I hosted my wife’s surprise 50th birthday party on the SunQuest Solaris in Sandestin and the entire SunQuest crew did a fabulous job. Their event coordinator Cooper went above and beyond, both before and during the event, to make sure every detail was handled flawlessly.
She went as far as ensuring my wife’s favorite wine, whole not normally carried on board, was available for the cruise. The whole staff was friendly. The food was very good, the bread was fantastic and our guests who had the Shrimp and Grits, Crab Cakes and the Spicy Steak Tips all raved about their meals. The birthday cake for dessert was very tasty. Cooper took care of all the decorations, which really created a festive atmosphere for our guests.
The live entertainment was enjoyable. This was the first cruise of the season in Destin, we were a party of 29. The bartender, Becca, was incredible. She remembered everyone’s drink after the first order and made some fantastic recommendations as well. My wife and I will definitely return some day!
(Nov 2016 Tripadvisor Review) “First time, definitely not the last”
Entertainment was great, food was good, service was excellent. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. We will definitely do this again!
We had an awesome time on the Sunset Dinner Cruise from Sandestin. The staff was friendly, the food was excellent, and the captain was extremely nice. Fantastic experience!
Everything I could imagine and more! The staff on this dinner cruise were very nice. The Sandestin view was beautiful and the music was tight on point. Made my birthday weekend in Destin Florida nothing less than amazing.
20th anniversary cruise: My husband and I went on the dinner cruise for our 20th Anniversary in Destin Florida. I paid a little extra to be guaranteed a table by the window and a little anniversary package of flowers, champagne, and picture. We had a great time from the moment we were greeted enthusiastically at the Sandestin dock until we came back in. The entire staff was great, the food was very good, and the entertainer was awesome! Great idea for a special occasion. Oh and the view of the bay wasn’t bad either!
(June 2016) The Meal, The View, The Staff, The Fireworks: I’m a foodie. French heritage (I Age my beef, marinate etc. ) and I was BLOWN away by the filet mignon.
The staff is very pleasant and attentive. Fireworks from Sandestin are above average. Timing by the captain can make or break the arrival and show. Our guy nailed it.
Definitely do it. Worth every penny.
We could walk freely anywhere on the 3-story boat. There is a bar on the 2nd floor and open space to dance, take pictures or just watch the sunset on the 3rd floor.
We paid extra for a guaranteed window spot (THIS IS A MUST). Paid extra for a rose and champagne at our table. Was overall a beautiful time. Not only did we get to see a sunset, but coming back to shore was a bright full moon. Great Memory made with SunQuest Cruises!! Thank you.
At first I thought it was a bit pricey but I have certainly changed my mind. We had a 3 hour dinner cruise/dining and dancing experience! Many people of the boat were having celebrations such as birthday or anniversary. I would certainly consider cruising again! We even saw dolphins in the bay from Sandestin!
As I said the price included a full bar and there was everything and anything, and bartender knew how to mix just about anything you could ask for. Definitely the highlight of our trip!!
(April 20, 2015) The Solaris is 125 feet long with three full decks. The main deck is where you will find the indoor dining room. The second deck is home to the indoor bar and lounge area with outdoor seating in the rear. The third deck is the 100% outdoors and is where you’ll find the sky deck with tables and chairs. All three decks offer 360 degree panoramic views.For $72.50 you will receive a 4 course gourmet meal (includes coffee and tea), AND a three (3) hour cruise. The meals are prepared on board by the executive chef and his team. The ship also has a large fully-stocked bar and lounge on the 2nd deck
Large groups and weddings account for the majority of cruises. Weddings on the Solaris have increased dramatically; this venue really is an ideal place to host a wedding or corporate event: it is unique, classy and top notch. The Solaris even offers a bridal suite dressing room for the bride. The maximum capacity of the Solaris is 150 people, so please plan accordingly.
(April 11, 2015) Sunquest Cruises did everything right. The staff was polite and very helpful. The entertainment was just the very best. The food was perfect in every way. The atmosphere was delightful and very exciting. After it was over, we needed assistance with a golf cart back to the parking lot and it was available. The crowd was engaged in the entertainment and with each other. I will highly recommend to anyone who asks for something unique, romantic and wonderful. Well worth the money. Thank you for a great experience(March 31, 2015) “Must Do In Destin” – One of the highlights of our trip. Great spring break treat. The dinner and entertainment was great. Our server Sherri was good too. We’ll be back.
