IGFA School of Sportfishing Seminars


The Meyer Amphitheatre Field 

About the event:

The IGFA’s highly acclaimed School of Sportfishing will host fourteen seminars on site during the Show with some of South Florida’s best captains instructing participants on techniques that took decades to learn. With specialties both inshore and offshore, the seminars will be a feature of the Palm Beach International Boat Show that no angler will want to miss.

All of the seminars are FREE with admission. IGFA is very pleased to host Tom Paddrik from The Florida Yacht Group this year as one of the featured speakers.

Kids Fishing Clinics by Hook The Future


  • Saturday, March 30, 2019: 12PM & 2PM
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019: 1PM & 3PM


In the Amphitheater Field located between Datura and Evernia Streets inside the show grounds.

About the event:

The Kids' Fishing Clinics, presented by Hook the Future and The Palm Beach Post, are open to all kids ages 4-16 and feature marine life experts teaching kids basic fishing techniques. Upon completion of all learning stations, participating kids have a chance at great prizes. Hands-on, interactive instruction includes:   

  • Casting a Rod & Reel
  • How to Fight a Fish
  • Selecting Tackle & Lures
  • Fishing Ethics

Aquazone By Nautical Ventures

Again this year, the Palm Beach International Boat Show®, will be featuring the “AquaZone” by Nautical Ventures. This attraction will include demos all day that range from live paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, Hobie kayaks, and hovercrafts, life rafts, Lehr propane outboards, Evinrude G-2 outboard, WaveJet self-propelled SUP, VersaDock modular docking systems all within their 60-foot-by-30-foot 40,000-gallon tented pool.

Activities include:

  • Zapata Flyboard and Jetpack Demos featuring female world champion Flyboarder Kristen Smoyer. 
  • A Full range of Hobie Kayaks including the Tandem Island. Outback, Compass, Pro Angler, Revo, Sport, Eclipse and Dura Eclipse. 
  • The Ecoboardin Electric Surfboard and Manta Stand Up Paddle Board.
    Bixpy electric water jet propulsion system which can either be a swim jet for snorkeling or with the use of an adaptor.
  • Schiller Water Bike, as featured in the special where Michael Phelps raced a Great White shark. 

Be sure to not miss this year’s newest attraction at the Palm Beach International Boat Show®