The “Yachting Capital of the World” is hosting the 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31- November 4. This fun filled event has something for everyone with a wide variety of boats, exotic cars, activities and complimentary seminars. For those not in a nautical state of mind, there will be shopping, floating cocktail barges, and live music. Hungry? Stop by their International Food Garden. With over 3 million square feet of space, this event is enough for any boat enthusiast.


The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which encompasses more than 3 million square feet of show space, is spread out over six locations:

Bahia Mar Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Hall of Fame Marina
1 Hall of Fame Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Las Olas Marina
240 E. Las Olas Circle
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
1881 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Sails Marina
Southeast corner of 17th Street Causeway/Intracoastal Waterway


Tickets are available at four box office locations: Broward County Convention Center, Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Las Olas Marina and Las Olas Riverfront. Tickets at the box office are cash only and remember to bring a photo ID.  Tickets can also be purchased online at a discounted price.  Click Here To Buy Online

Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Oct.31-Nov. 4) – $36 online and $38 on show site

2-Day Ticket- $38 online and $40.00 at the show

Daily General Admission:
(Friday – Monday)

Adults $20 online and $22 at the show
Children (ages 6 to 15) $5 online and $7 at the show
Children (under 6) Free

Parking & Transportation

While parking can sometimes be a hassle at these types of events, show organizers worked with the City of Fort Lauderdale and privately owned locations for more convenient and affordable parking options for this year’s show.  You have a choice between parking in the boat show locations or parking a bit farther and then taking a shuttle or water taxi to the location. Parking locations are as follows:

Bahia Mar Yachting Center
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft Lauderdale 33316

Las Olas Municipal Marina
2 South New River Dr. East
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Hall of Fame Marina
435 Seabreeze Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale 33316

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center (Photo ID Required)
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
1881 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Sails Marina
2150 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

Park at War Memorial and then grab one of the free Boat Show Shuttles to the Broward County Convention Center and Las Olas Marina. From there, continue the shuttle network to the other Boat Show locations. Look below for more shuttle details.

Purple Bus: Travels to/from War Memorial Parking and Las Olas Marina.

Green Bus: To/fromhe Sails Marina, Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Convention Center

Blue Bus: To/from Bahia Mar Yachting Center & Convention Center

Yellow Bus: To/from War Memorial Auditorium Parking & Convention Center.

Red Bus: To/from Las Olas Riverfront Transportation Center &
Convention Center

The Galleria Mall
2414 East Sunrise Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33304

For those who prefer to skip the traffic of the Boat Show and opt for a more scenic approach, you can valet park at the Galleria Mall. From the valet drop off, follow the marked signs to the seawall in front of the Gallery One Doubletree Hotel for the Water Taxi pick up.

Boats On Display

Featuring more than $3 billion worth of boats, event goers will see a wide variety of boats and sea vessels including sport fishers, catamarans, jet boats, sailing yachts, high performance boats, motor yachts and even canoes.

Click Here for a list of all the boats on display.


Don’t miss anything at the show by downloading the free “MyBoatShow” app which will help you better navigate the show with info on events, water/bus shuttle stops, food and exhibitor locations. This awesome app also allows the users to view boat info and pictures. Like a boat? Mark it as a favorite on your app so you can go back to it later. This app is for iPhone/iPad and Android users.

Click Here to get the app.

For more event information  Click Here.