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44th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show

November 17-20, 2016

The 44th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show, November 17-20, 2016 at the Harborside Event Center and the City Yacht Basin is shaping up to be the biggest show in the last several years. On the Caloosahatchee River, in the heart of the historic “River District” (myriverdistrict.com), this is just about the perfect setting for a show with a unique combination of indoor, outdoor and in-water display areas. You will find more than 500 boats, 160 accessory booths, 100 plus different boat lines, and a variety of how-to and boating information displays.

With just about every type of boat imaginable, you will find inflatables, personal watercrafts, skiffs, bay boats, flats boats, center console boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, cruising boats, performance boats and much more. In water at The City Yacht Basin will be both new and brokerage boats of every description to nearly 80’ in length.

From engines and electronics to docks and boat lifts, to all types of marine services to clothing and nautical gift items, and just about everything else you need on the water, you will most likely find it inside the Harborside Event Center or throughout the outdoor displays.

In Centennial Park, “Fishin’ Frank’s Fishin’ Village” is its own mini-fishing show. There will be tackle displays with many factory reps on hand, a seminar area with local charter captains talking about inshore and offshore fishing, a casting tank, and the popular fishing simulator which gives visitors a chance for a virtual battle with everything from bass to marlin.

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44th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show

Event Details

Event: 44th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show

Dates: November 17th – 20th, 2016

Where: Harbourside Event Center & City Yacht Basin

Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM Thurs. – Sat. / 10 AM – 5 PM Sun.

Admission: $10; Children under 16 free with paid adult admission

Boat Display

Visitors to the show can leisurely stroll along the docks and board everything from bay boats to new and used luxury yachts. You will find a variety of inshore and offshore fishing boats, custom skiffs, pontoon and deck boats and virtually every type of boat to enjoy your time on the water. With hundreds of trailerable boats of every style imaginable both indoors and outdoors, there is no other show on Florida’s west coast with a more complete lineup.

