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.

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Boat Parade Cruises - Davey's Locker

Holidays Lights Cruises Dec 4- Dec 31. View Amazing Light Displays. 50% Boat Empty & Viewing Is Outside Open Air
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.

Baywatch Boat Charters
(949) 600-3608

Private Boat Cruises with Captain

With 15 departures per evening, across our fleet of three unique boats, all of our 90-minute trips are private for up to 6 guests and include a captain. We provide an intimate and exclusive experience to remember forever. Our private boat cruises with a captain are the best way to feel immersed in the harbor’s holiday cheer and view the boat parade from a front row seat. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and blankets onboard, or bring food and beverages to make the night more special. Speak with our concierge before your cruise to plan your perfect experience.

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.

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 2020 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.

112th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat starts
Wednesday December 16, 2020 thru Sunday December 20, 2020. Make your Reservation Today.

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 Beach Brew Boat
(949) 427-7251

Cycle through the Newport Beach Boat Parade on the most unique charter boat in the harbor. We have 90 minute charters starting at 6 PM and 8 PM for private groups only (12 people max). Bring your own snacks and drinks while cruising with some of the most spectacular boats in Newport Beach.

Newport Landing Cruises
(949) 675-0550

For cruises during the 2020 Newport Beach Boat Parade, Newport Landing offers three cruise times each night of the 2020 boat parade. The 2020 Boat Parade dates are Wednesday December 16, 2020 - Sunday December 20, 2020. Departure times are at 5:30 pm, 7:05 pm, and 8:30 pm for each of the 5 nights of the parade.

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 2020 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 2020 by ship allows everyone to get the full boat parade experience without the need of your own boat.

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