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Yacht StarShip

American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
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603 Channelside Drive Tampa, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 223-7999
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

We attended a wedding on the Starship 2, and all I can say is WOW! The boat is wonderful, the staff was amazing and the food was delicious! Our only complaint was the rain (which waited until after the nuptials, thank goodness) and you can't fault the Captain and his crew for that!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Sulphur, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

We attended a wedding on the Starship 2, and all I can say is WOW! The boat is wonderful, the staff was amazing and the food was delicious! Our only complaint was the rain (which waited until after the nuptials, thank goodness) and you can't fault the Captain and his crew for that!

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The answer to your question is no. No, it's not worth it. No, the food isn't any good. No, the boat doesn't really go anywhere scenic. No, you shouldn't waste your money on this tourist trap. If you really want the details, here they are: The boat doesn't even go into the bay or into the gulf. It leaves the... More 

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CarrieS813, Manager at Yacht StarShip, responded to this review

Hello EJ, We appreciate all customer comments and would like to say thank you for giving us your feedback. We would like to say thank you for joining us while you were in town. As our dock is located in the Port of Tampa, we do pass by a portion of shipyards and docks for the first small portion of... More 

Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Yacht Starship is a wonderful venue to enjoy the water, the views, and just relax. The staff, as a whole, was very attentive and experienced. The food, a buffet, was average, but plentiful. As a whole, it was a very good experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Honest for the price I was expecting better. I feel like we would have had the same experience on the cheaper cruises. They sat and drove us in circles for most of an hour which was truly boring and disappointing. it was decent but I would never pay that the do again!!

Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We attended a birthday party celebration on the smaller yacht (Starship II) this weekend. It was a wonderful evening! The food was surprisingly much better than expected.....everything was delicious and was a nice selection. The service was excellent. The cruise was beautiful, but the boat was so nice we almost missed all the gorgeous scenery around us! The music was... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

To take in a beautiful view of Tampa Bay and a little of the gulf, this was an amazing trip. The staff were attentive and polite, but a little slow in getting to the 80 of us. The food was ok, but it took too long for the buffet line to move. And towards the end of the cruise, the... More 

North Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our Memorial Day weekend sunset cruise on the Sensation was so wonderful! We had a group of 40 and everyone enjoyed themselves! From the first call for a reservation until we disembarked it was a seamless event! The staff was excellent and really added to our cruise. They were so much fun! The food and service were impeccable. You were... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My sister got married on the Yacht Starship last weekend. It was gorgeous. The staff was amazing, the DJ was fun, and the food and drinks flowed! We were nervous about it, but everything went off without a hitch. I highly recommend!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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776 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The ship is a decent size and held a significant amount of people for a private event. Food was ok, but served in way too small of an area right next to the bar. Bartender inside was punchy and fun. Music on the top deck was loud and fun. Overall, an OK experience.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We took our 2 mid twenty year old and their significant others for a night on the town . We all enjoyed the meal, food and waitress was wonderful. We then headed to the upper deck for some fun dancing and romantic slow dance like the web sight says. We had one Cupid shuffle then the DJ catered to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 603 Channelside Drive Tampa, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (813) 223-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 74
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view


Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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