Boca Ciega Yacht Club

2019's 34th Annual BCYC Gulfport Christmas Boat Parade

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years' 34th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade! Due to the wonderful generosity of our boat captains, local neighborhoods and businesses, and our own members, we filled six large boxes with toys and were able to give Operation Santa a total of $775 in cash!

In addition to all that, our local businesses provided donations for the boat prizes that totaled $4,800 in gift certificates, goods, and services! It was a very merry Christmas indeed!

Please check out all our wonderful sponsors who are listed here. Please remember to thank them when next you visit them!

And thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this year's parade so incredibly successful! Without you, this would not have been possible!

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 a 2019 boat parade flyer to share

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 over 18 years.

Make a Donation to Buy Toys for Operation Santa

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 - please see a list of our 2018 sponsors below. We would love it if you could support these sponsors when doing your holiday shopping!

If you would like to become a 2019 parade sponsor, contact the Christmas Boat Parade Chair, Jenn Buckley, 813-323-5852, or email at

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. We're proud to have supported this drive for over 18 years!

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 an appetizer ro dessert to share) with holiday drinks, music, singing and BCYC's legendary rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas (we make no promises on whether or not we can stay in key!)


Save the Date


December TBD, 2020
35th BCYC Boat Parade!

Check-in at 4:30

Captain's meeting at 5 SHARP

Donation of Toys for Operation Santa

Coming to Gulfport for the Boat Parade?


2019 Parade Sponsors




Addicted to the Bean


Gulfport Beach Bazaar


Boat US





CD Roma


The Deck Restaurant


Essential Elements


Florida Orchestra


Gulfcoast Seafood


Gulfperk Coffee Bar

Facebook Page


Gulfport Casino Ballroom


Gulfport Cigars


Gulf Club Medicine


Harborage Marina



Intentional Threads

Facebook page


Isla del Sol Marina


Island Massage

 JSA Custom Woodcrafts


Karen's Flowers


Latitudes & Attitudes


Little Harbor Marina

Link to Little Harbor Marina page


Little Tommies Tiki

Trip Advisor Link


Lucky Star Salon



Link to Gulfport Location


Magnuson's Hotel Marina Cove




Nava Yoga








Pasadena Golf Club Estates




Perfect Copy & Print
  Red Hot Tiki


Regal Commodities


Salon Mirella

Facebook page


Salty Water Tours


Sea Shur Jewelry


Seafarer Marine Supply


Sea Tow


Siri's Gourmet Burgers & Pizza


Skyway Jack's


Smokin J’s


Spiro's Produce & Deli




St Pete Opera Company


Sweetwater Kayaks


Tree of Life Yoga


Twin Dolphins Marina


Zaiya Market


American Stage Theater Company

Bark Life

Baytenders Oyster Bar & Steamers


Chimney Sweep of Florida

City of Gulfport

Florida Orchestra

Free Fall Theater

Gulfport Beach Bazaar

I.C. Sharks Seafood Market

Isla del Sol Yacht Club

Island Nautical Marine Center

Lucky Star Salon

Magnuson Marina Cove




Pasadena Golf Club Estates

Perfect 10 a Salon for Nails

Pic Pac Liquors

Pilot Bank

Reef Dog

Regal Commodities



Shell Point Marina

Siri’s Gourmet Burgers & Pizza

Smokin J’s


The Dog Bar

Wallace, Welch & Willingham

West Marine

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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