Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-02-2018, 10:48   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl
Boat: Irwin 46 / 38 CC 46’/38' both CC
Posts: 282
Send a message via Skype™ to PuttingDoctor
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

Quote:
Originally Posted by epiic View Post
Thanks Jason, I appreciate the response.

I am trying to figure out why Dinner Key is the only option to keep your boat with plans to attend the show.
I agree. While I'm not familiar with the area short of doing an overnight at Miami Beach Marina last year I wonder about coming up to the south shore of Virginia Key (Hobie Beach) to get to Strictly Sail?

I have my ticket already just need to figure out the best approach for the 15th as it is the only day I'm attending.

EDIT: opps now I see that Miamarina is across the bay from Virginia Key....
__________________

__________________
s/v Sea Castle II
POC: Toronto, ON
PuttingDoctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 06:31   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Boat: Bayliner Discovery 246
Posts: 66
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

What about anchoring south of Virginia Key and dinghy to crandon park marina. I called them a while back an they said if you aren't on their mooring balls you can still tie up there for a launch fee of I think it was $17. Which isnt too bad. It's a mile and a half from there to the show. And there's a bus if you can't walk it.
__________________

3Days_at_a_time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 07:02   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami & Biscayne Bay
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 350
Posts: 67
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

Notice to all:
The ENTIRE Boat Show (sail and power) is at Marine Stadium on Virginia Key.
I doubt there is a dinghy dock there.

Nothing at Miami Beach Convention Center.

There is water taxi service from Bayside (old Strictly Sail location) and the AAA (American Airline Arena, which has parking)

Free Shuttle Buses & Water Taxi | Miami International Boat Show

Good luck
Marc
CaptMarc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 07:46   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Boat: Formosa 41
Posts: 638
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptMarc View Post
Notice to all:
The ENTIRE Boat Show (sail and power) is at Marine Stadium on Virginia Key.
I doubt there is a dinghy dock there.

Nothing at Miami Beach Convention Center.

There is water taxi service from Bayside (old Strictly Sail location) and the AAA (American Airline Arena, which has parking)

Free Shuttle Buses & Water Taxi | Miami International Boat Show

Good luck
Marc
Thanks for the info. It’s a great move to put the sail portion over at marine stadium.

Unfortunately we can’t make the show this year. If we could we’d probably do Dinner Key and take the water taxi.
Jason Flare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2018, 07:57   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Out of Norfolk Va
Boat: Tartan 37
Posts: 613
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

At Marian stadium there is a small beach just to the west. A lot of liveaboards use it, it maybe open. Was three weeks ago.
puffcard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2018, 09:51   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Boat: Bayliner Discovery 246
Posts: 66
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

No thoughts on crandon park marina?
3Days_at_a_time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2018, 10:38   #22
Registered User
 
RichandHelen's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Miami
Boat: 2006 Hunter 44 AC
Posts: 193
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Flare View Post
Thanks for the info. It’s a great move to put the sail portion over at marine stadium.

Unfortunately we can’t make the show this year. If we could we’d probably do Dinner Key and take the water taxi.
There is no water taxi from Dinner Key this year.
RichandHelen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2018, 17:54   #23
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Boat: Formosa 41
Posts: 638
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichandHelen View Post
There is no water taxi from Dinner Key this year.
What would be the best way to get to the show this year from a boat?
Jason Flare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2018, 10:49   #24
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Boat: Bayliner Discovery 246
Posts: 66
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

So we managed to get to the show from the boat by anchoring off Virginia Key and taking the dinghy to Crandon Park Marina. However, the lady that confirmed with me repeatedly over the phone that I would be able to use there dinghy dock for a fee was wrong, and we we're almost sent away. I had to basically beg the harbor master to allow us to leave the dinghy there as they were not allowing people to do so during the boat show because they didn't have room for the mass of dinghy to come ashore... Which made no sense to me as they have gobs of space for you to tie up and I didn't see anyone else trying to go there.

So long story short... I have yet to find a good way to get to this show by sea...

The next night we went to Dinner Key's mooring field for the night and was very happy with the staff there BTW. Very friendly and professional.
3Days_at_a_time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2018, 11:35   #25
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl
Boat: Irwin 46 / 38 CC 46’/38' both CC
Posts: 282
Send a message via Skype™ to PuttingDoctor
Re: Dinghy dock @ Miami Boat Show?

We found a spot just up from Whiskey Joe’s. No signs, no hassle. High tide arrival got us though.
__________________

__________________
s/v Sea Castle II
POC: Toronto, ON
PuttingDoctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat, boat show, dinghy, dock, miami, miami boat show

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Navionics Dock-to-Dock Autorouting Boathooked Marine Electronics 8 11-02-2016 18:45
2016 Miami Boat Show. First show for us. Lakepapa Fishing, Recreation & Fun 0 28-11-2015 07:22
Miami boat show jean1146 Multihull Sailboats 22 20-02-2009 14:45
Miami Boat show --- Cats? Limpet Multihull Sailboats 15 21-02-2008 12:37
Miami Boat Show - Floating Condominums maxingout Multihull Sailboats 17 23-02-2007 00:56



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.