Vanessa will perform at the after party this year. Such a sweet voice and such a sweet person. Thanks Vanessa.


Thanks to our sponsors

2017 Sponsors

Mickey’s Marine
Bobby Martin
John Thomas
May Carol Lieblong
Salt Water Garden Club
The Johnstones

2016 Sponsors

Baja Cantina, Faust Distributing
Galveston Island Brewing
Moody Gardens Golf Course

West Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors
Fishing Tackle Unlimited, Finish Line Marina
Mickeys Marine, Pelican Rest Marina
Ron Hoover Marine, Bayou Bistro

Thank you All



Welcome to the annual Bayou Vista Boat Parade.

This year, our parade will be on Saturday, December 9th, 2017

  • Decorated boats will meet at 5:45 PM in Highlands Bayou, in front of 159A Tarpon (Johnstones house).
  • Parade will begin at 6 PM.
  • This year, the parade will proceed down the Dolphin canal first, ending on the Blue Heron canal.
  • Trophies and prizes will be presented at 285 Barracuda (John Thomas house) following the parade at the after party.
  • Everyone is invited to the after party. Food, Music and Fun. Come by car, cart or boat.

How to enter

  • Online entry form is available on this website. Click this Online Entry Form )
  • Printable entry form is available on this website. (Click this Printable Entry Form )
  • Entry forms will be available at City Hall / Mud Bldg, as well as local retailers.
  • Completed entry forms can be mailed or dropped off at Bobby Martin’s house, 818 Marlin, Bayou Vista, TX 77563.
  • Entries may be phoned in to Bobby Martin at 713-562-8997.

 How to help

  • Enter the parade, enter the parade, enter the parade.
  • Become a sponsor.
  • Help get sponsors, gift cards, donations etc.
  • All sponsors will be acknowledged on the website, social media and at the after party.

Captains info

  • Captains meeting, Tues Dec 5th,  6 PM, Bobby Martin’s house, 818 Marlin.
  • See the info on the Captains Info page. (Click this Captains Info page)

How to get more information

Thanks to our Sponsors

  • It is only with the help of our parade Sponsors and hardworking volunteers that our Bayou Vista Annual Christmas Boat Parade has been able to continue for so many years. Thanks to all who help contribute to this great event. Please support all these fine folks.