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StarLite Sapphire Dining Yacht

3400 Pasadena Avenue South, 3400 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
727-462-2628
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had a group of 9 for a birthday celebration. We had a scheduling conflict (100% my fault) and missed the night I originally booked. The staff could not have been more kind and accomodating! They exceeded any expectation I had. They re-booked our party to another night and they were so very gracious. They earned my business for a... More

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

Thank you for your feedback, Larry! We are so glad to hear that everyone in your group was able to still make the cruise regardless of the conflict. On top of that, we are even happier to have exceeded your expectations. We are looking forward to seeing you on board again, and we have already put in orders for clear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We took the dinner cruise on August 27th. (It was for my sister's birthday but we didn't pay the extra for the birthday celebration as it only included one mylar balloon and a cake.) It was lovely!! I highly recommend the Chateaubriand as it was melt in your mouth soft. My sister had the chicken spinachi and was very happy... More

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

Thank you for celebrating with us, Debbie! We enjoyed having you on board and appreciate your positive feedback. I will let Chef John know that you loved the meals! We are hoping to see you on board again soon. Cheers! More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

When you arrive they seat you and take drink orders. I had a Lemon Drop( I'm very particular about this cocktail) and it was excellent. So was my husband's martini. After you get your drinks( the bar is on the upper deck) the staff takes your order and the appetizers come quickly. The food was very good. The staff friendly.... More

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

We are so glad you decided to check out the cruise for your large group! It's reassuring when you know your group will enjoy the event. Thank you for your review, we are looking forward to having you on board again with the rest of the group! More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a beautiful shop and captain Scott was amazing with my daughter. He let her ask questions and even steer the boat. The problem was dinner. Our server Jay was super sweet but the food itself was awful!! Salmon was overlooked, scallops were full of pepper and the appetizer was disgusting.

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

Thank you for your feedback. I have passed along your concerns about the dinner to General Management. However, we are so glad that you enjoyed everything else about the cruise! Please come back to see us again soon. More

Clearwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

From the initial phone call to the actual wedding to disembarking off the vessel, everyone was very professional and extremely caring. The food was absolutely fabulous and every guest commented on the quality of the exceptionally well prepared food. The Captain who married us was the best, we loved Captain Scott Padeni. If you are looking to have a romantic... More

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

Thank you for celebrating your special day with us! We really appreciate your feedback and recommendation. It's wonderful that you and all of your guests enjoyed everything about the evening. We are looking forward to seeing you on your anniversary if not before! :) More

New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was married on the upper level of the Starlite and it was the perfect setup. The views were beautiful, the food was good and the servers were very helpful. The captain did a wonderful job with our ceremony. It definitely was a day to remember. The only problem we incurred was the upper level was very warm and the... More

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

Thank you for celebrating your big day with us! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the ceremony and the cruise. We are very sorry there was a problem with the AC. Luckily, that has been fixed, so next time you cruise with us it should be perfect! Hopefully that will be soon! Congratulations on your marriage, we look... More

Ackley, Iowa
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This "cruise" might be nice if some major changes were made, but as it was this was a huge waste of money. We went on the StarLite Sapphire out of St Petersburg and had dinner on the boat. There is the option to go on for just the cruise or for the cruise with dinner. I don't think most people... More

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

Thank you for your suggestions. We have been in business for about thirty years, and take great pride in our business and mostly the satisfaction of our customers. It is clear that you are not satisfied with your experience aboard the StarLite Sapphire, which is not what we ever want. If you could please call our Sales Office and ask... More

Sebring, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Pleasant cruise. Enjoyed the views and fresh air. I wanted to wipe the smudges off the flatware, but my napkin was previously used! Got a new napkin and ordered the shrimp and crab appetizer. The waitress placed it on the table and it stunk! The one tiny bite I took of the shrimp stayed with me all day. I had... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide an enjoyable experience for all our guests, as well as prepare fresh and tasteful options throughout the cruise. It seems we have dropped the ball on this one, and we are very sorry. I have passed along your information to the General Manager, who would like to speak to you. Can... More

Columbus, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had three adults and one child. The ship was very clean, and the table set up was nice. All the staff was very friendly. Our server was very helpful, and always kept our drinks full. The food was great! The bread was hard though. They take pictures when you first walk in, and then after the meal they set... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had an enjoyable evening on the cruise. I will pass along your comment about the bread. Overall, it sounds like you were satisfied which means we did our job. We are hoping to see you on board in the near future! More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and purchased the dinner cruise. The food was ok and the entertainment was a lady singing karaoke style for two and a half hours. The service was good for us. They allow smoking on the top deck which isn't very large so it became overwhelming. Had to stay at the front of the... More

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

Thank you for spending your special evening with us! You can't beat a Florida sunset from the water, that's for sure. We hope that you will cruise with us again, you can even check out some of our other vessels if you are looking for a different size or menu. See you soon! More

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