Bring the kids and let them experience the thrill of catching their own fish at the Army Bass Anglers Coalition Kids Fishing Tank. Fee is only $2. All proceeds benefit The Army Bass Anglers Coalition and The Coastal Conservation League.
THE TUPOLEV N007- This unique piece of cold war history, will be on display throughout the weekend at the Charleston In-Water Boat Show. Designed to rescue downed pilots in the Arctic Circle, this “flying boat” is capable of speeds over 120 mph! It is the only surviving craft of it’s kind. To learn more visit www.RussianBoat.com
WOODEN BOAT BUILDING
The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet was originally organized in 1995 as a mentoring group to teach inner-city children about Charleston’s rich history of boat building and boating. The group’s name comes from the original Charleston Mosquito Fleet—skilled black fishermen in small boats who rowed out each morning and sailed back on the evening sea breeze with fish to be sold in the markets of Charleston.
Over the three days of the Charleston In -Water Boat Show, the group will construct a traditional rowing skiff to be raffled off to one lucky winner at the conclusion of the show. Raffle proceeds will benefit The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet.
The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet was founded by the late Edwin Gardner. Edwin was a conservation consultant, community leader and enthusiastic promoter of youth mentoring programs focusing on rowing and boat building as developmental activities. Sadly, Edwin died in 2007 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. The group dedicates its continuing efforts to his memory.
THE PLUNDERING PIRATES OF PARADISE
All ye beware, for they are outrageously entertaining! With the legends and lore of piracy exuding everywhere on the East Coast, the Plundering Pirates of Paradise have been able to capture that excitement and have for you an authentic experience through skits an games or even hilarious improvisational crowd interaction! Stop by the Pirates Arts & Crafts table from11 am – 4 pm which will include items to make/decorate like paper pirate hats, eye patches, masks and more.
The Plundering Pirates of Paradise perform:
Saturday at Noon and 3:00 pm
Sunday at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
DRAGON BOAT CHARLESTON DEMOS
Whether you are an experienced paddler, a “newbie,” a cancer-survivor or community paddler, we have a boat for you. Since 2003, DBC has been enjoying the beautiful Ashley River and the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boating. DBC has been paddling hard since 2003 with the mission of promoting physical and mental wellness among cancer survivors and their community. DBC members can be seen almost any day of the week on the river, preparing for upcoming races, pushing themselves to physical limits or enjoying the sunset while on a paddling break. Dragon Boat demos will be held Saturday, April 26 at 1 pm and 2 pm.
U S COAST GUARD BOATING ADVISORY TRAILER – PUBLIC AWARENESS KIT
The “Boating Advisory Trailer – Public Awareness Kit” AKA – “BAT-PAK” was designed and built by US Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety Specialist Bruce Wright. The trailer is a mobile training venue designed to address the latest technology in safety and survival equipment. The Coast Guard crews that travel with the trailer are experts on state and federal boating regulations and versed in survival techniques. This is a public service outreach tool that brings the “Boat Responsibly” theme to various Boat Shows and Marine Events throughout South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Saturday from Noon – 5:00 pm
Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
KIDDY BOUNCY HOUSE
An ever-popular feature, kids love the bouncy house! The bouncy house will be at the show all day Saturday and Sunday.
Crosby’s has provided the Charleston area only the freshest seafood for over 30 years. Stop by and enjoy a delicious meal during your visit to the Charleston Boat Show. Here’s what’s on the menu:
- Shrimp Snack – Fried Local Shrimp and Hushpuppies – $5.00
- Fried Fish Snack – Fried Local Fish (flounder, grouper, snapper, dolphin) $5.00
- Cold Boiled Shrimp – $5.00
- Momma Crosby’s Most Famous Fish Stew – $5.00
- French Fries $2.00
- Hush Puppies $2.00
- Crab Cake Snack – $5.00
- Clam Strip Snack – $5.00