Boca Ciega Yacht Club

2022 is our 37th Annual BCYC 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!

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

December 17, 2022

at 6:00 pm

Registration is OPEN

Mandatory Skipper's Meeting (all captains) is on

Dec 16th at 6:00 pm
at the BCYC Clubhouse

Donation of Toys for Operation Santa may be dropped off at the clubhouse beginning in November 2022


Meet our 2022 Santa & Mrs Claus!!

Nick & Betty Southard

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 We would love it if you would help us to continue to support these sponsors when doing your 20221 holiday shopping!


Information for Boat Skipper's

Mandatory Skipper's Meeting: Friday, December 16th @ 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 8:30pm 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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