Things to do at the show

New features and attractions for 2020 coming soon! 2019 highlights shown below.
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NEW! Friday 5 After 5

$5 adult ticket after 5pm Friday

New! Happy Hour at the Boat Show. Come to the show after 5pm Friday (only) and buy your ticket for 5 bucks. Start the weekend in the right direction with Friday 5 after 5. $5 entry and $5 drink specials. (Friday only)

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NEW! Sunday is Family Day

Special ticket price for the whole family. Click Here to purchase a family pass good for 2 adults and 2 children. Special events for the kids and a surprise guest every kid will enjoy seeing. Bring the whole family for a day of fun at the Boat Show. 

Family Day tickets are available for purchase online only.

on water training
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On Water Training presented by Boat US

Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to mastering new skills. Our exclusive on-water instruction makes learning fun—whether you’re just getting started or want to gain more confidence at the helm.

Learn from experts! All classes are taught by USCG-licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.

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Progressive® Insurance Boat Club

Come visit the Progressive Boat Club! Progressive provides education and inspiration in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship so you can get the most of your boating lifestyle! Stop by to master your docking technique at our docking pool or take a spin at a Virtual Reality boating experience. You can also chat with a Progressive Insurance expert to ask any questions about boating coverages or get a free quote!

Children younger than age 13 can participate in the virtual reality activation with parent's onsite permission.

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Jr. Captain's Program

Calling all Jr Captain's!  Come and learn how to be "Boat Confident" aboard a 16 ft motorboat at the Progressive Tampa Boat Show. The captains from Annapolis School of Seamanship are offering free on-water instruction sponsored by Brig Boats, Sirocco Marine an Honda Marine.   Kids ages 11-15 are welcome to participate in a 90 minute training session. Students will learn Boat Handling, Docking, High-speed Operation, and Boat Safety.   Sessions are free  and offered on a first come first served basis. Registration is required at the dock.  Max capacity is 4 students per session.  

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Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat

Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran that can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!