The annual Southport Christmas Flotilla will be held Saturday December 14 at 7 pm immediately following the completion of the Southport Historical Society’s Tour of Homes. The Flotilla is sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Downtown Southport, Inc. (DSI), Southport Magazine and the Cape Fear Yacht Club. All pleasure boaters, commercial fishing vessels and paddle vessels wishing to decorate their boats with colorful lights and designs are welcome and encouraged to participate in this community event as part of the Southport Winterfest. The Flotilla is free to all who enter.  Southport Elementary School’s fourth grade art class students compete in school art competitions to win the honor of judging the categories for first, second and third place winners for power, sailing and paddle vessels. They are highly competent judges and their decisions are final.

Captain’s  Letter

Southport Flotilla Application

Anyone interested in entering a vessel in the Flotilla may contact Randy Jones, Department of Tourism (910-477-1484), Peggy Popelars, DSI (910-279-4616) or Woody Wilson, Cape Fear Yacht Club (910-454-4327 or Cell 910-520-8858) (email address: