Cruise Thru Cinco De Mayo and Mother’s Day on the SOLARIS Yacht

As the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, SunQuest Cruises’s SOLARIS yacht offers two unforgettable experiences in May that combine coastal cuisines with a relaxing cruise. The celebration begins with a family-friendly Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Cruise on Tuesday, May 5th from 7 – 10 p.m. featuring a three-course meal and live entertainment. Mom is the guest of honor on the Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise on Sunday, May 10th from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
“It’s not every day that you get to go on a 125 foot yacht,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS. “These signature cruises offer a memorable way to celebrate in true Emerald-coast style.”
The Cinco De Mayo Cruise in Destin begins with a refreshing Sangria cocktail to toast with at boarding time. Guests will enjoy the fresh coastal breezes as the SOLARIS cruises the waters and festive live music plays from all three decks. The fiesta continues with an organic spring salad, black bean and corn vinaigrette dressing and freshly baked rosemary bread with infused oil. Entrée choices include Jalisco Chicken (topped with a fresh cilantro, lime and tequila glaze), Carne Asada Steak (tender filet mignon in a chipotle, cumin and coffee rub with red chili cream) or Gulf Fish with Cilantro Sauce (topped with jalapenos, lime, almonds and cilantro). A special kid’s menu includes cheese quesadilla with rice and beans. For dessert, the SOLARIS chefs are serving a savory Cherry Chimis. The price, including a three-hour cruise, three-course meal and live entertainment, is $50 per adult and $35 per child. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5th with cruise from 7 – 10 p.m.
Set mom on ‘cruise control’ as she embarks on a time-honored tradition for the SOLARIS Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise in Destin Fla. It’s smooth sailing as guests enjoy the open-air sky deck and panoramic views of the sparkling waters. The three-course culinary voyage begins with freshly baked artisan rolls. Entrée choices include a fresh herb-encrusted Filet Mignon, Gulf Fish, Cheese and Fresh Herb-Stuffed Chicken Breast or Harvest Vegetables. A freshly baked Flat Bread pizza is served for children. The cruise ends on a sweet note with Chef’s Special Mother’s Day dessert. The price, including a two-hour cruise and three-course meal, is $58 per adult, $35 per child and $18 for children under 3. Boarding begins at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 10th with cruise from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Reservations required online or call 850.650.2519.Things to do in destin florida_cinco de mayo cruise-page-0


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Easter in Destin | SOLARIS Lunch Cruise

Follow the bunny tracks down the Baytowne Marina in beautiful Sandestin Florida and hop aboard the SOLARIS yacht on Sunday, April 5th from 1 – 3 p.m. for a relaxing lunch cruise on the water. SunQuest Cruises celebrates Easter in true Emerald-Coast style with a memorable cruise through the sparkling waters and elaborate coastal cuisines prepared on-board by the SOLARIS chefs.
“Easter weekend is all about spending time with family and friends. If you’re fortunate enough to celebrate in Destin, enjoy an unforgettable experience for all ages,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS.
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As the only dining and entertainment cruise in Northwest Florida, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS is a luxurious 125-foot yacht offering three decks of indoor and outdoor fun. The SOLARIS’s annual cruise events, such as the Easter Lunch Cruise, have evolved into time-honored family traditions as guests embark on a relaxing day filled with life-long memories.
After taking in the warm coastal breezes and panoramic views from the sky deck, guests will indulge in a three-course meal that begins with a gourmet Baby Spinach and Mushroom salad with a warm Bacon Vinaigrette topped with a Deviled Egg. Entrée choices from the SOLARIS chefs include Beef Croustades (tender slices of filet mignon and portabellas inside a puff pastry), Southern Shrimp & Grits, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Vegetable Lasagna. The meal ends with Peter Cottontail’s Carrot Cake. A children’s menu includes chicken tenders, macaroni & cheese and chef’s vegetables.
The SOLARIS Easter Lunch Cruise boards at 12:15 p.m. with cruise from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost, including a two-hour cruise and three-course meal, is $58 for adults and $35 for children. Reservations required online or call 850.650.2519.
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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 Wedding and Reception Venue” award by readers of The Knot for six consecutive years and was inducted into the Knot Best of Weddings 2015 Hall of Fame. For more information, visit or call 850.650.2519.

Destin Weddings and Event Venue | Tankard Talk

Recently we added a draft system to the SOLARIS. This was not necessarily by a stroke of genius but in order to offer our Destin weddings and private cruises the popular Guinness on draft. BOOM, fire the cannons, good time had by all.
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Guinness all began with a pen stroke in 1759; that is when Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000-year lease on an unused brewery at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. It costs him an initial £100 (about $147 US dollars) with an annual rent of £45 (about $66 US dollars) – this includes crucial water rights. The brewery covers four acres and consists of a copper, a kieve, a mill, two malthouses, stabling for 12 horses and a loft to hold 200 tons of hay. Nice deal Arthur!
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So, we’ve brewed up our own now Arthur… we set sail with our “Float Your Boat” promotion. We have paired up some of our bottled beer offerings to give you a different taste of Guinness draft, a spin on the old Black & Tans.
Come aboard and have a “Dark Side of the Moon”, “Yueng Yang”, “Hazed & Confused” or a “Snake Bite” which features Kelly’s Irish Cider. They will put a wind in your sails!
Call our event planners at 850.650.2519 or request information online for Destin weddings or private events.