Where to slip / anchor for Miami Boat Show

Apr 21, 2017
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Beneteau 42 CC Charleston, SC
I'm moving my Beneteau 42 from St. Mary's, GA to Galveston, TX and plan to layover in Miami to attend the boat show in February. I want to stay in a slip but worried about to cost. I'm willing to pay for decent / good facilities and amenities and don't need it within walking distance to the show. Is there usually a shuttle or bus service - nothing on the website yet.

What suggestions do you have for marinas? Also if we decide to anchor where do you suggest?

Thanks
 
Jan 19, 2010
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Hunter 26 Charleston
I'm guessing that anything you could reserve has already been reserved. Good luck and hope you find what you are looking for.
 
Jan 1, 2006
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Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
That's the big leagues there.
You might take a close look at any anchorages around the Watson's Island or one of the other islands there. I saw a few boats anchored off downtown Miami while I was there for a wedding. Kids were swimming there - very cool. I don't know about over night rules. From that location it is a short Uber ride to Miami Beach. Don't know how you'd work out boat to shore transport. Leave a dink in downtown Miami and you might not have it anymore. Take it to the show and there'll be no place to dock - but as we know there's always a place. I think you're going to have to work it.
 
Oct 22, 2014
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CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
“I know nothing…” of the specific Florida anchorage rules. I do know they have been a changing. I suspect it would be wise to read up on the rules before you arrive and find “they are a changing”.