I grew up in Newport and return several times a year. A couple of years ago, we came during the Christmas Boat Parade and had a great dinner at one of the restaurants on PCH to watch the parade. This year, I thought it would be fun to ride in the parade on a boat, but my husband gets cold VERY easily and I want to find a boat we can ride on with inside seating available for him. A full bar would be nice also ;-) Do you locals know of a place on PCH that has boats going out in the parade, or do we have to go to the penninsula (Newport Landing, etc) to go out. I'm trying to avoid the penninsula as I remember how difficult parking & driving can b during parade nights.
Any boats going out of the Balboa Bay Club, or anyplace near there?