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Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise
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Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise

By StarLite Majesty Dining Cruises
About
Join the party aboard the Calypso Queen on a fun and festive buffet cruise that showcases the Clearwater coastline. Skip the restaurant reservations and indulge in a range of lunch or dinner buffet options topped off with unlimited wine beer, or rum punch from an open bar. Learn interesting facts about the Florida coast with captain’s commentary during the daytime cruise, or choose the evening option for a dancing to a live DJ.
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Ages 0-99, max of 150 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Buffet cruise combines a restaurant, bar, and sightseeing into one
  • Learn new facts about the Clearwater area with live commentary from the captain
  • Lunch option is great for families, while dinner cruise includes DJ and dancing
  • Unlimited rum punch, wine, and beer included; full bar and desert available for purchase

  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Tropical Buffet
  • House wine (chardonnay, white zinfandel and merlot), rum punch and beer (Bud and Budweiser).
  • Pepsi products
What's not included
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Gratuities
  • Tropical Drinks (own expense can be purchased at the bar)


Start:
  • 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
    Slip 18
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3425P9

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Your tickets will be held at the theater box office for collection on the day of the performance
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3425P9

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    • 25 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
      Slip 18
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    • StarLite Majesty Dining Cruises
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      Clearwater, Florida
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    • Freedom598952
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Husband's birthday
      It was a great evening celebrating my husband's birthday. The food was excellent as was the service. The entertainment was fun and we would definitely go back.
      Written June 15, 2024
    • L2553AZsuzanneb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun...whoot whoot!
      Doug and Pat were amazing (sorta funny) and informative. We were there on a girls trip and had a blast. They also put safety first.....that was much appreciated. We will do this again next time we get down to Florida. Thank you.🙃
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    • gregcP5280IC
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience, but very noisy
      It's a great experience, especially if you've never really been on the water. The service and the food is great, the portions are surprisingly big. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is that it's so loud in the dining area that you can't really have much of a conversation. The music is really loud, so it's more like a bar scene. I would have preferred it a bit more quiet. I think it's a great thing to do, and I definitely recommend it, just know it's not a quiet dinner on the water, it's more like a loud party with a bunch of strangers.
      Written June 5, 2024
    • tttmmuu
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      Good excursion
      They did a good job. We split a meal and it was plenty of food for both of us. It was a nice time. We will do this again when we are in town.
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    • Justmelar
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      Dolphin Racer - pleasantly surprised. Captain and first mate, we’re great
      The trip was awesome. The captain and his shipmate lol were great. The music was great. The Dolphins were great. Even the captains ‘s corny jokes were great. I would definitely without a doubt do that again when I’m in St Pete. It was well worth the money, which I felt was a bargain.
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    • 128stark
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Words don't do it justice. Have to Experience it
      Easily booked a sunset dinner cruise on StarLite Majesty. Staff was exceptional. Dinner was top notch and the views were outstanding. My son and I were so impressed with the service we received. We had a fantastic night cruising the St Joseph Sound and Clearwater Pass. The weather cooperated with spectacular colors of the setting sun. It was one of the best nights we had on our trip. The ship is elegant and tastefully decorated. Three decks to view the surrounding area. We ate our well prepared dinner on the second deck as many larger parties of guest filled the first deck for dining, dancing and live DJ music. The 3rd deck had an open view of the area mixed in with a covered lounge area. Lots of room for stunning 360 degree views. I was very happy with the crew. They went out of their way to be friendly, professional and accommodating. Sasha (sp) sat us at our table. I'm Ukrainian and it was a pleasant surprise to find out he just moved to the US from the area where my Odessa (Ukraine) ancestors came from. He shared knowledge of where my last name originated, too. He was a gem to talk to. I later found out that our waitress also came from Odessa, Ukraine. Some how, this made me feel like I was with family. Our waitress was fantastic. She even treated us to a little extra bread when my son asked for more. Both of our meals were excellent and the dessert was fantastic. As for the views, it couldn't get much better. Hundreds of great pictures taken. It was so nice to feel the breezes off the waters. It was well worth the cost to take this cruise. My son and I were really impressed with this StarLite Sunset Diner Cruise from start to finish. We will definitely be back cruising with StarLite Majesty- Clearwater again when we visit.
