Orange Beach Powerboat Week
Presented by THE WHARF

May 9-12, 2024

Orange Beach has long been recognized as Alabama’s boating lifestyle playground, located in the heart of abundant cruising waters from Mobile Bay to Pensacola Beach, with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Perdido Pass. With the Florida state line just a few miles to the west, boaters often cross state lines in either direction, seeking the many wonderful dining, entertainment and resort destinations along the way.  With convenient transportation access along interstate and county highways, Orange Beach is an easy daytrip from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma to the west, as well as Florida, Georgia and southern states to the east, attracting a robust entry list of participants every year who come to Orange Beach for an fun-filled weekend with Florida Powerboat Club. 


Event Venue:
One thing powerboaters can all agree on, is the need for simple staging and one-stop event venues for hassle-free logistics. Our event sponsor The Wharf provides that on every level, with modern luxurious condominium rentals and a SpringHill Suites hotel on site, and a vast array of retail establishments, restaurants, shopping and entertainment just steps away! And, the real bonus is the Wharf Marina on the same property, with acres of free truck and trailer parking nearby.  With “The Ramp” opening in recent years just across the waterway, The Wharf is credited at truly the only one-stop poker run venue on the Florida Powerboat Club even calendar, and remains as the event’s presenting sponsor for the 5th year running! 

The Agenda:  Like many other events, The Orange Beach Powerboat Week offers a structured three day format with two structured days of boating, and the option for attendees to modify their agenda to arrive early, or stay an extra day. FPC staff will customize your reservations to accommodate your personal agenda, if you wish to arrive Wednesday or have an extended stay through Monday.

FPC staff will be on-site Wednesday 5/08 to prepare the venue.

  • Thurs 5/9: Arrival in Orange Beach- Boat launching & hotel check-in.
  • Thurs Evening : Miss Orange Beach Powerboat Week contest- Sand Shaker Lounge 
  • Fri 5/10:  Morning check-in and captains breakfast . Eastbound Run- Pensacola Beach.  Multiple lunch venues in Pensacola Beach
  • Fri 5/10 Evening:  Captains Party- Marker 158 at The Wharf
  • Sat 5/11 Poker Run westbound to Mobile Bay- New lunch venue established for group.
  • Sat Evening:  Poker Run Dinner & Awards Party- DICKS LAST RESORT, The Wharf 
  • Sun 5/12: Open day for area cruising for participants that choose the extended stay.

Lodging Options:
FPC has room & docking contracts and will do all reservations.

SpringHill Suites: $319 /king or double  Luxury Condos on site: 2B -4B: Call FPC for rates

Docking at The Wharf Marina: $5.00/ft Private slips, floating docks



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