The 18th Veterans Boat Parade

Honoring the United States Army

Join the parade

The Veterans Boat Parade is a day parade that honors veterans and active service men and women from all branches of the Military. Please help us in supporting our veterans by participating in the parade. Decorate your boat in patriotic colors and have a fun day on the water.

Main Sponsors

  • John's Pass


Captain Shep will be at The Pub Waterfront Restaurant in Indian Shores on Saturday November 1st from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. He will be taking registrations and selling t-shirts & raffle tickets. The U.S. Coast Guard will be there too giving free safety boat inspections. Captain Shep will also be doing the same Sunday at the American Legion in Madeira Beach.


Saturday November 8th, 2014
Starts @ 11:00 AM Eastern


The parade will proceed from just north of Tom Stuart Causeway in Madeira Beach south to Treasure Island Causeway and back. The proposed route will take us into Boca Ciega Bay, John's Pass, and the large canals of Capri Isles, Isle of Palms, and Paradise Island. Click here to view the map.

Here is an image of the parade's route:


Any and all boaters are welcome to participate. Gather your family and friends, decorate your boat patriotically, and join the parade to show your appreciation for our troops.

You must register to participate. You can also download the registration from the “Join” tab and email or mail it.

The Skippers Meeting

The skippers meeting will be on Thursday November 6th at 6:00 PM.

It will be held at the American Legion Post 273's Banquet Hall and dinner will be provided by Mugs N Jugs. The address for the meeting is 600 American Legion Dr. Madeira Beach. The north end of the building is the hall.

Did you know…

The city of Madeira Beach has adopted an ordinance granting municipal parking fee exemption for veterans. Any veteran whose vehicle displays one of the following special veterans license plates issued by the State of Florida can park free at metered municipal parking lots:

  • Ex-Prisoner of War
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • Medal of Honor
  • Purple Heart