What to do in Destin – sunset and fine dining cruise on the SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin. The SOLARIS cruises year-round, rain or shine for weekly dinner, dancing and sunset cruises. The SOLARIS takes Destin restaurants and waterfront dining to the next level as you indulge in award-winning cuisines while cruising into the sunset. Our fine dining menus include prime seafood and fresh, local Gulf seafood.
The SOLARIS chefs are featuring an elaborate four-course, Gulf Coast seafood menu, each paired with premium champagnes. Patrons will embark on an unforgettable day that begins with a Dockside Reception at noon with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling bubbly. It’s smooth sailing for the rest of the afternoon as guests enjoy all three decks of the SOLARIS yacht, including the open air sky deck, and three additional coastal cuisine courses and champagne. Reservations required online for the Sandestin Wine Festival Seafood and Champagne Lunch Cruise or by calling 850.650.2519.
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise Celebrate the Kick-Off of the Sandestin Wine Festival on the SOLARIS Yacht
Sip, savor and sail for the Sandestin Wine Festival as sparkling waves and soft breezes set the mood for SunQuest Cruises’s Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise on Friday, April 15th from 12 – 3 p.m. In partnership with Coastal Wine & Spirits, SunQuest Cruises presents the ultimate way to kick off the Sandestin Wine Festival just steps away on a 125 foot yacht. Patrons will embark on a culinary adventure of four different courses all paired with premium champagnes.
“The Sandestin Wine Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year and our location just steps away makes it a perfect way to celebrate the start of the weekend,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS. “Our chefs have created a signature menu that is art for the palette featuring fresh seafood and sparkling champagnes.”
This signature SOLARIS event begins before the Sandestin Wine Festival with a dockside reception at noon. Guests can take in the panoramic views and fresh coastal breezes from the open-air sky deck while enjoying Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne with Sauteed Gulf Coast Oysters and champagne butter, Lobster and Waffles and Seared Rosemary-Crusted Sea Scallops. As the SOLARIS yacht cruises the open waters, the “Make Way” Course will be served, including Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Corn and Crawfish Cream and a Chandon Delice Champagne / Ketel Citroen cocktail.
Following is the “Waypoint” Course, a Lemon Grass and Ginger Soup with Gulf Shrimp, paired with Ruinart Brut Rose Champagne. The final course is the “Marker” Course, featuring a Persillade-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Three-Potato Hash and a Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne / Nolets Gin cocktail.
The SOLARIS Sandestin Wine Festival Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise is $90 per person including a four-course meal, premium champagne pairings and two-hour cruise. The dockside reception begins at 12 p.m. with cruise from 1 – 3 p.m. Reservations required online or 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 onlydining 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 several review-based accolades, including the “Best Wedding and Reception Venue” Knot award for seven consecutive years and the 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award. For more information, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850.650.2519.
Authentic Cajun celebration on the water in Destin Florida with food, drinks and live music
Celebrate Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday on the water in Destin Florida. Cruise through the good times roll on the water this Fat Tuesday in Sandestin Fla for the ultimate Mardi Gras celebration in Northwest Florida on the SOLARIS yacht on Tuesday, February 9th from 7 – 10 p.m. The festive evening includes a three-hour cruise on the Destin waters with a three-course Cajun culinary adventure and live entertainment by Finga FAYA.
“Many of our staff members are from Louisiana so we know how to put on a true Mardi Gras celebration with an Emerald Coast twist,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS.
As they embark on the 125-foot SOLARIS yacht, guests can begin the night with a cocktail from the full-service bar. The “Lundi Gras” appetizer features a Muffuletta Pasta Salad paired with Creole Garlic Bread.
“Bouef Gras” entrée choices include NOLA BBQ Shrimp over a Cheese Grit Cake, Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Blackened Gulf Fish or Creole-Crusted Filet topped with a crawfish cream sauce. The “Doubloom” dessert is a signature White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce.
While indulging in this three-course Cajun feast, patrons will also enjoy live music by Niceville-native band Fing FAYA. This popular band will have all three decks of the SOLARIS infused with energetic blues and soul music that will keep the dance floors packed and ensure a memorable celebration on the water in Destin Fla.
The SOLARIS Fat Tuesday Party Cruise in Sandestin Fla boards at 6 p.m. with cruise from 7 – 10 p.m. The cost is $48.50 per guest including three-course meal, three-hour cruise and live entertainment. Reservations required online or 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 Destin 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 seven consecutive years and was inducted into the Knot Best of Weddings 2015 Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850.650.2519.