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2015 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.

  • Latin Salsa Dance Party featuring Sol Caribe'
    Saturday, November 28, 2015
    Boards: 7:30 PM, Departs: 8:00 PM, Returns: 10:00 PM
    Sol Caribe' means "Caribbean Sun" and their tropical beats take you straight to the islands. This Latin American music band, originally founded by bassist Aramis Gutierrez, has evolved into a dynamic Latin dance band. Sol Caribe's tropical beats will easily seduce you to the dance floor, swaying easily between salsa, cha cha, cumbia and merengue. A Yacht Cafe and Drink Specials will be available for purchase on board so that you can Party like a Yacht Star.
    Price: $30 per person*
    *plus $1 port fee and tax. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to cruise!

  • Santa Holiday Brunch Cruises
    Sunday, December 6, 13, & 20, 2015
    Boards: 1:00 PM; Departs: 1:30 PM; Returns: 3:30 PM
    Usually, Santa's vehicle of choice is that trusty sleigh, but he's trying something new this year: a holiday brunch cruise aboard Florida’s largest dining yacht! Enjoy a bountiful brunch buffet and a DJ onboard spinning holiday classics and modern hits. This two-hour cruise is filled with holiday fun for the whole family!
    Adults: $49.95, plus $1 port fee & tax Children: $29.95, plus $1 port fee & tax

  • River of Lights Christmas Cruises
    December 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, & 27th
    Boards: 6:00 PM, Departs: 6:30 PM, Returns: 8:30 PM
    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!
    Adults: $59.95, plus $1 port fee & tax Children: $29.95, plus $1 port fee & tax

  • Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Cruise
    December 19, 2015 - Saturday
    Boards: 4:30 PM, Departs: 5:00 PM, Returns: 7:30 PM
    Celebrate the holiday weekend with a special lighted boat parade cruise! This 2.5 hour cruise will have spectacular views of the Light Up the Night 2015 boat parade from the Convention Center to Channelside. Dine on a gourmet buffet and dance on the promenade deck after dinner to live DJ entertainment!

  • New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruises
    December 31, 2015 - Thursday
    Please see New Year's Eve page for Cruise Times
    Say "Bon Voyage" to 2015 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 or Clearwater Beach! This sell-out cruise is the best way to enjoy 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!

  • Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise
    January 30, 2016 - Saturday
    Boards: 10:00 AM, Departs: 10:30 AM, Returns: 1:00 PM
    Join us as we plunder the seas 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 delicious 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.
    Adults: $149.95, plus $1 port fee & tax Children: $89.95, plus $1 port fee & tax

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    Valentine's Day & Weekend Cruises
    February 12 - 14, 2016
    Please see Valentine's Day Page for Cruise Times
    Spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart on the water! Yacht Starship Cruises offers  romantic Valentine’s Day & weekend cruises that include an unforgettable prix fixe menu, reserved private table, long-stemmed rose, DJ entertainment, and dancing under the stars! Find love under the moonlight, no magical bow and arrow needed!

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    St. Patrick's Brunch Cruises
    March 13, 2016 - Saturday
    Please see St. Patrick's Page for Cruise Times
    Celebrate the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's Day with two cruises aboard Yacht StarShip, including a brunch buffet and music! As we cruise, you'll get a great view of the Hillsborough River as it is dyed GREEN for the Mayor’s River O Green celebration! Dine on a brunch buffet including Irish favorites such as corned beef and cabbage as you watch the downtown Tampa festivities. A cash bar will be available with green beer for purchase to get you into the holiday spirit! Sláinte!
    There is no reserved seating for these cruises. It is open/community style seating. Holiday and special event cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

  • Easter Brunch & Dinner Cruises
    March 27, 2016 - Sunday
    Cruise Times - Please see Easter Page
    This Easter hop on board Yacht StarShip for a family-friendly afternoon tea, brunch, or dinner cruise with an elegant touch! Dine on an assortment of breakfast and lunch items while taking in the sights of Tampa's or Clearwater's beautiful waterfront. Your cruise includes the buffet, a reserved table, DJ entertainment, and a special appearance by Peter Cottontail for family pictures!
    Please see the Easter page for cruise information!

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    Father's Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises
    June 19, 2016 - Sunday
    Please see Father's Day Page for Cruise Times
    When you purchase (3) fully priced tickets, Dad's ticket is FREE for the first 50 dads! This offer is available by calling 813-223-7999 and is not offered online! Call in to book soon before you miss out on this special deal for the wonderful dads in your life!

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    4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruises
    July 4, 2016 - Monday
    Please see 4th of July Page for Cruise Times

    Celebrate the stars and stripes on the water with two spectacular 4th of July fireworks cruises! With a July 3rd fireworks pre-show followed by a Fourth of July fireworks show, your red, white and blue weekend is sure to get off to a dynamite start!


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