Island of Lights

 Pleasure Island, NC

​​2018 Winners!

Category 3 (Boats Under 18')

First Place $300 -  Beachcomber / Matt Hilliard / "Christmas Morning By The Sea"

Category 2 (Boats 18’ to 24’)

First Place $300 - 10 – 43 Bytes / Jason Rivenbark / "Ugly Christmas Sweater"

Second Place $150 -  Merry Bliss / The Island Men (Roy Lee Carter) / “Christmas Joy”

Category 1 (Boats Over 24’)

First Place $300  -  Stress Relief / Billy McGrew / ”Peace”ful Holidays

Second Place $150  - Fish Dance / Carolina Beach Inlet Association (Keith Green) / “Holiday at the Beach"

Other boats participating:

Tail Chaser / Brandon Phillips / “Oh Christmas Tree”

Sea Legs / Sealegs Pedal Pub (Eileen Pye) / “CB Strong”

Little Pub / Joshua Parsons / “Rudolph”

Mama Rose / James Wilson / “Dogs Love Christmas Too”

People’s Choice (received the most text votes)

$300 Prize -  SS Fish Witch II / Shane Snow / “Christmas Lights”

Best Overall (highest score of all boats entered)

$400 Prize  -  SeaSmiles / Chris Smiles / “Island of Misfits”​

Fishing boats and pleasure craft electrically decorated with thousands of lights present a spectacular display on the Intracoastal Waterway. They cruise form Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. The boats compete for prizes and add to the wonderful holiday spirit.

The flotilla always takes place on the second Saturday after Thanksgiving and begins at 6 PM. A panel of judges will be on hand to choose the winners. Bring the family and enjoy the evening at Carolina Beach.

For an application to enter a boat in the Flotilla go to the Checkered Church at 800 St. Joseph St, Carolina Beach or click here for a printable application. Questions? Contact Cindy Washington @ 910-386-8081 or email

Photo Gallery: Christmas Flotilla

2019 Christmas Flotilla - Saturday, December 7th

6:00 Pm Carolina beach boat basin