StarLite Cruises is a wedding and event venue in Clearwater Beach, Florida. They are a family owned and operated business serving Clearwater and St. Petersburg since 1986. They started as a single vessel operation and now run Florida’s largest daily excursion fleet. They offer regularly scheduled cruises, private dining areas and private charters.
Facilities and Capacity
StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht is a 115 foot modern style vessel that features a brass and mirrored interior design. It can accommodate 280 guests for a seated dinner and 400 guests for a cocktail reception. The StarLite Sapphire Dining Tachy is a 113 foot vessel and the newest addition to the fleet. It can accommodate 150 guests. Calypso Queen is a 65 foot, triple decked ship designed for cruising in the intracoastal waterways for sightseeing, luncheons and dinner cruises. The Caribbean themed boat is colorful and features two enclosed dining levels and an open air third level. It has restrooms on each dining level, two full service bars, and quality sound system. It can accommodate 150 passengers. Dolphin Racer Speedboat is a high-speed ride with dolphin sightseeing. It has an open deck with seating for 120 guests. The Island Explorer I & II offers Sea Life Safari cruises with help of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Each boat is certified to carry 49 guests.
StarLite Cruises can host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and other wedding events. You can take a dolphin cruise on a bachelorette party, host family members for a luncheon, or take a scenic cruise on your honeymoon. The StarLite Yachts and the Calypso Queen are available for private charters during the day or evening but you can also hold your event during a public cruise by reserving different sized dining deck with exclusive seating. Their wedding packages include consultation with event specialists, champagne toast for guests, and cake cutting and serving. They offer specific wedding packages for each yacht and the Calypso Queen. Each boat is equipped with courteous and helpful staff and a culinary team. The event staff works with you to make sure every detail is in place for a flawless wedding day. StarLite Cruises offers bar and catering services for all your events. Your culinary team works with you to choose custom menu options that are made with fresh ingredients.
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Alicia S. · Married on 10/01/2020
During these pandemic times they were responsive and professional to our needs
This was the perfect venue for me! During these pandemic times a slimmed down wedding guest list means a little something*extra* is needed to make your event spectacular. A normal venue with bland catered food is not going to cut it when you’ve whittled your guest list down to about 50 people.Sent on 12/05/2020
The wedding cruise had all 42 of my guest counting down the days until they could board the ship. Also since the ship has 3 levels and can normally seat up to 280 there is plenty of room for social distancing.
Food that is selected and prepared for guests on board is much better than the bland food from most caterers. Everyone was raving about the food and the number of selections.
Also the Starlite staff was great to work with. My wedding coordinator June was with me every step of the way so that my perfect day was .... perfect.
I highly recommend them for a wedding venue
StarLite Dining Cruises's reply:Hi Alicia, So happy your guests enjoyed the cruise as well as the food. We get the stress of planning a wedding during this awful virus. You were a champ. I wish you and Ian all the best.
Dedra · Married on 09/28/2019
The host was very nice and accommodateing. The food was great! The atmosphere was wonderful I held my wedding reception here and I was is no way disappointed. Doug was great!Sent on 04/14/2014
Carolena R. · Married on 06/23/2019
I got married on June 23, 2019 and had a party of 40. We had our reception on the Sapphire and had the top deck to ourselves, and it was worth every penny!!! It was so nice, I didn’t even bring any decor just the cake, and wedding glasses and it was beautiful. Perfect for a smaller wedding party. The food was great over 10 options for everyone. The crew was so nice and was always checking up on us. It was the perfect reception!!! The price was definitely worth it so cheap to feed 40 people with 3 courses and a boat ride!!Sent on 10/04/2019
StarLite Dining Cruises's reply:Thank you for that wonderful review Carolena. It was a pleasure working with you. Glad to hear you and the groom enjoyed your big on our boat the Sapphire. Contact us on your first aniversary so we can treat you to another cruise. Best wishes from Starlite!
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Outstanding value. Professional and courteous staff from reservations team to on board service . large menu of great food cooked on board by pro chefs. all for the price of a ticket.
This is one great getaway and the food is great with perfect oricing. An eve with friends, family or just you two makes for a very enjoyable time
Starlite Cruises is a wonderful company to work wtih. They are very professional and make sure that your day goes smoothly and acording to your plans. They go above and beyond for each and every guest they have and the Food is wonderful. And they are a lot of fun to work with. Thank you