Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show

Heading for Houston? You won’t be alone, if you’re a boat fanatic! From 8 to 17 January, hordes of boating fans will descend to this Texan city to enjoy the 2016 Houston Boat Sport & Travel Show. Baroque Yachts has all the latest info


Boating for sport is one of the most tranquil pastimes available, which is why so many people will be travelling to Houston this month for the city’s famous annual international boat, sport and travel show. Experienced boaters as well as keen amateurs will be delighted by the wealth of information and products on display relating to the latest trends when it comes to boats and boating as a sport. They will be able to pick up stunning deals on new boats and boating gear and find out all about marine technology in 2016.


The event, which is held at Houston’s NRG Centre, where it fills the center’s entire floor. It will feature over 1,000 power boats as well as luxury yachts, fishing and sailing boats and various personal watercraft. Whatever your fancy, you’ll find it here in more than over 300 exhibits, whether it relates to big game fishing in the Gulf, cruising around the lake on a leisurely afternoon or paddling rapids – and everything in between.

Tickets have been available since this past weekend, 3 and 4 January in Reliant Center, and will also be available through Ticketmaster online and the NRG Stadium itself. In addition, tickets that are valid for each day of the show will be sold at the NRG Center Ticket Windows for the duration of the show. We advise you get your tickets soon. After all, this famous International Boat, Sport & Travel Show has been a Houston tradition for the past 60 years, and it’s still going strong. It’s the largest indoor show to be held in the US, not just the Gulf Coast, and offers a variety of products to suit numerous interests.


Exhibitors will have displays of every type of boat imaginable, including offshore fishing boats, those used in shallow water, luxury cruisers, inflatable rafts, bay and pontoon boats and many more. Water sports and diving equipment and accessories will also be on show as well as sea rescue and emergency kits, and much more. Visitors will literally be able to find everything related to outdoor boating, as well as camping and fishing equipment, patio furniture, clothing and exotic travel.

A new addition for 2016 is an educational activity called Croc Encounters: Live Alligator Wrestling! This non-profit sanctuary, which has been in existence for the past decade, is dedicated to rescuing reptiles and educates the public about endangered reptile species as well as demonstrating alligator wresting, a humane, bare-handed capture technique that has been in existence for centuries (it was apparently first used by Native Americans). Other educational events at the show include fishing demonstrations at the 5,000-gallon Bass Tub Aquarium and Fish-O-Rama, a Houston show favorite, where kids crawl into a giant inflatable bubble that skips and glides across a pool of water.


If you would like to book some tickets for the show, contact Baroque Yachts right away, request@baroqueyachts.com. And if you’re interested in travelling to Houston to attend the show, our sister company, Baroque Travel, can book all your travel arrangements for you. Contact them, request@baroquetravel.com.