Top Transportation Picks for the Miami International Boat Show

Posted February 1, 2022 in Travel

You’ve signed up, booked your flight and are ready to attend the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show, but wait! How will you get there?

Boat Show Transportation

Let’s be honest. Sometimes, navigating the traffic of downtown Miami can give us all a headache.

Not to fret, as your chosen yacht brokerage, Northrop & Johnson, is here to help make your boat show experience as seamless as possible. We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve.

Take the Scenic Route

As for every boat show, we always recommend the Water Taxi. A fun way to socialize, get a breath of fresh air and up-front views of the yachts, the Water Taxi has multiple routes to ensure you reach your destination with ease and comfort.

The Water Taxi runs Wednesday the 16th from 9 am to 9 pm, Thursday – Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.

For a one-day pass, pricing starts at $10.

For the recommended five-day pass, pricing starts at $40.

Guests who pre-purchase their tickets get to enjoy priority boarding.

Stress-Free, Car-Free

For those wanting to avoid the hassle of vehicles while enjoying the city, the Brightline Train is an excellent choice. It departs on each hour from West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, able to take you to and from the Boat Show Events. They’ve also recently unveiled Brightline+, the new mobility access that allows you to book a private car, eShuttle or bike along with your train ticket. With these resources, you can ensure your Boat Show experience is seamless, trustworthy and planned to the T.

The Self-Parkers

Want total control of your experience? Discover Boating has highlighted the best places to park for the show, listed below.

Miami Beach Convention Center Parking Sections:

There are several locations available for the Miami Beach portion of the show.

  • P 49 Lot
    • 2101 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • G 9 Garage
    • 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • G 5 17th Garage
    • 640 17th St, Miami Beach, FL, 33139
  • P 24 Lot
    • 1663 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Miami Beach High School Parking Lot V
    • 2043 Prairie Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • G 11 Miami Beach Convention Center Garage
    • 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

We understand that Boat Show parking can get packed. If the above is complete, Discover Boating has additional options listed on their website.

Herald Plaza Parking Sections:

Discover Boating has designed a complimentary shuttle service to pick you up from whichever parking spot you choose to safely store your baby for Herald Plaza access. Thanks to the dedication of the event planners, shuttles will run pickups every 15 minutes to-and-from the boat show, starting two hours before opening and ending two hours after closing.  These parking lots are featured for the downtown Miami portion of the Discover Boating Show, with shuttle services available:

  • Brightline Miami Parking Garage 
    • 161 NW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33128
  • FTX Arena
    • 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
  • LoanDepot at Marlins Stadium
    • 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125

No need for a shuttle? No problem. Here are the additional parking lots for Herald Plaza without shuttle access:

  • Overtown Transit Garage
    • 701 NW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33136
  • S P Parking Garage
    • 1633 N. Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132
  • Bayshore Parking Garage
    • 225 NE 1st St, Miami, 33132
  • Omni Garage
    • 453 NE 15 St, Miami, 33132

Uber, Lyft, and all things Transit

There are always several ride apps and taxis available in the city. For Uber and Lyft, all you need to do is make an account and put in your information, assign a destination address and sit back and relax as a driver takes you there. Based on your overnight stay, you can always speak with your hotel concierge about calling a taxi, as well as relying on the readily available cab drivers in the city.

You can’t go wrong attending the Discover Boating International Boat Show with these incredible options. We look forward to seeing you there!

As a world-leading luxury yacht brokerage, Northrop & Johnson delivers professional services in luxury yacht sales and purchasing, private yacht charter, new yacht construction, charter management, crew placement and more. For all your luxury yachting needs and beyond, contact Northrop & Johnson today.  

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