      Written May 31, 2024
    • sheilaroxann
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not a good experience
      I’m quite surprised this cruise gets as many good reviews as it does. Pros- Food was very good and lots of choices. Staff were friendly and pleasant Cons- the boat was way smaller than it appears on their website. The boat seems very old to me, old interior, just old. AC didnt work well, it was hot inside. It has very steep stairs leading from the lower deck you board on to the 2nd and top deck, to me, quite dangerous for some people. It’s a very small upper deck with tables and chairs and almost no room for dancing at all. The dining decks also have a tiny little dance floor which no one used and I barely even heard any live music. There was no party or fun atmosphere. The worst part for us is that they call your table to come to the buffet line (it’s assigned seats). They happened to call our table last (I get that someone has to be last) but if you’re last then you are just sitting down to eat your food when most others are finished eating and are now heading up to see the sunset. Our cruise was half over by the time we even got our food. Another very important fact to note is the email confirmation you get for the evening cruise states 7:00-9:30 is your cruise time but they pulled us back in at 9:00 to the dock and the cruise was over. When asked why they were cutting our time short by a half hour they said “well this wasn’t a full cruise and our website says 2- 2 1/2 hrs for the cruise”. So even though you receive an email confirmation that states clearly a 2 1/2hr cruise they will adjust your time if it’s not a packed cruise. And ours was crowded enough, I can’t imagine any more people than what we had. We all had to leave our table to make room for one person against the window to be able to get out into the aisle so we were constantly moving to accommodate people who were coming and going from their seats. I’m a native here and you can watch a sunset from almost anywhere and we have so many amazing restaurants to choose from. And if it's a cruise you want try the skyway lights cruise. It was phenomenal. I don't like leaving negative reviews but it is what it is. Spend your money elsewhere. I would never book this cruise again.
      Written May 31, 2024
    • kelleyb857
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly disappointed
      Highly disappointed! We booked this boat for a bachelor/bachelorette party and everybody was super excited! The day before the company contacted us saying they were cancelling our reservation because they decided to use this boat at Gasparilla instead-where they’d make more money. We had to scramble last minute to fix this decision and the night wasn’t the same because of it.
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    • donnajE6841XD
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      From the beginning to the end
      Everyone was complaining of how hot it was inside the boat. We went outside to get some air. People at the other tables were fanning themselves.
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    • Q2127LEkimp
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      was much better 4 years ago
      there were 2 couples on one side of us and another couple on the other side of us. we were all sitting against the wall overlooking the water. our waitress, Tara D. completely bypassed our table. she finally came over, but we were skipped every single time she waited on the others. (6 or 7 times) we received 1 salad; had to ask for the other one. it took her a really long time to notice us when we tried to get her attention. She waited on us last for drinks, food, dessert. All of it. Our guess is that she thought she would get a better tip from them.
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    • Becde23
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      Fun experience!
      This was a very fun and different experience than what we had thought. The yacht is bigger than you would think. Very spacious and the food is great! Highly suggest taking some motion sickness meds as the boat is slow but does make several turns that made me seasick. Views are amazing and you’re able to walk around comfortably. Music is great and dancing is encouraged! There are bathrooms on board and the wait staff is amazing. Our waiter did forget our appetizer but that is all fine since they did give salads and bread before to munch on. I got the stuffed shrimp and my husband got the land and sea. The steak was incredible! Everyone got cheesecake for dessert and that was delicious. This was about a 3 hour cruise so plan accordingly. Highly recommended this fun evening!
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    Anna
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    Based on the other reviews we read, we were really looking forward to this cruise. The best thing was that the food was surprisingly good, and there were plenty of options to eat for each in our party of 9 (4 adults and 5 kids).

