Frequently Asked Questions
How much are tickets and how can I purchase them?
Tickets are $15 per day for adults.
Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets may be purchased onsite at the ticket booth, or in advance by clicking Here
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted onsite at the ticketing booth Visa, Mastercard and American Express are excepted online for e-tickets.
Can I order tickets from my smartphone and still get in if I don’t have a printed ticket?
No. You must have a printed ticket to gain entrance to the show. Each online ticket has a barcode that must be scanned before entering.
Can I get a refund for online tickets?
Online e-tickets are non-refundable
Will tickets sell out on-site?
What are the show hours?
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where can I park?
There is free parking with a free shuttle service to and from Lido Village available:
- Weekdays at the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church located at 798 Dover Dr.
- On Saturday and Sunday at the Hoag Health Center on Superior Ave.
- Click Here to get directions.
Please note that parking at the structure in Lido Village will be a minimum of $20 per vehicle per day.
Can I leave and come back?
Yes, but only with the required wrist band of the day. Tickets and wrist bands are good for one day only.
Are the docks handicap accessible?
Yes. There is a ramp at E-Dock that will accommodate wheelchairs going down to the docks.
Can you see the boats and show from the street?
Lido Village and the show are located on Via Oporto in Newport Beach. This street is closed to automobile traffic during the show, but is open to foot traffic and the dryland area exhibits of the show. You do not need to purchase a show ticket to walk the dryland and boardwalk exhibits, a ticket is required to enter the docks to see and board the boats.
Are cameras and videos allowed?
Yes, however tripods are not allowed.
Can I bring a backpack?
Are dogs allowed in the show?
Yes, as long as they remain on a leash and you pick-up after them. However, please be aware that boarding some vessels may be prohibited with a pet.
Is there a guest dock available for tie-ups to travel to the show via the water?
No. Entrance to the show is only via land, no dinghy dock is available.
Is there food and beverages available at the show?
Yes. There are restaurants at Lido Village and others within walking distance of the show.
Can I purchase a boat/accessories at the show?
Yes. The exhibiting brokers and dealers will have representatives at the show to accept offers and orders.