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2014 Special Event Cruises

All special event and holiday cruise tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Gift certificates or vouchers are not valid on special event or holiday cruises. Cruise times and prices listed on this page are subject to change without notice as event date gets closer and cruise availability changes.

River of Lights Christmas Cruises
December 2014 - Select Dates
 
 

There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to experience our River of Lights Christmas Cruise. Step aboard the beautifully decked halls of Yacht StarShip for a cruise up the Hillsborough River and see the new beautifully lighted bridges and decorated Tampa Harbor. We will cruise the beautiful waterfront spreading the holiday cheer with Christmas carols led by our cruise director. Feel free to sing along! On board, experience a traditional holiday buffet freshly prepared by our executive chef and cap the night off with a visit from Santa, hot chocolate, and Santa’s Favorite holiday cookies! Cruise tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for these special event cruises!

Prices

Adults: $54.95*

Children: $29.95*

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

View our River of Lights video!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Cruise **Limited Availability - BOOK EARLY!**
December 20, 2014 - Saturday
 
 

Yacht StarShip celebrates the holiday season in Tampa as part of the annual holiday lighted boat parade cruise! Enjoy a festive buffet and see the twinkling lights of the decorated boats as they float through Tampa with holiday cheer!

This parade begins at the tip of the Davis Islands, cruises north to the Sparkman Channel and then west to the Garrison Channel and Channelside. Prizes are awarded to parade boats with the best holiday lighting displays and decorations. Cruise tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for this special event cruise

 

This cruise has limited availability, so book soon!

 
Cruise Times​

Boards: 4:30 PM

Departs: 5:00 PM

Returns: 7:30 PM

 

Prices

Adults: $99.95

Children: $59.95

*plus $1 port fee and tax.

 

 

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New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration Cruise
December 31, 2014 - Wednesday
 
 

Say "Bon Voyage" to 2014 on a Yacht StarShip Fireworks Celebration Cruise! This dazzling event includes open bar, gourmet food stations, a DJ, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and a great view of the fireworks at Channelside! This sell-out cruise is the best way to enjoy the Tampa Bay on New Year's Eve! Dine on gourmet food, sip on delicious cocktails, and dance the night away on our promenade deck under the stars. Yacht StarShip will also provide party favors and a champagne toast at midnight to the fireworks over the water.​

 

Seating is cocktail style – NO RESERVED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. There will be ample seats and tables, however, no reserved seating. The dress code is cocktail attire. A jacket is recommended for men and cocktail dress for women.​

 

Have your ID ready! **You must be 21 or older to cruise**, IDs will be checked at the gangway. Tickets for this cruise go very quickly and will sell out at least a week prior to the cruise, so book your cruise today! Cruise tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for this special event cruise!

 

Cruise Times

Boards: 10:00 PM

Departs: 10:30 PM

Returns: 12:30 PM (Remains Dockside until 1:00 AM)

 

​Price

Adults (21+ Only): $149.95*

*plus $1 port fee, tax, and service charge.

 

 

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Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise
January 31, 2015 - Saturday
 
 

Join us as we cruise alongside the "Jose Gaspar" pirate ship and the flotilla on the BIGGEST yacht in the invasion! Get the best view of the Gasparilla Invasion from Yacht StarShip on the busiest day on the water all year! Your ticket will include a delectible brunch buffet, a DJ and spectacular views and **OPEN BAR!** Come dressed in casual attire or your best pirate garb and we won't make you walk the plank! All ages welcome. 

 

CRUISE TIMES

Boards: 10:00 AM

Departs: 10:30 AM

Returns: 1:00 PM

 

Prices

Adults: 119.95*

Children: 89.95*

*plus $1 port fee, tax, and service charge. 

View our Gasparilla Video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Valentine's Day Lunch Cruise
February 14, 2015 - Saturday

There's no better way to experience the romantic charm of Tampa Bay than on a Valentine's Day Lunch Cruise. Enjoy a three course prix-fixe surf and turf menu (sliced beef tenderloin and giant prawn scampi) freshly prepared on board by our Executive Chef Bob Barfield, a reserved private table, and the best views in Tampa! 

 

CRUISE TIMES

Boards: 11:30 AM

Departs: 12:00 PM

Returns: 2:00 PM

 

Prices

Adults: TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

 

 

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise 
February 14, 2015 - Saturday

Be your own Cupid and show that special someone how much you care with a romantic evening on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay! This special 2.5-hour cruise will include an unforgettable prix-fixe menu, private table, DJ entertainment, and spectacular views under the stars. No magical bow and arrow needed. Our most popular cruise sells out every year, so make sure and book your tickets in advance as soon as possible!

