2024 Miami Boat Show

Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show 2024 Preview Guide

Written by Boatsetter Team
January 12, 2024

Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by Boatsetter Team

The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, also known as the Miami Boat Show, in South Florida is a fun recreational marine event that draws boaters from all over the world. This year, it’ll run from February 14 – 18. This massive five-day show is spread between the recently renovated Miami Beach Convention Center and five other venues. Plan for a multi-day visit to catch all the exciting stuff taking place at the Miami Boat Show!

  • Date: February 14 – 28, 2024
    • Wednesday (2/14): 10 am – 6 pm
    • Thursday (2/15): 10 am – 6 pm
    • Friday (2/16): 10 am – 7 pm
    • Saturday (2/17): 10 am – 7 pm
    • Sunday (2/18): 10 am – 5 pm
  • Where: Miami, Florida
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The show opens each morning at 10 am so you can get a jump on browsing new boats and gear at the convention center. Visit Pride Park for a peek into the boating life and fun activities, then jump over to One Herald Plaza to check out incredible powerboats and motor yachts (30 – 125 feet).

Walk over or, better yet, cruise out to Museum Park Marina for the sailboats and new sailing gear, and finally, take in the IGY Yacht Haven on Watson Island for the SuperYacht Miami showcase! 

This event is expecting over 100,000 attendees so snag your tickets and don’t forget to get on the water.

Pro tip: Over 1,000 exhibitors and boat builders will display their latest models as well as everything from marine electronics to fishing lures, nautical apparel and more.


There is no box office onsite so you must purchase your tickets online in advance.

Prices vary by what you choose to do and when. Individual tickets start at $43 for general admission on all days except Wednesday which is a special preview day and costs $64 per person.

The $350 Windward VIP Experience offers entry to the exclusive VIP Club with premium food and drinks and complimentary water taxi service. SuperYacht Miami tickets, which provide access to luxurious private yachts, are sold separately and start at $135.

Active military and veterans receive complimentary general admission on Sunday, February 18.


There is much to see and do at the Miami Boat Show! Pro tip: Plan ahead.

  • If you’re feeling inspired, browse boat rentals on Boatsetter for a fun Miami boat day. 
  • Learn more about boating at one of the seminars at the Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center. (Also learn more on Boatsetter’s blog).  
  • Visit the Nautical Ventures AquaZone at Pride Park with its 40,000-gallon pool, in-water demos, and hands-on gear testing. New this year is Hooked, the monster box truck claw machine to help you win nautical prizes and Marina the singing fish. Check out Sport Fishing Championship news and Hook the Future Kids Fishing Clinics.
  • Yachts After Dark is a special nighttime event held at One Herald Plaza. VIP ticket holders and those invited by boatbuilders, dealers or brokerages will enjoy an exclusive evening of music and cocktails after show hours.


Navigate the show with comprehensive online  venue maps and pre-plan your arrival and parking. Miami traffic can be torture so learn about bus and golf cart shuttle routes or download a rideshare app.

The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show is an annual highlight in South Florida and provides over $1.3 billion in economic impact. It’s a great way to spend Presidents Day Weekend and tap into your passion or discover a new lifestyle. Come shop, learn, eat, enjoy cocktails, tour boats, and get out on the water with this perfect winter getaway.

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