Mark your calendars for the largest boat show in the Northeast! The Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show sets anchor at the Atlantic City Convention Center, transforming it into a five-day showcase of cutting-edge watercraft, innovative gear, and endless aquatic adventures. Whether you're a seasoned sailor, a marine industry professional, or simply eager to embark on a maritime adventure on land, the Atlantic City Boat Show promises a week of discovery, education, and fun.
Days & Times
The Atlantic City Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive, will take place from February 28–March 3, 2024, allowing visitors five days to explore. The show floor is open from noon–8 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday.
Who’s Exhibiting–Boats & More
Over 150 vendors will gather at the Atlantic City Convention Center to showcase the latest and greatest in watercraft, boating accessories, fishing equipment, and nautical supplies. There’ll be countless boats and yachts on display, as well as interactive nautical exhibits. Check out the exhibitor list or show map to see all attending exhibitors, or use the interactive Boat Finder tool to view available boat inventory.
Things to Do at the Show
Beyond the enormous selection of boats to browse and purchase, there are tons of exciting featured activities throughout the Atlantic City Boat Show.
Visit Fred’s Shed How-To Center (presented by Progressive Insurance) to learn about boat maintenance and DIY tricks, or head to the Fin-atics Marine Supply Paddleboard Experience to try stand-up paddleboarding with on-water test rides.
History buffs will want to check out the classic boat display for vintage crafts, including a restored 1951 Chris Craft Holiday racing boat. Attendees won’t want to miss Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel, providing several weekly performances. Also, be sure to stop by The Big Catch photo op to snap a pic with “Tiny Tuna,” a 10-foot tuna weighing 1,000 pounds. These are just some of the many activities awaiting visitors at this year’s show!
The Atlantic City Boat Show has several ticket options available. An adult admission ticket (18+) is $18 and provides access for any one day of the show. Children aged 12 years and younger receive free admission with a paid adult ticket.
Short on time? Snag the "Super Thursday" deal after 5 p.m. on February 29th (only!) for just $5 per ticket and explore until 7:30 p.m. Looking for group savings? Groups of 10-30 save with $17 tickets, while groups of 31+ set sail with $15 discounted tickets.
Don't miss a minute of the excitement! Purchase your tickets online (each featuring a unique, one-time-use barcode for secure entry) and explore all the options today.
Getting Around & Where to Stay
Getting to and around Atlantic City for the annual boat show is a breeze. Atlantic City International Airport welcomes domestic and international travelers, while major highways like the Atlantic City Expressway ensure easy car access. The extensive NJ Transit network offers a convenient option from nearby Philadelphia. Getting around our city and to the Atlantic City Convention Center is just as easy on foot, car, or Jitney.
If you're staying in the city for the boat show, plenty of hotels and casino resorts near the Convention Center offer the perfect home base for your explorations. Find plush rooms and suites, a variety of on-site amenities, including restaurants, and access to the beaches, boardwalk, and other must-see attractions.
Where to Park
Plenty of parking options await! For ultimate convenience, choose valet–available ½ hour before and after the show for $40/day. Prefer self-parking? Check out the 24/7 Atlantic City Convention Center Parking Garage ($15/24 hours) or Wave Parking Garage ($12/24 hours, with 6 EV charging spots). There’ll also be a jitney service running periodically to take visitors to the Wave Parking Garage and the Convention Center.
See the Show
With so many exciting things to see and do, the Atlantic City Boat Show is a can't-miss event with a considerable impact that extends past the convention center's bustling halls. Beyond the allure of state-of-the-art vessels and industry innovations, the event contributes significantly to the local economy, drawing in over 40,000 visitors and uniting the community to celebrate the city's coastal identity.