History of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

┬áThe 104th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will take place December 19th through the 23rd The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade began at the turn of the century. John Scarpa, an obscure Italian gondolier, and Joseph Beek, developer of Beacon Bay, the Balboa Ferry Line and the principal force in the early development of …

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Boating Guide to Newport Harbor

Stuffed full of local knowledge of the various routes and locations to boat to, as well as useful information regarding docking, maps, where to fill up for fuel, and pump-out stations, the Complete Cruising Guide to Newport Harbor is your local informational boating source. When taking a boating tour, be sure to take this year’s …

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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the 103rd Year of this spectacular Holiday Tradition Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 103rd Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of …

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Boating around Balboa

Today this spot is occupied by the Fun Zone, where boats of all kinds are still available for rent. Bay Island is visible in the distance. By the early 1920s, many houses dotted Balboa Island, but the hills beyond remained undeveloped. Visitors wait to board launches to East Newport or Rocky Point. From rowboats to …

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