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While Clearwater Beach offers idyllic beaches and parks, Clearwater has a stuck-in-amber, gray-suited, 1950s-era downtown that's dominated by the international spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology. The Clearwater Church, known as Flag Land Base, has occupied the historic Fort Harrison Hotel since the late 1970s, and has upward of 60 more properties in the city. None of this is open to the public, and Clearwater itself remains deeply ambivalent about being home to the largest concentration of Scientologists outside of Los Angeles.


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$21.35 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tampa Bay Yacht Cruise from Clearwater with Dinner Upgrade

Enjoy a romantic evening cruise with an optional fine dining meal service, which can be purchased once on board the yacht. You’ll love the gorgeous waterfront scenery and a live music on this Tampa Bay yacht cruise. All onboard entrée purchases include a salad, bread with dipping oils, choice from an 11 entrée menu and house dessert. Relax at your reserved table in the plush comfort of the vessel’s interior or head to one of the outer decks to enjoy the soft breeze. As romantic lights of the Tampa Bay waterfront drift by, you’ll be treated to live renditions of your favorite songs as the DJ gets everyone dancing. Wander the decks or stroll under the starlight – your Clearwater Evening Dance Cruise makes for an unforgettable romantic evening.

$17.08 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tampa Bay Yacht Cruise from Clearwater with Dinner Upgrade

Enjoy the beautiful sights around you as you cruise through the peaceful scenery of Florida’s calm, inland waters for 1.5-2 hours. For additional purchase on board, treat yourself to an appetizer or a delicious lunch made fresh-to-order from the executive chef or simply enjoy a cold beverage or frozen drink.Sit outside on the sightseeing decks while sipping on a cocktail as your captain regales you with anecdotes and stories about the Clearwater area’s numerous waterways and wildlife. Keep an eye out for dolphins, birds and maybe even manatee! Add some luxury to your Clearwater vacation and treat yourself to this fabulous cruise experience.

$26.75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Clearwater, Gulf Coast Double-Decker Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Unwind on this sunset cruise, the perfect way to spend your evening. The cruise offers something for everyone -- whether you are looking for a romantic evening out, a party with friends on the water, or simply a scenic and relaxing sunset tour on the ocean, this cruise will suit your needs.As your captain leads you out of Clearwater Bay on a double-decker catamaran and onto the Gulf of Mexico, learn interesting facts about the history of the area and take in the scenic views. At sunset, you are welcome to participate in a Champagne toast to commemorate this special evening. Additional beer, wine and soft drinks can be purchased on board.The sunset over the Gulf of Mexico is beautiful, and if you are lucky, you may witness the legendary ‘green flash’ phenomenon, a bright green flash of light that appears just as the sun sets over the horizon!

$26.75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Clearwater Bay, Gulf Coast Dolphin Watching Cruise 2-Hour Tour

With its white-sand beaches and tropical atmosphere, Clearwater is a jewel along Florida’s Gulf Coast, tucked between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.On this 2-hour tour from Clearwater Beach, sail aboard a sleek 2-deck catamaran on the beautiful waters of Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in search of one of Florida’s favorite natives -- the bottlenose dolphin. You’re guaranteed to see these playful creatures on your dolphin-watching tour!Enjoy music from the state-of-the-art sound system on board to set the mood for adventure. In addition to spotting the Suncoast’s favorite creature, your captain will highlight fascinating facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast and point out the myriad of celebrity mansions along the way. Food and drinks are available for purchase on board.

$29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Calypso Queen Tropical Party Buffet Cruise

Daytime Cruise Experience the beauty of the waters of Clearwater Harbor aboard the Calypso Queen with a live sightseeing narration by the captain. This casual tropical themed cruise offers a delicious island style luncheon buffet and lasts for 1.5-2 hours. Evening CruiseTake in the sights of Clearwater Harbor at sunset aboard the Calypso Queen during this 2-2.5 hour cruise. Enjoy dining, dancing, tropical drinks and more. This Caribbean themed cruise offers a delicious island style dinner buffet. Feel the excitement as the cruise director and DJ electrify the night with interactive entertainment on our Island Party on the water. Dance to a mix of island party music and contemporary favorites. Join the conga line, do your favorite line dance and see how low you can go when you try the limbo. There’s lots of fun for everyone! Please note: Complimentary Beer, Wine, Rum Punch and Soft Drinks for those with cruise & buffet tickets.  Full bar service along with tropical frozen drinks, appetizers and desserts available on board.

$21.35 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Clearwater Bay Cruise from Clearwater Beach

Relax on the outer decks with a frozen drink or a cocktail, which can be purchased from the full service bar on board and enjoy a leisurely sightseeing cruise along Florida’s beautiful, calm, inland waters of Clearwater Bay while listening to the sounds of your favorite songs. Add a delicious sit down gourmet lunch prepared fresh on board by an executive chef, which can be purchased once on board the yacht. Choose from six entrees served with salad, or enjoy a light appetizer. This luxury lunchtime dance cruise is a fun way to spend an afternoon and a must for any Clearwater vacation.