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.
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Destin Wedding Packages | $1,000 Off Florida Yacht Wedding

Destin Wedding Packages | Special of a Lifetime

Our staff has been hit by cupid’s arrow. All in the name of love, we are celebrating all recently engaged couples with a special of a lifetime. We’re throwing in an extra hour of cruising for free when booking a three-hour private evening charter for Destin Florida weddings or receptions following Destin beach weddings. (up to $1,000 value!)
The SOLARIS offers a variety of affordable and flexible Destin wedding packages, all of which include the services of our experienced wedding planners.
Our packages are specifically designed to be flexible and affordable. You receive a tremendous value and superior service from our wedding packages that include:

  • A full-time wedding planner
  • Access to our preferred vendor list
  • Private Bridal Suite on-board
  • Tulle on Sky Deck’s Bridal Platform
  • Captain to Officiate Ceremony
  • Outdoor Chairs for Sky Deck Ceremonies
  • Pre-recorded Wedding Ceremony Music

You can choose from Semi-Private ceremonies and receptions to Private Charters. If you select a three hour private evening charter for your Destin wedding, we’ll give you the fourth hour for free. For more information on our Destin weddings and packages, download our wedding e-brochure, request info online or call our wedding planners at 850.650.2519.
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Sandestin Wine Festival Cruise | Champagne and Seafood

Kick off the Sandestin Wine Festival with Premium Bubbly and Fresh Gulf Seafood on a 125 yacht! Sparkling waves and soft breezes set the mood for SunQuest Cruises’s Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise during the Sandestin Wine Festival on Friday, April 17th from 12 – 3 p.m. In partnership with Coastal Wine & Spirits, SunQuest Cruises presents the ultimate way to kick off the Sandestin Wine Festival. Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, the SOLARIS and its chefs are featuring an elaborate four-course, Gulf Coast seafood menu each 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 guests still talk about last year’s event and we look forward to another great culinary celebration on the water.”
Patrons will embark on an unforgettable day that begins with a Dockside Marina Reception at noon on the 125-foot yacht with Oysters on the Half Shell with Cucumber Mignonette, Lime and Blood Orange Ahi Tuna Ceviche and a Fresh Herb and Crawfish Spring Roll. Toast to the day with a Netherland Ombra cocktail, a blend of Stellina di Notte Prosecco and Nolet’s Silver Gin.
It’s smoothly sailing for the rest of the afternoon as the SOLARIS cruises the sparkling local waters with warm coastal breezes from the sky deck and panoramic views from all three decks. The culinary voyage continues with a “Making Way Course” includes Grilled Jumbo Gulf Shrimp with Fiji Apple Salad and Green Curry Sauce perfectly paired with Ruinart’s Brut Rose Reims Champagne from France.  For the “Waypoint Course”, the SOLARIS chefs will serve fresh local Cobia over Spicy Napa Cabbage and Mango Slaw, accompanied by a SOLARIS Rose Petal Lemonade with Chandon Brut Champagne and Ketel One “Oranje” Vodka.
For the “Quayside Finale Toast”, guests will enjoy a Seared Sea Scallop crowned by Wasabi Caviar. Sip on Vueve Clickquot Demi-Sec Champagne as the SOLARIS returns to the dock.
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The SOLARIS Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise is $80 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.
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