Once the Miami International Boat Show rolls into Miami Beach every February, scoring a hotel room, a rental car or a table reservation for a great restaurant becomes a very big deal. This is because the show, which spans three separate locations in Miami and Miami Beach (the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Sea Isle Marina and Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace), is arguably the greatest boat show in the world, attracting thousands of spectators, 2,000 exhibitors and over 3,000 boats! There’s no better place to preview the new boating season.
The 5-day event is a treat for serious boaters and curious landlubbers who can get up close and personal with the latest powerboats, sleek sailboats, celebrity-style yachts and all the electronics and nautical accessories that go along with them. Beyond the actual watercraft, the show features informative seminars on sport fishing, water safety, SCUBA diving, and travel.
Sailors gravitate to the marinas in Downtown Miami where the Strictly Sail show focuses on sailboats, sailing gear and accessories. Guests can attend daily sailing seminars, enjoy free sailboat rides and programs designed to teach children about boats and boat building. Dedicated shuttle busses and water taxis are available at all three sites to make it easy to navigate Miami’s busy streets and see all the show sites without the hassle of finding a place to park. Tickets can be purchased online or at the show gates and include free access to all exhibits and shuttles. Group discounts are available and kids 15 and under get in free.
All in all, this year’s show is expected to dazzle and delight, and Z Ocean Hotel puts you just 5 blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center. A luxury Miami Beach Hotel, Z Ocean is a fantastic destination that puts you in the heart of South Beach, between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. Our distinct Art Deco-inspired building, designed by the acclaimed Arquitectonica group, sets us apart from many other South Beach Hotels. We offer 79 exclusive units that are far larger and more lavishly appointed than the typical Miami Beach Hotel rooms, with rooftop terraces. Our boutique hotel offers intimate, exclusive setting and wide array of resort-style services, including guest-only oceanfront service, dining options, spa treatments, professional concierge, and more.
For more information, contact Z Ocean Hotel by calling 305-672-4554. For reservations, call 877-688-4232.