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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show offers free entry day for military

Exciting watercraft from exquisite super yachts to runabouts and other nautical products are on display at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

In 2023, the event is October 25-29, at Hall Of Fame Marina, Las Olas Marina, and other venues.

Military and veterans are eligible for free tickets for October 29 upon request. Email identification to .

Purchase tickets online. Regular entry fees are $42 for adults and $16 for kids 6 to 15.  For kids age 5 and younger attending with an adult, entry is free.

Information for parking is online.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Photo/Informa Markets

Water Taxi

Water Taxi tickets from select stations in Fort Lauderdale to boat show venues are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 5 to 11.

Brightline offers free shuttles

With a train ticket to the Fort Lauderdale station, the boat show provides free shuttles to the Riverside Hotel. Fares are usually about $10 to $44. 

Photo/Informa Markets


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