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StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht

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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a company function for approximately 100 people. The yacht was well staffed and the food absolutely delicious. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about their experience.

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

We are so glad that your large group enjoyed everything about the cruise. We really appreciate your business, and we hope to host future events for your company, as well as individual dinner cruises. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Holton, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Awesome food- great wait staff-relaxing, soulful music. It rained and ruined our sunset at sea, but it didnt matter -it was a great evening!

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

Wonderful! Thank you so much for cruising with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything, despite the rain. We are looking forward to seeing you next time, we will keep our fingers crossed for great weather. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We hosted my daughter's and new son-in-law's wedding reception on the Starlight Sapphire just over a week ago and all I can say is WOW!! Living in Minnesota, we had been to the area many times but never on the yacht before. The staff were so accommodating to any requests my daughter had while in the planning stages and everyone... More 

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

Thank you so much for spending your daughter's special day with us! We are so thrilled to hear that everyone enjoyed everything, and that we exceeded your expectations. We really appreciate your feedback, and are looking forward to seeing you next time you visit Florida! Feel free to share any photos from your evening on our Facebook page! Best wishes... More 

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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147 reviews 147 reviews
13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your cruise! We take pride in the fact that our meals are prepared on board and always come out high quality. We appreciate you mentioning this, and hope that you will come back to cruise with us again soon! More 

Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Senior Reviewer
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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