Event Details

Event: 17th Annual Charlotte County Boat Show

Dates: January 11th - 14th, 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 10am-6pm
Friday, January 12th, 10am-6pm
Saturday, January 13th, 10am-6pm
Sunday, January 14th, 10am-5pm

Admission: Free admission to the public and $5 parking.

Venue: Charlotte County Fairgrounds

Address: 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948

Phone: 239-656-7083

Boat Show Layout

Aqua Patio The Boat House
Avalon Pontoons Fish Tale Sales & Service
Bayliner York Road Marine
Beachcat Saltwater Pontoons Gulfcoast Boat Sales
Beavertail Skiffs Beavertail Skiffs
Bennington Ingman Marine
Blackwood GT Marine
Blue Wave Marina Mikes
Boston Whaler Marinemax Venice
Cape Craft Boats Gulfside Marine
Cape Horn Boats The Boat Place
Carolina Skiff The Boat House
Chaparral Fish Tale Sales & Service
Chaparral Vortex Fish Tale Sales & Service
Chris Craft Walkers Marine
Clearwater Boats Gulfside Marine
Coach Pontoons GT Marine
Cobalt The Boat House
Cobia Ingman Marine
Crownline The Boat House
Everglades The Boat House
Four Winns Boaters Landing
Glasstream Palm Isle Marine
Grady White Ingman Marine
Harris Pontoons Marinemax Venice
Hewes Ingman Marine
Heyday York Road Marine
Hurricane The Boat House
Key West Gulfcoast Marine Center
Latitude Tournament Boats Latitude Tournament Boats
Maverick Ingman Marine
Nauticstar Big Toy Storage & Sales
NuCanoe Fishing Kayaks Gulfside Marine
Outcast Skiffs Gulfside Marine
Panga Boats USA Panga Boats USA
Pathfinder Ingman Marine
Pursuit Walkers Marine
Ranger Fishing Boats Marina Mikes
Ranger Pontoon Boats Marina Mikes
Regal Walkers Marine
Robalo Fish Tale Sales & Service
Sailfish Boaters Landing
Scout Viage Group
Sea Born Admiralty Marine
Sea Chaser The Boat House
Sea Fox GT Marine
Sea Hunt Ingman Marine
Sea Pro Marinemax Venice
Sea Ray Marinemax Venice
Sea Skiff The Boat House
Shearwater GT Marine
Skeeter Ingman Marine
Sportsman The Boat House
Spyder Admiralty Marine
Starcraft Deck Boats The Boat Place
Sting Ray Ingman Marine
Stott Craft Gulfcoast Boat Sales
Stump Knocker Boats Abel's Marine
Sundance Ingman Marine
Sweetwater The Boat House
Tahoe Pontoons Abel's Marine
Twin Vee Catamarans Bob and Annie's Boatyard
Veranda Pontoons Bob and Annie's Boatyard
Abel's Marine L/401 941-698-4006
Admiralty Marine L/404 941-480-0723
Allstate-Cathy Sink B/22 239-561-8600
Beavertail Skiffs L/052 941-705-2090
Big Toy Storage & Sales L/106 941-445-4514
The Boat House L/101-105A; B/46 239-549-2628
The Boat Place L/201, 202 239-415-6400
Boat Shopper B/43 863-559-1128
Boaters Landing L/107 239-939-4477
Boatique Graphics B/44 561-330-8431
Bob and Annie's Boatyard, Inc. L/203, 204 239-283-3962
Bonita Boat Center L/406, 407 239-992-5777
Calusa Certified Marine B/07, 08 239-574-5053
The Captain School B/41 239-549-0071
CCA Charlotte
Charlotte County Seawalls B/25, 26 941-629-4900
Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve 941-575-5861
Charlotte Harbor Flotilla 98 B/12 941-639-3811
Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club B/25A 941-629-5131
Coast Guard Aux Flotilla 92 B/12 941-426-7147
Coastal Angler Magazine B/29 239-595-8265
Cottonseed B/01, 02 727-445-5819
Discover Vacations B/17 727-743-4362
Dolphin Boat Lifts, Inc. B/15, 16 239-936-1782
Felix Marine B/27 239-936-6463
Fish Tale Boats of Ft. Myers & Naples L/208 239-463-4448
Fix Marine Supply B/20, 21 866-998-3625
Flitz International, LTD B/40 262-534-5898
Florida Marine Works L/051 941-255-0554
The Florida Mariner B/19 941-488-9307
Freedom Boat Club B/18 941-451-8956
Full Throttle Interiors B/06 941-621-8351
Gasparilla Marina B/13, 14 941-697-2280
Golden Boat Lifts B/37, 38 239-337-4141
Grass Flats Angler B/42 262-336-7176
GT Marine L/209-211 407-905-0003
Gulf Coast Boat Sales L/306 727-841-8811
Gulf Coast Castaway Customs B/45 941-962-2656
Gulf Coast Marine Center L/108, 109, 110 941-629-9666
Gulfside Marine L/400 239-282-0443
Ingman Marine L/301, 302, 304, 305 941-255-1555
Latitude Tournament Boats L/050 239-707-3956
LMC Outdoors B/42 941-875-4689
Marina Mikes L/408-410 239-267-0725
Marine Trading Post B/28 941-766-1044
Marinemax Venice L/307 941-485-3388
Marker 5 Financial Services B/47 239-437-0085
Nautical Mile Magazine B/24 239-980-5803
Palm Isle Marine L/309 850-447-2855
Peace River Sail & Power Squadron B/31 941-637-0766
Pier One Yacht Sales B/48 941-639-7777
Punta Gorda Yacht Brokers B/09 941-833-0099
Sea School B/23 800-237-8663
Sea Tow Charlotte Harbor B35, 36 941-625-5454
Softub, Inc. L/057, 058 239-603-5947
Starglow International B/30
Sunglass Haven B/11 954-846-8474
Tow Boat US Charlotte Harbor B/03 239-283-6060
USA Fuel Service B/05 941-740-4170
Viage Group L/303 941-444-5375
Walker's Marine Group L/402, 403 239-642-6774
Waterproof Charts B/10 941-639-7626
Waterway Boat Lift Covers L/101A 941-505-0237
York Road Marine L/205, 206 239-283-1149


