Hello San Diego! It’s that time of year again! Time for the San Diego International Boat Show! A day on the bay you will NOT want to miss. Here what’s in store this year:
Take exercise to the water at Try It Cove: Try It Cove challenges attendees to find out first hand why paddle sports are all the rage with a variety of free opportunities to get on the water, including Stand Up Paddling (SUP), kayaking and more.
Learn to SCUBA: At the ‘Be a Diver Pool,’ dive into an underwater world in the comfort of a heated pool. Anyone ages 10 and older can learn how to scuba dive with a certified instructor – all one needs is a swimsuit to participate. The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) provides scuba gear, changing rooms and hair dryers. Participants can also get a photo taken underwater as a fun keepsake.
Free sailing lesson aboard the Sailing Simulator, featured at the America’s Cup
Tastes & sounds of summer: Visit the new floating Tiki Bar by Fiddler’s Green, Anchors & Ales Beer Garden or popular food trucks, plus a BBQ hosted by the Rotary Club La Mesa to enjoy libations and local cuisine favorites while listening to island/boat music from a steel drum band.
Climb aboard a Vietnam War boat: Presented by the San Diego Maritime Museum, visitors can board and tour one of the historic PCF 816 Swift Boats used during the Vietnam War.
Nautical Activities for the Kids: While mom and dad are shopping for the new family boat, little skippers can enjoy the Kids’ Zone, drawing their favorite nautical picture to take home as a souvenir, enjoy activities at Try It Cove and play bag “bait” toss at the Progressive Insurance booth for prizes.
DIY clinics for the hand’s on boater: Back again this year is the Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, a garage-like setting, to learn how to keep that boat in tip-top shape.
My family and I attended last year and had a lot of fun. We tried out scuba diving, toured every boat in the bay and enjoyed a few drinks and food. Just a great day for the family to relax and enjoy boats, SUPs and more.
So whether you are a seasoned sailor, boat owner or just dreaming, the Boat show is a great place to look and get information for all kinds of boats, from fishing boats, kayaks and SUPs to million dollar yachts. It has them all.
Want to go for FREE? I am giving away 2 adult tickets to the show for June 18-21.
Admission is $12 per adult. Children 15 and UNDER are FREE! What a fun family day awaiting you! So hurry and enter today!