Monday, January 28, 2013

Los Angeles Boat Show is Coming

LA Boat Show logo
It's that time of year when boat fanatics come together for fun under the sun. The Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show is coming to SoCal. This year, the event will be at two locations: the LA Convention Center and Marina Del Rey.

West Coast’s premier boat show will showcase hundreds of boats, from entry-level family cruisers to million dollar yachts, plus thousands of the newest marine accessories and gear, daily educational seminars and fun for new and experienced boaters of all ages. Both locations will have something for the whole family. A free shuttle will transport guests from one venue to the other.

LA Boat Show child at ship steering wheel
Image courtesy of LA Boat Show.

Family-friendly activities include

  • Try It Cove! Kids 10+ and adults can learn stand up paddleboarding and kayaking
  • A special meet and greet with Dora the Explorer on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm
  • MTV's Wakebrother's Phil and Bob Soven will be available for photos and autographs
  • Radio Disney and the California Department of Boating and Waterways will present boat safety through an interactive exhibit
  • Powerboat Docking Challenge will test you docking skills, steering a mini water-craft down a 20-ft. "lake" to the marina and into a slip
  • Seminars and Clinics
  • Dozens of exhibitors
LA Boat Show Dora the Explorer special guest
Image courtesy of LA Boat Show.


16+ years - $12 
15 years and younger (accompanied by adult) & active military - Free

Dates & Hours

Convention Center:
Thursday, February 7, Noon–9pm
Friday, February 8, Noon–9pm
Saturday, February 9, 10am–9pm
Sunday, February 10, 10am–6pm
Marina del Rey:
February 7–8, Noon–5pm
February 9–10, 10am–5pm

Tickets can be purchased at the box office. For more information visit

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Giveaway Time - OVER
One Just Another Hat reader will win a family four pack of tickets to the LA Boat Show. Tickets are good for both locations, any day of the show. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form here. Giveaway is open until February 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. For complete rules on giveaways hosted on this blog, visit Giveaway Rules & PolicyGood luck!

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the event. No other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed are my own.