Boats and entertainment galore this weekend as the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) rocks the cove from 21 to 24 May. The Channel 7 stage will be the entertainment hub during the four-day event, showcasing local and national talent across the four days of the Show, showing us how to make the most of our on-water lifestyle and latest high-tech gadgets.


As the official television partner of this year’s SCIBS, Channel 7 will have some of its best-known presenters taking the stage, including SCIBS Ambassador and local fishing, beach and boating expert, Paul Burt who will be sharing some of his favourite fishing tips. Plus Dean Miller and Sally Jenyns from Creek to Coast will take to the stage entertaining audiences Thursday to Sunday.


For all you My Kitchen Rules fans, take some tips from Queensland favourites, Rob and Dave who will demonstrate some mouthwatering ways to cook your catch – some quick, some more complex – whether onboard your boat or at home.


Also on the Channel 7 stage, Tony Herbert representing the Whitsunday Bareboating Operators Association (WBOA) will be sharing his knowledge of the Whitsundays with “Go Bareboating” presentations.


“Bareboating is a term used for self-skippering a boat at your leisure. The beauty of a bareboating holiday is you don’t need a special license, you can make the experience whatever you want from it – whether that’s resorts, island hopping, snorkelling, bushwalking or fishing. It’s like your own personal floating hotel with 360° views that you can change every day, depending on what you feel like doing.


“We have motor Cruisers,  catamarans and mono-hulls – there’s a boat for everybody and to suit every budget and group, from families to couples, from seasoned boaties to first-timers.”


The team from the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation will be welcoming SCIBS visitors onboard this high-tech boat, explaining their role and demonstrating how boaties can be ambassadors of the sea in their day to day actions that respect and protect marine life.


On Saturday 23 May, the popular High Tea on the High Seas river cruise onboard luxury charter yacht, MAIN EVENT will be a magnet for ladies wishing to socialise, see the sights and indulge in some bubbles and pampering.


For the junior set, there’s the dedicated Kids’ Zone on Masthead Way, where kids can chill, burn some energy and find their own slice of boating-themed fun with on-water floating Zorb Balls every day. The Kids’ Zone will be action packed on Saturday and Sunday with an inflatable shark slide, Hot Shots tennis by Tennis Queensland and face painting.

The warm, welcoming ambience which SCIBS is famous for will be enhanced by roving street entertainment including live music, an interactive clown, jugglers, hula hoop performers, stilt walkers and the much-photographed Captain Jack Sparrow.


To top off Friday and Saturday at SCIBS, a firework display will illuminate the water and sky, a thrill for those who stay on to dine in any one of The Marine Village restaurants and cafes.


A complimentary Pocket Show Guide will be available at the entry gates. You can also view the full entertainment program before you arrive at http://www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au/whats-on-at-scibs-2015/
Running 21 to 24 May 2015 from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show attracts more than 40,000 visitors to a spectacular showcase of more than 500 boats and 1000’s of marine products across four days.


More at www.sanctuarycove.com




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