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Newport Harbor Holiday Lights Parade

Experience hosted by Captain Andrew

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 109th Christmas Boat Parade aboard Mayflower, a beautiful 52’ ketch dressed in over 400’ of lights! As the name suggests the Newport Beach Boat Parade is centered on boats or probably a better term would be ships, well and boats and all sorts of other water craft. With over 200 plus entrants in the parade it has it all. The Newport Beach Boat Parade also is about the homes and estates in full décor (in fact there is a separate contest just for this category called "The Ring Of Lights”), and the people participating in the parade (guests, musicians, spectators, boat owners, families, friends). Aboard Mayflower you will be some of the few people to get to see it all, as we are in the parade, this means we get to see all of the homes and vessels decked out in holiday lights! We have both on deck seating as well as indoor seating in our heated pilot house. Boarding time is 5:30pm and you’ll be ready to head home with happy memories by 9:30pm.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 109th Christmas Boat Parade aboard Mayflower, a beautiful 52’ ketch dressed in over 400’ of lights! As the name suggests the Newport Beach Boat Parade is centered on boats or probably a better term would be ships, well and boats and all sorts of other water craft. With over 200 plus entrants in the parade it has it all. The Newport Beach Boat Parade also is about the homes and estates in full décor (in fact the…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee, Hot Cocoa & Apple Cider will be available for guests to enjoy
  • Equipment
    Life Jackets and Blankets

Meet your host, Captain Andrew

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Sailing is my passion, my life and my career! I caught the sailing bug at the age of eleven and have been at it ever since! I grew up in the Sea Scouts program, raced for my High School's Sailing Team all four years of school, and taught sailing (even directed the sailing program) for ten years before completing my captain's license and starting my own sailing excursion business. I love being on the water and sharing that experience with others!
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Where you'll be

During the parade we start off the tip of Lido Island, we then follow along the coastline of the entire harbor passing by the Balboa Peninsula, Bay Island, the iconic Balboa Pavilion Building, the lovely harbor-side homes of Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, Harbor Island and Linda Isalnd!
Jessica
December 2018
Based on the description I imagined a small group (6ppl) experience on a sail boat with the romantic atmosphere of the light parade. Instead we group of around 15 comprised of a high school crew and their girlfriends. It was a neat experience but not a $80 per person experience. I felt bad for spending that much money and assuming that it would be romantic for my husband’s 30th. It was a high school hangout with beautiful lights. I think we were the only ones who paid the steep price.
Based on the description I imagined a small group (6ppl) experience on a sail boat with the romantic atmosphere of the light parade. Instead we group of around 15 comprised of a hi…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm Clothes

Water