2015 Winners Minimize

1st Place Commercial--Osprey, Osprey Cruises

2nd Place Commercial-Chaser, Enjoy the Moment

3rd Place Commercial-Explorer, Breakaway Cruises

1st Place 30' & Over-Pura Vida, Marco Castellanos

1st Place 19' to 29'-Having Faith, Noe DeLeon

2nd Place 19' to 29'- Mako, Gustavo Reyes

3rd Place 19' to 29'- Hula Girl, Chris Montalvo

Best Overall- Having Faith, Noe DeLeon


We’d like to thank the many businesses throughout the area who have supported the  Christmas Boat Parade with generous donations.

They include:

Southwind Inn

Willie Jackson Rentals/Sandcastle Condos

Casa Rosa Motel

Port Isla Inn

Palm Street Pier

Pirate’s Landing, Pier 19 & Marcello’s

The Chef House

Gulf Seafood & Joe’s Oyster Bar

Los Tortugos

Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance

Blue Marlin Supermarket

Quik Stop

Osprey Cruises—Sealife Safari & Black

Dragon Cruise Ship



Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts

Island Cinema

Causey’s Liquors

Sutherlands Express

Anglers Marine Center

Museums of Port Isabel

Salon Samuel’s

ArtSea Gifts

 Smokey Tails BBQ


 A Time for Sailing

Run SPI/Jailbreak Events

Murphy USA


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Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

The 2016 Boat Parade has been cancelled. For more information please call 956-943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org

The Annual Port Isabel Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will be held rain or shine on the first Saturday of December annually beginning at 6 pm at Southpoint Marina. From there, the parade makes its way across the Laguna Madre Bay and along the bayfront of South Padre Island and ends at Louie's Backyard.

The event is hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and features boats of all sizes decorated in their holiday finest. Designated viewing areas throughout the route offer free public viewing.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each of six divisions: commercial boats; small power boats 18 feet and under; medium power boats 19 to 29 feet; large power boats 30 feet and over;sailboats 25 feet and under; and sailboats 26 feet and over. Vessels are judged on first impression, theme, special effects, amount of lights and animated characters.

Entry is free for all competing boats. For more information, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at (956) 943-2262 or visit the Chamber website at www.portisabelchamber.com.

Registration: Boat Parade Registration Form
For Boat Decorating Tips click here.
Boat Parade Flyer:

For more information: call 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org. Watercrafts of all sizes are invited to participate, from kayaks to yachts! We have a category for everyone! Join the fun as a boat owner or as a spectator!

For more information, call the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262 or email director@portisabel.org