Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2021
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Guide for 2021
The 62nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take place on October 27 – 31, 2021. Come out to see the industry’s latest boats and yachts while shopping for marine products and accessories. Enjoy tasty cuisine and cold drinks while visiting the many attractions, including seminars, sustainability presentations, Aquazone, and the Super Yacht Village.
Back for 2021 – Bigger and Better. You Don’t Want to Miss!
The Superyacht Village and marina will feature super yachts reaching over 300 feet in length. Superyacht Village is an exclusive marina that features some of the most spectacular vessels in the show. Superyacht Village is located at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s new “Pier South” property, adjacent to the southeast corner of the 17th Street Causeway bridge.
Presented by Nautical Ventures, AquaZoneTM is back for 2021 with a bigger and better display than ever before. AquaZone will give boat show-goers a front-row experience with various water sports and innovative marine products. The AquaZone is open during the same hours as the boat show. Demonstrations start one hour after the show opens and end one hour before the show closes.
This weekend’s weather is looking great! The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures with a high of 87 and a low of 67.
Transportation and Parking
Many options are available for transportation to the show, including the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, Uber, and Lyft. A personal favorite is riding bikes down to the show. Parking is available at the new garage at 200 Las Olas Circle.
Purchase Tickets to the Boat Show Online Only
New for 2021, there is no box off at the show. All tickets need to be purchased online in advance, and your digital ticket will be scanned at the door to enter.
Winterfest Cancels 2020 Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale
Tune in for the Winterfest Holiday TV Special Down Memory Lane on Channel 7 Saturday, December 19th at 10 am
The 2020 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale scheduled for Saturday, December 12, has been canceled due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and the organization’s unwavering commitment to the health and safety of participants and spectators. The event will resume in 2021 with the 50th Anniversary of the Winterfest Boat Parade.
The annual television special will move forward on Saturday, December 19, at 10 am and focuses on the Best of the Parade with a “Home for the Holidays” theme. The 2020 television special produced by WSVN Channel 7 will blend the retrospect and a combination of special surprises. The television special scheduled to air in December will bring the best of decorated boats into the comfort of viewers’ homes. The special will air again on Christmas and New Year’s Day along with additional airings on Fox Sports Sun.
For more information, visit https://winterfestparade.com
2020 Lobster Season Tips Fort Lauderdale
Lobster Season Tips for a Successful Hunt in Fort Lauderdale
The Lobster Mini Season in Fort Lauderdale will officially begin at 12:01 am on Wednesday, July 29, and ends at midnight on Thursday, July 30. The regular 8-month lobster season will start on August 6 and runs through March 31, 2021. This year is forecast to be very active, with more permits sold than last year, and excellent weather conditions. Before you head out on the water, review our tips below to ensure a safe and successful bug hunt!
Remember- Safety First
There is always a risk associated with scuba diving, especially during the lobster mini-season. With thousands of recreational boaters on the water at once, make sure to have your dive flag visible, bring a spotter, and keep your eyes and ears open. The 2020 Lobster Season will see more divers on the water than in the past with a 9% increase in permits sold vs. last year. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 176,190 resident lobster permits and 41,509 non-resident lobster permits sold this year.
Know Your Limitations
During the mini-season, recreational divers and snorkelers can take a maximum of twelve lobsters per person per day in Broward and Miami Dade Counties except for Biscayne National Park, where you can only take six. In the primary lobster season, one can take a maximum of six lobsters per person per day.
Size Does Matter
It is important to remember the lobster’s body excluding the tail should be larger than 3″, measured in the water. One should carry a measuring device at all times. Possession limits are strictly enforced on and off the water. Also, be sure to check to see if the lobster is pregnant. You can see visible orange eggs on the bottom of the tail. Be sure to leave these bugs for future generations to grow.
Buy a Spiny Lobster Permit
You must have a recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit to participate in Lobster Season. To acquire these items, one can easily pick them from a local Publix Supermarket or online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. The process is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete.
Purchase the Correct Lobster Catching Equipment
There is nothing more frustrating than malfunctioning equipment during a dive. From a leaking mask to a broken regulator, make sure to have your gear tested and prepped for this season. There are many specialty lobster catching equipment you can purchase online or at a dive shop. These items can include an underwater measuring stick, tickle stick, a net, noose, and lobster bag.
View our blog post on the best lobster catching equipment to purchase, click here.
For more information about the 2020 Lobster Season in Broward County, please call the marina at 954-527-1829 or click here.