    However, we were overall disappointed in the experience. We were told boarding was at 5:30, with departure at 6pm. Perfect to see the sunset! BUT NO! We sat and sat and sat, waiting for 2 different parties who showed up at 6:30. An hour late! So, after an hour of sitting on the boat, our kids were already getting restless from going nowhere, plus we missed the sunset.

    Once we finally got going, the main floor of the boat was very hot. However, we could not even go outside into the cooler fresh air, because there were so many people smoking (and cigars, to boot!). Miserable.

    Simple fixes: (1) Leave when we are supposed to! (2) Don't allow smoking!

    Both of those were things we hadn't even considered and really tainted our experience, especially considering how expensive it was for our group. Would not do this cruise again - nor recommend it to anyone else unless you have no schedule or expectation or kids.
    Written January 3, 2020
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    nicole_chelli
    New Haven, CT651 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    NOT a sunset cruise!!! When on the evening cruise upon the Calypso Queen for the buffet of dinner and for the sunset. We were both very disappointed in the cruise. I did my research on this company and boat before booking making sure I booked the best option to suit our interests. This cruise was advertised to us as a "sunset cruise". While we did cruise around, we were docked before the sun was even set. it was very disappointing and extremely upsetting especially by the time the boat docked and we got off the boat, we rushed to the pier to see the sunset and missed it! The calypso queen docked before the sunset even happened. We did not even get a chance to admire the sunset because I thought we were going further out to get a better look at the sunset. All the other vessel companies were out there in the water until after the sun finally set and then made its way back to the dock. We are very upset and feel we made the wrong decision going with this company.