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Boat Lines

MANUFACTURER DEALER
Action Craft Action Craft Boats
Aqua-Patio Boat House
Avalon Pontoon Boats Fish Tale Boats of Ft. Myers
Azimut Marinemax Fort Myers
Back Cove Yachts Ireland Yacht Sales
Bad Cats Bad Cat Boats, LLC
Barracuda Boats Barracuda Boats
Bayliner York Road Marine
Beachcat Saltwater Pontoons Gulf Coast Boat Sales
Beavertail Skiffs Beavertail Skiffs
Bedard Yacht Design Bedard Yacht Design LLC
Beneteau Viage Group
Bennington Marina Mikes
Black Shear Boats Gulfside Marine
Blackjack Boats SW Florida Marine
Blackwater Boats Power Yachts International
Blue Wave Marina Mikes
Boston Whaler Marinemax Fort Myers
Bulls Bay Cape Coral Marine Centre
Cape Craft Boats Gulfside Marine
Cape Horn Boats The Boat Place
Carolina Skiff Marina Mikes
Carver Boats Tom George Yacht Group
Century Sanibel Yacht & Slip
Chaos Boats Ireland Yacht Sales
Chaparral Boats Fish Tale Boats of Ft. Myers
Chris Craft Walkers Yacht Sales
Clearwater Boats Gulfside Marine
Coach Pontoons Naples Marine Sales
Cobalt Boat House
Cobia Walkers Yacht Sales
Contender Sport Boats Marine
Crest Pontoons Bonita Boat Center
Crevalle Naples Marina Sales
Crownline Boat House
Cruisers Galati Yacht Sales
Cutwater Edgewater Yacht Sales
Dargel Boats SW Florida Marine
Deep Impact Power Yachts International
Dorado Dorado Custom Boats
Eastward Coastal Eastward Boats Inc.
Edgewater Boat House
Epic Boats The Boat Place
Everglades Boat House
Floe Craft Afina 3950 Floe International
Formula Gulf Coast Boat Sales & Yacht Mgt./Formula Boats
Four Winns Boater’s Landing
Frontier Boats SW Florida Marine
Galeon Marinemax Fort Myers
Gheenoe San Carlos Marine
Grady-White Boats Fish Tale Boats of Ft. Myers
Harris Boaters Paradise
Hewes Fort Myers Marine
Hinckley Yachts The Hinckley Company
Hooked Bay Boats Hooked Bay Boats
Hunt Yachts Hunt Yachts
Hurricane Boat House
Jeanneau Intermarine
Jupiter Walkers Yacht Sales
Ken Craft Sanibel Yacht & Slip
Key West Fishing Boats Boater’s Landing
Lexington Pontoons Gulf Coast Boat Sales
Lowe Sweetwater Landing Marina
Maritimo Galati Yacht Sales
Maverick Fort Myers Marine
Monte Carlo Yachts Viage Group
Monterey Cape Coral Marine Centre
Nautic Star Bonita Boat Center
Nautic Star Fort Myers Marine
Nordic Tugs Luke Brown Yacht Sales
Nor-Tech Sport Boats Marine
Nu Canoe Kayaks Gulfside Marine
Outcast Skiffs Gulfside Marine
Palm Beach Palm Beach Motor Yachts USA
Parker Bonita Boat Center
Pathfinder Fort Myers Marine
Pioneer Cape Coral Marine Centre
Piranha Gulf Coast Boat Sales
Piranha Boaters Paradise
Porta-Bote Porta-Bote
Prestige Galati Yacht Sales
Princess Galati Yacht Sales
Proline Cape Coral Marine Centre
Pursuit Walkers Yacht Sales
Qwest Pontoons SW Florida Marine
Ranger Sundance Marine
Ranger Tugs Ireland Yacht Sales
Regal Walkers Yacht Sales
Regulator Bonita Boat Center
Release Boats SW Florida Marine
Renegade Powerboats Power Yachts International
Rigid Boats Rigid Boats
Riviera Sarasota Yacht & Ship
Robalo Boats Fish Tale Boats of Ft. Myers
Sabre Yacht Registry
Sailfish Boater’s Landing
Scarab Sport Boats Marine
Scout Walkers Yacht Sales
Sea Born Ingman Marine
Sea Chaser Boat House
Sea Fox Marina Mikes
Sea Hunt Ingman Marine, Trapper Custom Marine
Sea Ray Marinemax Fort Myers
Seadoo PWC Sun Sports Cycle & Watercraft
Seahunter Boats Seahunter Boats
Shallowsport Naples Marine Sales
Shearwater Fort Myers Marine
Skeeter Ingman Marine, Trapper Custom Marine
South Bay Scotties Canvas & Marine
Southwind Deck Boats Boater’s Landing
Splendor Boats Splendor Boats
Sportsman Boat House
Spyder San Carlos Marine
Starcraft Deck Boats The Boat Place
Sterling Fort Myers Marine
Sting Ray Ingman Marine, Trapper Custom Marine
Stott Craft Gulf Coast Boat Sales
Sundance Ingman Marine
Sweetwater Boat House
Sylvan Pontoon Boats Ingman Marine
Tiara Galati Yacht Sales
Tidewater San Carlos Marine
Twin Vee Power Catamarans Bob and Annies Boatyard
Veranda Pontoons Bob and Annies Boatyard
Viking Galati Yacht Sales
Wellcraft Sport Boats Marine
World Cat Boats Sara Bay Marina – Naples
Yamaha Boats Sun Sports Cycle & Watercraft
Yamaha PWC Sun Sports Cycle & Watercraft
Yuka Yachts Yuka Yachts

