To all boaters — You are Invited!

Boat Parade Update 6/30/18


Bridge opens:  7:30pm


Stage location & time:    Location:  Outerbridge Crossing  7:15pm

  • Assign Numbers
  • Collect missing signed waivers
  • Distribute participant’s Gift

Start time:  8:30 pm

Speed approximation:  6-7 knots

Route updates

Working channel for communication: CH8

1450 WCTC will simulcast the music which accompanies the fireworks show


 The fireworks will fire at 9:30 pm as the earliest time 9:40 pm at the latest.


Once the procession arrives to the security zone; Boats are permitted to mill about under power forming a circle 1500’ from the fireworks barges, anchor or disperse at own discretion.  Maintain safe separation at all times.  Forming  a ring of boats around the barges  while maintaining the required distance will create a beautiful visual effect for the crowds on shore & provide a ringside seat to the show.


Winners in each category will be announced over loud system as the boats establish formation around the  1500’  parameter from the barges.   Winners will be contacted & arrangements will be made for pick-up or delivery.                                                     


Boat Parade Prize Categories

  • Most Boats from Yacht Clubs
  • Most Boats from Marinas
  • People’s Choice – Mayor’s Trophy
  • Most Creative
  • Most Patriotic

1st place - 2nd place -3rd place


Thank you for joining our Independence Day


On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Perth Amboy and South Amboy will once again be celebrating Independence Day on the Raritan Bay. In addition to the magnificent fireworks, we will be holding our first annual

“Celebrate Stars & Stripes Boat Parade”.

Before the first brilliant barrage shoots skyward, join us in the parade. After the parade, your vessel will be allowed to moor 1500 feet from the fireworks barges where you and your guests will have ringside seats to view the show and those along the shore will enjoy the twinkling lights of your boats along with the magnificent sparkling display of fireworks.

So, join the “Celebrate Stars & Stripes Boat Parade”!!! Be part of a new tradition! Dress your vessel with your own chosen lights and themes! Enjoy the fireworks up close! Use your imagination, love of the sea, and join in the fun of your own private fireworks display!

The parade is open only to those who have registered and for this year only, the fee for the parade has been waived.

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Don’t delay!!!

Registration is limited to the initial entries from each of the invited marinas and yacht clubs. Download registration form below, or simply fill out the online form. Registration forms are also available at your marina or yacht club.

Downloaded Form should be mailed to:

211 Front Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

In addition, you may also scan the completed form and email it to:

This parade has been registered with and permitted by the US Coast Guard and all other pertinent authorities. All registrants will proceed in a safe and orderly manner in accordance with the rules and regulations.
Register Today!