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New! Super Thursday Special

One-day Only Deals! Giveaways! Food & Drink Specials! Admission & Parking Discounts!

Join us on Thursday, March 2 for the show’s best deals! Take advantage of one-day only specials on a wide variety of boats and products. PLUS, enjoy discounted admission after 5pm, food and drink specials, and giveaways throughout the day.

$5 off adult admission after 5pm (Save over 30%)


  • (2) Florida Georgia Line Concert Tickets
  • Tropicana- Overnight Stay
  • Sheraton AC- Overnight Stay
  • Golden Nugget- Overnight Stay
  • Showboat- Overnight Stay
  • Resorts- (2) tickets for Sunday brunch at Capriccio
  • (2) Round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US

Food & Beverage Specials

  • Draft Beer $5 (50% savings)
  • Chef Specials at the Food Court $8 (20-27% savings) Cheesesteak special, The Shipwreck, Jersey Devil Spicy Cheese Steak, all served with bag of chips $8 (27% savings)

List of Super Thursday Specials here.


Captain's Table Reception 

Let Us Eat, Please Inc. and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host the 3rd annual Captain’s Table Reception on Thursday, March 2nd from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The VIP reception will offer tasty dishes from more than a dozen of the area’s top chefs, along with an elaborate array of desserts and drinks. This fundraising event will help us provide meals when school is not in session to the 25,000 children who depend on free or reduced-price meals in school.

Tickets to the Captain’s Table Reception are $125 per person. The event is open to the public. For more information about tickets or sponsorships, please contact Richard Uniacke, Vice President, Southern Branch, Community FoodBank of New Jersey at 609-383-8843 ext. 109.

See our FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1802450356679974/ and our Let Us Eat, Please page at https://www.facebook.com/Let-Us-Eat-Please-408947555913624/

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Win a Yamaha Outboard Motor! - Courtesy of New Jersey Outboards

Enter to win in the Lobby

Enter for your chance to win a 2017 Yamaha F-150 XB outboard motor at $11,989!


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NEW! Step On & Go—Stand Up Pedal Board Demos & Test Rides

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Experience the world’s first stand up pedal board—the new Hobie Mirage Eclipse. Powered by Hobie’s MirageDrive pedal system, riding the Mirage Eclipse is as easy as walking—you just step on and go. It’s the hottest item to hit the water in years and you can see it in action at this year’s show thanks to Fin-atics Marine Supply of Ocean City, NJ.

Watch Fin-atics expert staff demonstrate the Eclipse or take one out for a spin to try it yourself! On-water test rides will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Open to guests age 10 years or older.

Demo Hours:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Noon till 7pm

Saturday: 11am till 7pm

Sunday: 11am till 5pm

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Wake Zone—Towed Water Sports Seminars

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If you like to make waves, this is the series for you! Learn about water sports such as wakeboarding, and water skiing from professional, world water ski team champion April Coble Eller. You can also check out boats designed to deliver on-the-water thrills—Models from several manufacturers will be on display.


Wednesday at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm

Thursday at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm

Friday at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm

Saturday at 11am, 2pm, 6pm

Sunday at 11am, 2pm, 4pm

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Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat

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Feed your need for speed! The world champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Propelled by piston powered engines generating 1800 horsepower per side, the offshore racing boat currently has a top speed of 180 mph!


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Classic & Race Boat Display

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See classic and vintage boats dating back 66 years. Boats on display include a restored 1951 wooden Chris Craft Holiday and a 1968 Steven Hydroplane powered by a L-88 427 cubic inch blower engine—one of just three such boats remaining that survived the harsh racing life.


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Discover Fishing Seminars - By The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), The Fisherman Magazine & Canyon Runner Sportfishing

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Don’t let these get away! Expert anglers will share tips and tricks to help you improve your catch. Sessions cover a variety of fishing topics—from proper rigging for big game fishing to offshore angling to how to land a trophy striper.

See full schedule HERE.

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Boat Confident- By Annapolis School of Seamanship

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Better boating starts here! Learn new skills that will give you more confidence at the helm at seminars taught by professional captains. Whether you want to learn how to take the drama out of docking, get your captain’s license, trouble shoot engine issues, or discover which boating apps are best, there are topics for boaters of all levels. Captains will also be available to answer your questions and offer one-on-one boating advice.

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Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center - FREE Boat Maintenance & Repair Seminars

If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Come with your questions and projects to discuss, and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself. 


For the full list of seminars, click here

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United States Power Squadrons® Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT)

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Take the helm and set out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The United States Power Squadrons® Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.

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Sand Art

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Watch as professional sand sculptor John Gowdy transforms a pile of sand into an amazing work of art.

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Eric Stone—Live Music

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Enjoy the island-inspired music of Eric Stone. Eric will perform life daily, playing his unique blend of rock, pop, and country music inspired by the tropics and his love of the water.

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Annual Wing-A-Thon Wing Eating Contest

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Cheer on contestants as they compete in our annual wing-eating contest! The contestant with the biggest appetite for success will walk away with a 42-in. TV. Hosted by 103.7 WMGM radio. WIngs provided by Chickie & Petes.

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Fun Photo Ops

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Have fun with your friends and family by taking a picture with this year’s Big Catch or Snap a Boatie and take a photo behind an authentic tall ship wheel.

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Create-A-Boat—Kids’ Toy Boat Building

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If they can imagine it, they can build it! Little skippers can create one-of-a kind nautical masterpieces to take home as a show souvenir.


Friday: 3pm-7:30pm

Saturday: 10am-7:30pm

Sunday: 10am-5:30pm


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