Show Schedule

Savannah Fishing Expo

The Savannah Fishing Expo will feature captains speaking about everything from understanding sonar to techniques and tips.

All seminars located in meeting rooms located behind the escalator in the River Concourse lobby. 

Captain Eris Jones

Captain Eris Jones is a lifelong North Carolina native. A few years ago Eris left his career as an E.M.T. and plunged head first into his fishing career. In 2015 he won the SKA National Championship. Today he is one the most well know and seminar speakers in the Carolinas and operates “Backlash Fishing Charters” from Sneads Ferry, NC while competing on multiple Kingfishing circuits.

Sunday 12:00 noon – 1pm – Fishing For Smoker King Makerel Like a Pro

Sunday 2pm – 3pm – Rigging and Fishing For Wahoo and King Mackerel

Captain Tim Wilson

Tim has been involved in the fishing industry for over 20 years. He has served as the regional editor of Sportfishing Report Magazine and as a feature writer for Boating World Magazine. At the same time, he also worked as a light tackle fishing guide in the Carolina and Wrightsville Beach areas. Today, he serves as the publisher of Coastal Carolina Fisherman e-Magazine. An online publication that covers saltwater fishing on the Carolina Coast.

Saturday 3pm-4pm – Kids Fishing

Sunday 1:30pm – 3pm – Kids Fishing

Captain Chip Michalove

Chip has become known for his expertise in the pursuit and catching of Great White Sharks off the South Carolina Georgia coast. He is also a strong advocate in the preservation of the Great White.  His extensive knowledge of this dangerous predator makes him one of the most respected sources of information. He will be speaking on the feeding and migration habits of the Great White.

Saturday 12:30pm – 1:30pm – The Great White Shark Hunter

Captain Jack McGowan

Jack is a lifelong resident of Savannah and has fished the nearby waters all of his life. He and his Coastal River Charters are both iconic names in the saltwater fishing community in North Georgia. He’s a frequent speaker at are fishing seminars and especially the Savannah Boat Show. His “back to basics” approach is popular among seminar guest.

Saturday 11am-12noon – Introduction To Inshore Fishing On the Georgia Coast

Saturday 1:45pm-2:45pm – Fishing For Redfish, Sea Trout and More

CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW, ANNE BONNY AND MARY READ

Attention all Scallywags and Wenches (and all those in between)! Captain Jack and his ladies will be setting their course for the Savannah Boat Show on March 3rd and 4th! Come out and see Captain Jack Sparrow, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read as they make Savannah their port for the weekend! Hold on to your wallets, hide the rum, and keep your wenches close as you take pictures with Captain Jack and his crew. There will be lots of pillaging, plundering, and perhaps a hijacking or two! Mark your calendars and set sail for the Savannah Boat Show! See you there, mates!

Donnie Osborne is a cosplayer and Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator. He has been entertaining folks as Captain Jack for more than 10 years. He has made a guest appearance at The Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World as Captain Jack, met several of the Pirates of the Caribbean cast members, including Johnny Depp himself. Before becoming Captain Jack, Donnie was in the Air Force and later in Law Enforcement. Being a disabled veteran, he turned to cosplay and creating art as a way to spend his free time. It’s a pirates life for him!

Saturday and Sunday
Wherever you can find them!

Meet and Greet with Tony Gaskin

Meet Tony “Redfish” Gaskin at the Savannah Boat Show

Located in the Custom Marine Exhibit Space

Bucky & Barry

Bucky & Barry have been called by The Savannah Morning News as a “ Savannah Institution”. They
have been entertaining locals and tourists alike for over 30 years with their brand of southern humor and charm. Recently voted as Savannah’s #1 band by Savannah Magazine, they continue to delight crowds
everywhere from Princeton University, down to Key West and everywhere in between. Playing hits from
Jimmy Buffet and James Taylor, to James Brown and Lynard Skynard, they can entertain young and old
alike.

Saturday Noon til 5pm
Sunday Noon til 4pm
Location – Outside by the River

The Chuck Courtenay Band

The Chuck Courtenay Band is quickly becoming one of Savannah and the Southeast’s best Country Bands. The lead man, Chuck Courtenay has been in the spotlight for many years as half of the popular “Courtenay Brothers Band”, and now has a front and center approach to playing hits that everyone knows and loves as well as his originals. They play songs from the late greats such as Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash as well as today’s leading country chart toppers. They are a well-known local cover band that has no limits, and are currently one of Savannah’s favorites.

Friday 1-5pm
Located Outside by the River

Face painting, Hair Painting and Painting Rocks and Seashells

Lisa McCann will be creating fabulous face paintings and glitter tattoos for the kids.  In addition, create your own painted rocks and seashells with a rainbow of colors!

Saturday Noon – 5pm
Sunday Noon – 4pm

HOW TO BE A PIRATE WITH CAPTAIN JACK AND CREW!

Come join Captain Jack and his crew for an interactive tutorial on things you should know and do to be a pirate!, followed by a “Find the Captain” Scavenger Hunt.


Saturday and Sunday 1pm and 3pm
Located in meeting rooms located behind the escalator in the River Concourse lobby

Georgia DNR Fishing Simulator

Kids get their chance to catch “the big one” with Georgia Department of Natural Resources Fishing Simulator.

Located in the Exhibit Hall – Booths 109, 111 & 113

Virtual Skills Boating Trainer

Come test drive the virtual skills boating trainer, sponsored by Tybee Light Sail and Power Squadron.

Located in Booths 11 and 12

SAR (Search and Rescue) Demo

A demo from the Search and Rescue Team.

(SAR Demo will cancel if called out for an emergency)

Saturday at Noon