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Saturday, December 8th for the
33rd Annual BCYC Gulfport Christmas Boat Parade

Each year, BCYC members and members of the general public come together to spread holiday joy by decking the hulls and heading out on Boca Ciega Bay to parade the BCYC way!

We start at the Gulfport Municipal Marina and pass by the BCYC clubhouse on our way out into the bay. Next we head to Gulfport's Williams Pier and the beach, passing by the Gulfport Casino. We make our way through the communities of Town Shores, Kipps Colony and the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, Pasadena Golf Club Estates and Dolphin Boulevard South where holiday parties wait for us to pass by. Lastly we visit Isla del Sol, then head back to the BCYC clubhouse for the Post Parade party.

But it's about more than fun and merriment. Participants need only a simple fee to enter - two (or more!) unwrapped toys for Operation Santa. Operation Santa, coordinated by the Gulfport police department, collects toys for the children of Gulfport whose holidays would be sadder without the generosity of the community. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is proud to have been part of Operation Santa for 18 years.

In turn BCYC depends on the generosity of our wonderful parade sponsors, who allow us to shower our participants with fun and useful prizes at the end of the parade. Everyone is a winner at this event and no boat goes home empty handed — so you can imagine it takes many generous sponsors to spread the joy around. Please see a list of our 2017 sponsors below. We would love it if you could support these sponsors when doing your holiday shopping!

Download a 2018 boat parade flyer to share.
Download the 2018 boat parade map.

For spectators, spend the day at Gulfport's 10th Annual Holiday Hoopla, watch the parade and dine in Gulfport that evening!

If you would like to become a 2018 parade sponsor, contact parade chairs Samantha Ring at 727-254-1000 or Kim Westerfield at 727-239-2719 or

Entry Fee: Two (or more) unwrapped children's presents OR a check made out to "Operation Santa", the City of Gulfport's annual toy drive.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded during the Post Parade Party for participating boats. (You must be present to win.)

Post Parade Party: Our Post Parade Party is a potluck party for participating boats and their crew (so bring a dish to share) with holiday drinks, music, singing and BCYC's legendary rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas (hopefully, not too off-key!)

Stay tuned for our 2018 sponsors, but in the meantime, thanks to our 2017 Boat Parade Sponsors for putting a little Joy in our Stockings last year.

Please remember their generosity with your support for them throughout the year. We thank them!

Magnuson Marina Cove
Regatta Point Marina
Florida Orchestra
Pasadena Golf Club Estates
American Stage
Lucky Star Hair Salon
Robyn Phillips, Stylist
Gulfport Merchants Association
Perfect Copy & Print
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Stern to Stem Massage
Reef Dog Gifts & Grooming
Salon Mirella
Sea Shur Jewelry
TowBoatUS Tampa Bay
Geri Biezzi
In honor of Bob's birthday
CD Roma Restaurant
Masthead Enterprises
Salt Creek Marina
Marine Supply Warehouse
Essential Elements
Isla del Sol Yacht & CC
Starlight Cruises
Gulfport Casino Ballroom
Casino Facebook page
The Harborage
Art T'eez
Art T'eez Facebook page
Yummy's Facebook page
Gulfport Beach Bazaar
Tangelo's Grille
Don's Marine Salvage
Pia's Trattoria
Neptune Grill

Manatees on the Bay
Manatees on Facebook

Little Tommies Tiki
O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
Karen's Florist of Gulfport
Fisherman's Village
The Gabber
Little Harbor Resort
Seafarer Marine Supply
Spiro's Restaurant & Deli
Pier 22 at Twin Dolphin
Mosquito Squad St. Pete-CLW
Smokin' J's BBQ
4th Street Shrimp Store
St Petersburg Opera
Gulfport McDonald's
Register now for 2018
December 8, 2018
33rd BCYC Boat Parade!

Register online HERE.

Coming to Gulfport for the Boat Parade?

Visit downtown Gulfport and enjoy Gulfport Merchant Association's Holiday Hoopla!

2018 Holiday Hoopla


Boca Ciega Yacht Club‎
Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
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