“What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving in Destin than on the water? We offer the most relaxing and unforgettable Thanksgiving experience as you let us do all the cooking, cleaning and decorating.” 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.”
The SOLARIS chefs freshly prepare all meals aboard the yacht’s galley. The lavish Thanksgiving Buffet includes a Garlic and Herb-roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Maple Ham, Southern Succotash, Shrimp and Grits with Andouille, Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Chef’s Special Thanksgiving Salad and an assortment of traditional Thanksgiving Desserts.
The Thanksgiving celebration continues through the weekend as the SOLARIS offers sunset and fine dining cruises on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 from 5-8 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 here or by calling 850.650.2519.
“Evenings on the water take on a whole new luster under the light of a full moon. This is the first in a series of Full Moon Cruises we will be hosting,” said James Murray, General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. “We’re thrilled to partner with this great organization to raise money to further their mission and make an impact in our community.”
The Junior League of the Emerald Coast began in 1964 with five women dedicated to making a difference in their community. Today, the Junior League of the Emerald Coast is an organization of nearly 300 Northwest Florida Panhandle women of diverse backgrounds who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. The members of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast strive to uphold a mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community.
“We are a diverse group of civic-minded women devoted to voluntarism and improving our communities,” stated Carly Harmer, President of the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. “We are looking forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary with the community this year and are working to ensure that the impact we have over the next 50 years is even greater!”
Guests will embark on an unforgettable evening as they are greeted by Captain Matt and explore all three indoor and outdoor decks of the SOLARIS yacht, including a silent auction. Delectable comfort foods freshly prepared by the SOLARIS chefs will be available throughout the yacht. The menu includes fresh Tomato Basil soup, grilled smoked cheese sandwiches, bruschetta margarita melts, shrimp, beef, veggie and chicken kabobs and more.
The indulgent evening continues with an irresistible S’mores Bar featuring an array of warm marshmallows, milk chocolate and graham crackers. Guests can also dance in the moonlight to live entertainment by well-known local DJ David Hall.
Boarding on the SOLARIS yacht begins at 6:30 p.m. at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, with the cruise from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. The cost is $60 per person, which includes a three-hour cruise, food and live entertainment. Prior reservations are required by purchasing tickets at www.jlec.org or calling 850.269.7234.
About The Junior League of the Emerald Coast
As a member of the Association of Junior League’s International, the Junior League of the Emerald Coast is part of a global team with 293 Junior Leagues from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Local members benefit from being a part of this global team by sharing ideas and community projects which are successful in other parts of the world and to use those experiences to better their own community.
“Fall” in love with these autumn-inspired ways to enhance the seasonal mood for Destin weddings. Whether you are in the planning stages or looking to add a special final touch, our Destin wedding planners give you so many ways to show your individuality and creativity with your wedding in Destin.
Colors: The most popular color this fall is cranberry. You can also go with vibrant color schemes like pink, coral, and yellow shades or go more on the pastel side with mustard yellow, peach, butter yellow, and pink. Other popular colors include camel, bronze, teal, sangria, navy and mauve.
Fall Foliage: Incorporate pinecones, wheat, acorns, and fresh autumn blooms, such as freesia and orchids, in everything from bouquets and boutonnieres to center pieces and even the ring pillow. Embellish aisles and altar with colorful wreaths from vibrant fall foliage as well.
Unforgettable Fall Fun: Regardless of the season, give your guests an experience they will never forget. Outdoor fall weddings and receptions on the SOLARIS are unforgettable with the fall crisp air and vibrant sunset colors. You can also have a Facetime Photobooth on the yacht – giving your guests a fun keepsake to remember your big day.
Fall flavors: Let our bartenders mix up a fall signature drink for your wedding – anything from Cranberry Cosmopolitans to Pomegranate Champagne. Our chefs can also incorporate succulent fall flavors into your menu – everything that you will plan with your wedding planner.
Fall favors: The Emerald Coast is home to various local honey merchants. The Honey Hutch is one of several family-owned businesses that keep bees to make and sell homemade candles, soaps, lotions and even face scrubs in addition to locally harvested honey. A sweet, local keepsake for your guests.