Dana Point Boat Parade

Quick Details

Calendar Dates: December 6, 7, 13, and 14, 2019

Dollar Price: $30 per person, all ages

Adult (13+)
$30
Child (12 & under)
$30

Join us for holiday cheer at Dana Point Harbor’s 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights!

Gather your friends and family to create special holiday memories that will last throughout the year.

Aboard our catamarans you’ll actually be a part of the boat parade, and enjoy the beautiful sights of decorated boats and holiday music filling the air. It’s so much fun waving to the folks on shore!

So bring the kids, a date, or your Mom, don your Santa hat, and join us for an unforgettable evening of good old fashioned fun.

And yes, Mrs. Capt. Dave’s yummy Triple Fudge Brownies will be served!

Recommended Attire

You’re on the water at night so it can get chilly. Please be sure to dress very warm. Feel free to bring extra jackets and blankets. You’re welcome to bring hot drinks or purchase them at check-in.

Santa Hats and Ugly Christmas Sweaters are encouraged!

Ugly Christmas Sweater illustration

Upgrade Your Boat Parade Cruise to an Exclusive Private Charter

Drone View of Motor Yacht ORCA

Experience the boat parade from our upscale motor yacht, ORCA

You and up to five of your guests* will participate in Dana Point’s Boat Parade of Lights, while enjoying the brilliant holiday lights and decor up-close.

Take in the sights and sounds of joyful holiday music and colorful Christmas lights from the bow and aft deck. Or warm up inside the fully enclosed bridge and comfortably appointed cabin. Had one too many hot toddies or cocoa? No worries! ORCA has two restrooms.

Duration: 2 hours

Dates: December 6, 7, 13, 14

ORCA special boat parade rate: $625 + $125 gratuity

*Have a larger group? No problem! Please contact us for additional charter options.

TripAdvisor logo

So Fun To See The Boat Parade We really enjoyed the boat parade on Saturday night to see the holiday lights. All of the staff - on land and on the boat- were very friendly and helpful. There was plenty of room and we appreciated the music and cookies. We gave the staff a well deserved tip but didn’t see anyone else doing so. A fun experience - highly recommend it!

– Wagr - TripAdvisor
Google review logo

So fun! The boat we got to ride on, Lily, was big and decorated so cute for Christmas. It was great being in the boat light parade and seeing all the other boats decorated for Christmas. It wasn’t too chilly and the water was smooth. Fun people on board, laughing and singing Christmas carols. I’m telling everyone, esp on social media, to do the boat parade with Capt. Dave’s. So glad I found it and brought my cousin with me. We had a great time! And the cookies and brownies were yummy!

– Jen Davis - Google
TripAdvisor logo

Having taken excellent whale watching safaris in the past with Dolphin Safaris, I was very pleased to join Captain Dave and his family for the Dana Point Harbor Christmas Boat Parade. We joined the parade and had a great view of all the other boats in the parade. The atmosphere on the boat was very cheerful with lots of enthusiasm and shouting Merry Christmas to the crowds watching the parade. To add to the fun there was hot chocolate and cookies and Santa hats for everyone. Christmas spirit was alive and well on the boat! It could not have been a more pleasant evening.

– Phyllis H. - TripAdvisor
Google review logo

We loved being a part of the Dana Point Boat Parade with Captain Dave! It was a fun and festive atmosphere. We even enjoyed some Christmas music and cookies during our trip. The themed light displays on each boat in the parade were impressive. Great for kids & adults, we would definitely do this again.

– Emily Fredrick - Google

Related Tours