Boca Ciega Yacht Club

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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.

Make a Donation to Buy Toys for Operation Santa


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 boatparade@sailbcyc.org.


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!)


 
Register now for 2018
December 8, 2018
33rd BCYC Boat Parade!



Register online HERE.

Check-in at 4:30

Captain's meeting at 5 SHARP.

Make a Donation to Buy Toys for Operation Santa


Coming to Gulfport for the Boat Parade?

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


2018 Holiday Hoopla








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2018 PARADE SPONSORS




American Stage Theater Company

http://americanstage.org/



Bark Life

https://barklife.com/



Baytenders Oyster Bar & Steamers

https://www.baytenders.com/



BoatUS

https://www.boatus.com/



Chimney Sweep of Florida

https://chimneysweepofflorida.business.site/



City of Gulfport

https://mygulfport.us/



Florida Orchestra

https://www.floridaorchestra.org/



Free Fall Theater

https://freefalltheatre.com/



Gulfport Beach Bazaar

https://www.gulfportbeachbazaar.com/



I.C. Sharks Seafood Market

https://www.facebook.com/icsharks/



Isla del Sol Yacht Club

https://www.isladelsolycc.com/



Island Nautical Marine Center

https://islandnautical.com/

Lucky Star Salon

https://www.facebook.com/LUCKYSTARSALON/



Magnuson Marina Cove

https://www.marinacoveresort.com/



MarineMax

https://www.marinemax.com/



Neptune’s

http://www.neptunegrillgulfport.com/



O’Maddy’s

http://www.omaddys.com/



Pasadena Golf Club Estates

https://www.pyccgolf.com/



Perfect 10 a Salon for Nails

https://www.facebook.com/The-Perfect-Ten-Nail-Salon-Gulfport-Florida-503378153098730/



Pic Pac Liquors

https://pic-pac-liquors.hub.biz/



Pilot Bank

https://www.pilot.bank/



Reef Dog

https://reefdoggrooming.com/



Regal Commodities

http://www.regalcommodities.com/



Rubios

https://www.rubios.com/



Salty’s

http://saltysgulfport.com/gulfport/



Shell Point Marina

https://www.shellpointmarina.com/



Siri’s Gourmet Burgers & Pizza

http://www.sirisgourmetburgersandpizza.com/



Smokin J’s

http://smknjsbbq.com/

Stella’s

http://stellasingulfport.com/

The Dog Bar

http://www.dogbarstpete.com/

Wallace , Welch & Willingham

https://w3ins.com/

West Marine

https://www.westmarine.com/



Boca Ciega Yacht Club‎
Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
4600 Tifton Drive South   Gulfport, FL 33711   (727) 321-7295

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