Viewing – On a Boat

A great way to view the parade is from one of our great yacht charter companies. Call them or visit their web sites for information about how you can experience the parade from on the water.

With thousands of people viewing the parade each evening, please allow extra time for travel and arrive as early as possible. All city parking lots will be open throughout the parade to accommodate viewers.


Boat Parade Cruises and Rentals - Davey's Locker

Holidays Lights Cruises Dec 1- Dec. 31. View Amazing Light Displays.
Get The Full Parade Experience

Tickets $36 Adults / $32 Junior. $20 Cruise Special!
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Chamber Member Boat Cruise / Yacht Charter Companies

Company Details
Boat Rentals of America
(855) 690-0794 x1

Rent a boat in Newport Beach from Boat Rentals of America! We have a variety of Duffy Electric boats and small power boats that are perfect for cruising the harbor. Bring food & drinks and enjoy a picnic on the water.

Captain Newport Luxury Boat & Yacht Charters
(949) 515-3530

Captain Newport is one of the top Boat and Yacht Charters in Newport Beach. Our love of California, its beaches, and its islands, we have made it our mission since day one to offer our customers The Ritz Carlton service of boat and yacht rentals. Ranging from 27-feet all the way up to 143-feet you won't be disappointed with your day (or night) on the water.

Catalina Flyer from Newport Beach
(949) 673-5245

Our Catalina Flyer, the largest passenger-carrying catamaran on the West Coast, features a richly appointed interior, sweeping sun decks, full-service cocktail lounges, stately viewing windows and Ride Control.

City Cruises
(949) 650-2412


Experience an unforgettable view of the Parade of Lights, festively decorated yachts and waterfront homes from the deck of a yacht! City Cruises’ Parade of Lights Cruises feature a delicious seasonal menu, entertainment, award-winning service and spectacular Newport Beach views.

Davey’s Locker Sportsfishing & Whalewatching
(949) 673-1434

General Admission Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruise Tickets
Newport Landing offers three cruise times each night of the 2023 boat parade. The 2023 Boat Parade dates are Wednesday December 13, 2023 - Sunday December 17, 2023. Departure times are at 5:30 pm, 7:05 pm, and 8:30 pm for each of the 5 nights of the parade. Get the full boat parade experience without owning your own yacht. Can’t make one of the 5 nights of the parade, we also offer holiday lights cruises each night in December.   Each of our cruises is aboard one of our fully decorated ships and for the parade nights travels with the actual parade. Outside the parade nights see the amazing holiday light displays of all the Newport Bay waterfront estates competing in their own contest called the “Ring of Lights”.  Tickets $36 Adults $32 Juniors

Private Yacht Rentals/Charters In December
Select from all size yachts and ships. Each fully decorated with lots of great amenities.  Holiday lights cruise rentals are available throughout December including the 5 nights of the parade.  Hundreds of hosted parties and events each season mean our rental specialists have a vast amount of knowledge to ensure a “over the top” event for your guests.  Yacht rentals for all group sizes .

East Meets West Excursions
(949) 201-5650

Discover the magic of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade like never before with East Meets West Excursions VIP private group tours (up to 6 persons)! Join us for an exclusive experience as we guide you to the heart of the festivities, ensuring you're front and center for this annual spectacle. Get ready to celebrate the holidays in style with unparalleled views of beautifully decorated boats, twinkling lights, and the enchanting atmosphere of Newport Beach, California. Reserve now and let us make your Christmas Boat Parade unforgettable!

Gondola Adventures, Inc.
(888) 446-6365

The Christmas Boat Parade started with a gondola, and we are proud to carry on that century-old tradition!  Our Christmas Boat Parade gondola cruises are approximately 90-minutes long and get the guests up close and personal with the Parade.  We include lots of Christmas goodies (cookies and assorted treats) and provide what is akin to a sleigh ride on the water.  In addition to Parade viewing, we also see many of the decorated homes around Linda and Harbor Islands.  We offer two different time slots per evening, we can take up to 6 guests per boat (larger groups can book a “flotilla” where several gondolas cruise together in close proximity), and we include parking (one space for each gondola booked).

At least one authentic Venetian gondola has been in Newport Harbor since John Scarpa arrived in the early 1900s.  We are the last remaining gondola company here and we have four imported Venetian boats, including the historic Curci gondola (the Lucia) and a brand-new gondola launched in mid-2022, direct from Italy (Bella).”

Newport Landing Sportsfishing & Whale Watching
(949) 675-0550

For cruises during the 2023 Newport Beach Boat Parade, Newport Landing offers various times each night of the 2023 boat parade. The 2023 Boat Parade dates are Wednesday December 13, 2023 - Sunday, December 17, 2023.

Each Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade cruise is aboard one of our fully decorated ships that are in the actual parade. See all of the ships in the 2023 Newport Beach Parade while traveling through the bay. See the amazing holiday light displays of all the Newport Bay waterfront estates competing in their own contest called the Ring of Lights. Viewing the Newport Beach Boat Parade 2023 by ship allows everyone to get the full boat parade experience without the need of your own boat.

Newport Yachts, Inc.
(949) 274-5063

At Newport Yachts, we deliver extraordinary customer service whether in the form of yacht sales, vessel management or private luxury charters.  The annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is one of our most cherished local festivities of the year!  We look forward to having you aboard and offering a plethora of options to cater to your budget and desired holiday yachting experience!

Vision Electric Boat Rental
(949) 612-8248

There’s no better place to experience the iconic Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade than on the water, in an Electric Boat Rental! With boats as colorful as the lights on your tree and the chance to be your own captain, you’re sure to grab the best views and become a part of Newport Beach’s best long-standing Christmas tradition. Gather your family, friends, and even your pets for a 4-hour cruise package to catch all of the beautiful
harborside decorations and boat show; Electric Boat Rentals has it all!