Exhibitor List

EXHIBITOR SHOW LOCATION PHONE NUMBER
1 Source Publications H/B-037
Ace Boat Lifts H/B-090 800-826-3573
Action Craft Boats L/304 239-574-7800
Action Welding & Marine Fabrication H/B-086 239-458-3860
Anisa Jewelry Designs H/B-115 239-340-5644
Bad Cat Boats, LLC L/120 772-236-8289
Barracuda Boats L/001 772-485-1501
Bath Fitter H/B-079 877-228-4348
Baywater Exclusive Boat Club H/B-120 239-495-0455
Beavertail Skiffs L/227 941-705-2090
Bedard Yacht Design LLC L/A-14
Boat House L/400-406;L/206-208;L/103;H/F-02 239-549-2628
Boat Master Trailers L/603,604 239-768-2224
The Boat Place H/F-07,08 239-415-6400
Boat Shopper H/B-109 863-559-1128
Boater’s Landing L/209-218 239-939-4477
Boater’s Paradise L/222,223 239-573-6256
Boatique Graphics H/B-001 561-330-8431
Bob and Annie’s Boatyard H/B-081,082; A-01 239-283-3962
Bonita Boat Center L/412-416 239-992-5777
Burkard Yacht Sales W/B-01 239-262-1030
Burnt Store Marina H/B-087 941-637-0083
Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society H/T-08 305-720-7494
Calusa Certified Marine LLC H/F-03 239-574-5053
Cape Coral Cruise Club H/T-09 843-323-1957
Cape Coral Marine Centre L/202-204 239-541-2988
Cape Coral Power Squadron H/B-100,101
Cape Harbour Marina H/B-087 239-945-4330
The Captain School H/B-024 239-549-0271
Carefree Boat Club SW Florida H/B-106 888-505-2587
Castaway Customs/Sea Deck H/B-114 321-427-5714
Cathy Sink – Allstate Insurance H/B-066 239-561-8600
ChillingTheMost.com H/B-093 561-504-0481
Coastal Angler Magazine H/B-067 239-595-8265
Coastal Decks & Docks Lumber H/F-09 239-574-4844
Coastline Boat Lift Covers H/B-075 239-314-4622
Cottonseed H/B-019,020 727-445-5819
Cuda’s Customs H/B-105 855-777-2832
Cummins, Inc. H/B-015,016 239-337-1211
Cutco Cutlery H/B-094 716-790-7181
Designer Metal Art H/B-069,070 239-246-6521
Destination Boat Clubs H/B-062 239-945-6493
Dinghy to Yacht L/313 239-691-8987
Discover Vacations, LLC H/B-063 727-954-8601
Diversified Yacht Services, LLC H/F-04,05 239-765-8700
Dolphin Boat Lifts, Inc. H/B-031,032 239-936-1782
Dorado Custom Boats L/118 727-786-3800
Eastward Boats, Inc. L/119 772-207-8244
Edgewater Yacht Sales W/C-32,33 850-492-2588
Edison Sailing Center TBD
Fathom It Distributing L/A-01 239-337-1144
Felix Marine H/B-047,048 239-936-6463
Fender Grip® H/B-042 800-832-9998
Fischer Marine H/B-060 239-694-3000
Fish Face Charters, LLC H/T-06 239-357-6829
Fish Tale Boats of Ft. Myers L/428-432; W/C-29-31 239-463-4448
Fishin’ Franks Fort Myers Fishin’ Village 239-634-1043
Fishin’ Franks Port Charlotte Fishin’ Village 941-625-3888
Flats Junky L/A-21 239-707-8443
Flitz International, LTD. H/B-061 262-534-5898
Floe International W/C-28 218-426-1125
The Florida Mariner H/B-033 941-488-9307
Florida-Detroit Diesel-Allison H/B-073 239-332-3100
Fort Myers Marine L/421-423 239-334-7871
Fort Myers Technical College Demo Dock 239-334-4544 ext-383
Freedom Boat Club H/B-080
Galati Yacht Sales W/C-05-09 239-430-2833
Gasparilla Marina/Four Winds Marina H/B-045,046 941-697-2280
Golden Boat Lifts H/B-050-052 239-337-4141
Gulf Coast Boat Sales L/100 727-841-8811
Gulf Coast Boat Sales & Yacht Mgt./Formula Boats W/C-19-25 239-331-2104
Gulfside Marine L/220,221 239-382-0443
The Hinckley Company W/H-10 401-683-7100
Hooked Bay Boats L/310 239-321-1853
Hot Tub Loft L/A-16 561-531-0769
Hunt Yachts W/H-11 401-324-4201
Idol Fashions H/B-004 708-878-1062
IMM Quality Boatlifts H/F-01 239-454-7020
Ingman Marine L/424,425;L/110-117 941-255-1555
Intermarine W/C-41-44 954-894-9895
Ireland Yacht Sales W/C-26,27 239-472-2723
Island Map Store H/B-009 239-963-3497
Johnson Outdoors/Minnkota L/A-08,09 239-631-6600
Lee County Marine Task Force H/B-102,103 239-533-8109
Legacy Harbour Marina H/B-040,041 239-461-0775
Lending Associates H/B-059 727-623-0496
Luke Brown Yacht Sales W/H-019 954-525-6617
Lumberock Premium Decking H/B-056 800-480-2327
Marina Mikes L/301 239-267-0725
Marine Trading Post H/B-002 239-997-5777
