Show Schedule

Captain Chris Rooney

Offshore Bottom Fishing

Capt Chris (also known as “the bottom man”) is one of the best bottom fishermen in NE FL. Capt Chris holds the Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club Record for Gag Grouper and also wins almost every bottom fishing tournament he enters. Chris is going to share some of his tips for landing the big ones as well as how to fill the fishbox with delicious eats.

Saturday & Sunday 11:00am

Tony Eden

Cobia Seminar

Owner of Boatronics in Jacksonville FL has been chasing Cobia in these local waters for over 15 years. Tony has won multiple tournaments including the Ultimate Cobia Challenge in 2016. Come learn some of his tips and techniques for sight fishing and offshore jigging these elusive gamefish.

Saturday 3:30pm

Tim Altman

High Speed Trolling for Wahoo

Captain Tim Altman of the Jacksonville based “Saltwater Challenge” is an avid Wahoo fisherman. Tim’s specialty is hi-speed trolling for Wahoo at speeds in excess of 20 knots. Tim has won or placed in the money in numerous Wahoo tournaments. He is retired military, joining the US Navy in 1981 and serving on active duty as an Air Traffic Controller until his retirement in 2009. Previously Tim was the Vice President of the Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club and Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament Vice Chairman. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Bluewater Club. Tim is the tournament director for the Northeast Florida Ultimate Cobia Championship, Jacksonville Wahoo Classic and Mahi Smash. He created the Facebook Group “Wahoo Junkies” that currently has over 7500 members from around the world.

Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm

Offshore Trolling and Rigging Bait

Offshore Trolling and Rigging Baits

with Chris Rooney and Dennis Young

Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm

HOOK THE FUTURE KIDS’ FISHING CLINICS

Captain Don will teach children how to catch anything a grown up can with the right tackle.  This interactive clinic will not only educate your children on safety, it will teach them the joy of fishing.

Every child who attends will receive a FREE rod and reel along with other great prizes from Capt. Don!

Located in the Gazebo by the Annex
Saturday Noon and 2:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Learn more about Captain Don and Hook the Future

The Tiki Boat

Come to the Boat Show for a Free Boat Ride on The Tiki Boat. The Tiki Boat is one of only 10 boats in the entire US.

Experience the fun of being on a Tiki Hut listening to music, cruising down the river.

Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday from 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday at 5:00pm

Provided by Freedom Boat Club

Check in at the Freedom Boat Club booth 57 & 58 to get your ticket & schedule your time!

BigJeff the Entertainer

Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and cut his teeth on 60s and 70s music. Following a stint in Nashville and playing on the road, BigJeff settled into playing as a solo or duo specializing the beach and boater’s scene. Playing music from the 50’s to current popular songs, his repertoire is vast and can cover any style of music. BigJeff makes his home now in Northeast Florida with his family of his wife and 6 children. Gigging up and down the east coast of the U.S. and having a great time entertaining along the way. BigJeff is an ordained music pastor, and helps out local churches by leading worship at several area churches.

Friday 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Dean Winter

Music by Dean Winters

Saturday 11am-6pm

Larry Yancey

Music by Larry Yancey

Sunday 10am-5pm

Capt Jack Sparrow, Anne Bonny, & Mary Read

Attention all Scallywags and Wenches (and all those in between)!
 Captain Jack and his ladies will be setting their course for the Jacksonville In Water Boat Show on April 6th & 7th! Come out and see Captain Jack Sparrow, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read as they make Jacksonville their port for the weekend! Hold on to your wallets, hide the rum, and keep your wenches close as you take pictures with Captain Jack and his crew. There will be lots of pillaging, plundering, and perhaps a hijacking or two! Mark your calendars and set sail for the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show! See you there, mates!

Saturday & Sunday
Wherever you can find them!

Kid Zone

  • Caricature Artist Saturday 1-3pm
  • Balloon Artist Saturday 1-4pm
  • Face Painter Saturday 12-5pm / Sunday 12-4pm
  • Bounce house, arts & crafts, games, giveaways and more!