Dine, Dance, Cruise, Drink Wine | SOLARIS Yacht Sandestin

Cheers! It’s National Drink Wine Day – but who says you only have to celebrate one day a year? Did you know the SOLARIS offers nine different types of red wines and nine different types of white wines on all of its dinner cruises? The full-service bar also offers Round Hill certified sustainable wines, including chardonnay, cabernet, merlot and white zinfandel.
Another reason to celebrate is the upcoming Sandestin Wine Festival Champagne and Lunch Cruise on Friday, April 15th. Celebrate the kick-off of the highly anticipated Sandestin Wine Festival on a luxurious 125-foot yacht that cruises the open waters while indulging in fresh local seafood and premium champagnes.
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.
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Trends for Weddings in Destin | SOLARIS Drone Videos

Getting married on a 125 yacht out in the middle of the open waters is a majestic and romantically unique setting for weddings in Destin. More and more SOLARIS couples are using drone videos to capture the unobstructed, 360 degree views of their yacht weddings on the beautiful emerald green waters of Destin Florida.
Drone photography and videos are taking Destin weddings to new heights and continue to be all the rage for SOLARIS yacht weddings. It’s the optimal way to capture a SOLARIS yacht sunset wedding on the sky deck in all its glory. Nothing compares to the aerial footage you get with a drone video. Watch these drone videos below:


Some things our wedding planners caution about drone videos:
1. Noise – the drones can be loud so discuss things with your videography/photographer before. Filming might have to be postponed at certain times to avoid it being a distraction.
2. Have a back up plan – Drones can’t fly in increment / windy weather (luckily, you can also get married in the two indoor spaces of the SOLARIS) and you will want some traditional photos so be sure to have a regular photographer/videographer on hand for the big day as well.
3. Experience – make sure you book an experienced drone videographer. Our wedding planners have a list of preferred vendors who are familiar with the SOLARIS Yacht and can connect you with the right person.
4. Prepare – just like with everything else with the wedding, you want this to be perfect and to your expectations. Make sure to take discuss your vision and expectations with your videographer and do a dry run on the SOLARIS yacht and the wedding planners to ensure a smooth sailing process.
5. Ideal for SOLARIS yacht weddings – Since most SOLARIS yacht weddings in Destin Fla are destination weddings, drone videos are perfect to showcase the entire destination from a 360 degree view. Also, the wide open spaces of the local waters in Destin and Sandestin are the ideal location for drone videos

Easter in Destin | SOLARIS Lunch Cruise Sandestin

Hop Aboard SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Easter Lunch Cruise
in Sandestin Florida

Follow the bunny tracks down the Baytowne Marina in beautiful Sandestin Florida, just minutes from Destin Fla and hop aboard the SOLARIS yacht on Sunday, March 27th from 1 – 3 p.m. for a relaxing Easter Lunch Cruise on the water.  The SOLARIS yacht is a great alternative to eating at a restaurant in Destin for Easter. SunQuest Cruises celebrates Easter in Destin in true Emerald-Coast style with a memorable cruise through the sparkling waters and elaborate coastal cuisines prepared on-board by the SOLARIS chefs.
“Easter weekend is all about spending time with family and friends. If you’re fortunate enough to celebrate in the beautiful Destin and South Walton area, celebrate on the water and enjoy an unforgettable experience for all ages,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS.
As the only dining and entertainment cruise in Northwest Florida, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS is a luxurious 125-foot yacht offering three decks of indoor and outdoor fun.  The SOLARIS’s annual cruise events, such as the Easter Lunch Cruise, have evolved into time-honored family traditions in Destin and South Walton as guests embark on a relaxing day filled with life-long memories.
After taking in the warm coastal breezes and panoramic views from the sky deck, guests will indulge in a three-course meal that begins with a gourmet Baby Spinach and Egg Salad with a warm Bacon Vinaigrette.  Entrée choices from the SOLARIS chefs include Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Southern Shrimp & Grits, Chicken Marsala, Persillade-Crusted Gulf Fish or Vegetable Lasagna.  The meal ends with Peter Cottontail’s Carrot Cake. A children’s menu includes chicken tenders, macaroni & cheese and chef’s vegetables.
The SOLARIS Easter Lunch Cruise boards at 12:15 p.m. with the cruise from 1 – 3 p.m. The cost, including a two-hour cruise and three-course meal, is $58 for adults and $35 for children. Reservations required online for the Easter Destin Lunch Cruise or call 850.650.2519.
About SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS
Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina in South Walton Florida, 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 and 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.
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