Seattle Boat Show Arranges Special Travel Packages For Canadians

Packages include transportation, boat show tickets and hotels


SEATTLE – December 17, 2010 – The BIG Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is just around the corner. Opening one week earlier this year on January 21, 2011 and continuing for 10 days, means two full weekends to take it all in. For boaters and would-be boaters in Canada, show organizers struck an amazing deal with Clipper Vacations for three customizable packages, all of which include transportation to Seattle, a stay at a downtown Seattle hotel and admission tickets to the Seattle Boat Show. The packages start at as little as $USD120. Book your stay at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Hotel and transportation to the boat show from the hotel is also included. Details are available at:


“Because we know how much our northern neighbors love the show, we again created some travel packages just for them” said George Harris, president, Northwest Marine Trade Association.. “And the longer show this year means two full weekends to choose from, making it even more attractive.”


At other shows, you may find yourself in a sea of bass boats and wakeboard boats. Or find only luxury yachts on display. At the Seattle show, the boats on display are representative of the wide range of boating available in the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Alaska. So whether you choose to wakeboard, waterski, fish, kayak, cruise or race, under power or sail, on boats small or large, this show’s for you. And if you already own the boat of your dreams, come hone your skills at one of the 200+ free seminars or check out the latest gear and technologies.


Take Advantage of Oceans of Knowledge
No other show in North America offers the quality, variety and volume of educational seminars from world class speakers and boating experts. In addition to the 200+ free seminars, Boat Show University – now in its fifth year – is a series of intensive seminars for those wanting to immerse themselves in advanced marine topics. Seminar topics: Broughton Islands: Desolation Sound and Islands to the North; Cruising Desolation Sound & Toba Inlet; Cruising the Coast of the Great Bear Rainforest: The Central and North Coast of B.C.; Cruising Desolation Sound & Toba Inlet and Preparing to Cruise Remote Alaskan Waters; and Fishing in British Columbia. The complete schedule is available at:


Beyond the Show — Seattle Attractions:
Although the Seattle Boat Show offers plenty to keep anyone busy for days, visitors to Seattle taking advantage of the special packages can wander the show by day when it’s the least crowded, take in a show by night, and in between dine at some of Seattle’s finest restaurants. (It’s crab and oyster season in January, so no better time to try our world renowned seafood.) Other Seattle January 2011 attractions include the final days of Harry Potter The Exhibition - at the Pacific Science Center. Don’t miss your chance to peer into the famous wizard’s magical world with 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets – including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut and the Gryffindor™ common room.



Online is the place for the latest information, updates about the show and special offers:

800 Occidental Ave South
901 Fairview Ave North
Hours: Weekdays: 11 am to 8 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Weekdays: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Due to weather and visibility issues, the outdoors Afloat portion of the show at South Lake Union closes at 5pm every day.
  Free shuttle running continuously between both locations
Tickets: ADULTS: $12
YOUTH (11-17): $5
KIDS 10 and under: Free
Special 5-DAY BIG show pass: $24
Official hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel and Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium both offer boat show attendees special prices.
Produced by: Northwest Marine Trade Association ( and the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (
Sponsors: The Seattle Boat Show is presented by ACE Recreational Marine Insurance, in partnership with the Washington State Parks Boating Safety Program.


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