Where is the boat show?
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 1st Street and Carson Street (Next to Joe’s Crab Shack) and there is a second entrance at the City Yacht Basin (Lee St. & Edwards Dr.) Boat and accessory displays wind through the park and east along the river to the Ft. Myers City Yacht Basin, where hundreds of new and used boats are on display in the water.
What are the dates and hours?
November 21st (Thursday): 10am-6pm
November 22nd (Friday): 10am-6pm
November 23rd (Saturday): 10am-6pm
November 24th (Sunday): 10am-5pm
What kind of boats will I find?
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. You will find 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. 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.
Fort Myers fishing village & tackle show
You sure do not want to miss our Fishing Village and Tackle Show with Seminars, tackle displays, and many fishing experts who will be on hand to answer questions and just talk fishing.
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 tasks you may be trying to tackle.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron and Lee County Marine Task Force 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.
Food and drinksThere are a wide variety of food and drinks available. In Centennial Park is the show’s “Red Fish Pub” and overlooking the basin along the river is our “Yacht Basin Pub”.
One of the great features of this show are the 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.
Sorry, no pets
We are pet lovers but due to insurance issues, we cannot allow pets.
Admission is $13.00 per person, with children under 16 free with paid adult admission.
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 March 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,