Holiday Parties In Destin Fla | Venues and Catering

The holiday season will be here in less than 12 weeks, beginning with Thanksgiving and then on to the fast-paced weeks leading up to Christmas. Everyone’s calendars will fill up with holiday parties galore – the work party, the family party, the friends party, the school parties. Break up the party fatigue with a venue and experience that they will remember for years to come.
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If you’re considering or hosting a holiday party in Destin this year, SunQuest Cruises can make it easy, affordable and memorable.The SOLARIS yacht is an award-winning venue for any type of event in Destin – from small company meetings and private group cruises to large weddings and parties for up to 150 people. The SOLARIS yacht and its staff have been the recipient of a variety of review-based awards including 7-year consecutive winner of the Knot’s Best Weddings Award.
How often can someone say they went on a 125 foot yacht? Your guests will embark on an unforgettable experience that includes cruising into the sunset, toasting to the evening on the sky deck, indulging in a chef-prepared meal and dancing to live music. As an added convenience, your guests can stay steps away at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Affordable and Flexible Holiday Party Package Options start at under $60/pp and include:

  • Public Dinner and Dancing Cruise with Live Entertainment

  • Public Dinner and Dancing Cruise with Live Entertainment and Unlimited Beer & Wine

  • Public Dinner and Dancing Cruise with Live Entertainment and Unlimited Beer, Wine and Cocktails

  • 2nd Deck Semi-Private Dinner and Dancing Cruise with Live Entertainment and Unlimited Beer, Wine and Cocktails

  • 1st Deck Semi-Private Dinner and Dancing Cruise with Live Entertainment and Unlimited Beer, Wine and Cocktails

  • Private Chartered Dinner and Dancing Cruise with Live Entertainment and Unlimited Beer, Wine and Cocktails – Book 3 hour private evening charter and the 4th hour is on us (up to $1,000 value)

The SOLARIS yacht boasts over 5,000 square feet on three spacious indoor and outdoor decks, including the open air sky deck. Guests will enjoy a 3-course, chef-prepared meal and dance to live entertainment as well as enjoy the full-service bar. Full-time, experienced event planners are included in all holiday party packages to assist with pre-planning, decor, menus and all the way to execution.
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Your guests can enjoy a luxurious yacht experience without the hefty price tag. Flexible packages are available to accommodate budgets, including semi-private or private cruises. And you enjoy great value and a stress-free experience as you let our event planners do all the work from start to finish.
If you already have a venue in mind, our chefs are also available for off-site catering to all surrounding areas including 30A, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and more. SunQuest Catering offers a variety of menus or our event planners can work with your budget to create a custom event menu.
For information on Destin holiday party packages and off-site catering, call us at 850.650.2519 or request information online here.


Cruise Through Holidays on Solaris Yacht

Holiday Gift Ideas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve All Wrapped Up in One Yacht
Thinking of unique holiday gift ideas continues to become challenging. Experiences offer a lifetime of memories that aren’t dispensable like tangible gifts. The SOLARIS yacht offers unforgettable Thanksgiving, holiday and New Year’s Eve cruises in a convenient, all-inclusive Northwest Florida beach resort setting.
“Not many people can say they spent the holidays on a 125 foot yacht,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS. “Our holiday cruises feature chef-prepared meals while cruising the sparkling waters and enjoying time with family and friends.”
The 125-foot SOLARIS yacht boasts three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces. Guests embark on a memorable experience that begins with a warm greeting by Captain Matt as they navigate throughout the yacht. Whether it’s inside the elegant dining room with panoramic windows or on the open air decks, all seating on the SOLARIS yacht offers breathtaking scenic views of the beautiful local waters and landscape. The yacht is conveniently docked at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offering a multitude of accommodation, transportation, dining and entertainment options.
Guests can celebrate Thanksgiving in Destin on the water on the SOLARIS Thanksgiving Buffet Cruises on Thursday, November 26, with the lunch cruise from 12 – 2 pm and the dinner cruise from 6 – 8 pm. The SOLARIS chefs freshly prepare a cornucopia of coastal and traditional cuisines aboard the yacht’s galley. The lavish Thanksgiving Buffet includes an Herb-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Maple Ham, Baked Gulf Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce, Southern Succotash, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole and an assortment of traditional Thanksgiving Desserts. SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise ranges from $20 – $58 per person, which includes a two-hour cruise and a delectable Thanksgiving buffet.
The Thanksgiving celebration continues through the weekend as the SOLARIS offers fine dining and dancing cruises on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 from 6 – 9 pm. Cruising year-round, the SOLARIS yacht is available throughout the holiday season for private events, weddings, holiday parties and groups up to 150 people.
Enjoy the elegant fusion of a luxurious yacht, ambiance, romance and entertainment on SunQuest Cruises annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dinner and Dancing Cruise in Destin on Thursday, December 31st from 8 pm – 12:30 am. Patrons will embark on a memorable evening that includes a five-course seated dinner, live entertainment, fireworks, party favors and champagne.
While the SOLARIS cruises the local waters, the five-course New Year’s Eve culinary adventure begins with NOLA BBQ Shrimp and Sweet Corn Muffins, followed by a Savory Blackeye Pea, Andouille and Collards soup. Next, guests will enjoy a Firecracker Greens salad with colorful peppers and Champagne Buttermilk Vinaigrette dressing. Entrée choices include Seared Duck Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Baked Grouper with Toasted Almond Butter Sauce and Roasted Harvest Vegetables. The meal concludes with a Flag Ship Puff Pastry Dessert.
The soiree on the water continues with live music that can be heard from all three decks. At final countdown, guests will grab party favors and raise a glass to 2016 with a midnight Champagne toast. The sky will illuminate with a fireworks show from the nearby Sandestin resort. The SOLARIS New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Dinner Cruise is an all-inclusive event for $115 per person, including a four and a half hour cruise, five-course meal, live entertainment, fireworks, party favors and champagne. Sandestin also offers a variety of accommodations on-property for anyone seeking a worry-free night.
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience with a gift certificate for a SOLARIS dinner cruise. Dinner cruises are scheduled weekly throughout the year and other holiday cruises including Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and more.
Request pricing or call us at 850.650.2519.
SOLARIS Yacht Holiday Parties

