Things to do at the show

New features and attractions for 2020 coming soon! 2019 highlights shown below.
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Super Thursday Special

One-day Only Deals! Giveaways! Food & Drink Specials! Admission & Parking Discounts!

Join us on Super Thursday for the show’s best deals! Take advantage of one-day only specials on a wide variety of boats and products. PLUS, enjoy food and drink specials, and discounted show admission after 5pm.

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Build -A-Boat—Kids’ Toy Boat Building

If they can imagine it, they can build it! Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a kind nautical masterpieces to take home as a show souvenir.

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Touch-A-Boat Tour for Kids

The Touch-a-Boat Tour features a variety of recreational boats throughout the Show floor. Kids of all ages can climb aboard, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas. At tour completion, they will win a prize.

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On Water Training presented by Boat US

Hands-on instruction makes learning fun—whether you’re just getting started or want to gain more confidence at the helm. No experience necessary! Classes feature three hours on-water instruction with a Coast Guard-certified captain and are limited to 3-4 students per boat. Fee: $149 per person

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Try It Cove

Stand-Up Paddle Board Demos and Kayak Trials

Here is your chance to get out on the water and experience a variety of paddle sports, thanks to Outdoor Sports Center and our partners

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Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat

Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran that can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!

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Progressive Boat School

Head to the Progressive Boat School tent to attend seminars, learn practical skills or chat with a captain and get one-on-one boating advice. Interested in learning more about what Progressive Boat Insurance can do for your boat, chat onsite with an agent to learn more and receive live quotes.

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The Water Club Lounge

Whether you want to ponder your options after shopping for the boat of your dreams, meet up with friends or just kick back seaside, the Water Club Lounge offers a tented oasis of refreshment where you can relax with a cool beverage and enjoy the water.