Fishin' Frank and his crew are back with a series of informative seminars and tackle displays in the Expo Building. Stop by to talk with area Charter Captains and local fishing experts.

11:00 Fishing the flats
12:00 Red fish & Snook
1:30 Spanish mackerel and Pompano
2:30 Sea Trout

11:00 Reef fishing
12:00 Fishing the Passes
1:00 How to catch Red fish
2:00 Snook Fishing the Bridges
3:00 Cool Water Flats fishing

11:00 Cobia and Tripletail
12:00 Flats fishing
1:00 Red fish & Snook
2:00 Trout and Mackerel
3:30 Fishing the passes

11:00 Flats fishing
12:00 Fishing the gulf
1:00 Snook and Red fish        
2:00 Fishing the Passes


  • Fishin' Frank
  • Captain Greg Wahley
  • Captain Cayle, Bad Fish Charters
  • Captain Karl Buitgan, K.B. Back Country Charters
  • Captain Mat Haag
  • Captain Tom Fisher, Fishbone Charters
  • Captain Bryan Ball
  • Captain Billy Barton
  • Captain Bart Marx
  • and the Pirate Crew

Frequently Asked Questions

The Boat Show is located on the north end of Port Charlotte at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. 2333 El Jobean Road (Route 776), Port Charlotte, FL 33948. About 3 miles west of U.S. 41. Across the street from the Charlotte County Sports Complex (Spring Training site of the Tampa Bay Rays).

Thursday, January 12th, 10am-6pm
Friday, January 13th, 10am-6pm
Saturday, January 14th, 10am-6pm
Sunday, January 15th, 10am-5pm

Show Admission is FREE. There is a $5.00 charge for convenient on-site parking.

While not an in-water show, visitors will find hundreds of boats from nearly every local dealer. Center Console Fishing boats, flats boats, skiffs, deck boats, pontoon boats, family cruising boats, catamarans, and more.

The Fairgrounds Expo Hall is filled with a variety of marine products and services. Boat Lifts, Marine supplies, Fishing Tackle, Clothing, Sunglasses, Gift items, Marinas, Boatyards and Repair Services, Financing.

Plus there are displays by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron with Boating Safety Information. There is a Boating Information display with lots of how-to materials and information about local boating.

There are ongoing fishing seminars, sponsored by Port Charlotte’s Fishin’ Frank, featuring local guides. They will be inside the Expo Hall and are happy to answer any questions you have about local fishing.

Yes, there will be a variety of food and drinks offered on site.

We love pets but insurance regulations prohibit dogs or other pets.

The CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOAT SHOW is owned by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. The association, whose membership includes virtually every boat dealer and marine related company in Southwest Florida, has protected the rights of boaters and promoted boating and the marine industry in Southwest Florida for more than 40 years. The association also owns the BONITA SPRINGS BOAT SHOW, held at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track in March and the FORT MYERS BOAT SHOW, held in downtown Fort Myers in November. For more information visit www.goboatingflorida.com.

For questions, please e-mail info@swfmia.com or call 239-656-7083.

Other Upcoming Boat Shows:

45th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show
November 16th - 19th, 2017
Harborside Event Center & Yacht Basin

Spring Show at Bonita Springs
March 1st - 4th, 2018
Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track