The 19th Veterans Boat Parade

Honoring the United States Navy

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.

We are not a volunteer organization we are an organization of volunteers with a common purpose to bring awareness to remember, honor, educate, and pass along to the next generation the significance of Veterans Day.

Main Sponsors

  • John's Pass


This year Veteran's Boat Parade is proud to be specifically honoring the US Navy!

(This year's T-Shirt Graphic)

Sadly since last year's parade in December 2014 we have lost Bill Allen (Korean War veteran, ex-POW, and previous Grand Marshal of the parade), in July 2015 we lost Larry Waters (Longest running participant in the parade), and in August 2015 we lost Rick Johnston (General Manager of Scully's Restaurant and long-term sponsor of the parade).


Saturday November 7th, 2015
Ceremonies @ 10:30 AM Eastern
Parade @ 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.

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

Location, date, and time to be announced shortly. Please stay tuned.

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