Marinemax Fort Myers W/C-10,11; W/H-6-9; L/311,312 239-481-8200
Marker 5 Financial Services L/A-03 239-437-0085
Massey Yacht Sales & Service H/B-027,028 941-723-1610
Max 1 Glue H/B-025 941-815-8288
Maximized Living Forum Chiropractic H/B-107
Mercury Marine L/106 920-929-5340
Mermaid Manufacturing H/T-04 239-418-0535
Molly’s Marine Service H/F-06 239-262-2628
MyFloatingBar.com H/B-088 573-204-1000
Naples Marine Sales L/426,427 239-643-0232
National Boat Owners Association H/B-116
Nautical Mile Magazine H/B-005 239-980-5803
Neptune Boat Lifts/Docksavers-DSI H/B-084,085 954-524-3616
No Bitchin’, Just Fishin’ L/A-06,07 850-525-6126
Offshore Performance H/B-076-078 239-489-0884
Palm Beach Motor Yachts USA W/C-12
Paradise Grilling Systems L/A-10,11 800-604-2023
Pier One Yacht Sales H/B-035,036 941-639-7777
Pineland Marina H/B-083 239-283-3593
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina H/B-049 239-463-8620
Piranha Supply L/A-05 561-202-5323
Port Sanibel Marina H/B-011 239-432-1660
Porta-Bote International H/B-007 650-961-5334
Power Yachts International L/104,105;W/B-02-06 888-351-233
Precision Transmission H/B-068 239-693-7477
The Queen Team H/T-01 239-770-5340
The Reel Chase H/B-092 239-204-6940
Rhineland Cutlery H/B-110 321-725-2101
Rigid Boats L/102 239-433-4447
River Forest Yachting Centers H/B-038,039 863-612-0003
Robert Webber Yacht Portraiture H/B-008 941-505-1345
Rocket International L/309 735-275-0880
Salty Sam’s Marina H/B-071,072 239-463-7333
San Carlos Marine L/408-410 239-334-3424
Sanibel Yacht & Slip L/600
Sara Bay Marina – Naples W/C-32,33
Sarasota Yacht & Ship W/H-13 941-365-9095
Scotties Canvas & Marine L/307,308 239-995-7479
Sea School H/B-034 800-237-8663
Sea Tech Marine Electronics H/B-121-123 239-430-0049
Sea Tow Fort Myers L/306 239-945-4820
Seahorse Fender & Docking H/B-064 860-575-5502
Seahunter Boats L/224 239-849-4719
Shark Tested Optics L/A-04 609-361-0500
Shoreline Lumber H/B-053,054 239-267-6857
Slidemoor, LLC H/B-021,022 239-263-7044
Softub, Inc. H/B-057,058 239-603-5947
South Seas Island Resort H/B-113 239-472-5111
Southern Cross Tikis H/B-074 239-910-8975
Southwest Florida Yacht Club H/B-117 239-671-8887
Splendor Boats L/411 260-352-2835
Sport Boats Marine L/407,411 239-482-2628
St. Charles Yacht Club H/B-010 239-466-2007
Standing Watch H/T-07 239-821-4245
Starglow Products H/B-055,056
Stokes Marine, Inc. H/B-050-052 239-489-3625
Storm Shield LLC H/B-108 239-491-7002
Sun Sports Cycle & Watercraft L/101 239-277-7777
Sundance Marine L/225,226 772-334-1416
SunglassHaven.com, Inc. H/B-012 954-846-8474
Suzuki Repower by Mastry Engine Center H/B-111,112 727-522-9471
SW FL Marine Technologies H/B-043,044 239-463-3500
SW Florida Marine L/107 239-437-2444
Sweetwater Landing Marina L/109 239-694-3850
Synergy Boatlifts H/B-017,018 239-462-2908
Tees by Bo H/B-029,30 305-582-2028
The Place on First H/T-05 239-595-8690
Tohatsu America Corp. L/A-15 214-420-6440
Tom George Yacht Group W/H-20,21 727-734-8707
Tow Boat US L/601,602 239-945-1664
Trae Zipperer Realty H/B-003 239-466-9696
Trapper Custom Marine L/201,205 239-394-4241
Tropical Marine Construction H/B-023
U.S.C.G.A Flotilla 070-09-04 H/B-104 239-694-6931
Uncommon USA Flagpoles H/B-006 630-268-9672
Underwater Fish Light LLC H/B-013,014 941-391-5846
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9-10 H/B-104 239-464-2366
USA Fuel Service, LLC H/B-026
Versadock US H/B-124-126 952-239-1115
Viage Group W/C-12-15 941-444-5375
Visions Bedrooms & Swings L/A-12,13 760-529-1792
Vital 24 H/B-095 754-273-0073
Walkers Yacht Sales L/433; W/C-36-40 239-481-5043
Waterproof Charts H/B-118 941-639-7626
Waterway Boat Lift Covers L/A-02 941-505-0237
Waveony Marine Carts H/B-089 207-751-4628
Well Fargo Advisors, LLC H/B-127 239-479-7903
Yacht Registry W/H-016 727-733-0334
YachtSalesInternational.com TBD 239-628-4300
YachtBedding.com H/B-091 941-254-6570
York Road Marine L/219 239-283-1149
Yuka Yachts L/002 954-647-3801

