The Boat Show is located along the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers. The main show entrance is at the west side of Centennial Park at First St and Carson St (next to Joe’s Crab Shack) and the east entrance is at Lee St & Edwards Dr. Boat and accessory displays wind through the park and east along the river to the Fort Myers City Yacht Basin, where hundreds of new and used boats are on display in the water.
What are the dates and hours?
November 21: 10am-6pm
November 22: 10am-6pm
November 23: 10am-6pm
November 24: 10am-5pm
What kind of boats are on display?
The 2019 show will be the largest and most complete display of boats ever seen in Southwest Florida. On land and in-water, visitors will see everything from bay boats to new and used luxury yachts. The show includes a variety of inshore and offshore fishing boats, custom skiffs, pontoon and deck boats, high performance, sport and cruising boats—virtually every type and style a boater might enjoy in Southwest Florida.
What if I already own a boat?
This is far more than just a display of boats. The show features the largest display of accessory items of any boat show on Florida’s west coast including electronic equipment, motors, fishing equipment, accessories and other items from manufacturers all over the world. Plus, a wide variety of service companies, marinas and shipyards, and educational information will help you get the most out of your time on the water.
What is Fishin’ Village?
You’ll find tackle displays with many factory reps on hand, seminars with local charter captains talking about inshore and offshore fishing, a casting tank, and the popular fishing simulator, which gives visitors a chance to battle everything from bass to marlin.
Will there be any boater education?
The Boat Maintenance Area is 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.
Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron and Lee County Marine Task Force displays and get answers to a wide range of questions on boating safety and regulations, plus other information to help you enjoy your time on the water.
Will food and drinks be available?
You’ll find a wide variety of food and drinks available. Quench your thirst at the Redfish Pub in Centennial Park or the Yacht Basin Pub overlooking the river. Adjacent to the Redfish Pub, Paradise Foods serves up all the regular favorites like burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage and fries. Next to the Yacht Basin Pub, Cracker Billie’s features a variety of seafood dishes.
After the show, take a short walk to a variety of restaurants in vibrant downtown Fort Myers, many of which offer BOGO drink specials with your boat show ticket!
How much is admission?
Admission is $13 per person and children under 16 are free with a paid adult admission. Tickets are available for purchase during the show at both show entrances. Pre-show tickets sales are not available.
Can I bring my pet?
We love animals but for insurance and liability reasons, pets are not allowed.