Special Events at FLIBS

Hands on Boating Skills Courses available only at the Boat Show!! 

Hosted by Carefree Boat Club

Take the helm with confidence! Gain knowledge and hands on training by joining us for On the Water Skills training! This year add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience while taking your boating skills up a notch. Nothing beats hands on instruction when it comes to improving your helm skills and learning new ones.  There’s something for everyone - from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers!

Learn from the experts; all sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.  You'll learn basic and advanced skills that will last a lifetime! 

Space is limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. Participants can register on line or directly at the Skills Training Center during the show. Courses located at the end of Limezone “A6” Dock, South side of Bahia Mar.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the class start time.

Courses Available:

  • Basic Docking Skills
  • Anchoring and Multi-Vessel Rafting Techniques
  • Open Water Boat Handling Skills
  • Advanced Docking & Precision Boat Control
  • Powerboating Made Easy - Capable, Confident, Safe!


Located at the Broward County Convention Center.

Rooms 222-223

Be sure to visit "TheBlue Wild Watersports and Marine Art Expo". You will get the chance to listen to experts speak about different water sports -- from freediving and spearfishing to stand up paddle boarding and underwater photography.  Also, stop by and meet celebrity speakers Gator Boy Chris Gillette and Manny Puig -- they will be displaying their artwork andphotography.  While there, be sure to visit the extensive Marine ArtDisplay room, featuring a wide range of artists -- from serious, high-end works of art to underwater photography to whimsical and contemporary pieces.  There is something for everyone at The Blue Wild!

THE ANNUAL KIDS' FISHING CLINICS: Presented by Hook the Future

Located at the Convention Center show site, clinics begin at 12:00 and 2:00pm on Saturday & 1:00 and 3:00pm on Sunday .The clinic is free for all children who have a ticket to the boat show and are between the ages of 5-16.


12:00 PM - Convention Center

2:00 PM - Convention Center


1:00 PM - Convention Center

3:00 PM - Convention Center


Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

  • Secrets for Dolphin
  • Kingfish Tips & Techniques
  • Targeting Inshore Game Fish

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017

  • Stalking the Flats
  • Offshore Masters Panel
  • Destination Fishing

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

  • Winning with Wahoo
  • Reef & Bottom Fishing Basics
  • Destination Fishing

Sunday, Nov 5, 2017

  • Targeting Inshore Game Fish
  • Offshore Masters Panel
  • Big fish on Light Tackle