29th Annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run

February 22 – 25, 2024

The annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run finds a new home for 2024, as we return to the highly acclaimed Hawks Cay Resort & Marina which ranks high with boaters and has been a Florida Powerboat Club destination since the early 1990’s. In fact FPC first visited Hawks Cay in November of 1994, making this middle Keys resort our event headquarters for the 2nd Annual Key West Poker Run. Over the years, we have returned many times, and witnessed the amazing property development with the construction of hundreds of luxurious two and three bedroom cottage villas, along with the addition of new restaurants and many upgrades to the main resort and convention facilities. Located on Duck Key just 6 miles from Marathon, this destination puts boaters in the middle Keys with plenty of cruising opportunities both north and south, to various other Keys for waterfront dining, snorkeling on reefs, and calm bay waters for pleasant raft up and rendezvous functions.

Performance Manufacturers Showcase! Not forgetting our event’s early roots, the Miami Boat Show Poker Run provides FPC dealer and manufacturing sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their latest new models. While it is certainly nice to see these new boats on display at the Miami International Boat Show just a week earlier, most agree they would prefer to see these new models out on the water, and maybe get a chance for a demo ride in the heart of powerboating paradise. Primary docking locations will be provided to all of the event Series Sponsors and Feature Sponsors, so please contact Stu Jones if you are not already registered as a marine sponsor. Text Stu at 954-684-9333 or email to: [email protected]

Registration is currently limited to 60 Powerboat teams, so this event WILL SET OUT QUICKLY!

FULLY BOOKED. Call office for waitlist — 954-545-1414

Miami Boat Show Accommodation Form >>

All Lodging options and Docking rates listed on the Event Booking form.
Reservations overseen at FPC office by: Amy Plumstead email: [email protected]

General Information about Hawks Cay Resort & Marina
Located at: MM61 on US Hwy 1, Duck Key FL

ROOMS & COTTAGE VILLA RATES: (12.5% state & county bed tax, plus $55 per room resort fee)

Villa at Hawks Cay

Main Resort Rooms:

  • Hawks Cay Guest Room (Double queen) $499
  • Waterview Guest Room (King) $629
  • Waterview Guest Room (Double Queen) $629
  • Waterview Lanai Rooms: $699
  • Junior Suites: $699

Waterfront Villas & Cottages:

  • Harbor Village- 2 Bedroom Villa $ 799
  • Harbor Village- 3 Bedroom Villa $ 899
  • Marina Village- 3 Bedroom Villa $ 899

*Management cannot guarantee but will work closely with FPC with intent to place guest units as close to their boat slip as possible.

DOCKAGE: All slips in main marina or harbor marina: $4.75/ft + 7.5% sales tax
* All slips will be booked by FPC staff and slip diagram will be provided in advance of arrival
Docking Reservations overseen at FPC office by: John Wittenberger email: [email protected]

Restaurants & Dining Options:
*Please note Friday Night will be reserved for the FPC Dinner awards party on site. All guests are invited to attend. This is included with your event fee & paid crew fees.

Thursday and Saturday evening will be open for guest choice of dining on or off property.
FPC shuttle will not be available for transportation off property. Please use Uber or local taxi services.

There are six dining options at Hawks Cay Resort:

  • Angler and Ale (Casual and Fun- indoor and outdoor dining with marina views)
  • Hawks Cay Marketplace – quick grab-n-go food
  • Sixty-One Prime – upscale steak and seafood named for the Mile Marker on the Overseas Highway
  • Tiki Grill – poolside service for food and drinks
  • Coral Grill – in the Coral Cay and Pirate Ship Pool area
  • Oasis Cay Leisure & Libations – at the adults only pool

General Event Agenda – (To ensure accurate information about times and locations for activities, a detailed event itinerary will be emailed to all registered attendees on the week before departure)

Important dates prior to Poker Run: 
Wed Feb 14:  Miami International Boat Show Opens
Friday Feb 16: FPC & SPEEDONTHEWATER Invitational Miami Boat Show Bash– Sagamore Hotel Collins Ave- By Member invitation only
Sunday Feb 18: Last day of Miami Boat Show
Wed Feb 21: FPC members can begin staging for poker run at FPC Marina Partners:
F3 Marine, Haulover Marine Center & TNT Marine Center- Only for regular storage customers: Captains poker run bags will be dropped off at these locations for member pickup.
Grove Harbour Marina: Storage customers and out of town visitors for staging, by APPOINTMENT only.
After registering for the poker run, staging appointments must be made at Grove Harbour Marina directly: [email protected]   Phone: 305-854-6444
Hotel Lodging: Rooms available at Courtyard Marriott Coconut Grove and Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove
Please book these rooms directly with AMY at FPC office. Details are listed on the Event Booking Form.
A Wed night captains meeting may be offered for Coconut Grove overnight teams- subject to room availability at Courtyard Marriott.
Thurs Feb 22: 
9:00 AM – Suggested departure Port Everglades
9:30 AM  Suggested Departure Haulover Inlet
10:15 AM Start Poker Cards Grove Harbour Marina
10:45 AM- Staggered starts from Biscayne Bay – Helicopter aerial coverage
11:30 – 1:30 Lunch Stopover Gilberts Resort
2:30PM – Arrival Hawks Cay Resort
3- 5pm: Hotel Check in
7-11pm – Open format- Guests may choose local dining as they wish
Friday Feb 23:
10am – 11am:  Manufacturer photo & video sessions with chopper
11am :  Fun run departures with chopper- Multiple lunch locations in Marathon offered
2-4pm:  Area raft up party – location to be announced in itinerary
7-11pm FPC Poker Run dinner & awards party- Convention Services ballroom on site

One of many spectacular pools

Sat Feb 24:

All day- Open format for local cruising to area dining for lunch
    OR…just hang out and enjoy Hawks Cay Resort pools and amenities!
Evening: Open format for casual dining on or off property. Reservations highly recommended for fine dining establishments!
Hotel Concierge and FPC staff can assist with dining recommendations

SPA & Leisure Amenities

Sun Feb 25:

9am -12 Noon- Breakfast and checkout
10-am12 Noon- all boats must depart marina by 12 noon.
Suggested stopovers for lunch include:
  • Island Grille – Snake Creek Islamorada
  • Gus’s Grille- Reef House Resort – Blackwater Sound- Key Largo
  • Sundowners- Black Water Sound- Key Largo
  • Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill- Blackwater Sound- Key Largo
  • Gilberts Resort- Key Largo
  • Alabama Jacks- Card Sound Bridge- Key Largo

WE WILL PROVIDE ACCURATE EVENT DETAILS to all registered attendees prior to the event, including room confirmation numbers and docking details.

FULLY BOOKED. Call office for waitlist — 954-545-1414