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From kayaks to luxury cruisers and everything in between, there’s lots for all the boaters in the family to take in at the Seattle Boat Show. But the show is not just for mom and dad to shop for the boat of their dreams or attend one of 200 plus free seminars. There’s also a special Kids AquaZone at the indoor location at CenturyLink Field Event Center with tons of free activities for kids of all ages. On the water at South Lake Union there will also be free boat rides!
The show drops anchor on Friday, Jan. 25 and sails on through Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The show’s not the only thing that’s family-friendly, so is the price. Adult tickets are $16, kids 17 and under are free, and purchasing a ticket online comes with the bonus of free parking. Visit SeattleBoatShow.com for details.
Kids AquaZone at CenturyLink Field Event Center:
Aqua Paddlers: Kids can enjoy time on the water using the Aqua Paddler paddle boats. Life jackets will be provided. (Daily) On weekends there will even be a mermaid at the pool who the kids can interact with.
Rain Gutter Sailboat Regatta Racing: It is full speed ahead as kids race sailboats down two two-lane water-filled tracks measuring more than nine feet. (Daily)
Beach Camp Fun: The fun staff from Beach Camp at Sunset Bay will be on hand to help with sandcastle building, skim board balance boarding, a coloring table, and the photo booth backdrops with face cutout bubbleheads. (Daily)
The Sailing Foundation: Sailing instructors will help kids test their skills at knot tying or their knowledge by labeling boat parts. There’s also the block and tackle tug-of-war, giant jenga wooden blocks, corn hole and plenty of other arts and crafts. (Daily)
Scavenger Hunt: Kids who collect just three stickers at participating companies throughout the show will win a beach ball. It’s a great way for mom and dad to be able to walk the entire show and at the same time keep the kids entertained. (Daily)
Wakeboard Trampoline Tricks and Demos: Professional wakeboarders will be demonstrating cool and impressive tricks on weekends on a 13’x13’ Springfree trampoline. When not being used for demos, kids and adults alike can test jump on the world’s safest trampoline and enter to win their own trampoline. (Daily free test jumping)
South Lake Union:
Free Boat Rides for Parents and Kids on an All-Electric Boat
The 20-minute guided tours in all electric 21′ enclosed, heated Duffy boats will point out fun facts about South Lake Union and the unique qualities of the spectacular yachts in the show. It’s a great way to see the show from a new perspective. Blankets are provided for an added snuggle factor. (Daily)
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