Naples Long Beach Christmas boat ride


Holiday Boat Rides in Naples & Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, CA

December 4-6, 11-23, 26-27, 2009

Phone: (562) 799-7000



Long Beach--One of the most fun events during the winter holidays at the beaches in California is taking a boat ride past the decorated mansions in the California harbors. The good news is that there are plenty of rides to enjoy, especially in Southern California.


Having tackled and taken the holiday cruises in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and San Diego, the Naples Bay (actually called Alamitos Bay) in Long Beach provided a special fascination. Designed after an Italian city, Naples enjoys canals with Italian names, and a charm all its own. Each Christmas the city assembles light displays in the bay with platform trees decorated with lights that give the effect of Christmas trees standing in the water, shining through the night.


One way to view this lovely spectacle is by Naples Gondolas from Gondola Getaway. Another cheaper method of getting out amongst the lighted displays is by taking a Star Party Cruise boat tour offered each year from December 1 to the weekend after Christmas. For my family, the weekend after Christmas offered the ideal time to continue enjoying the beauty of the bay, and its holiday decor. While the boat ride doesn't go through the Naples canals, it still offers intimacy and beauty only seen and experienced from a boat.


Take the family to see the beautifully decorated homes and boats of Naples Island. Enjoy a one-hour cruise around Naples Island on our beautiful 140 passenger Party Boat, The Star. Offering a cash bar with beer, wine, cocktails and snacks for kids, there's also some sweets, cocoa and foods to munch on for adults.  Christmas Cruise departs from Alamitos Bay Landing, 140 Marina Dr., Long Beach, CA 90803.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Information below is subject to change. Please call to confirm.

Phone: (562) 799-7000








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