Nauti Nite FAQ’s

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Nauti Nite that may be helpful:

What is Nauti Nite?

Nauti Nite is the WAVE Foundation’s annual fundraiser, which generates over $80,000 in revenues for our education and conservation programs.

What is the WAVE Foundation?

WAVE is the non-profit partner with the Newport Aquarium who provides education, conservation and volunteer programs and initiatives. Our mission is to promote the welfare of aquatic life and to excite, engage and educate the community about the importance of conservation. We serve over 100,000 students per year through classroom activities, field trips to the Aquarium, outreach programs, summer camp and more. We have a robust volunteer program of over 500 individuals who perform a variety of duties and engage in conservation projects locally and globally.

Where is Nauti Nite?

Nauti Nite is held at the Newport Aquarium at the Newport on the Levee, Newport KY

What does my ticket include?

Your registration to Nauti Nite includes admission to the Newport Aquarium for the evening, unlimited drinks, unlimited food, and unlimited desserts by over 20 of Greater Cincinnati’s favorite restaurants, bars, distributors and friends. (Come Hungry, Leave Happy!)

Is my registration tax deductible?

The WAVE Foundation is a charitable organization and your ticket price may be deductible dependent upon ticket price and goods/services associated with the purchase price. See registration page for additional details, and consult with your tax advisor.

Where do I park?

There is plenty of parking available in the Newport on the Levee Garage as well as open air parking lots surrounding the Levee plaza. Valet parking is also available for your convenience. Parking fees vary.  Parking fees are NOT included in your ticket price.

Do I need to bring additional money?

There will be a variety of silent auctions, raffles and opportunities to support WAVE Foundation.  Otherwise, the evening’s activities are included in the cost of your ticket. Cards are accepted.

What do I wear?

We suggest that our participants wear blue cocktail attire to show support for ocean conservation.

My company wants to sponsor the event.  Who do I contact?

You can contact Tricia Watts, WAVE Executive Director at 859-815-1404 or or check out our Sponsorship Opportunities page.