Stone crab season begins in South Florida

KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – Time to get cracking, South Florida: stone crabs are back in season.

The first shipment of fresh stone crabs arrived at Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne, Sunday afternoon.

The stone crabs were flown in by helicopter from South Florida fishing boats.

For several local restaurants, the delicious arrival means a lot of money will soon by pouring into Florida.

“This is the official kick-off of the tourist season for Dade County and South Florida,” said Coconut Grove Seafood Festival organizer Tony Abelo. “I know Joe’s opens up, Monty’s opens up, and all the tourism developed from the stone crab season is more than we can expect.”

Crab lovers can expect all your favorite stone crab suppliers to be stocked and ready to sell.

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Miami International Boat Show

ONE TICKET GOOD FOR ALL SITES —includes free shuttle & water taxi service between sites. Surrender your ticket at the first location and a wristband provided at each exit will give you access to the next location.

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
* See show hours below

THE NEW YACHT & POWER BOAT SHOW AT SEA ISLE MARINA (no ticket required for this location)
1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132
OPEN FROM 9 AM – 6 PM DAILY

STRICTLY SAIL MIAMI AT MIAMARINA AT BAYSIDE
400 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
OPEN FROM 10 AM – 6 PM DAILY

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
Courtesy shuttle buses will run between all three locations of the show from one hour prior to show opening through one hour after show close daily.

WATER TAXI SERVICE
Courtesy water taxi service is available between the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside from 10 am–6 pm daily.

Scooter & Stroller Rentals
The Miami Beach Convention Center has electric scooters and children’s strollers available for rent.
To rent a Scooter or Stroller please stop by the VISIT MIAMI BEACH (Near Hall C) in the Miami Beach Convention Center or call 786-276-2763. Reservations are available.

*Show Hours

Premier Day
Thursday, February 12th – 10 am – 6 pm

Friday, February 13th – 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, February 14th – 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, February 15th – 10 am – 8 pm
Monday, February 16th – 10 am – 6 pm

The New Yacht and Powerboat Show at Sea Isle Marina is open from 9 am – 6 pm daily and Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside is open from 10 am–6 pm daily.

Admission

Premier Day (February 12th) — $35

5-Day Pass (Good all 5 days of the show)
Thursday, February 12th – Monday, February 16th — $85

Friday–Monday (February 13th–16th)
Adults — $20 (16 and older)
2 Day Pass — $35
Children 15 and under are FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)

Group Tickets are available for groups of 15 or more at a discounted rate.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Show Office Phone:
786-276-BOAT (active February 7–20, 2015)
Local Florida Office — (954) 441-3220

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