Forget those big time cruises.  Sometimes you just need a night or day on the water for a great cruise experience.  There are a variety of cruise options on Clearwater Beach from elegant dinner cruises to fun day time cruises perfect for the entire family.  Here are a few worth checking out.

Yacht Starship - Yacht Starship just might be the biggest name for elegant dinner cruises in the Tampa Bay area.   With locations in Tampa and Clearwater, Yacht Starship provides a luxury dinner experience right on the Gulf of Mexico.  Enjoy three courses of freshly prepared award winning cuisine on one of their public cruises

Calypso Queen - Calypso Queen provides comforting day time cruises that depart from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  Hop on board and enjoy a live captain’s sightseeing narration through the beautiful Clearwater Harbor.  After the tour, enjoy a tropical style lunch buffet on this awesome cruise.

Starlite Dining Cruises - Get onboard the Starlite Majesty Dining Yacht and step into a world of fine dining on the waters of beautiful Clearwater Beach.  The large windows on the ship provide picaresque views of the water as you enjoy fresh to order entrees and live entertainment onboard.

Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise - Party like a pirate on Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise.  Guests can enjoy their choice of free soft drinks, beer, wine, and champagne, while searching for the bountiful dolphins while on board.   This real life pirate ship will provide an awesome party environment rife with 2 hours of treasure hunts, face painting, water gun games, stories and dancing.

Sea Life Safari Boat Tours - Head to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and enjoy this fun, educational boat tour perfect for the entire family.  See dolphins, sea birds and other marine life as CMA staff narrates the scenic ride to a shell island.    They'll put you right in the action as they collect sea life with nets and let you inspect the awesome specimens.