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.



Best Weddings Venue and Wedding Planners in Destin – Emerald Coast Magazine Winner

2015 “Best Weddings Venue in Destin” and “Best Wedding Planners in Destin” Emerald Coast Magazine Award Winner – SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS

Thank you to the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine for voting the SOLARIS as the “Best Wedding Venue in Destin” for the sixth consecutive year! Also, this year SunQuest Cruises was the recipient of the “Best Wedding Planners in Destin” award which is a huge honor to the full-time wedding planning team.
Over the past 12 years, SunQuest Cruises has planned and executed over 1,200 weddings in Destin on the SOLARIS Yacht. Couples enjoy 125 feet of luxury and three decks of indoor and outdoor fun for up to 150 guests, including sunset ceremonies on the open air sky deck. Chefs freshly prepare wedding menus in the yacht’s galley, featuring fresh Gulf seafood, prime steaks and more.
In addition to a majestic venue, SunQuest Cruises includes wedding planners in all Destin wedding packages who have planned everything from start to finish for couples local to across the country. The experienced staff consults on and executes everything from decor and wedding menus to live entertainment and flowers. 
It is an honor to be recognized by the local community for our award-winning venue and wedding planning services. The company and its wedding planners are now expanding their services to include Destin beach weddings and off-site catering. The one-stop shop of SunQuest Cruises can plan any Destin Fla wedding from the beach to the sea.
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Anniversaries in Destin on the SOLARIS | Jim and Gail Murray

In the last 11 years, SunQuest Cruises has done over 1,500 Destin Fla weddings, 400 corporate events, birthdays and hundreds of other memorable events. This past weekend, the SunQuest Cruises family celebrated a great moment onboard the SOLARIS, the 50th wedding anniversary of the founders of the company, Jim and Gail Murray.
Gail and Jim were married in 1965. With his company Freeport Shipbuilding Inc, Jim Murray has been building boats since 1978 and had already constructed 66 yachts similar to the Solaris yacht. Together with their son James, the Murrays launched SunQuest Cruises in 2004. It took a family effort to get the company to where it is today. Gail remembers her daughters, sisters and mom folding napkins and spending holidays like New Year’s and Mother’s Day on the Solaris yacht. The Murrays also placed an importance in giving back to the community in which they live and work.
The family business has flourished over the years, featuring the region’s only dining and entertainment Solaris yacht, adding the SunVenture motor Catamaran for leisure dolphin and Crab Island cruises and offering off-site catering and beach weddings.
Congratulations on 50 amazing years and here’s to 50 more!
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