Our bus usually arrives ON OR BEFORE 7:45 a.m. and leaves PROMPTLY at 8:15 a.m. The coach leaves from Walmart on Route 466 on the Garden Center side near Oxford, Florida. Please park golf carts and autos in the area behind Arby’s, using ONLY the perimeter spaces facing 466/Arby’s or facing the side street (Oxford side). Do NOT park in the center spaces as per Walmart’s directive! Sharing rides is always appreciated by Walmart and makes it more likely we will be able to use this lot for future trips.
Trip leaders arrive 7:30 and begin the check - in process by 7:45 by issuing you a number to get on the bus. This is NOT your seat number.
Members will: Check-in, with trip leader and draw your boarding number. The number is given out as you arrive in line to board the Coach. This number is NOT YOUR SEAT #.
If two people wish to sit together, please draw ONE boarding number. The limit is TWO people to ONE Boarding number. There is NO PROCESS for groups to be seated together on the bus.
KEEP all gear with you. When the bus arrives and the storage bays have been opened bring your gear up to the driver.
Once your gear is loaded on the bus line up ACCORDING TO YOUR NUMBER.
What can I bring on the bus?: All beverages must be in a container that can be sealed to avoid spills. No glass bottles or cans. Alcohol is permitted on the bus however no public drunkenness will be tolerated. Food and snacks are allowed with the following exceptions: Lamers does not permit pizza, ice cream, gum, popcorn, or nuts with shells on the bus.
Small individual SOFT SIDE lunch packs are allowed in the passenger compartment. All hard side coolers (even small ones) must be stored under the bus!
We always request WI-FI equipped coaches, however, we have no control over the coach assigned to us on any particular trip.
While unlikely, always keep in mind we may have to change plans rapidly due to weather or other unforeseen conditions! Alternatives to spending the day on the beach differ by area, but an emergency could mean we may have to choose in- door attractions such as a museum, shopping mall, or other available activity.
A restroom stop may be an option depending on the trip. If there is a convenient rest stop on our route we will stop for 10-15 minutes only. Many members look forward to maximizing their beach time, so please return to the bus promptly. Our stops are rest areas with a wide variety of vending machines, but no fast food restaurants.
Driver(s) prefer members depart the bus and stand on the walk way or grass while the driver and designated trip leaders ONLY empty the storage bins and lay out your beach equipment. PLEASE exit the bus and stay WELL back from the bins so the driver and trip leaders may accomplish this task as quickly as possible and have space to work. THANK YOU!
Please CLEARLY MARK (with your name) your beach chairs, noodles, umbrellas, coolers, etc.
CHECKLIST √ Always come prepared for alternate trip activities (museum, mall, etc. in the event of unforeseen circumstances) This would include items such as clothing, shoes, credit card/cash, etc. √ Double check for the correct date and time √ Picnic basket or plans to purchase lunch √ Chair/ BEACH BUGGY ( HAS TO BE ABLE TO FOLD, IF NECESSARY) √ Umbrella and beach "toys", noodles, etc., labeled please. √ Suntan lotion & sunglasses (non-glare very handy!) √ Towel(s) √ Book, magazine, newspaper Beach cover up/change of clothes √ Flipflops/beach shoes/water shoes √ Cell phone √ iPad or android tablet - We request buses with WiFi. Buses will be locked should you want to leave such items on the bus while you are at the beach. Reef Rovers is not responsible for lost or stolen items. √ Snacks and beverages for the ride and at the beach.