Show Schedule

Captain Chris Rooney

Bottom Fishing 101

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 & Sunday 12:30pm

Craig Sutton

Mahi Trolling and Proper Outrigger Rigging

Craig Sutton is the founder of FishingNosara, the most active sportfishing team in Central America. He has built six sportfishing boats for the fleet in Costa Rica, and the new Fishtastic which operates out of Jacksonville, FL. His areas of expertise are blue water fishing, cockpit layout, and custom fiberglass work. His innovative designs have been incorporated by Eduardono Boats in their new Harvester-line of panga hulls.

Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm

Steve Grant

High Speed Wahoo Fishing

Steve Grant from Diamond Fishing Products has been fishing for wahoo off NE FL for over 20 years. Considered one of the best eating fish in the ocean, Steve will tell you everything you need to know to catch more wahoo.  From High Speed Fishing to Rigging Ballyhoo, Steve will make sure to share some of his tips he’s learned over the years for these toothy critters!

Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm

Surf Fishing 101

Surf fishing is what brought me to FL in 1995, I grew up fishing on the Jacksonville Beach Pier and have been surf fishing ever since. Learn some of the basics to help catch more fish on your next beach adventure!

Saturday 5:00pm


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

More Music to be Added Soon!

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 14th & 15th! 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!