Destin Weddings, Holiday Parties and More on One Yacht

As the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS offers a memorable venue in Destin on the water for all occasions and any size group. The SOLARIS is a 125-foot, 3-deck yacht featuring an open-air sky deck, covered outdoor seating, a full-service mahogany bar and spacious indoor spaces with panoramic windows. The yacht allows for versatile seating arrangements for up to 150 guests and unlimited options for menus and décor for any events in Destin.
“To truly experience what our area has to offer, you have to get on the water. The sky’s the limit for what our experienced team can accomplish on the SOLARIS,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS. “Although it is a luxurious yacht, our customers receive a tremendous value with an unforgettable, all-inclusive experience.”
All events include full services from the SunQuest Cruises’ team of event planners, executive chefs and staff who have coordinated everything from start to finish for people who are local or across the country. In addition, the SOLARIS is conveniently situated at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, offering a multitude of accommodation, transportation, dining and entertainment options in one location.
A recipient of the 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award, the SOLARIS cruises year-round for weekly sunset dinner cruises in Destin with live entertainment and dancing. After taking in the coastal breezes and panoramic landscapes and toasting to the sunset on the sky deck, guests indulge in a four-course, chef-prepared meal featuring the freshest seafood and finest steaks. While cruising the local bay, guests can dance under the moonlight to live music and enjoy a fireworks show during the summer. The SOLARIS sunset dinner cruise appeals to all ages, from vacationing families to couples or groups celebrating a birthday, anniversary or engagement.
The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” Award recipient for six consecutive years, the SOLARIS is an award-winning venue for Destin weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, brunches and more. The SOLARIS was built with a weddings focus by the Murray family, who own and operate the company. The open-air, sky deck features a bridal platform where couples can say their vows in a private, majestic setting while cruising into the sunset and enjoying unlimited views. Brides can prepare for the big moment in the private bridal suite as a secluded, serene space to spend time with friends and family. The three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces offer a weather-proof venue and the event planners ensure a stress-free experience. Beach weddings and receptions services also available.
Groups can elect to host a semi-private event on one deck of the SOLARIS or a private event on the entire yacht. The versatile spaces of the SOLARIS lend to any occasion from corporate receptions and social gatherings on the open-air sky deck to banquets, holiday or Christmas parties in Destin or classroom-style seating for meetings on the main deck. The chefs and event planners can accommodate all requests including buffets, plated dinners, passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations, A/V equipment, live entertainment and décor. One of the most unique event venues in Destin.
For additional information, call 850.650.2519.
About SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS yacht is a magnificent 125 foot, 5,200 square foot yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces.  The SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, offering public dinner cruises year-round for up to 150 people. Since 2004, the award-winning SOLARIS has also served as a unique venue for weddings/receptions, corporate functions, group activities and other events. The SOLARIS has been the recipient of the “Best of Weddings” award by readers of The Knot for six consecutive years. For more information, call 850.650.2519.

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From weddings and holiday parties to groups and corporate meetings, the SOLARIS yacht is an award-winning venue featuring event planners and executive chefs.