November 9th – 12th, 2023

The 51st Annual Fort Myers Boat Show is set to once again take over the historic downtown riverfront, November 9th – 12th, 2023.

With a beautiful setting along the Caloosahatchee River, you will see the very best that boating has to offer. This is the largest display of boats, boating products, and services on Florida’s west coast, featuring over 500 boats on land, representing over 130 manufacturers.

Exhibits wind along the river, through Centennial Park and the newly renovated Caloosa Sound Convention Center and to the east along Edwards Drive to Lee Street. Whether you are in the market for a boat, looking to repower or upgrade your current boat, or just want to see what’s new, you will find what you are looking for at this show.

The Caloosa Sound Convention Center will overflow with engines, electronics, boat lifts, paddle boards, marine services and all the great gear and gadgets boaters love. Be sure to visit our “Know Before You Go” display in the lobby of the Convention Center. Local boating experts are on hand to answer questions about basic boating knowledge, boat safety, and where to go to have fun on the water.

Boats of all styles and sizes will be displayed on land and indoors throughout the Downtown River District. Hundreds of accessory exhibits feature everything from engines and electronics to boat lifts, boating services, fishing gear, clothing and just about anything else you might need on the water.

It’s a big show, so take the time to relax and enjoy one of our four food and beverage areas within the show. Food lovers will find a wide array of options including seafood, BBQ, and traditional American favorites. Additionally, there are many downtown restaurants and bars, including the beautiful Luminary Hotel overlooking the show.

Admission is $20 for adults and children 15 and younger are free with a paid adult admission.

Bay Street & Heitman St (Next to the Post Office)

NEW Hours:
Thursday, November 9: 10am-6pm
Friday, November 10: 10am-6pm
Saturday, November 11: 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 12: 10am-5pm

Parking and Shuttle Service: There are several paid parking areas spread throughout the Downtown area in close proximity to the show.  Some of the larger areas are:
1. Edison Parking Garage at Monroe St. & Bay St. (Across from the Convention Center)
-closest to the Boat Show Main Entrance

2. Florida Repertory Theatre Lot
Large grass & pavement lot behind the Hall of 50 States with access on Bay Street, between Hendry and Jackson Streets.

3. Main Street Parking Garage at Jackson St. & First St.
– closest to the Lee Street Entrance

The Boat show will operate a shuttle along Bay St. making stops at the Main Entrance, Luminary Hotel and Lee St. & Edwards Dr.

*There will be no in-water displays as the City Yacht Basin suffered extensive storm damage and remains closed.