Boca Ciega Yacht Club

2024 will be our 39th Annual BCYC Christmas Boat Parade!

Check back in September for updated info! In the meantime, check out our sponsors...

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!

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.


~ Save the Date ~

~ December 14, 2024 ~

Please note that this event is run as a charity event to benefit the Gulfport Police Department's Operation Santa program.

There is NO COST to view the parade and NO ONE should be charging for tickets to be IN the parade. If you see this, please let us know as it is FRAUD.

Boat Registration is NOT AVAILABLE YET

Mandatory Skipper's Meeting (all captains) is on

Friday 12/13 at 6:00 pm
at the BCYC Clubhouse

Donation of Toys for Operation Santa may be dropped off at the clubhouse beginning in November 2024


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 22 years!

Toys may be dropped off at the clubhouse (boxes will be available 11/2) or at the Gulfport Police Department.

If you have any questions, or would like to become a 2024 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 2023 holiday shopping!


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 



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



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


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


Check out 2020's Boat Parade Video!

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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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