SOLARIS Earns Top Honors as Destin Restaurant & Dining Option

SOLARIS Yacht Earns Award as Top Restaurant in Destin and Fine Dining Option


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SunQuest Cruises today announced that it has received a Tripadvisor® Certificate of Excellence award as one of the top restaurant and fine dining in Destin Florida options. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
“There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. Since the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award is based on customer reviews, this accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence,” said James Murray, GM and Owner of SunQuest Cruises.
Guests have consistently written positive reviews on about the variety of dining experiences offered on the SOLARIS yacht, including sunset and fireworks dinner cruises, anniversaries, group outings, Destin weddings and receptions. Patrons have posted pictures and compliments on the service, food, live music, atmosphere and overall cruising experience.
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service.”
A unique alternative to restaurants in Destin Florida, the SOLARIS yacht offers 3 course, chef-prepared meals on their weekly sunset dinner cruises from Sandestin. The decadent fine dining menu include prime steaks, fresh local Seafood, a kid’s menu and special menus / catering for weddings in Destin.
The 125 foot, 3 deck SOLARIS yacht cruises weekly from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for Fireworks Sunset Dinner Cruises, weddings, groups and more.
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Cruise Through Thanksgiving in Destin Fla

 Thanksgiving Buffets in Destin on the Water – Enjoy a Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Cuisines on SOLARIS Yacht Cruises

Lunch and Dinner Buffet Cruises Offer a Memorable Family Experience


Celebrate Thanksgiving in Destin Florida on the water on SunQuest Cruises’ Thanksgiving Buffet Cruises on the SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin on Thursday, November 26. Guests will enjoy a lavish Thanksgiving Buffet including a cornucopia of coastal and traditional cuisines, with the lunch cruise from 12-2 pm and the dinner cruise from 6-8 pm.
“What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Emerald Coast than on the water? We offer the most relaxing and unforgettable Thanksgiving experience as you let us do all the cooking and cleaning,” said James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises.  “Just sit back, relax with family and take in the beautiful sights and great food. No crowds, no worries.”
Cruise past the crowded Destin restaurants and enjoy a lavish buffet on the water. Forget the crowded grocery store, the hours of preparation and stacks of dishes. Just come aboard SOLARIS, count your blessings and leave the cooking to us.
The journey begins as guests are greeted on-board by Captain Matt and explore all three indoor and outdoor decks of the 125’ SOLARIS 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 SOLARIS chefs freshly prepare all meals aboard the yacht’s galley. The lavish Thanksgiving Buffet includes a Herb-roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Maple Ham, Southern Succotash, Baked Gulf Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole and an assortment of traditional Thanksgiving Desserts.
The Thanksgiving celebration continues through the weekend as the SOLARIS offers public dinner cruises on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 from 6-9 pm. The SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, located at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise ranges from $20 – $58 per person, which includes a two-hour cruise and a delectable Thanksgiving buffet. Reservations are required for Destin Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Cruises or by calling 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 Destin weddings/receptions , holiday parties, 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. For more information, visit or call 850.650.2519.
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Cruise through a relaxing and memorable Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner Buffet
on the SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin.



Cruise through Labor Day in Destin Florida

For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women….that would be YOU!
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Whether you work 9 – 5, 80 hours a week or 24/7 as a stay at home mom, you work hard and deserve to play hard. Get on the water and enjoy this relaxing weekend aboard the SOLARIS. Our chefs are cooking up a decadent menu of fresh seafood, steak and more.
Head up to everyone’s favorite part of the SOLARIS, the open air sky deck. A perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, take in the fresh air and relax. You might even catch a view of a dolphin while you cruise into the sunset.
Dine, dance and cruise with us this Thursday, Friday or Saturday of Labor Day weekend and end your summer on a high (and relaxing!) note.