for this exciting, new holiday event!
Watercraft of all shapes and sizes will be "decking their hulls" with amazing light displays and festive decorations to entertain us, as they parade along Skull Creek.
Bring your family and neighbors, gather along the shoreline, and enjoy this magical event!
Viewing Locations & Arrival Times
Residents and visitors will be meeting along the Skull Creek waterfront to witness the sparkling display of lighted boats. Enjoy the festivities from popular gathering spots, restaurants, or from your own private balcony/home. Have your binoculars and cameras handy to get a close-up view of each boat's holiday decorations & crew.
The parade begins at 5:30.
The entire boat parade is approximately 75 minutes long.
Times shown below are when the LEAD BOAT is anticipated to pass each location -
on the first pass (moving from north to south) and then on the return pass. So, most locations will have two opportunities to see the parade!
Dine & View Restaurants
Each of these great waterfront restaurants will provide an ideal location for enjoying the parade:
Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks
Sitting right at the edge of Port Royal Sound, all tables in this waterfront restaurant feature extraordinary views for a truly special Lowcountry dining experience. Hudson’s uses one of only two remaining local fishing fleets on Hilton Head Island to bring in fresh-caught seafood straight to their docks and to your table.
Skull Creek Dockside
Enjoy the breathtaking views of Hilton Head Island and Skull Creek in a family-friendly environment. Menu items include premium seafood, BBQ, prime steaks and daily specials, as well as extensive wine selections.
Skull Creek Boathouse
Located on the banks of Skull Creek, The Boathouse offers breathtaking views and fabulous food and drinks. Featuring market fresh fish, exceptional seafood and amazing offerings from the in-house sushi bar, guests can enjoy the views from inside the glass-walled dining room or from the stunning patio.
Families with Children (Age 12 & Under)
Complimentary Snack Bags will be available at:
The Rowing/Sailing Center - 137 Squire Pope Road
Safe Harbor Skull Creek Marina - 1 Waterway Lane
Kids, Age 12 and Under
1 Bag per Child
America’s Boating Club Hilton Head & Safe Harbor-Skull Creek Marina