Boca Ciega Yacht Club

2023 will be our 38th Annual BCYC Christmas Boat Parade!
(info below is for the 2022 parade - check back in Oct '23!)

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!


2022 Boat Parade Flyer


Click here to download the 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 Clam Bayou Nature Park and Osgood Point, on our way out into the bay, heading to Gulfport's Williams Pier and the Gulfport Casino before passing by the Gulfport beach. We then 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.


2022 Boat Parade map

Click here to download the Parade Route


 
~ Check back Oct 2023! ~


Registration is Closed


Mandatory Skipper's Meeting (all captains) is on

TBD at 6:00 pm
at the BCYC Clubhouse

Donation of Toys for Operation Santa may be dropped off at the clubhouse beginning in November 2023









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Meet our 2022 Santa & Mrs Claus!!


Capt Sandbar & Dianne Benedetti


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 11/18 and on).


If you have any questions, or would like to become a 2022 parade sponsor, please contact, Jenn Buckley at boatparade@sailbcyc.org We would love it if you would help us to continue to support these sponsors when doing your 20221 holiday shopping!

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Please Support our Sponsors who Contribute
to our Captains and Operation Santa


 

2 Reds Massage

6801 Gulfport Blvd. South Ste 10, S. Pasadena, FL 33707

(727) 278-1175


 

Beach House 5317

5317 Gulfport Blvd S., Gulfport, FL 33707

(727) 303-0354


 

Bo Tiki

3015 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Caddy's Bar & Grill

3128 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Cori's Seafood Grill

1431 49th St S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Dunkin Donuts Gulfport

5602 Gulfport Blvd South

(727) 330-3685


 

Engles  & Volkers/Jonathan Micocci
4791 Baywood Point Dr S, Gulfport, FL 33711
(727) 480-3601


 

Gulf Coast Seafood

4921 9th Ave S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Gulfport Beach Bazaar

3115 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Gulfport Brewery & Eatery

3007 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Hurricane Eddie's

5413 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

6000 Sun Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33715 


 

JSA

Jimmy Meyer | Fine woodworking


 

Karen 's Flowers

5122 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Let it be Ice Cream

3127 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Living Lashious

5209 Gulfport Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL 33707

(727) 280-3603


 

Nails N' Nails

6800 Gulfport Blvd. S. #102. S. Pasadena, FL 33707

(727) 343-9679


 

Neptune Grill

5501 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

O'Maddy's

5405 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Pasadena Golf Club Estates

Dolphin Blvd S, South Pasadena, FL


 

Pasadena Liquors & Fine Wines

1100 Pasadena Avenue, S. Pasadena 33707

(727) 347-9607


 

Pasadena Yacht & Country Club

Gulfport, FL


 

Paw Paws

3129 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707

(727) 303-0966


 

Pet Supermarket

6892 Gulfport Blvd. S.,  South Pasadena, FL 33707

(727) 345-4581


 

Radiant Wellness

556 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 954-5596


 

Selene Salon & Spa

5409 Gulfport Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

(727) 873-6582


 

Spiro's Restaurant, Deli & Produce

6801 Gulfport Blvd S # 1, South Pasadena, FL 33707


 

Thai Orchids and Leis

5313 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707

(727) 321-2732


 

The Tiki Bar

5519 Shore Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707


 

Tow Boat US Tampa Bay

4630 29th Ave S, Gulfport, FL 33711


 


Information for Boat Skippers


Mandatory Skipper's Meeting: Friday, TBD @ 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 boatparade@sailbcyc.org.

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About the Post Parade Party


This year's post-parade party is for members and invited guests only and will be a straight-forward, traditional potluck event - where everyone is asked to bring a little "something" to the party! We're looking for a mixture of appetizers, entrees, sides, salads, and desserts. (to assist with planning, we recommend a dish with 6-8 servings)


Please plan on the party to start about 8:30pm and there will be several gallons of hot, mulled cider on hand (also sometimes known as "wassail") with rum on the side!

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Check out 2020's Boat Parade Video!


Got questions? Contact: boatparade@sailbcyc.org


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

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