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“Good time, nice staff, food not great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calypso Queen

Calypso Queen
Clearwater Marina, 25 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 462-2628
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Ranked #27 of 68 activities in Clearwater
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Experience the beauty of the smooth waters of Clearwater harbor and the intra-coastal waterway on a Luncheon Sightseeing & Dolphin Watch Cruise or a Sunset Dinner/Tropical Party Cruise.Complimentary beer, wine & rum punch on selected cruises!Enjoy a daytime cruise aboard the Calypso Queen, taking in the sights of beautiful Clearwater harbor. This afternoon cruise features a live captain’s sightseeing narration including points of interest along the route and the history of our picturesque region. Dolphins are common sight on our afternoon cruise! For those that choose to have lunch with us, we offer a Tropical Island Style Buffet.The Sunset Dinner/Tropical Party Cruise offers you view breathtaking sunsets while cruising the calm & tranquil waters of Florida. Enjoy dancing, tropical drinks and more. Our Caribbean theme cruise offers an optional, delicious Tropical Island Style Dinner Buffet including mango glazed chicken, beef teriyaki and chilled steamed shrimp.The Cruise Director/DJ provides music for dancing and fun interactive entertainment with a Caribbean flair.In addition to our regular cruises, we love to host special events. Consider booking us for your next birthday or company party. Let us give your Wedding or Reception a Caribbean flair with our convenient cruise package. Your planning will be stress free and your guests will never forget the tropical party, fun atmosphere and island hospitality of our cruise.From corporate events to weddings, tour & travel groups and company parties – the staff aboard the Calypso Queen is waiting to welcome you aboard!
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“Good time, nice staff, food not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We took this cruise with our 2 children 8 and 9. They really enjoyed it and the captain let them both drive. We did not see any dolphins, but seen a lot of celebrities houses. The food was kind of blah, nothing special and you could tell not much money was spent on it. We would probably go again, ,but maybe to just the sight seeing cruise.

Visited August 2012
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“Very relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We took the afternoon sightseeing cruise our of the Clearwater Beach Marina last Saturday. The staff was great and the Rum Punch very nice - spent most of the time on the top deck enjoying the trip and views in Clearwater Bay. We will definately go back for an evening Sunset Cruise.

Visited August 2012
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StarLiteFlorida, Director of Sales at Calypso Queen, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you for your comments and photos! We're pleased that you enjoyed yourselves on the afternoon cruise and look forward to welcoming you on board an evening cruise!
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“Awesome!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

First dinner cruise and it was the Best experience ever!! The food was great and the entertainment was fun. We will be back again!!!

Visited August 2012
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“Party boat --not about the food or dolphins”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Took the Calypso Queen dinner cruise from Clearwater Beach. The food was pretty unremarkable and the tickets included free beer, wine, soda, and rum punch....herein lies the problem: people drinking too much on board. We even had the misfortune of watching a drunk man vomit on board. We went uo to deck three to see the sunset and were hoping to see some dolphins or manatees but no luck with wildlife or a sunset ( too cloudy). Deck three was also very unpleasant because it was full of smokers. I would not do this cruise again.

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StarLiteFlorida, Director of Sales at Calypso Queen, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
I'm sorry that you had an unpleasant experience. It's sad that some people cannot moderate their alcohol consumption and control their behavior. As with other dining/drinking establishments, we try to mitigate the situation but it is not always possible for us to eliminate it. As far as the smokers on the third deck, we do have an obligation to offer our guests a place for them to smoke. Being a non-smoker myself, I understand and sympathize with you; however, being a public establishment we do not have control over how many smokers are on board. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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“Wedding Reception”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My daughter and new son-in-law just had their wedding reception on the Calypso Queen last Tuesday night. I cannot tell you how wonderful the staff was to our group. Everything from food and drink to the DJ was great! I would recommend to anyone that is doing a destination wedding to contact this group. The sunset cruise is quite a value with unlimited food and beverage and music for one price.

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StarLiteFlorida, Director of Sales at Calypso Queen, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Congratulations to you and your family! We enjoyed working with you and are delighted to hear that your daughter's wedding reception exceeded your expectations. Your review and recommendations are very much appreciated. Best wishes to the new bride and groom!
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