Half Hitch

Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show

March 2nd-4th 2018 at Aaron Bessant Park

The Emerald Coast Boat Show is SO much more than boats!

Learn about fishing tips and tricks with our seminars.

Look, learn and ask questions about some incredible products with representatives from Costa, Shimano, and Diawa!

You can also check out some #RealFunBoats from MarineMax and Legendary Marine. MarineMax also has a form you can fill out on their website guaranteeing you a tour around the boat of your choice!

Fishing Seminars


Friday: Learn about SURF FISHING with Tim Broom from Half Hitch, and Cobia fishing with Chad Linkous from Shimano. Learn how to catch some Blackfin tuna at the rigs and basics from Bluewater Fishing Capt Jim Little, a Daiwa Pro Staffer! Lastly, learn to inshore fish with Ron Barwick from Half Hitch! 

Saturday: Learn how to catch King Mackerel with Capt Judah Barbee, a Daiwa Pro Staffer. Learn Rigging Ballyhoo with Capt Kevin Kaple and how to catch daytime swordfish, Adam Peeples.

Also, learn about bottom Fishing with Capt Justin Destin Daiwa Pro Staffer.

Sunday is a whole Half Hitch line up! Learn to inshore fish with Ron Barwick, Tarpon fish with Tim Broom and kayak fishing with David Posey.

Rob Cochran from Half Hitch will be doing Cobia Jig tying, cast netting, and braid splicing during non-seminar times all three days, he will be available to anyone with questions!

Fishing Seminar Schedule



11 am ----Surf Fishing


1 pm ---Cobia Fishing


2:30-----Blackfin Tuna Fishing at the rigs and basics


4:00----Inshore fishing



11 am -----King Mackerel Fishing


1 pm ----Rigging Ballyhoo


2:30 pm ---- Daytime Swordfish


4:00 ---Bottom Fishing




11 am ------Inshore Fishing


1 pm ---Tarpon Fishing


3 pm -----Kayak Fishing

This boat show encompasses what the beach lifestyle means: fishing, fitness, boating, cycling, kayaking, outdoors, paddle boards, personal watercraft and tips from the pros! Come Check it out and make sure to stop by our tent to learn from the pros! 



Fri. March 2nd,10am-5pm   "LOCALS DAY"

Sat. March 3rd, 10am-5pm  "LADIES DAY" 

Sun. March 4th, 10am-5pm "MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY"

Ticket Prices:

Adults - $10

2 Day Pass - $15

Kids (12 and under) - Free 

Locals Day (Friday) - $5 entry with local ID

Military (active and retired) - $5 entry each day with ID