Transportation and Parking Enhancements Announced for 54th Annual FLIBS

All four traffic lanes of Las Olas Bridge to be open during the boat show

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Organizers of the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, which takes place at six locations from Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, have announced the following transportation and parking arrangements designed to make attending the show convenient from all directions and easier than ever before to navigate.

In addition, Las Olas Bridge construction will be halted from Monday, Oct. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 6, with all four traffic lanes open during the show.

The boat show’s extensive transportation network includes bus shuttles, water taxis and riverboats with convenient pick up and drop off locations, as well as dedicated parking lots.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Broward County Convention Center and Sails Marina.


  • Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center parking garage, plus spill-over lot with more than 400 spots. Convenient shuttle service to other show locations. $14/day
  • Sails Marina on the southeast corner of the 17th Street Causeway Bridge at Harbourview Drive. Convenient shuttle service to other show locations. $20/day
  • War Memorial Auditorium in Holiday Park at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway. Convenient shuttle service to other show locations. $7/day
  • Galleria Mall, at 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., offers valet parking service at its main entrance on E. Sunrise Boulevard in front of the Capital Grill restaurant. Valet service is $7 per day. From the valet drop-off, walk east to the Gallery One Doubletree Hotel, which is a Water Taxi pick-up and drop-off location for the Boat Show. The path from the mall to the Water Taxi is marked with signage. A $10 all-day pass grants unlimited one-day use of the show’s Water Taxis.
  • Las Olas Riverfront parking garage located at One River Plaza. Free riverboats run continuously each day of the show from the Las Olas Riverfront docks to the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

BUS ROUTES: A network of free shuttles

Purple Bus: To/from War Memorial Parking and Las Olas Marina.

Green Bus: To/from Las Olas Marina/Bahia Mar Yachting Center/Sails Marina

Blue Bus: To/from Bahia Mar Yachting Center & Convention Center

Yellow Bus: To/from War Memorial Auditorium Parking & Convention Center.

Red Bus: To/from Las Olas Riverfront & Convention Center


Enjoy a discounted $10 all-day Transportation Show Pass with unlimited usage. The following waterfront locations are pick-up/drop-off points during the Show:

• Bahia Mar Yachting Center
• Broward County Convention Center
• Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina
• Las Olas Marina
• Double Tree Hotel/Galleria

Ride the free Riverboat to/from Las Olas Riverfront Transportation Center & Bahia Mar Yachting Center


  • Newly designed entrances will greet attendees this year, in addition to enhanced color-coded directional signage throughout the show, new on-site map stands and an experienced roaming guest services staff, all designed for maximum convenience in navigating the world’s largest in-water boat show.
  • MyBoatShow, the app available on iPhone and Android platforms, provides show maps and locates exhibitors, manufacturers, product categories and boats by specifications and size. The app, which is available for all Show Management produced boat shows, also provides the show schedule, seminar information, show transportation schedules and maps, food and drink locations, restroom locations, and emergency services. It also can be used to purchase show tickets and see the latest show news.
  • To help accommodate the show’s global audience and growing number of attendees from Latin America, Show Management has added a Spanish language translation feature to its website,


Thursday, Oct. 31 (Prime Time Preview) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Adults $20 online, $22 at show
Children (ages 6-15) $5 online, $7 at show
Children (under 6) Free
Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Oct. 31) $36 online, $38 at show
Two-Day Ticket $38 online, $40 at show

Onsite Box Office Locations
• Bahia Mar Yachting Center
• Broward County Convention Center

Additional Box Office Location
• Las Olas Riverfront

To purchase tickets to the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®, please visit Vendors interested in exhibiting at the Boat Show can call (954) 764-7642 or (800) 940-7642, or visit, for more information.

To make travel arrangements, please contact the boat show’s official travel partner, at (866) 877-3083, or visit

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is owned and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, managed and produced by Show Management, and sponsored by Gosling’s Rum, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), AIM Marine Group, Budweiser,, Palm Harbor Marina, Zeelander, Smallwoods Yachtwear, International Game Fish Association (IGFA), XM Radio, the Sun Sentinel and Veedims. Like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Facebook at, follow the show on Twitter at, and tune into Boat Show TV at For more information, call (954) 764-7642 or (800) 940-7642, or visit