Fishin’ Frank and his crew are back with a series of informative seminars, all taking place in the Fishin’ Village in Centennial Park. Stop by the Village throughout the show to talk with area charter Captains and local fishing experts.

Thursday
10:30 — Snook & Red Fish
11:30 — Sea Trout & Pompano
12:30 — Kite Fishing for Tarpon & King Mackerel
1:30 — Fishing for Redfish in Low Winter Tides
2:30 — How to: Find Bait, Throw a Cast Net, Use Sabiki Rod & Rig
3:30 — Catching Monster Fish from Land, Beach, or Pier

Friday
10:30 — Finding Fish – The When, Where, and Why of Are They There
11:30 — Sea Trout & Fishing the Flats
12:30 — Snook & Redfish
1:30 — How to Find & Catch Your Own Bait with Cast Net or Sabiki Rig
*1:45 — Individual Cast Net Lessons During Seminar
2:30 — Tarpon Fishing – How-to * Where-to – The Ladyfish Connections
3:30 — Bass & Crappie Fishing, Florida’s Fresh Water Secrets

Saturday
10:30 — Snook & Red Fish on the Flats
11:30 — Kite Fishing for Kingfish & Tarpon
12:30 — Snook Fishing – Choosing the Right Tackle
1:30 — Finding Fish – The When, Where, & Why of Are They There
2:30 — Grouper & Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico
3:30 — Tarpon & Ladyfish – One Catches the Other (Must Catch Both)

Sunday
10:30 — Bass & Crappie Fishing, Florida Fresh Water Secrets
11:30 — Snook Fishing
12:30 — Pompano & Spanish Mackerel Tips & Tricks
1:30 — Shallow Water Fishin’ for Big Fish – Cobia & Sharks
2:30 — Jigs – When to Use? Buck Tail or Soft Plastic Tail?
3:30 — Redfish & Trout

Hundreds of Rods, Reels & Lures

Seminars – Simulators – Casting

In Centennial Park, “Fishin’ Frank’s Fishin’ Village” is its own mini-fishing show. There will be tackle displays with many factory reps on hand, a seminar area with local charter captains talking about inshore and offshore fishing, a casting tank, and the popular fishing simulator which gives visitors a chance for a virtual battle with everything from bass to marlin.

