Features at a Glance
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
Get out on the water at Try It Cove!
lessons which are available by appointment for $50, just ask the crew.
Try Power Boating
Located Docks CW20-23
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
Fun on the water—just for kids! Kids can splash
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
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.