Sandestin Wine Festival Champagne and Seafood Lunch Cruise

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 or call 850.650.2519. 
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Wedding Venues in Destin Fla | Award-Winning SOLARIS

Destin Fla Weddings on the SOLARIS, Award-Winning for 7 Consecutive Years

SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Named Winner in the Knot Best of Weddings 2016
7th consecutive year winner of review-based award

Destin Florida Weddings Venues Knot 2016SunQuest Cruises is pleased to announce that their client reviews have earned them the 2016 ­­The Knot Best of Weddings award for the SOLARIS yacht as a venue in Destin for weddings, receptions and other bridal events. This is the seventh consecutive year SunQuest Cruises has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings, representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. Last year, the SOLARIS was also inducted into the Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, awarded to exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

In 2016, only two percent of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade. We are tremendously honored that our wedding clients earned us this award for the seventh consecutive year,” stated James Murray, owner and General Manager for SunQuest Cruises. 


The SOLARIS yacht was specifically built for weddings in Destin, boasting 125 feet and 3 indoor and outdoor decks for any type of bridal event. All-inclusive packages include experienced, award-winning wedding planners. Couples enjoy the open air, sky deck for sunset ceremonies out at sea as the Captain officiates an absolute private and unforgettable wedding.


The SOLARIS offers an All-Inclusive experience with a one-stop shop on the water that can handle all wedding needs from start to finish. The SOLARIS is also ideally situated at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort with a variety of accommodations, transportation and entertainment options, located in the heart of the Beaches of South Walton.


In its tenth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2016, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews from real couples across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding planning professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.


To celebrate its win, SunQuest Cruises is offering u o $1,000 off Destin weddings booked by January 31st. For more information, call our wedding planners at 850.650.2519, email us at or request pricing for Destin weddings online.


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Cruising Through New Year’s in Destin Florida

This is the most memorable way and greatest deal to ring in the New Year in Destin Florida in style. For only $105 per person, you enjoy a 5-course, chef-prepared meal, a 4 1/2 hour cruise, best seat in the house for the fireworks show and champagne.
To top it off, you can even stay on property at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This sells out quickly….make your reservation today!
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