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Address: 3400 Pasadena Avenue South, 3400 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone Number: 727-462-2628
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Description: The StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht is a sleek and stylish 113-foot ship...
The StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht is a sleek and stylish 113-foot ship. It is the newest addition to the StarLite Cruises fleet and the most desired vessel in Tampa Bay. This fully modern vessel offers unparalleled atmosphere and remarkable views. The vessel’s star quality and enticing menu combine for an extraordinary dining experience. The StarLite Sapphire can accommodate up to 150 passengers for any type of function. We are a short distance from the Don CeSar Hotel, Tradewinds Resort, Sirata Beach Resort, Alden Hotel, Postcard Inn on the Beach, Sunset Vistas, Bilmar Hotel, Crystal Palms Resort.
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We took an evening dinner cruise after finding a good deal on Groupon! The boat itself is lovely inside and out. Unfortunately for us it was a bit cool on the evening we chose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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142 reviews 142 reviews
12 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We wanted to book a sunset cruise to the Gulf of Mexico - so we book the Star Lite Dinner Cruise. As expected the views of the sunset aboard the ship were breathtaking - however the real surprise of the evening was the quality of our entrée - the starter and dessert were below average but all of our entrée... More 

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Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I did the dinner cruise on a previous visit with my mother. This time my husband and I decided to do the Luncheon Cruise. We had a delightful time. Good food and the captain provided a lot of very interesting narrative about the area and the Intercoastal waterway. It was a very enjoyable 2 hour journey.

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

'Thank you for cruising with us, not once, but twice! We really appreciate your repeat business. We are so glad you enjoyed it both times, and are looking forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

While on vacation in Clearwater we tried a dinner cruise. It was so beautiful watching the sunset, listening to the beautiful voice of the singer and having a glass of wine. What we didn't expect was the wonderful appitizers, fresh baked bread, and the filet mignon cooked perfectly to order! The food was amazingly! Captain Scott was wonderful and so... More 

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

Thank you so much for trying us out while you were visiting! We take pride in our dinners, as well as the courtesy of our staff. We are so glad you were pleased with both, and will certainly pass your comments to them! We hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We took an evening dinner cruise after finding a good deal on Groupon! The boat itself is lovely inside and out. Unfortunately for us it was a bit cool on the evening we chose so we were not able to be outside as much as I had hoped. The second level of the ship had a lounge area inside and... More 

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

We are so glad you gave us a try, and that you enjoyed the cruise, the boat, the staff, the food, and the overall experience. Keep in mind we offer a few other different cruises, so if you are ever looking for something unique to do again, give us a call! Cheers! More 

Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Dinner cruise boarded at 6:30 promptly and left at 7 p.m. You need to book in advance for dinner. We did online for 6 people. There is sufficient parking which is nice. As you enter the ship you are posed for a "kodak" moment. ($14.95+ tax) Which is fine. Wait staff very good and knowledgable. You get an appetizer, caesar... More 

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

Thank you very much for spending your evening with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed the cruise, the yacht, photos, etc. Hopefully we will see you again very soon! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely romantic date on the sapphire. Even though it was a rainy night, we loved our ride! The food and service was amazing. The music and the dancing floor was great! We could step outside for a little bit and enjoy the view and watch the birds that were flying right next to the... More 

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending your romantic date with us! We are glad that you enjoyed the cruise. We hope to see you again soon, and we will cross our fingers for better weather next time! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We did bring our group of 52 back for an event on board. We were seated upstairs. Nice to be next to the bar and aft deck. It couldn't have been more perfect. One of the brothers of this Fraternity Alumni event said "This is like a 5 star" restaurant." Food and service top notch, plus printed menus, lovely place... More 

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

Perfect! These are the stories we love to hear! Return guests are the best kind, especially when they bring along newcomers. We are thrilled to hear that everyone in your large group had a great experience. Thank you so much for your repeat business, and we are looking forward to an even larger group next time! :) Cheers! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went on the boat for a wedding.Felt like a millionaire! Beautiful scenery. Spacious. Great food. Plenty of dance room. Staff was excellent. Smooth ride. Great great wedding!

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating a special event with us! We are so glad to hear that everything was superb. Next time you are around, please keep us in mind for another cruise! Have a wonderful day. More 

Dunedin, Florida
Top Contributor
419 reviews 419 reviews
206 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Comfortable sized dining yacht with 2 seating levels and assigned table seating and choice of table side meals that are very good. Try the seafood creole for lunch or lamb chops for dinner. Desserts are right sized for a healthy tasteful.If you book for Gasparilla, you have committed for 12 hours of boating across the bay from St. Petersburg to... More 

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

Thanks so much for celebrating Gasparilla Day with us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything about the yacht, the meals, seating, parade, and the whole day! We hope to see you again for next year's Gasparilla, and definitely for a regularly scheduled lunch or dinner cruise before then! Cheers! More 

Naples, FL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We always wanted to try this cruise (we live in Naples FL) so friends joined us who were visiting us on vacation. The cruise itself is perfectly fine - nice views and smooth ride. So I would give that a thumbs up. The food is another story - please keep in mind the average price for all meals offered are... More 

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StarLiteFlorida, Manager at StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were not able to experience a Dinner that we would be proud of. This is not typical, as you can see from all our previous reviews. If you could please contact our General Manager at 800.444.4814, we would like to make this right for you. Please let him know that this is in reference... More 

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