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Orlando Boat Show

9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL  32819
10am - 8pm | 10am -5pm
Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Blvd.
North/South Concourse
I-Ride Trolley stop 22 north
$10 | Kids 12 and under are free
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The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) presents the Orlando Boat Show for a three-day event April 5-7, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center, North Hall B. The highly anticipated show features 20 of Central Florida's top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.
The Orlando Boat Show features a wide variety of boats including bowriders, center consoles, deck boats, flats boats, freshwater fishing boats, jet boats, pontoons, and surf boats to fit any lifestyle and budget.
Extra incentives are available only during the show from dealers and manufacturers such as extended warranties, service packages, waived dockage, enhanced electronics, and accessory packages.
Tickets on Sale Now
Ticket prices are $10 per person and are available for purchase online at or at the gate. Kids under the age of 12 are free! Orange County Convention Center parking is $10 with cashless pay only.
Events All events are included in show admission.
Hook The Future kid’s fishing clinic
Captain Don Dingman, as seen on the Sportsman Channel's Hook The Future TV show, presents kid’s fishing clinics and interactive discussions of basic fishing techniques, tackle, safety, and conservation. Kids aged 5-15 receive a free rod and reel combo following each clinic while supplies last.
Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel
In 1978, a baby squirrel was rescued after being blown from her nest during a hurricane. Lou Ann and Chuck Best chose to take her in and make her a part of their family. Twiggy the world-famous water-skiing squirrel has been entertaining adults and children alike with her water ski show since 1979. Due to her husband’s passing in 1997, Lou Ann decided to make water safety an important part of Twiggy's act. She created a squirrel-sized life jacket for Twiggy to wear in her performances. Thereafter, all of Twiggy's shows are focused on teaching her fans about water safety. Today, Twiggy starts a new chapter in her legacy. Lou Ann’s son, Chuck Best Jr. has decided to take on the family business and continue Twiggy’s story. Chuck and his fiancé, Toni, have reimagined his parents’ show and together they have embarked on an all-new, revamped, interactive, and exciting show for Twiggy. Twiggy is now the spokes animal for The National Safe Boating Council's "Wear It" Campaign promoting water safety all over the world.
Additional Activation Areas
  • NEW themed, streetmosphere throughout the show includes the Longshoreman comedic street performers, a pirate magician, and a mermaid on stilts (performance times vary).
  • Kids aged 12 and under can catch a live fish at the Let’s Go Fishing Trout Pond and receive a custom caricature driving a boat by Cartoon You Caricatures.
  • Try the Virtual Saltwater Fishing Simulator to experience the excitement of competition to catch a bull dolphin. 
  • The Fishing Zone is devoted to all types of fishing gear including freshwater and saltwater rod and reels, freshwater, and saltwater lures, clothing for a great day on the water, and all types of fishing gear and accessories.
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