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Pre-Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Cruises Reviews

Newport Landing Chartered Boats (Newport Beach, CA)

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20 ratings
3.4 average rating
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39 events
24 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 19 2010

I can't blame the event for the rain which made the whole experience super horrible, but even without the rain, this was basically a scam. This made is sound like you'd actually get to see the boats that would be in the boat parade before they...continued

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12 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

I actually did not attend the 4:30p we were super late and put on waiting list for 10p. When we got there the staff was super friendly and gave us our tickets with no questions asked. We actually liked the later time since not that many people...continued

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25 events
11 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 14 2011

The 4:30 1 hour trip was a good choice--although we did not depart until 4:45 and returned at 6:00. It was still daylight and we could watch the changing light as the sun went down and observe the houses being transformed as their festive...continued

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7 events
3 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

A lovely PRE parade boat ride with sunset and views of homes decorated around the water. Few decorated boats seen though...photo for event should probably not be a decorated boat. It set up a different expectation. Still recommended.

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 22 2013

We did not realize it was a pre-parade ride, which was my fault, I suppose. So we waitlisted for the 5:30 parade, which cost us $10/person more. It was definitely NOT worth it. If we had taken a chair to the side of the harbor we could have...continued

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20 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

Cold but what do you expect?? You're on the water and it's night time and it's Christmas!!! Just dress warm!!!

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Goldstar Member
12 events
4 reviews
12 stars
7 events
4 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 20 2012

Very disappointed in event. Have no idea why this as sold with description of seeing lights. It is still light when you get back. The couple I took could not understand why I wasted their time with a boat ride with no lights and it was freezing...continued

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4 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

We had a great time. We went to the 4:15A cruise so it was dark when we started but that was ok, it's always fun to cruise the harbor.
I would caution you to get there pretty early, I used the parking map that was sent to me and it was not a...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

a group 9 of us went on this cruise and we realy liked it,in the begining of the cruise its a little too light to see the decorations but as the continues you can see better and we saw some beatiful lights on both boats and homes.we didnt stay and...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 23 2012

Don't expect to see boats lite-up for Boat Parade, you may see a handful on the way back to to dock. It doesn't get dark until the last 15-20 minutes of the cruise. Same with the homes in the harbor. On a positive note, you will miss the massive...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

My daughters enjoyed their first experience, as the boats were getting ready for the parade.

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5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 19 2012

parking for the boat ride was horrendous, finally found parking behind newport landing restaurant, if you went inside restaurant parking was validated otherwise it was $20 (rip off) better off taking cab to and from, if you live close. boat was...continued

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8 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

This was kind of a joke. I was sold tix for a 4:15 Christmas parade cruise. It wasn't even dark yet so the lights weren't on and the parade didn't start until much later. This should have been labeled as a sunset cruise. It was lovely, but not...continued

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7 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Dec 18 2011

Everyone was great, and very helpful, making sure that my parents were able to board early (due to handicaps), etc. My biggest disappointment was that it was billed as "boat parade" and we saw no boat parade--not even a little. Should have been...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

It was a delightful experience from beginning to end! Smooth sailing, and attentive crew! We started out while it was still daylight, and as the sun set, the lights on the boats and beautiful homes began to appear! Some more spectacular than...continued

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2 events
1 review
6 stars
attended Dec 23 2012

Our family Gathering in Newport Beach, Ca. on Sunday Dec. 23.2012. We had a wonderful time and we were all glad to get together on the cruise on the bay. There were suppose to be 15 of us...Two didn't make to the boat at time of departure.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

The trip was very fun but the 4:15 pm start is too early. It was still daylight & most the homes lights were off until the last 10-15 mins of the tour.

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8 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 18 2013

We bought 2 tickets for this event from Gold Star for 4:15. We got there around 4 and we looked for parking until 4:30. We finally paid $25 flat fee to be able to park near the event. The Valet parking at Newport Landing told us it is only for the...continued

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9 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 18 2013

we got there 30 mins before and had to wait their long line, the lady at the service desk was very rude,

we waited for a long time just to find out that goldstar did not provide the correct location,

Newport Landing Chartered Boats is not for...continued

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