keeping the group together. The self-guided tours offer alternatives for those with schedule conflicts, or for those who wish to do something on their own.

Sometimes it is the journey. In the heavily-populated area of South Florida, it will be about the destination, not the route. We have fabulous destinations planned and hope you will join us!

GUIDED TOURS

Dinner Cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat

Dates: Monday, July 22nd and Thursday, July 25th

Tour Meet Time: 3:45 pm

Method of Travel: Bus from the Resort to the Jungle Queen dock

Description: The Jungle Queen Riverboat features the longest continuously running variety show in the United States, operating since 1935. It is a fully narrated cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale’s New River. The river will take you past Millionaire’s Row, with spectacular home, mega-yachts, and sights beyond belief. The riverboat will dock at a 4.5 acre tropical isle, where guests will enjoy a dinner buffet featuring baby back ribs, chicken, peel & eat shrimp, and more. Vegetarian and children’s menu options are available. Live entertainment during dinner and a laugh-out-loud variety show after dinner will make this an evening to remember. There will also be time to explore the tropical isle with lush foliage, exotic animals and a gift shop featuring soft-serve ice cream.

Notes: This is a full-evening event. You will not return to the resort until late.


Collier Collection at the Revs Institute

Dates: Monday, July 22nd afternoon only; Wednesday, July 24th; Friday, July 26th morning and afternoon tours.

Tour Meet Time: Morning tours meet at 7:00 am; Afternoon tours meet at 11:00 am.

Method of Travel: Car. Tours depart from the Boca Raton High School.

Description: The Revs Institute in Naples, Florida is the premier destination for automotive research and historical study. The institute features the Collier Collection, consisting of over 100 significant automobiles built between 1896 and 1995. The display features many of the rarest and most important cars ever built. These cars blazed technical pathways, redefined aesthetic standards, made history, and changed the world. The Revs Institute has graciously agreed to host private tours for Parade attendees, led by knowledgeable docents.

The morning tour will include a lunch at Spanky’s Speakeasy Restaurant. A prix fixe menu includes your choice of baby back ribs with coleslaw and beans; grilled chicken Caesar salad; grouper fish and chips with coleslaw; or soup and salad bar. A children’s option will also be available.

The afternoon tour does not include a meal, so attendees are free to return at their leisure Notes: The drive time is approximately two-hours each way. If you register for a morning tour, and an evening banquet or activity, you may be pressed for time. We recommend you depart immediately after lunch. The same caution applies to the afternoon tours on Wednesday and Friday afternoon: You may not get back in time for evening banquets or activities.


Larry Wilson Private Collection

Dates: Tuesday, July 23rd and Thursday, July 25th

Tour Meet Time: 8:00 am

Method of Travel: Car. Tour departs from the Boca Raton High School.

Tour Description: This private collection is available by invitation only. Parade attendees will have the rare opportunity to view this impressive collection. Comprising 18,000 square feet, the collection features Porsche, Maserati, Mercedes Benz, Afla Romeo, Volkswagen, and more. The cars in the collection are driven and raced, even today, demonstrating the owner’s passion for these automobiles. The facility has three main rooms: the Race Room, the American Room, and the Collection Room, as well as a library and full fabrication shop.

The tour will last approximately two hours and conclude with a catered lunch. Attendees will dine with the cars on chicken, brisket, mixed green salad, seasonal fruit, mac and cheese, and baked beans. Dessert will include cookies and brownies. Unsweetened tea, lemonade, and water will be available.


Airboat Tour of Everglades Holiday Park

Dates Offered: Tuesday, July 23rd – Friday, July 26th

Tour Meet Time: 7:30 AM

Method of Travel: Car. Tour departs from the Boca Raton High School.

Tour Description: Any trip to south Florida should include an airboat ride through the Everglades! With top speeds of 60 mph, airboats zip across the River of Grass, giving you and your family an experience you will never forget. The trip will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Florida’s wildlife and vegetation. The narrated airboat tour is approximately 60 minutes. Following the airboat ride, attendees will enjoy a live performance by the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue Team. Then, get to know the alligators as you pose for photos with them. Two professional-quality photos of your family with alligators are included!

