Boating in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Boat Show

Ahoy, Mates it is time again for the Tampa Bay Boat Show! If you’ve always dreamed of owning a boat or just enjoy seeing seaworthy craft, you won’t want to miss this year’s Tampa Bay Boat Show. You can walk around millions of dollars’ worth of boats in one location on Friday through Sunday, September 30, October 1-2. The event is open to the public, and admission is free except for the Fairgrounds’ event parking rates. Bring the family and make a day of it.

Tampa Bay Boat Show

The Tampa Bay Boat Show will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4808 US-301 in Tampa. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You will be able to see Yachts, Pontoons, Cruisers, Center Consoles, Inflatables, Jet Skis, exhibits and more. This three-day sales event offers a great way to see and compare all available makes and models in one location. The main floor will be filled with new boats, trailers, docking and safety equipment and many outdoor-related exhibits including fishing gear and boating accessories!

On Saturday and Sunday you will have an opportunity to enjoy some valuable Fishing School Seminars at the Tampa Bay Boat Show with some of the area’s top experts. At 11 a.m. on both days, Captain George Hastick will discuss “Getting an Inshore Slam.” At 12 noon it will be Captain Tony Frankland with “Techniques for Catching Big Snook.” Captain Sergio Atanes will talk on “Finding Grouper in Tampa Bay” at 1 p.m. Then Captain Rick Gross will discuss “Techniques for Mackerel and Snapper.” Captain Sergio Atanes will return at 3 p.m. to tell fishing enthusiasts about “Finding Baits and How to Throw a Cast Net.” Check this out for more happening at the Florida State Fairgrounds here.

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