Charter Captains & Fishing Experts Scheduled to Appear

Fishin’ Frank, Captain Terry Fisher, Captain Andrew Herzog, Captain Cayle, Captain Karl Buitgan, Captain Andrew Merman, Captain Mat Haag, Captain Tom Fisher, Captain Bill Hoffman, Captain Billy Barton, Captain Bart Marx, & The Pirate Crew

Sales & Specials from Participating Manufacturers

Reaper Rods, Quantum Reels, Okuma Savage Lures, T’s Tackle Jigs, Red Bone Rods, Penn, Rapala Star Rods, Fin-Nor, Oure Fishing, Flambeau, Shimano

Things To Do

This is far more than just a display of boats. We have the largest display of accessory items of any Boat Show on Florida’s west coast including displays of electronic equipment, motors, fishing equipment, accessories and other items from manufacturers all over the world. Plus you will find a wide variety of service companies and educational information to help you get the most out of your time on the water. And, with nautical clothing and gift items, this is a great chance to kick start your Christmas shopping for your family and friends who enjoy the boating lifestyle.

There are a wide variety of food and drinks available. Inside is the new “Harborside Café” with food and drinks, relaxed seating and a couple of TV’s to catch weekend sports. In Centennial Park is the popular “Everglades Barbecue” Tent. The “Yacht Basin Concessions” overlook the beautiful new basin and features a variety of both seafood and traditional items. And right next door, the “Yacht Basin Pub” is a real crowd pleaser with cold beer, wine and cocktails.

Of course, there are are many restaurants within an easy walk of the show. If you have not been in downtown Ft. Myers lately you will be surprised at how the area has come alive.

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Local Area

If you have not been in downtown Ft. Myers lately you will be surprised at how the area has come alive. There are many restaurants within a very easy walk of the show. Whether you are looking for Italian, Sushi, Casual or Fine Dining, you’ll find them right near by. For a list of restaurants in the downtown Fort Myers area, click here.

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Boat Show Parking

  • There is limited on-site parking at Bay Street and Dean Street.
  • There is Valet Service available adjacent to the Show entrance.
  • There is a parking garage across the street from the show at Bay Street and Monroe Street.
  • There is parking under the U.S. 41 bridge, two blocks west of the show entrance.
  • There is parking in the Jackson Street Garage (Jackson and Main). This is only two blocks from the show entrance at the Yacht Basin and Lee Street.
  • Over the weekend there is also plenty of street parking available throughout downtown.

There is a downtown locator map on our website.

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Additional Information

The Fort Myers Boat Show is owned by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. The association, whose membership includes virtually every boat dealer and marine related company in Southwest Florida, has protected the rights of boaters and promoted boating and the marine industry in Southwest Florida for more than 40 years. The association also owns the BONITA SPRINGS BOAT SHOW, held at the Naples Ft. Myers Greyhound Track in March and the CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOAT SHOW, held at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in January. The Fort Myers Boat Show is managed by: Good Event Management, (239) 656-7083, info@swfmia.com

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JUST THE FAQS (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)

WHERE IS THE BOAT SHOW?

The Boat Show is located in downtown Fort Myers.  The main entrance is at the corner of Bay Street and Dean Street. The show is spread out through the Harborside Event Center, along Edwards Drive and Centennial Park to The Fort Myers Yacht Basin.

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND HOURS?

November 17th-20th, 2016

More details will be posted as the show nears.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

The physical address of Harborside is 1375 Monroe Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33901.

From I-75, take Exit 138 (MLK Boulevard). Head west into downtown (about four miles).

From U.S. 41: If you are coming from the south, watch for signs leading you into downtown just before crossing the river. From the north, take the first exit over the river and head east on 1st Street. Once in the downtown area, there are several cross streets that lead to the show, between Lee Street and Monroe Street.

WHERE DO I PARK?

