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New Business Opportunity Available at Trunk Bay

Hello everyone, and welcome to the middle of the week! Who wants to live and work in paradise? I know many of you do! A new business opportunity recently popped up at Trunk Bay, and you may be just the person for it!

The National Park Service recently announced that the Trunk Bay rental concessions are up for bid. They are looking for someone to oversee the snorkel and chair rentals, as well as the locker area. The opportunity is for a 10-year contract. You would be required to provide services 365 days a year. Hours vary based on season.

The rental hut at Trunk Bay.

Here are the details straight from the NPS:

Under the Draft Contract, the Concessioner will provide snorkel and beach equipment rentals and instruction to individuals. The approved items for snorkel rental include snorkel masks, fins, swim belts, and inflatable vests to be made available in a variety of adult and children sizes. The beach equipment rental items are limited to beach and lounge chairs (appropriate sizes should be used to accommodate various visitor sizes and weights), freestanding sunshades, beach mats, waterproof phone pouches, aqua safes, and underwater cameras. Beach umbrellas that require penetration into the sand are not authorized for rental at Trunk Bay as they could pose a threat to sea turtle nesting sites on the beach. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, floats, windsurf boards, paddleboats, sunfish, and motorized water sports equipment may not be rented under this contract. The concessioner is responsible for issuing, setting-up, collecting, and storing rented equipment.

The concessioner must provide snorkel and resource protection (i.e. coral reefs) instruction to its customers. All employees of the concessioner who provide services at and on the beach must be able to respond professionally and appropriately if an emergency occurs.

The contrast requires that the concessionaire have a minimum of 220 sets of masks, fins, inflatable vests, snorkels, and swim belts in a variety of adult and child sizes. The concessionaire is also required to have at least 60 beach chairs and 60 shade tents/umbrellas. You would also be required to provide tour group instruction on the use of snorkel equipment, as well as educational information about the reefs.

Think this may be a good opportunity for you? You must notify the National Park Service of your intent to propose by July 6th. All proposals must be received by August 16th.

If this is something you are interested in, please click this link to learn more on the National Park Service’s website. Good luck!

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