Boca Ciega Yacht Club

2021 is the 36th Annual BCYC Christmas Boat Parade!

Saturday, December 11th @ 6:00 pm!

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!

Download the 2021 Flyer

Boats will begin to gather in  the bay around 5:30 pm. At 6:00 pm, the Gulfport Police boat will call the boats together to line up, and will then lead the parade.

We start at the Gulfport Municipal Marina and pass by the BCYC clubhouse on our way out into the bay heading to Gulfport's Williams Pier and the beach, passing by the Gulfport Casino. We make our way through the communities of Town Shores, Pelican Bay, Skimmers Point, Bayview Circle, past Kipps Colony, near the Pasadena Yacht & Country Club (please note, that due to the Marina, we can only get halfway down that canal), then along Dolphin Blvd, to the Pasadena Golf Club Estates, across to Isla del Sol, and then we will head back to our slips.


~ Save the Date! ~

December 11, 2021

at 6:00 pm

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Mandatory Skipper's Meeting (all captain's or their trusted representative) is on

Friday, Dec 10th at 6:00 pm at the BCYC Clubhouse

Donation of Toys for Operation Santa may be dropped off at the clubhouse


But it's about more than fun and merriment!

Skippers need only a simple fee to enter the parade - 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 not be as cheerful without the generosity of the community. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is proud to have been part of Operation Santa for over 20 years!

Toys may be dropped off at the clubhouse (boxes will be available 11/19 and on).

If you have any questions, or would like to become a 2021 parade sponsor, please contact, Jenn Buckley at We would love it if you would help us to continue to support these sponsors when doing your 2021 holiday shopping!

Post Parade Party: TBD


Information for Boat Skipper's

Mandatory Skipper's Meeting: Friday, December 10th @  6:00 pm IN PERSON at the BCYC clubhouse.  This will also serve as the Skipper Check-in where each skipper will pick up a numbered sign, zip ties, and a light to be affixed to the STARBOARD side of their boats. You can also drop off your Boat Entry "fee" at the same time.

Please respect those wearing masks and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Boat 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. Supermarket gift cards are also welcome.

Prizes: Prizes will be mailed directly to the skipper of each boat after the parade.

If you have any questions, please contact parade chair Jenn Buckley at (813) 323-5852, or email


AGREEMENT TO ASSUME RISK AND HOLD HARMLESS: in consideration of being permitted to participate in the BCYC Christmas Boat Parade, and being fully knowledgeable of the risks while boating, I agree to hold harmless BCYC and the City of Gulfport, their officers and the event committee in the performance of their duties from any and all damages, losses, claims, suit, actions, expenses or liabilities which may directly or indirectly arise from my participation in the Christmas Boat Parade.


Check out 2020's Boat Parade Video!

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Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
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