    The food was decent and the beers were free. There was someone pointing out buildings along the Cruise but it was very hard to hear.
    Written August 22, 2021
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    Josh Tovar
    Sachse, TX1,675 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was our last day in Florida and the family needed to check out of the Sheraton and get ready for our mid day adventure with the Calypso Queen. We drove around and waited for the 12:30 departure time. Please be aware of the first Problem on this adventure, parking is limited next to the harbor so get there early. Do not wait until the last moment since the surrounding Parking lots are $25-$30. When you get there WAIT until you're ready to board..why? You will need to pay for Parking ticket but it will only give you 30 minutes. Do not be like me trying to keep paying and holding up the line. Get your ticket, take Parking ticket to the boat and they will give you a four digit code so you can come back and pay for 3 hours. As you walk on board and prepaid, your table will be labeled with your party's name. Be aware there are three levels and you could eat first two levels and it's universal seating so you might eat with strangers. The servers are friendly and do a good job with customer service. Second FYI, at the end of cruise we left $30 in cash as a tip the cost for five of us $150+. Once you can get in and eat and drink. The food selection is limited with 4 main dishes, salads and sides. Third FYI, get your food quick because servers will put it up quick which isn't cool. As we traveled the shoreline, we enjoyed other boats, pelicans, dolphins, etc with Caribbean music. If you go to third deck its open and are subject to the sun. Final FYI dont be a dummy like me wear sunscreen all the time. The sun and water are deceiving beautiful and will get you, hence my current name Lobster Boy. The quality of food and anarchy with Parking I give it 3 stars but it is a great family experience
    Written July 9, 2022
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    Chris L
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Family
    Make it non smoking, could not go outside without the smell of marijuana. The staff smelled it and did nothing. The food was what you would find at a Golden Corral, the rum punch was not the best and you had to pay for dessert. Will never do this again! The only good thing was the views. Oh yeah I forgot the DJ played mostly horrible music!
    Written November 12, 2021
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    AJW
    Grimes, IA12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    Had a blast! Buffet food was good, rum punch was refreshing, & variety of music was great! Country, oldies, & a few newer songs. Also a couple line dance songs & macarana! My 22 yr old daughter & I had a great time! You arrive and they take your picture then you proceed onto boat where you will find your table with your name card on it! They started sending people up to buffet line at 6:45-ish (cruise started at 7, boarding started at 6:30) After we were done eating we immediately headed up to the 3rd observation deck where we stayed the rest of the night! Great views & much cooler with airflow. While the cabin area is air conditioned it got very warm when buffet food was being served!
    Staff was friendly. Overall we are glad we went!
    Written August 3, 2022
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    Patti
    Gray, GA35 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    This boat needs some TLC! It’s old and rusted! The food (buffet) was not good! The Rum Punch had bottom shelf rum which tasted nasty! All the beer they had was Bud & Bud Lite. The White Wine was okay. I typically don’t bother with a bad review on something like this, but it was not worth the $104 we paid for the two of us. We did enjoy the opportunity to make new friends on this voyage. We made the best of it! We did tip the staff $20 because it’s not their fault they work on a nasty boat! We believe that whoever owns this boat in Clearwater Beach, FL needs give it some much needed updates. Even if they have to charge a little more, I think their guest would appreciate this! Good luck!
    Written June 14, 2022
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    Steven W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020 • Couples
    Wow! It was amazing! The food was better than any restaurant I’ve been to. The staff were amazing as well and for the price it was worth twice as much. We ate all we wanted of this meal fit for a king. We went on the upper deck and danced as the sun set around us while the staff brought us drink after drink at no extra charge. My wife and I got to reconnect and unwind as if we were kids again. It was the greatest night of our trip. Thank you and we will DEFINITELY be coming back! PS. I forgot to mention that it was air conditioned inside while it was 100 degrees outside. Awesome
    Written July 13, 2020
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    Kathleen S
    Clearwater, FL17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Friends
    I recommend the dinner/sunset buffet cruise highly. Our table was assigned near the buffet and we were sent to be first in line to eat, right after the boat left dock. I ate the Ceasar Salad, cole slaw, peel and eat shrimp, beef terriyaki, black beans and white fish. There were other things I didn't try, but I ate a second plateful of everything, as I was hungry and it was so tasty. The alcohol selection was good with beer, wine and rum punch included in the dinner price at no extra charge. The cruise itself was very pleasant, we sat on the top deck the whole time after eating. Dancing below in the A/C was high energy for those who wanted to dance. I found this so much more fun than a sit-down restaurant meal at a higher price for food and drinks on the beach. I will go again.
    Written September 17, 2023
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    Dimeon M
    Chicago, IL9 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    I don't even know where to start, I was so excited to go on this boat / lunch ride. I took my wife on the afternoon sail & buffet and it was definitely not worth the time or money. The strict rules for one with covid already sucks but while you get your food you must wear a mask and gloves?^$#@ and on top of that there was a lady watching 👀 your every move who was very rude. She also made drinks that wear horrible and when I told her my long island I paid $7 each and tipped her for taste like pop she began to try and argue with me. there's no need to debate it taste it for yourself. The food was just ok, nothing like the reviews crave about and the whole trip the captain played a pre recorded tape that was like listening to a boring lecture. After eating they had the nerve to bring a bill around asking for a tip 😒 going up the narrow stairs to upper deck for the view was another boring disappointment. I'm like yall can't even play music dang. I'm only leaving a review for the afternoon cruise and trying to save someone from the excitement of a Afternoon party and cruise. NO you get a meal and a ride in a circle lol enjoy
    Written June 4, 2021
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    RooRoo
    Clearwater, FL4 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Couples
    The cruise was very nice, the staff very helpful and courteous. Dinner was good. Had wine, beer, and pinch included in the tour fee. All you could drink!
    Why I give a low rating is this: As promised there was DJ and dancing music, after dinner the music started and then it became a nightmare for my husband and myself. It was so LOUD that we couldn’t even hear each other speak sitting together. I was never so happy to get off a boat as I was here!! If I had to spend another hour on board I would have swam to shore. It was all middle age to older ppl or families with small children on our cruise. It was geared more to spring breakers! They love that kind of stuff. I will never go again for this reason. Way to LOUD!!
    Written April 20, 2022
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