(March 2015) “Great Experience with Friends” – We had such a great time aboard the Solaris!!! I went with a group of girlfriends while we were on spring break. The meal was excellent and it was a great way to start off our trip. Could not have asked for a better time. We had a great time talking, enjoying our meal and dancing with other passengers. The live entertainment is great! We all have decided we will definitely be back again!
(November 8, 2014) “Lovely Evening” – This was our first dinner cruise. It was romantic, the food was delicious and we would cruise again. Thanks to the entertainment and waiters and waitresses. And a special thanks to the captain that did a wonderful job. If you have never tried it, it’s worth a try.
(October 16, 2014) “Solaris boat trip” – We had a lovely time, the food was our standing and beyond my expectation . Service was quick and very pleasant. Would and have recommend this boat tour to all.
(October 7, 2014) “What an excellent evening!” – The atmosphere, the food, the service, the entertainment. I could not have asked for more. Wonderful experience.
(October 2, 2014) The dinner cruise aboard the Solaris is the best we’ve ever done. The meal was REALLY delicious. We had the filet mignon and the grilled fish of the day. The salad was colorful (not faded iceberg). Dessert was fantastic. The crew were super friendly and helpful. The music was really good (David Hall) and he was also good at getting participation in line dances, etc. The sunset was gorgeous and I would definitely take this 3 hour tour again!
(October 3, 2014) “It was the perfect evening event to wrap up our vacation!” – We really enjoyed the sunset cruise! The food was great, our waiter was amazing and worked really hard to please us. The music was fun and the songs were great for a diverse group. Well worth the money. We recommend it.
(October 3, 2014) “Fabulous food…fabulous people.” – This was my second trip on the Solaris and it was fantastic. Went with a group of 10, food was excellent, drinks were great, entertainment was good. Atmosphere on the boat and the staff was outstanding. It is a must do if you are traveling to this area!!
(September 30, 2014) “Love it!!!” – Worth every penny!!! My husband and I went on the dinner cruise for our anniversary and my birthday. We had a blast!! Cant wait to go again!!
(August 25, 2014) “Amazing food & service!!”- Found this cruise online and thought it would be a nice get away for a night. Right as we stepped on the boat the staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food was beyond my expectations and the drinks were delicious. The upper deck and the boat itself was very spacious. I would highly recommend this for a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion.
(July 31, 2014) “Excellent!” – My boyfriend and I loved this experience during our vacation in Destin! The view was beautiful, the service was excellent, entertainment was great, and the food was awesome. Thank you for a great evening!
(July 13, 2014) “50th Anniversary celebration ” – We had a great experience for my in laws 50th anniversary. We had a large party of around 20 people. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. I would recommend going on a dinner cruise with them.
(July 7, 2014) “Great family experience!” – We had an amazing time at the sunset cruise. My family and I went on the fourth of July weekend and we would definitely do it again. The food was amazing. I had the seared beef and my steak was flavorful and juicy, indeed perfect. The entertainment was great. I have to give the David I believe was his name a 100 plus! Not only did he sang beautiful, but knew to keep the crowd entertained.The mixed drinks were the best I had a stress reliever and it was prefect. Overall I have to say we enjoyed it and will definitely do it again. Very worth your money.
(June 24, 2014) “Celebrated SIXTY Years of Marriage!!!” – Our Experience was very Good! Thirty-Five family members gathered to celebrate our parents 60th Anniversary. We had FOUR generations on the boat. I was the primary planner, and heard no complaints from family. Kristy was our contact person and did an EXCELLENT job in accommodating any and ALL needs. She is superb at her job!!! My Parents enjoyed it all and were so grateful for the experience. We got to enjoy food, views, fireworks, dancing and celebrated a few birthdays in the mix as well. The small children even got to drive the yacht. I am a professional wedding cake baker and they served my cake to everyone perfectly! I see many venues, and highly recommend this one. Thank you Kristy for making our experience flow with no problems If you’re visiting Destin, I recommend this cruise to simply celebrate Life!!!