This is exactly where you want to be
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is the number one boat show on the planet, where avid anglers, marine fans, professionals and exhibitors come together to celebrate Fort Lauderdale's "Venice of America" boating lifestyle. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Pier 66 Marina, Sails Marina and Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
This is an exciting year for those who desire a lifestyle on the water, as everything the marine industry has to offer can be found on the historic docks of FLIBS. This includes a wide variety of boats and sea vessels, from astonishing super-yachts, fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, to fishing gear, marine art, jewelry and more, all valued at more than $4 billion. The show draws more than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries each year providing first hand knowledge of the products and accessories, educational information, seminars, financing and tips.
New this year is The Quint Events VIP Boat Show Experience that allows visitors to enjoy the show like a royal with the convenience of onsite valet parking, entry to the boat show and all-day access to the Windward Club. This air-conditioned, VIP lounge is located at the Swimming Hall of Fame with gourmet food and a premium open bar. Be part of the excitement and experience the “Greatest Boat Show in the World” like you never have before. Get more information on the Official VIP Boat Show Experiences Ticket Package here
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show‘s extensive transportation network includes bus shuttles and water taxis with convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, as well as dedicated parking lots. Color coded shuttle busses are running free of charge from 9am am to 9 pm every day of the show with Parking available at the Riverside Hotel Garage for $5 and Holiday Park/War Memorial for $7
Bus Shuttle Network:
PURPLE BUS: Travels to/from War Memorial Parking and Las Olas Marina. GREEN BUS: To/from Bahia Mar Yachting Center, The Sails Marina and the 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 Huizenga Plaza (Bubier Park) and the War Memorial Auditorium
Ride the Water Taxi to the Boat Show Riding the Water Taxi to the show will save you a lot of time, money while providing great enjoyment. The Water Taxi access is only $10 and you will be issued a special wristband providing you unlimited access. Here is what you need to know in order to make the best of your Water Taxi experience:
WATER TAXI STOPS FOR THE BOAT SHOW
- Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Blvd.
- Huizenga Plaza / Briny Pub - SE 1st Avenue
- Gallery One Doubletree Hotel / Galleria Mall
- Broward County Convention Center /Hilton Ft Lauderdale Marina (under 17th Street Bridge)
- Hyatt Regency Pier 66 on the East side of the 17th Street Bridge
- Bahia Mar Yachting Center (Boat Show hub where all Water Taxis stop)
JOYRIDE POINT-TO-POINT SOLUTION
For those short distances that are too far to walk but too close to drive, Joyride will help connect you to your destination. Just hop on one of the Joyride carts and they will get you to the boat show and you tip them what you feel your ride matched. It is the ideal safe, reliable and convenient last mile solution. Look out for the Joyride carts going to and from the boat show.
The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will host an array of impressive seminars and marine art expo that should not be missed. Seminars will be hosted by the IFGA School Of Sportfishing, The Blue Wild Watersports and Marine Art Expo, CruiserPort in a designated area promoting the cruising lifestyle, The AquaZone, Hook The Future, Yachts International and the Waterway guide.
If you are looking to connect with the exhibitors at the Broward County Convention Center, make sure you connect with them on Thursday or Friday of the show for your invitation to the Blue Party. The show will turn down the house lights so the exhibitors can illuminate their boats and displays for a glowing blue party. Enjoy specialty drinks and lite bites with some of the best manufacturer representatives of the show.
A SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
For those looking for a spiritual connection, A chapel service for persons working at or attending the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show will be held on Sunday, November 8th from 8:30-9:30am in the Grande View Room on the 2nd floor of the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. All are welcome to attend. Several persons in the marine industry have organized and sponsored this chapel service in cooperation with members of Rio Vista Community Church, who will provide music and a message. For additional information email Liz Pasch at email@example.com.
BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS
Onsite box offices are located at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center main entrance and Water Taxi barge, Las Olas Marina, and the Broward County Convention Center. There also are three electronic ticket kiosks, conveniently located at the main entrance of the Bahia Mar, Coconuts/Hall of Fame Marina and Las Olas Marina, that accept credit cards only. To pre-purchase tickets to the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, please visit ShowManagement.com. To make travel arrangements, please contact the boat show's official travel partner, BoatShowHotels.com at (866) 877-3083, or visit BoatShowHotels.com.
For more information about FLIBS parking and transportation, including maps, please visit FLIBS.com/parking.
Thursday, Nov. 5 (Prime Time Preview) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 9 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Adults $25 online; $27 at show
Children (ages 6-15) $10 online; $12 at show
Children (under 6) Free
Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Nov. 5) $41 online; $43 at show
Two-Day Ticket $43 online; $45 at show
FLIBS is the world’s largest in-water boat show and is owned by Marine Industries Association of South Florida and produced by Show Management.