We will then depart Everglades Holiday Park and drive approximately five miles to Bonefish Grill for lunch. You will have your choice of Bonefish House Salad with chicken or shrimp; Maryland-style crab cakes with steamed broccoli; grilled salmon with lemon butter and broccoli; or Wagyu beef burger with fries. A children’s meal option will also be available. All meals include iced tea or soda.


John Pennekamp Glass Bottom Boat Tour of Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo

Dates: Tuesday, July 23rd – Friday, July 26th

Tour Meet Time: 8:30 am

Method of Travel: Bus from the Boca Raton Resort to the Coral Reef State Park.

Description: Another must-do experience in south Florida is viewing the coral reefs and marine life of the Florida Keys. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, established in 1963, is the first undersea park in the United States. To experience the coral reefs and marine life close up, we have chartered a 65-foot glass bottom (air-conditioned!) catamaran will give you a colorful view of the ocean, without having to go diving. Watch fish, turtles, and other sea life swim in their natural habitat. The boat ride is approximately two and a half hours long. Box lunches will be provided at the loading dock, prior to boarding. Refreshments will be also be available for purchase during the cruise.


Off-Road SUV Tour in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area

Dates: Tuesday, July 23rd and Thursday, July 25th

Tour Meet Time: 8:00 am

Method of Travel: SUV only. Cars not permitted (sorry). Tour departs the Boca Raton High School.

Description: This all-SUV tour will travel unpaved, flat, dirt/gravel roads through the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area. This wildlife area encompasses over 60,000 acres of protected land and consists of numerous hiking and off-road trails. We will make stops along the route for an up-close view of the animals living there. After the drive, we will stop for lunch at Carmines Restaurant before heading back to the resort. Prepare to blaze a trail during this Porsche Parade first, an off-road tour!


SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Self-guided tours offer alternatives for those who chose not to participate in the organized guided tours. Self-guided tours offer the flexibility to go on the day and time of your choosing, and at your own pace. We are still finalizing the self-guided tour destinations, but our initial selections include:

The Kennedy Space Center Merritt Island
Disney World / Universal Studios Orlando
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Boca Raton
Lion Country Safari Loxahatchee
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Miami
The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach
Flagler Museum and Worth Avenue Shopping Palm Beach
Shark Valley Tram Tours Miami
Sawgrass Mills Shopping Sunrise
Sawgrass Mills Shopping North Palm Beach
Key West  

 

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Parade attendees must register for all Tours during Phase II Event Registration. Attendees will not be able to register for tours at Parade check-in. Guided tours are designed for everyone to travel as a group. Each participant is asked to do their part to keep the tour group together. Parade Tours follow the PCA Minimum Standards for Driving Tours. For safety, we recommend all tour participants have a working cellular phone and a GPS device is helpful as well. Two-way radios (walkie-talkies) are permitted if they can be tuned to both a radio channel and a security sub-channel (e.g. channel 7 and security channel 12). The passenger/navigator should be the operator of any such radios, so that the driver stays focused on the road. Please drive safely and courteously on all tours.

Drivers will likely encounter one of the many toll roads in Florida. We recommend having change and small bills on hand for all driving tours.

Drivers should also be aware of the high volume of traffic in the Boca Raton area. Please allow plenty of time for travel to the Boca Raton High School.

Also, please consider volunteering to help with tours. We need both leader and sweeper cars on all routes, as well as help in the staging areas. Driving Tour volunteers must be registered for Parade. A driving tour volunteers meeting will be held on Sunday, July 21st at the Boca Raton Resort following Parade Check-In. An email will be sent to volunteers with more details. When choosing a Parade Tour, please keep in mind that it will be hot and humid! We recommend packing sunscreen, hats and bug spray for any outdoor tour. Air-cooled Porsches should take precautions. Plan accordingly.

All tours and times are subject to change. Please check the Parade website for the latest information.