What is the Fort Myers Boat Show and What Should You Expect?

If you’re planning a vacation and are researching things to do in Fort Myers, you’re in luck! There are tons of fun family-friendly activities for your whole group to enjoy, no matter what you’re interested in. You have to take some time to get out in nature while you’re in town, and one of the best ways to do that is by attending the Fort Myers Boat Show. Held just minutes from our Fort Myers rentals, this show is something you won’t want to miss!

What is the Fort Myers Boat Show?

2020 brings the 48th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show to our shores. At the show, you’ll find just about every new and pre-owned boat you can think of! Meet with hundreds of boat manufacturers and boating equipment suppliers to get a taste of the best items on the market, with everything from pontoon boats and personal watercraft to boat lifts, outboard motors, fishing tackle, and so much more. You’ll also get to experience seminars, workshops, and tons of other fun events, making this show one of the best outdoor activities in Fort Myers.

boats in the water

What to Expect

First and foremost, expect a ton of fun! Whether you’re new to the world of boating or have been interested in it for decades, you’ll find something innovative and exciting. There are boats and boat accessories available for you to browse and purchase, allowing you to craft your ideal experience. Of course, you’re never pressured to buy; you can simply look around and get an idea of what you might like for a future boat!

In addition to the incredible vendors with items for sale, you can also meet local guides and experts and participate in workshops and seminars. Come listen to Coastal Angler Magazine fishing seminars which will cover all kinds of fascinating topics within the fishing world. There will also be multiple boating organizations offering boating safety and how-to demonstrations that can assist even the most experienced boater. 

How to Attend

Interested in attending one of the most popular Fort Myers annual events? In 2020, the Fort Myers Boat Show will take place from Thursday, November 21 to Sunday, November 24. The show will be happening from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day except Sunday when the festivities will end at 5 p.m.

The Fort Myers Boat Show is being held at Centennial Park, 2000 W First Street. Adult admission is $13 per person, and children under age 16 can attend for free with a paid adult. Once you arrive for the show, you can park at First Street and Altamont Avenue for just $5, then take the free two-minute shuttle ride to the show entrance. Your tickets can be purchased at the main show entrance on the west side of Centennial Park or at the east entrance at Lee Street or Edwards Drive. 

Where to Stay

Your water-based fun doesn’t have to end once you leave the Boat Show! You’re going to need a place to stay, so why not choose one of our oceanfront rentals? We have tons of options that will suit any size party on any budget, so you can be on the water whenever you please and have plenty of room for the entire group.

Plan Your Visit

If the ocean isn’t exactly where you want to be but you’re still looking for a spot near the water, check out our rentals on a canal! You’re never too far from a great boating experience in Fort Myers. Contact us today to start booking your getaway!

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