A local tradition and Christmas lights fan favorite - the Night before Christmas Eve Boat Parade! This year we are once again offering an exclusive opportunity to be IN the parade on December 17, 2022.

Punta Gorda's Saturday Before Christmas Boat Parade

What better way to see all the lights and boats then being in the center of the action!

  • Sip on eggnog, holiday wine, and beer.
  • Enjoy hous d’oeuvres, festive snacks and holiday treats
  • Join in on the holiday fun!

Join us for the famous "Saturday Night before Christmas Boat Parade".

Public Option

Come aboard S/V Calypso for our public sailing option. This option is the best for couples and we only take a total of 6 guests, 4 minimum. Includes hors d`oeuvres, sushi/shrimp cocktail etc. and holiday drinks. Guests can bring their own extra drinks, including beer and wine.

Price is $199 per person (min of 4 required to sail.)

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Private Option

If you looking for a more exclusive option, then Join us aboard S/V Sea Dancer, our 41ft ketch rig. This option is for the entire yacht.

Includes hors d`oeuvres, sushi/shrimp cocktail etc. and holiday drinks, Prime Rib dinner or custom catering. Guests can bring their own extra drinks, including beer and wine.

Price for entire yacht is $1150 (6 guests)

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This is a seasonal holiday tradition. We have a pubic and private options for this year. Both of our 6hr holiday sailing cruise that will depart from the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club and sail across the Charlotte Harbor to enter the Punta Gorda Isles canal system. We will join in the pre-parade festivities by dropping anchor at Santa's Cove, before the start of the parade.

We will depart the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club at 3 pm. We will sail to the inlet of the Punta Gorda Isles Canals and motor to our staging area, Santa’s Cove. While we await the start of the parade, we may anchor for a bit and enjoy the local festivities. The boat parade is scheduled to began at 6 pm. We will be in the parade and you are encourage to dress festive. We will then motor on the parade route until the end at Ponce Park. Afterwards, we will return under the stars to the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. Estimated time of cruising is around 6 hrs.

Booking Policy

Bookings close 8 hours before the session starts.

Cancellation Policy: All ticket sales are finale. Ticket vouchers may be issues under the following circumstances. 1) If the captain dictates the weather to be unacceptable/unsafe to complete the charter. 2) Once Charter has started, there will be no refunds. In case of weather, the option to reschedule may be offered. 3) At the discretion of Punta Gorda Sailing LLC. We understand life happens. We will do our best to accommodate you when you notify us more than (7) days before the scheduled sailing charter. We can offer to reschedule your charter at a later date. We will issue a voucher that can be use up to 12 months from the originally scheduled date.