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Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures

Meet and learn about a variety of exotic rescue animals, including owl monkeys, wallabies, Amazon parrots and more in a show the whole family will love.
TV personality/professional trainer Nature Nick and his animal friends put on a show like no other—it’s comical, entertaining and educational.


Saturday 11am; 1pm; 3pm; 5pm
Sunday 11am; 1pm; 3pm


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Get out on the water at Try It Cove!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Demos, Paddlefit, and SUP Races
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the world's fastest growing water sport—here's your chance to get in on the action with Coastal CT SUP and experience the fun of paddle boarding yourself.  
Choose from:
Paddle Boarding On Water Demos
SUP is a fun sport for everyone.  Our on-board sessions are offered for those 10 years and older.  We will supply all the equipment necessary to get you out on the water.  All our instructors are WPA and Paddlefit certified.  We teach you how to paddle properly and safely.
For those of you who are land-lubbers, you can get a feel for the
board and paddle with
our land set-up.
Private Paddle Boarding Lessons, by appointment
If you would like to take it to the next level we will be offering private
lessons which are available by appointment for $50, just ask the crew.
Kids SUP Race
Lids can experience the challenge and fun of Sup racing with prizes for ages 10-15 years old.

Try Power Boating

Get a taste of the boating lifestyle! Relax and enjoy a free power boat ride on the Long Island Sound aboard a 240 Sundeck, compliments of Rex Boating Club.  Registration is at Try It Cove. 
Located Docks CW20-23


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See the World Champion Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat 

The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud of their newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat. The fourth generation Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6-ft. wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.

Powered by 1650 Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower, che can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph! Space E89

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Eric Stone—Live!

Enjoy the island-inspired music of Eric Stone. Eric will perform from 11am–6pm daily, playing his unique style of music—a blend of rock, pop and country inspired by the tropics and his love of the water.  Water Club Lounge


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The Water Club Lounge

The Water Club Lounge is a tented oasis where you can relax in a comfortable atmosphere and enjoy a beverage on the water. The Water Club Lounge is located at the T head of Dock B.

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Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center—FREE DIY Seminars

If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, and include demonstrations, and question/answer sessions.

Be sure to come with projects and questions to discuss—and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself.

Together, hosts “The Boating Guy,” and certified marine service technician Fred, bring more than 50 years of boating experience to the Shed and are happy to share their expertise.

Click here for Show Schedule!


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Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training

On-the-water learning events—only at the boat show!


Boats provided by Marine Max

Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones. This year add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience while taking your boating skills up a notch. There’s something for everyone - from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers - you’ll learn skills that will last a lifetime.  The workshop lineup includes women only events and special classes for  junior skippers.   All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional certified instructors. Registration fees apply.


  • · Close Quarters Boat Control
  • · Open Water Boat Handling
  • · First Mate Skills
  • · Anchoring and Rafting up with other boats
  • · Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control
  • · Essential Powerboat Skills

Powerboat 1 hour events = $25 ....... advance registration gets 20% discount plus free show admission

Powerboat 3-hour events = $125 ......advance registration gets 20% discount plus free show admission


SAILING WORKSHOPS - presented by US Sailing and Sound Sailing Center

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Performance Sailing and Sail Trim

Sailing 2-hour events = $40 .....Advance registration gets 25% discount plus free show admission




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Discover Boating Center

Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice. Get started in boating or learn how to make the most of your time on the water.

  • Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
  • Expert, unbiased advice on finding a boat that best suits your lifestyle
  • Local resources to help you get started

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Discover Boating for less than $250/month!

Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to stop by and check out this special showcase of boats you can finance for less than $250 per month.
When you compare the costs of boating to a single day at an amusement park or a trip to any major league game, you'll find that dollar for dollar, boating is really quite affordable. See for yourself how boating can stretch your vacation and leisure time budget: Compare costs of Boating vs. other Leisure Activities 

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Kids' Create a Boat—Toy Boat Building

Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination. Space A2


Thursday 2pm–5:30pm
Friday 2pm–5:30pm
Saturday 10am–5:30pm
Sunday 10am–5:30pm


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Kids' Boating

Fun on the water—just for kids! Kids can splash around and navigate a mini lake in their own paddleboat. We supply life jackets. Space A2


Thursday 2pm-5:30pm
Friday 2pm-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Sunday 10am-5:30pm



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Meet SpongeBob SquarePants

Meet Bikini Bottoms' favorite resident! Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants is making a special appearance at the show.
He'll be on hand to greet his fans and pose for pictures Saturday & Sunday from 12–4pm.
Don't forget your camera!



$500 Shopping Spree

Enter for a chance to win a $500 show shopping spree at the 2015 Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show.  he winner will also be awarded 2 free tickets to this year's show.


US Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day: Thursday

The Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® will recognize the United States Power Squadron and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary members on Thursday, September 24 with FREE admission for USPS/USCGA members—Simply present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at the Will Tent desk for one adult admission.

Why visit a Boat Show?

Hear what the Boating Guy has to say about why you should visit a boat show. Click here.

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