2015 Vancouver International Boat Show returns January 21-25 + Ticket #Giveaway!

Dave Carraro Vancouver Boat Show

It’s a Catch! Captain Dave Carraro, Star of Wicked Tuna, Reeled in for Vancouver International Boat Show.

Vancouver waters just got a lot more wicked! Star of the hit National Geographic show Wicked Tuna and Captain of the FV-Tuna.com, Dave Carraro, will be arriving at the Vancouver International Boat Show from January 21st to 25th, 2015 to meet with his biggest fans and share a few of his most coveted fishing tips. Carraro has become one of the most successful and highly respected fishermen of the Gloucester fleet with 34 years of experience fishing the East Coast, the Bahamas, and Mexico, specializing in Tuna and Cod.

Commonly referred to as “Tricky Dave”, Carraro is known for his fiercely competitive and adrenaline seeking attitude. With 52 Giant Tuna landed in 2011 and eight giants over 1,000 pounds caught to date, this Captain and boat owner means business. Carraro and the FV-Tuna.com crew have been a part of the Wicked Tuna cast since 2012, where they compete against six other skilled fishing crews and set sail in the waters of the North Atlantic to reel in the elusive and rare Bluefin tuna.

Fans of the hit TV show now have the opportunity to take a photo and meet with the sneakiest fisherman of the North Atlantic during the Vancouver International Boat Show at BC Place from January 21st to 25th.

Dave Carraro Vancouver Boat Show

I’ll openly admit, with no shame at all that I am HOOKED on Wicked Tuna, I have an immense amount of respect for how hard it is to reel in a giant tuna! FV-Tuna has always been one of my favorite boats, it’s hard not to admire the determination they have. I’ll be checking out the show with hubby who I am sure is eager to check out all of the boats, and I’ll be scoping out some of the dozens of vendors for gift ideas for those “hard to shop for” people in my life (the guys!).

The event is family friendly, bring the kids and check out the Nautical Play Centre located in the Kids Zone! There are friendly, energetic staff and lots of fun activities, including paddleboat rides, arts and crafts and an interactive display by the Creative Crusaders team.

Frugal Tip; Grab your tickets before midnight on January 20 and save $3 per ticket! Buy tickets now at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca;

Meet & Greets with Dave Carraro;

Wednesday, January 21st – 12pm-5pm
Thursday, January 22nd – 12pm-5pm
Friday, January 23rd – 12pm-3pm and 4pm-7pm
Saturday, January 24th – 12pm-3pm and 4pm-7pm
Sunday, January 25th – 12pm-4pm


Booth 165 on the Concourse Level of BC Place
777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

Admission (includes Meet & Greet):

Adults: $15
Seniors: $13
2-day Adult Passes: $20
2-day Senior Passes: $17
Kids (16 and under): FREE

With two great locations – an indoor venue at BC Place and a floating show at Granville Island – Vancouver International Boat Show goers of all ages and expertise can get their season started as they take advantage of family-friendly activities, an expanded seminar lineup featuring top boating experts, and incredible deals on all the latest marine products.

Western Canada’s largest consumer boating event, the Vancouver International Boat Show is owned by the Boating BC Association and produced by Canadian Boat Shows, and runs from January 21st to 25th, 2015 at BC Place and Granville Island. Pre-plan your visit at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca.

Want to win some passes? I have 2 tickets to giveaway to the show, just leave me a comment telling me who the fishing lover in your family is!

Contest closes January 18, 2015. Winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.

(Disclosure: We were provided with passes in exchange for our promotion of this event. All opinions are our own).


  1. The fishing lover in my family is my husband and 4 year old twin girls… they are obsessed!! My husband would just love this!


  2. my husband and I are both huge fans. We Pvr and watch faithfully together. But he is the bigger fishing fan. Spends a lot of weekends gone fishing. Last time we were fishing together I found it so funny listening to him quote wicked tuna when getting a fish on the line. Would love to be able to surprise him this this great prize.


  3. My husband and brother in law would love this or any other male in my family. They go any chance they get. Trying to get my daughter into fishing as well.


  4. I would love to win this pass for my amazing fiancé who works so hard to provide for our family! He absolutely loves to fish and would be so excited to meet Dave as we watch wicked tuna!! Thank you for the chance at winning tickets!!


  5. Out of the adults I am the bigger fisher but my spunky 8 year old daughter is fascinated…


  6. We aren’t big fishers but my husband LOVES boating and dreams of having his own one day.


  7. My dad is an avid fisherman and taught me when I was a little girl. We’d spend ours out on the lake trying to catch “the big one”. We still fish together and he is now teaching his grand daughter how to fish too! Would love to win these tickets!


    1. Hi Erin! Congratulations on winning the tickets! Please check your email to claim your prize. 🙂


  8. my daddy is the fisherman in the family, and I’ve been fishing since I was a new born babe. I still love our little fishing getaways 🙂


  9. The fishing person in my family is me,my boyfriend and my father in law and I would love to win also I love the show wicked tuna


  10. I love that show! what a cool giveaway – my whole family loves fishing, though I admit, we dont get to as much as we might like 🙁


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