Things to do at the show

2024 Show Highlights

SALUTING OUR HEROES

To express our gratitude for your service, all active/veteran military, active/retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members can take advantage of FREE admission on Wednesday.

Simply show your military/first responder/USCG & USCGA valid identification card along with photo ID at Will Call to receive your complimentary ticket.

NEW! Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel

NEW! Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel

Space P4

Don’t miss the world’s most famous watersports-loving squirrel. Twiggy will amaze you as she cruises around her custom-made heated pool.

Performance Schedule:
Wed–Fri: 4pm, 6pm
Sat: Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Sun: Noon, 2pm, 4pm

Discover Boating Beach Club

NEW! Discover Boating Beach Club 

Space F28

Bring on the summer vibes. Kick back with your crew to enjoy live music, island-inspired cocktails and mocktails, plus beach games, and more.

Pete’s One Mann Band

Pete’s One Mann Band 

Space F28

Pete Mann is the best one-man “5-piece” band on the East Coast, playing hits from ABBA to Zeppelin. 

Fred’s Shed How-to Center—presented by Progressive®

Space P28

Tips, tricks, and DIY advice for every boater—from first-timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.

VIEW SCHEDULE HERE

Art of Casting Pond

Space P44

Learn the art of casting from the experts at Goose Hummock, a leading Northeast Saltwater Fishing Outfitter, atop a 30' fishing tank. Plus, check out the top names in saltwater fishing gear, products, and services.

finnatics feature image
finatics logo

Paddlesports Experience

Space P20

Experience the fun of paddlesports, courtesy of Fin-atics Marine Supply of Ocean City, NJ. Watch on-water demos or try it yourself! On-water test rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to guests age 10 years or older.

Demo Times:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 1–7pm

Saturday: 11am–7pm

Sunday: 11am–5pm

Fishing Seminars

Fishing Seminars

Space P36

Presented by The Fisherman Magazine

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.

VIEW SEMINARS' SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS HERE

Classic Boat

Classic & Race Boat Display

Space C65

Take a step back in time and see classic and vintage boats dating back 72 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.

Sand Art
Sand Art

Sand Art

Space F4

Watch award-winning professional sand sculptor John Gowdy transform a pile of sand into an amazing work of art. Make sure to snap a photo and share it with your friends.

kids build a boat image
kids build a boat icon

Build-A-Boat—Kids’ Toy Boat Building

Space P4

Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a-kind toy boat to take home as a show souvenir.

Schedule:

Wednesday–Friday 3p–7:30pm

Saturday 10am–7:30pm

Sunday 10am–5:30pm

The Big Catch—Photo Op

The Big Catch—Photo Op

Space P44

Capture the fun of a day at the show with your family and friends. Pose with this year’s Big Catch, “Tiny Tuna,” a 10-ft. tuna caught off the waters of Nova Scotia that weighed in at 1,000 lbs. Be sure to share and tag #tinytuna.

Cornhole Shootout

Cornhole Shootout

Friday evening

Space Anchors & Ales

Sign up for your chance to compete in the show’s 2nd annual Cornhole Tournament. 
Grand Prize: TBD
Entry Deadline: TBD

The Captain’s Table Gala 

The Captain’s Table Gala 

Thursday Evening

Now in its eighth year, this fundraiser benefits the Community Foodbank of New Jersey and Let Us Eat, Please, Inc.