 

CRUISE TIMES

Boards: 6:00 PM

Departs: 7:00 PM

Returns: 9:30 PM

 

Prices

Adults:  TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

 

 

 

Valentine's Day **VIP** Dinner Cruise
February 14, 2015 - Saturday

Show that special person just how important they are to you with a VIP Valentine's experience! This VIP 3-hour cruise will include OPEN BAR, an unforgettable prix-fixe menu, private table, DJ entertainment, and spectacular views under the stars. This exclusive VIP cruise has very limited availability, so make your reservations for that special someone before this opportunity for romance sets sail!

 

CRUISE TIMES

Boards: 7:00 PM

Departs: 7:30 PM

Returns: 10:30 PM

 

Prices

Adults: TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

 

View our Valentine's Day Cruise video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine's Weekend Dinner Cruises
February 13th & 15th, 2015 - Friday & Sunday

These unforgettable cruises are 2.5 hours and include a prix-fixe 3-course meal. The exquisite menu will include a starter of soup or salad, a surf and turf entree (beef tenderloin and giant prawn scampi accompanied by parmesan mashed potatoes and haricot verts), and finish with dessert. A cash bar will be available for beverages. A single rose will adorn each couple's table as well. A DJ will provide entertainment. Gratuity is additional onboard.

 

FRIDAY CRUISE                        SUNDAY CRUISE

Boards:  TBD                                                Boards:  TBD

Departs: TBD                                               Departs: TBD

Returns: TBD                                                Returns: TBD

 

Prices

Adults: TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

 

 

 

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Easter Brunch Cruise
April 5, 2015 - Sunday
This Easter hop on board Yacht StarShip for a family-friendly brunch cruise with an elegant touch! Dine on an assortment of breakfast and lunch items while taking in the sights of Tampa Bay’s beautiful waterfront. Your cruise includes the buffet, a reserved table, DJ entertainment, and a special appearance by Peter Cottontail for family pictures!

 

CRUISE TIMES

Boards:  12:00 PM

Departs: 12:30 PM

Returns: 2:30 PM

 

Prices

Adults: TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

 

 

Easter Dinner Cruise
April 5, 2015 - Sunday
This Easter hop on board Yacht StarShip for a family-friendly dinner cruise with an elegant touch! Dine on an assortment of delicious cuisine while taking in the sights of Tampa Bay’s beautiful waterfront. Your cruise includes the dinner buffet, a reserved table, DJ entertainment, and a special appearance by Peter Cottontail for family pictures!

 

CRUISE TIMES

Boards:  3:30 PM

Departs: 4:00 PM

Returns: 6:00 PM

 

Prices

Adults: TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

 

View our Easter Brunch Cruise video!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mother's Day Brunch Cruises
May 10, 2015 - Sunday
Treat the special mom in your life to the spectacular Mother’s day she deserves on a brunch or dinner cruise aboard Yacht StarShip. The whole family will love dining on freshly prepared cuisine while taking in the views on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay! Includes a 2-hour cruise with a brunch buffet, reserved table, and DJ entertainment.

 

First Cruise                                 Second Cruise 

Boards: TBD                                                  Boards: TBD

Departs: TBD                                                Departs: TBD

Returns: TBD                                                 Returns: TBD

Prices

Adults: TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax. 

 

 

Mother's Day Dinner Cruise

May 10, 2015 - Sunday
Mother’s Day Dinner is a 2.5 hour dinner cruise with a prix-fixe 3-course meal (surf and turf entrée of sliced beef tenderloin and giant prawn scampi with parmesan mashed potatoes and haricot verts), reserved table, DJ, and dancing. 

 

 

Cruise Times

Boards: TBD

Departs: TBD

Returns: TBD

 

Prices

Adults: TBD

Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax.

 

View our Mother's Day Cruise video!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Father's Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises (Buy 3, Dad is FREE for the first 50 Dads!)
June 21, 2015 - Sunday

 

Show the dad in your life that he means the world to you on a brunch or Father's day dinner cruise! The whole family will love dining on freshly prepared cuisine while taking in the views on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay! Includes a cruise with a brunch buffet or dinner buffet, reserved table, and DJ entertainment. 

 

Brunch Cruise                             Dinner Cruise

Boards: 12:00 PM                                          Boards: 5:00 PM

Departs: 12:30 PM                                         Departs: 5:30 PM

Returns: 2:30 PM                                            Returns: 8:00 PM

Brunch Prices                             Dinner Prices

Adults: TBD                                                      Adults: TBD

Children: TBD                                                  Children: TBD

*plus $1 port fee and tax.                           *plus $1 port fee and tax.