One of the best things about living in San Antonio, Texas, is that you can go boating nearly any time of the year, although you should definitely bundle up in winter! The San Antonio Boat Show is coming up, so you can start planning your next boating expedition in a new boat or just dream about the one you would buy if you had the money to upgrade.
Where and When
This year’s San Antonio Boat Show is at a new venue, the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center at 900 E. Market St. The show will run from Thursday, Jan. 4, to Sunday, Jan. 7. The show goes from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
If you visit the show’s website, you can get an admission coupon to use any day except Saturday. Without the coupon, admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children between 7 and 12 years old or seniors over 60, $5 for active duty military with their ID, and free for kids under 7.
What You’ll See
When you attend the San Antonio Boat Show, you will see dozens of exhibitors displaying everything to do with boating. There will also be plenty of booths dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle in general. As the show began in 2000, the organizers know exactly what they are doing. As always, the show is geared toward attendees who love the outdoors and want to explore, on or off a boat. Among the numerous exhibitors, some of the largest spots will be taken by Master Marine, Sail & Ski Center, Austin Boats & Motors, South Austin Marine, Kent Powersports, and Texas Malibu.
Things to Do
Bring your kids along to the event, as there will be a section for kid fishing run by the Army Base Anglers. There are also plenty of seminars to attend during the day, teaching you new things about boating, fishing, and more. Just some of the seminars include How to Throw a Cast Net, Kayak Fishing, Urban Outdoors, Texas Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program, On the Water: VHF Radio vs Cell Phone, and Click It – The Importance of Wearing a Life Vest.
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