  • There is limited on-site parking at Bay Street and Dean Street.
  • There is Valet Service available adjacent to the Show entrance.
  • There is a parking garage across the street from the show at Bay Street and Monroe Street.
  • There is parking under the U.S. 41 bridge, two blocks west of the show entrance.
  • There is parking in the Jackson Street Garage (Jackson and Main). This is only two blocks from the show entrance at the Yacht Basin and Lee Street.
  • Over the weekend there is also plenty of street parking available throughout downtown.

There is a downtown locator map on our website.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHERE CAN I ENTER THE SHOW?

Admission is $10.00 per person, with children under 16 free with paid adult admission. We do not have advance ticket sales. It is fast and convenient to buy tickets at the main show entrance (Bay Street and Dean Street) or at the Marina Entrance (Lee Street and Edwards Drive).

WHAT KIND OF BOATS WILL I FIND?

Visitors to the show can leisurely stroll along the docks and board everything from bay boats to new and used luxury yachts. You will find a variety of inshore and offshore fishing boats, custom skiffs, pontoon and deck boats and virtually every type of boat to enjoy your time on the water. With hundreds of trailerable boats of every style imaginable both indoors and outdoors, there is no other show on Florida’s west coast with a more complete lineup.

WHAT IF I ALREADY OWN A BOAT?

This is far more than just a display of boats. We have the largest display of accessory items of any Boat Show on Florida’s west coast including displays of electronic equipment, motors, fishing equipment, accessories and other items from manufacturers all over the world. Plus you will find a wide variety of service companies, marinas and shipyards and educational information to help you get the most out of your time on the water.

WHAT IF I DO NOT OWN A BOAT? ARE THERE OTHER ITEMS?

There will be one-of-a-kind products such as apparel, sun glasses and boat shoes or you can plan your next fishing trip by obtaining information on resorts and marinas. And, with nautical clothing and gift items, this is a great chance to kick start your Christmas shopping for your family and friends who enjoy the boating lifestyle.

FORT MYERS FISHING VILLAGE & TACKLE SHOW

You sure do not want to miss our expanded Fishing Village and Tackle Show with Seminars, tackle displays, fishing simulators, casting ponds and many fishing experts who will be on hand to answer questions and just talk fishing.

HOW-TO INFORMATION

There will be a Boat Maintenance Area, manned by the Ft. Myers Technical College who can answer questions on motor repair, electronics, and just about every regular maintenance task you may be trying to tackle.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, Lee County Marine Task Force and Homeland Security will all have displays and can answer a wide range of questions on boating safety, boating regulations, and help you enjoy your time on the water.

DO YOU HAVE FOOD AND DRINKS?

There are a wide variety of food and drinks available. Inside is the new “Harborside Café” with food and drinks. In Centennial Park is the popular “Everglades Barbecue” Tent. The “Yacht Basin Pub” overlooks the beautiful new basin and features a variety of both seafood and traditional items as well as cold beer, wine and cocktails.

There are many great restaurants within an easy walk of the show. If you have not been in downtown Ft. Myers lately you will be surprised at how the area has come alive. Along with your paid admission will be a coupon for a “buy one get one free” drink at several of those restaurants.

SORRY, NO PETS

We are pet lovers but given the scope of the show and insurance / liability issues, we cannot allow pets.

WHO PUTS ON THIS SHOW?

The Fort Myers Boat Show is owned by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. The association, whose membership includes virtually every boat dealer and marine related company in Southwest Florida, has protected the rights of boaters and promoted boating and the marine industry in Southwest Florida for more than 40 years. The association also owns the Bonita Springs Boat Show, held at the Naples Ft. Myers Greyhound Track in February and the Charlotte County Boat Show, held at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in January. For more information, visit www.goboatingflorida.com.

Southwest Florida Marine Industry Association Boat Shows are managed by:

Good Event Management, (239) 656-7083, info@swfmia.com

Other Upcoming Boat Shows:

16th Annual Charlotte County Boat Show
January 12th – 15th, 2017
Charlotte County Fairgrounds

28th Annual Spring Boat Show at Bonita Springs
March 2nd – 5th, 2017
Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track

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