Viewing – On a Boat

As the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade moves it way through the Newport Harbor, you can view the parade from almost any place on the shore FREE of cost.

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.

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.

Davey's Locker

Boat Parade Cruises - 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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Balboa Boat Rentals
(949) 673-7200

Rent a boat in Newport Beach from Balboa Boat Rentals! Our mission is to provide customers the best service and value by offering a variety of recreational boating opportunities in clean, safe, reliable craft and to do it better than anyone else.

Captain Newport Boat Rentals

Founding Captain Newport was all about our love of California, its beaches and its islands. We bought these boats because we believe that renting a boat in California is the ultimate way to spend a day or two – clearing your head and focusing on nature’s beauty, life’s leisure and beyond all – pure unadulterated fun.

Catalina Passenger Service
(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.

Classic Yacht Excursions
(949) 612-8767

At Classic Yacht Excursions, we provide the unique combination of a classic yacht with all its history, beauty and first-class service. From a choice of classic yachts charters, to the destinations, catered food and activities, we let our clients make the decisions. That’s the advantage of coming aboard with us.  Our yacht rentals have the flexibility to create the trip you want and make an itinerary to suit your interests.

Davey’s Locker Boat Tours
(949) 673-1434

General Admission Cruises
Davey’s Locker provides three cruises a night every night in December including the 5 nights of the parade. General admission cruises not only view the parade but travel with the parade giving the full parade experience. Can't make the parade nights Davey's Locker has Holiday Lights Cruises nightly in December. View amazing light displays and decor.
Tickets $36 Adult $32 Junior

Yacht & Ship Holiday Party Rentals
Rentals are available all 5 nights of the parade and throughout the month of December. Choose from a large selection of ships each fully decorated and with lots of great amenities. Customized times can be arranged upon request. Years of experience with holiday parties and the parade ensures great outcomes for all of our holiday events.

East Meets West Excursions
(949) 201-5650

Join East Meets West Excursions for the 2019 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

Don’t miss your chance to experience one of Newport Beach’s most celebrated events of the year and make holiday memories with family and friends.  We get very excited for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, and we would love to share it with your group aboard East Meets West Excursions.  Our new 24′ Topaz/Bimini center console is the perfect vessel to guide you along Newport Harbor for a front row seat to the beautifully decorated yachts and ornate harborside houses.

  • Charters are available for small groups (Private Charter Only)
  • All of our Daily Trips have a  6 passenger maximum to provide the comfort and personal attention you desire.
  • 2 sessions (90 min) available each night during boat parade week.
  • Daily Trips are at 6pm and at 8pm. `
Electra Cruises, Inc.
(949) 723-1069

Stroll from deck to deck, sipping lively libations and snacking on scrumptious hors d'oeuvres as the DJ or live band fills the air with holiday cheer. Cruise the waters of beautiful Newport Harbor while viewing hundreds of elegant vessels decked out in amazing displays of lights and peek in on lavishly decorated estates along the water's edge. Afterwards, dine on a feast prepared by our executive chef while you bask in the holiday cheer this event creates in every participant.

Gondola Adventures
(888) 446-6365

Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in one of the world's most beautiful gondolas... All of Gondola Adventures' rowing gondolas are imported from Venice, Italy.

Hornblower Cruises & Events
(949) 650-2412

This year, celebrate the holidays with a new tradition: a toast-worthy celebration on a Hornblower cruise. With unparalleled Christmas Boat Parade views, delicious meals and affordable adventures, Hornblower Newport Beach holiday cruises are a departure from the ordinary for holidays.

Newport Coastal Adventure
(949) 922-8784

Avoid the crowds and consider viewing the Christmas Boat Parade aboard Newport Coastal Adventure's unique six-passenger 23' Zodiac inflatable boat. On our boat you will find comfortable seating and a maneuverable platform that allows for an up-close and personal viewing of the whole parade! Your captain will provide festive music and be able to accommodate all your questions and requests. $48.00 Adults, $38.00 Children

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina
Jason at (949) 279-4507 or Sherri at (949) 999-3181
Newport Landing Cruises
(949) 675-0550

Enjoy the Parade by a decorated ship that views both parade and bayfront estates while traveling with the boat parade each night. What better way to experience the 2019 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade than by being a part of the parade. Newport Landing offers three cruise times a night for each of the five nights of the 2019 parade. The Newport Beach Boat Parade cruise times are 5:30, 7:15, and 8:30. Each boat parade cruise is from 60-90 minutes in length and will travel with the boat parade viewing both ships and estates and celebrating with the many shore bound events taking place around the bay.

Newport Pontoons
(949) 631-3333

Newport Pontoons is the best way to enjoy a harbor cruise. Whether you are socializing with friends, spending the day with family or just basking in the sun, Newport Pontoons  are the most versatile rental boats on the water. Looking for a fun way to entertain clients or team members?

Our boats accommodate up to 12 guests and of course you can rent multiple boats if you have a bigger group. We can arrange a catered dinner on the boat or make a reservation at a local restaurant and you can dock and dine.

Our spacious interior will allow your entire group to stand up, walk around and enjoy everybody's company. Want a boat of your own? Newport Pontoons is also an authorized Avalon dealer if you are interested in purchasing the best pontoon boat on the market.

Newport Sailing Adventures
(949) 244-3031
Newport Yacht Rental LLC
(949) 274-8521

Join us this Christmas holiday to spread the cheer aboard the Kayla Lynne! The Kayla Lynne is a 75 foot Matthews yacht with 4 levels to relax and unwind on. As we cruise the harbor and enjoy the lights you will be able to explore 4 different levels and take in the panoramic views of the Newport Harbor and the Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights. Please contact us directly to reserve your space soon as these dates will fill up quickly!

O.C. Boat Rentals
(949) 534-6227
  • Cruise at a relaxing max 5MPH making these boats easy to navigate throughout the harbor, even for first time operators.
  • Bold aesthetics & coherent branding make our fleet the pride of any commercial marina.
  • 100% electric & emission free.
Orange County Charters
(949) 386-8500

CHRISTMAS boat parade charters start at only $650

RESERVE YOUR CHARTER NOW with Orange County Charters! Witness the incredible light displays and travel with the parade while viewing the homes and boats decorated along the Newport Beach shoreline.

View hundreds of elaborately decorated boats of all sizes in one of the longest-running holiday boat parades in the United States and enjoy the spectacular light displays of the waterfront homes along the parade route in Newport Bay.

Avoid the crowds and personalize your Newport Beach Boat parade experience for family and friends on a yacht charter for a holiday evening you won’t soon forget!

Departing nightly at 5:30 p.m. (4 hour charter)

Charters available for groups up to 12 people

Contact us- or (949)386-8500

Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters
(949) 673-8545

Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters offers you the opportunity to participate in the merriment by chartering one of our yachts during the parade. Contact us for a quote on this once in a lifetime experience!

Sail Elysium
(949) 698-2141

Sail Elysium is an opportunity to view  the Newport Beach Christmas Parade from the center of all the action.

Your experience starts at 3:30 with a tour of  Newport harbor. After spending about an hour cruising the harbor we anchor in the center at the end of Lido island. Now there is time to enjoy cocktails, wine, beer and all cuisine you have brought aboard. From that location the parade route passes on both side of Elysium.

After dark the show begins with music, lights, and Christmas cheer. The evening is not over yet. After the parade has passed we take another tour of the harbor to enjoy all of the Christmas decorations on the homes.

This is a night that you will long remember and come back again to really start the holiday season.