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The Newport Beach Boat Parade Is an Excellent Christmas Activity

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If you live in Southern California and you are looking for a way to treat your family to a special event around Christmastime, then it is time to plan a trip to Newport Beach. Whether you have or have not heard of the Newport Beach Boat Parade, you are in for a surprise when you visit. This parade runs for five nights every Christmas and it is designed to ensure everyone involved will have a great time. While the modern version of the event is one of the biggest Christmas celebrations in the country, it has humble roots that date back more than 100 years. Would you like to learn more about this parade and how much fun it can be for you and your family? Then read on.

A Long History: Newport Beach Boat Parade

Over one hundred years ago, a handful of boat owners wanted to do something special to celebrate the Christmas season. That’s why they created the boat parade. At that time, it wasn’t really organized and only about a dozen people were involved. However, those boat owners got out there and put on a display that people loved to see. Even back then, it must have been a fun event since the Newport Beach Boat Parade continued to grow and become a tradition that people all around the state and country would come to enjoy.

Things have certainly grown now and you will see literally hundreds of boats involved with spectacular and breathtaking displays.

The Modern Display:

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These days, all types of boats are involved. When you watch the Newport Beach Boat Parade, you will see multimillion dollar yachts, fishing boats, and even canoes. That’s because everyone gets involved. In fact, even the homes and businesses nearby will get involved. All along the shore, homeowners participate by decorating their houses and buildings as well as docks so that one parade becomes a spectacular event.

There are prizes given for the best decorations, and the parade has become such a big deal that a home category has been added recently too. This way, homeowners and boat owners are prompted to do something even more eye-catching every year. That’s why you will see millions of Christmas lights, themed decorations, stories played out in décor, special effects, and much more. You won’t believe the lengths gone to so that people can enjoy a dazzling display.

Viewing the Newport Beach Boat Parade

If you decide to go to the Newport Beach Boat Parade, then the first thing you will need to do is decide where you will view it. If you do your research, you will find that you have options. They include:

  • Watching from your favorite shoreline restaurant
  • Watching from a home or property on the shore
  • Walking to the shoreline
  • Buying tickets to reserved seating

All of those are great options, but they also have problems. You will get to see the boats, but not the homes and docks. That’s why you need to consider another option: Davey’s Locker.
When you go on a scheduled cruise with Davey’s Locker, you will get to see everything, and that includes the boats that have been decorated beautifully as well as the homes, businesses, and other properties that have extravagant displays.

Davey’s Locker provides three cruises a night throughout the five day event so that you can go on the day that is most convenient for you. Additionally, you can rent private boats if you would like. Here is the best part: all of the boats at Davey’s Locker during this time will be decorated for the Christmas season too. You won’t just be watching the boat parade. You will feel as if you are a part of it in an immersive experience.
The Details: Newport Beach Boat Parade

If you decide to go to Newport Beach for the boat parade, then there are a few things you will need to know:

  • It is held for five nights in December
  • The parade lasts from the third Wednesday to the third Sunday
  • Every night, the parade is kicked off at 9 pm
  • Davey’s Locker provides three cruises starting in the late afternoon
  • The opening and closing ceremonies of the parade will both have fireworks that you can enjoy from the water if you choose to enjoy a cruise.

You don’t have to go on the scheduled Christmas cruises either since you can rent a boat for you and your family. It will feel like you are a part of the parade and you get all the benefits without actually having to own a boat yourself.

What if you aren’t able to make it to Newport Beach during that week? That’s ok. Davey’s Locker will not leave you out. In fact, every single night, three times a night, from December 4 to January 4, Davey’s Locker offers regular holiday cruises. That way, no matter when you can visit, you will still be able to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. This is a great way to kick off the Christmas season too.

So, ask yourself, how will you celebrate the holidays? Will you drive around in a car hoping to run across some lights here and there? Will you watch the Newport Beach boat parade from the shore or will you make this an experience you will never forget? When you choose a cruise for the boat parade, you can even make sure you are there for the opening or closing ceremonies so that you will be able to see the breathtaking fireworks.

The Newport Beach Boat Parade has been around for more than 100 years and it has only been getting bigger as the years go by. It is certainly an event that no one will be able to forget once they have visited. If you want to go to the parade, make sure you get the most out of it as possible. That means enjoying a cruise so that you can see all of the decorations, on the boats as well as on the properties along the shore. It is certainly a fun event and Davey’s Locker can help you enjoy it even more.

SCHEDULE OF DEPARTURES

Trip type Dates Departure 1 Departure 2 Departure 3 Price
Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 16 – Dec. 20 5:30pm – 7:00pm 7:15pm – 8:15pm 8:30pm – 10:00pm Adults: $36 Juniors: $32
Holiday Lights Cruises* Dec 4 – Dec 16 | Dec 22 – Jan 4 5:30pm 7:15pm 8:30pm Adults: $36 Juniors: $32

PRIVATE CHARTER RATES:

Holiday Lights Cruises

[Sundays through Thursdays]

Dec. 4 – 15 | Dec. 21 – Jan. 3
Holiday cruise departure times are 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm
Duration: 75 minutes

Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Nautilus 70 feet 114 people $1,300 $300*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 100 people $1,400 $300*
Patriot 72 feet 88 people $1,000 $250*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $750 $200*

[Fridays & Saturdays]

Dec. 4 – 15 | Dec. 21 – Jan. 3
Holiday cruise departure times are 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm
Duration: 75 minutes

Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Nautilus 70 feet 114 people $1,600 $300*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 100 people $1,750 $300*
Patriot 72 feet 88 people $1,250 $250*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1000 $200*

Christmas Parade

Dec. 16 – Dec. 20

[Wednesday, Dec. 16]

Time slots are:
5:30pm – 7:00pm | 7:15pm – 8:15pm | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Nautilus 70 feet 114 people $2,000 $500*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 100 people $2,000 $500*
Patriot 72 feet 88 people $1,600 $400*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,200 $300*

[Thursday & Sunday, Dec. 17 & Dec. 20]

Time slots are:
5:30pm – 7:00pm | 7:15pm – 8:15pm | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Nautilus 70 feet 114 people $2,300 $550*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 100 people $2,500 $550*
Patriot 72 feet 88 people $1,800 $450*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,450 $350*

[Friday & Saturday, Dec. 18 – 19]

Time slots are:
5:30pm – 7:00pm | 7:15pm – 8:15pm | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Boat Name Length Passengers Price per trip Additional hour
Nautilus 70 feet 114 people $3,000 $600*
Ocean Explorer 70 feet 100 people $3,000 $600*
Patriot 72 feet 88 people $2,300 $500*
Aggressor 65 feet 47 people $1,600 $400*

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

*Additional hours can be added before the 5:30PM departure or after the 8:30PM departure
All charter reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit when booked!

For more information contact us at (949) 675-0551