It’s that time of year again — to dream of sailing off in one of the mega yachts that populate every available dock along South Florida’s waterways. Every year in mid-February, the Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sails, now in its 72nd year, rolls into South Florida and customers from around the world come to ooh and ah at the multi-million dollar liners.
About The Miami International Boat Show
The show is so large it is spread out over three locations: Miami Beach, Bayside and Miami. Opening night is February 14th and runs for five days through February 18th.
The Miami International Boat Show docked at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., features more than 200 exhibitors from around the globe displaying multi-hull sailboats, sailing seminars and charters among others. Diving classes are offered inside the Miami Beach Convention Center along with a variety of entertaining exhibits.
The 26th annual Strictly Sail Miami boat show takes place February 14th through the 18th in conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show. Strictly Sail Miami is docked at Bayside, 400 Biscayne Blvd., featuring a variety of exhibitors and classes on how to inspect and maintain your boat.
Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center, 1635 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami, features thousands of powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and marine accessories from numerous manufacturers.
“There is no other boating event in the world that provides boaters with the opportunity to shop the best and biggest selection of boats and accessories. With thousands of products to choose from in one of the best boating destinations and dozens of activities the whole family can enjoy, the Miami International Boat Show is THE place to find out why life is better with a boat,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, show manager.
If you plan on heading to the boat show, prepare to spend some time in traffic trying to get to the show, or try the multiple services that will get you to the boat show.
How To Get There
New Park and Ride Location: Marlins Park
Marlins Park Center Field Garage is located on NW 3rd Street between NW 12th Ave. and NW 17th Ave., Miami, Florida 33125.
Early Bird Special – Park for $5.00 when you arrive by 9:30 a.m. daily. After 9:30 am, parking is $10 for the day. Ride the FREE MIAMI TROLLEY to The New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina (open 9 am – 6 pm daily) or Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside (open 10 am – 6 pm daily). Avoid traffic congestion, enjoy the Miami Trolley ride, and save up to $30.00 on parking.
Shuttle Bus Service
Courtesy shuttle buses will run among all locations including the park and ride at 1300 N. Biscayne Blvd. from one hour prior to show opening through one hour after show close daily.
By Deco Bike
DECOBIKE has quickly become the new and “green” way to get around the Miami Beach area. Riders can access all available DECOBIKES at any kiosk throughout the City of Miami Beach and its famous South Beach Art Deco District.
Thursday, February 14, 10:00am–6:00pm
Friday, February 15, 10:00am–8:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 10:00am–8:00pm
Sunday, February 17, 10:00am–8:00pm
Monday, February 18, 10:00am–6:00pm
The Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Strictly Sail Miami at Marina at Bayside locations are open from 10:00am–6:00pm daily.
5 Day Pass (Good all 5 days of the show)
Thursday, February 14th–Monday, February 18th — $85.00
Premier Day (February 14th) — $35.00
Friday–Monday (February 15th–18th)
Adults — $20.00 (16 and older)
2 Day Pass — $35.00
Children 15 and under are FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)