Our Guide to the Discover Boating® Atlantic City Boat Show®

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Ahoy Mateys! The Discover Boating® Atlantic City Boat Show® (in partnership with Progressive® Insurance) is returning to the Atlantic City Convention Center from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 2024. 
As your one-stop shop for boats, boating accessories, and on-the-water adventures, the Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show has something in store for every boater. Not only will there be hundreds of vessels on display, but there will be plenty of interactive boating exhibits the whole family will love. 

Want to learn more about this exciting show? Keep reading to discover all that awaits you in this Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show Guide!

Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show: Top Attractions

There's no denying that boat shows have plenty of exciting exhibits and attractions. To narrow things down, this Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show Guide reveals our top picks: 

1. Browse and Buy the Boats

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a first-time boater or a seasoned pro; boat shows are the ultimate place to buy a vessel of your own. Why? Well, because you’ll find hundreds of boat brands and models side-by-side, it’s easy to compare options and find one that works for you. 

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Before heading to the show, we recommend checking out our Boat Buyer’s Guide. This digital resource addresses all your questions from working with boat dealers, to getting a boat loan to how to evaluate a boat’s safety features  and more.  

Want to shop for boats before you head to the show? Visit the Boat Finder to start browsing!

2. Watch Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel

Twiggy, the world-famous waterskiing squirrel, is making her Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show debut! Don't miss live performances from Twiggy, who cruises around her custom heated pool. 

Performances are happening Wednesday–Friday at 4 pm and 6 pm; Saturday at 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm; and Sunday at 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm.

3. Kick Back and Relax at the New Discover Boating Beach Club

Are you counting down the days until summer is here? Us too; that's why we'll be hanging out in the new Discover Boating Beach Club. Stop by Space F28 to hear live music from Pete's One Mann Band, enjoy island-inspired cocktails and mocktails, and play beach games.

4. Explore Fred’s Shed How-To Center (Presented by Progressive® Insurance)

Remember to visit the experts at Fred's Shed How-To Center! They'll share boating tips, tricks, and DIY advice that's useful to every boater. Stop by with your boating questions and maintenance issues; they will gladly help you. 

5. Learn the Art of Casting

Are you interested in improving your fishing skills? Learn the art of casting from the fishing pros at Goose Hummock, a leading Northwest Saltwater Fishing Outfitter. The best part? All pointers will be given atop a 30-foot fishing tank. 

After hearing from the experts, shop the latest in saltwater fishing gear, products, and services. 

6. Listen in On a Fishing Seminar

The Fisherman Magazine will host several fishing seminars that reveal expert tips and tricks. Swing by for insider info covering various fishing topics—from proper rigging for big-game fishing to offshore angling to landing a trophy striper (and everything in between). 

To catch a fishing seminar, check out the full seminar schedule

7. Check Out the Classic and Race Boats on Display

Who wouldn't want to step back in time and check out antique boats dating back 72 years? The classic boats on display at the Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show include a restored 1951 wooden Chris Craft Holiday and a 1968 Steven Hydroplane!

8. Bring Your Kids to Build a Boat of Their Own

Little skippers will love creating one-of-a-kind toy boats of their own. The best part? They can bring them home as a show souvenir! The boat building feature will be open from Wednesday to Friday from 3 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 7:30 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

9. Take a Photo with 'The Big Catch'

Who doesn't love a photo opp? Head to Space P44 to pose for a photo with the Big Catch, a 10-ft. tuna caught near Novia Scotia! Also known as "Tiny Tuna," this fish weighed a whopping 1,000 pounds! If you snap a photo, be sure to use the hashtag #tinytuna.

Buy Your Tickets Now

Now that you know all about the exciting attractions you can expect at this year's show, it's time to buy tickets! General admission (for those aged 13 and older) costs $18 online and $20 on-site; children (12 and younger) are FREE with a paying adult. You can purchase your tickets online at the link below. 

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