The huge Miami International Boat Show returns to the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key over President’s Day weekend, February 15 – 19, 2018. This year, the show should be easier to navigate with Strictly Sail moving from Bayside and joining the rest of the show at the Virginia Key location.
More than 50 sailboats — catamarans and monohulls — will be in-water exclusively on Pier 9 (Show Map). Sailing gear and accessories exhibitors will all be located in Sailor’s Cove, which is inside Tents F and J. Sailor’s Cove will also feature daily educational seminars (find the schedule here), plus meet-and-greets with well-known sailing experts.
Park and Ride Made Easy
Come to the show by land or sea! With the streamlining of the show’s venues into one location also comes the streamlining of transportation options to get you there. Having two years under its belt, the Miami International Boat Show has taken feedback from exhibitors and attendees to deliver an enhanced transportation plan. More than 85 percent of water taxi goers traveled from two key stops, making them a priority for year three: Bayfront Park and AmericanAirlines Arena. Located near ample parking and public transportation options, these two stops offer the fastest and most convenient ways to get to the show. Free water taxi pick-up and drop-off locations will be located at both water taxi locations.
In addition, complimentary shuttle buses will run to-and-from two parking hubs in downtown Miami at the AmericanAirlines Arena, getting more people to and from the show in less time.
Shuttle buses and water taxis will begin at 9 a.m., one hour before the show opens, and conclude at 7 p.m., one hour after the show closes. The last departure to Miami Marine Stadium is 4:30 p.m. Final departure for return service from Marine Stadium to Bayfront Park and AmericanAirlines Arena is at 7 p.m. (transportation map).
Convenient parking options on Virginia Key will again be available and can be reserved and prepaid in advance at MiamiBoatShow.com. Shuttle buses and Freebees, as well as a 15-foot wide walking path, will make getting to-and-from parking lots to the show entrance easy, safe and efficient. Parking opportunities on Virginia Key include:
o Lot B – On historic Virginia Beach Drive for general parking on Virginia Key. o Lot C – At the Miami Seaquarium for preferred parking and handicap parking on Virginia Key. o Valet – Located at the entrance to Whiskey Joe’s (includes Freebee shuttle service to the show entrance).
Public transportation options offer access from the north, south, as well as Broward and Palm Beach counties via the Metrorail, Metromover and Tri-Rail. Get directions and stop information.
Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
February 15 – 19, 2018
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day
Premier Day (Feb. 15) $40
Adult (age 13+) $25
Two-Day Pass $45
Five-Day Pass $100
Child (12 & under) FREE
Tickets are available here
Accommodations: Visit www.MiamiBoatShow.com/accomodations now to book rooms at the best rates through the boat show’s official housing partner, OnPeak.
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