Destin Spring Break | SOLARIS Fireworks Cruises

Rated as one of the top things to do in Destin Fla during your Spring Break beach vacation, the SOLARIS’s weekly Fireworks Dinner Cruises are the ultimate way to experience the Emerald Coast. Begin the evening by toasting to a great night on the open air sky deck and end with a bang with a spectacular fireworks show from the Sandestin resort.
 
Your evening begins with a warm greeting from the captain. Explore all three indoor and outdoor decks of the spacious yacht. Grab a cocktail from the full-service bar and head to the open-air sky deck for unparalleled views of the Sandestin Resort and the open waters. As we cruise into the sunset, enjoy the coastal breezes, the relaxing mood and perhaps even a dolphin sighting.
 
Meanwhile, the SOLARIS chefs are preparing a three course, coastal cuisine meal on-board the yacht’s galley. Enjoy warm bread and salad as well as your choice of entree from prime steaks to fresh, locally caught seafood.
 
Dance under the stars to live music by the house DJ. The evening ends with a bang as the sky above you illuminates with fireworks from the Village of Baytowne Wharf at the Sandestin resort. Whether you’re seeking an unforgettable dinner or fun for the family, this is one cruise you will never forget.
 
The SOLARIS is docked at the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The Spring Break Fireworks and Dinner cruise occurs weekly on Tues, March 21, 28 and April 4th, view our specific Spring Break Dinner cruise schedule hereReservations required online or call 850.650.2519. View videos here.
 
We’re continuing to celebrate Spring Break in Destin Florida with an unforgettable Easter Lunch Cruise and a luxurious Champagne and Seafood Lunch Cruise to kick off the Sandestin Wine Festival.
 
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Best Vacation Spots for Groups | Destin and SunQuest Cruises

FlipKey, a Tripadvisor Company, has just named two Destin areas as great for groups and named SunQuest Cruises as one of the top things to do in the Destin area. Their list, that includes top vacation spots with the most rentals that sleep 8+, including Hawaii, Las Vegas and our own Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We couldn’t agree more.
 
Here is what they had to say:
 
“A group getaway sounds like a fun time – but securing a costly block of hotel rooms and dealing with the small space is difficult. Whether traveling with family or friends, book a vacation rental instead. You’ll have the space, privacy, and amenities you’re used to at home, for a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
 
Below we’ve listed the top vacation destinations with thousands of rentals on FlipKey that sleep 8 or more people. We’ve included restaurant, activity, and attraction suggestions, plus one of the best rentals offered in each destination.
 
About Santa Rosa Beach: Step outside your vacation rental onto white sand beaches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Your group can swim, snorkel, sail, or sun amidst a clear blue water backdrop. Spend your days biking along the Santa Rosa coastline and through the nearby Point Washington State Forest, which includes more than 10 miles of trails. Also, be sure to explore the fine art galleries and museums, enjoy luxury spas, and indulge in world-class dining after the sun goes down.
 
Best option to Play Together: SunQuest Cruises Sunset Fine Dining Cruises
 
About Miramar Beach: Just a short drive from Destin along the Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach offers a postcard perfect Florida vacation. Miramar Beach is between Fort Walton Beach and Grayton Beach State Park, two of Florida’s most popular attractions. Your group will love the relative romantic quiet of Miramar and the friendly locals.”
 
There are some many different ways for groups to experience the SOLARIS Yacht. What makes SunQuest Cruises one of the best things for groups to do in the Destin area? The location and the award-winning experience.
 
1. All-inclusive Location: SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS yacht is conveniently located at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Your group can stay, dine, shop and play at this award-winning resort, offering property-wide transportation, wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, golf courses, family activities, beaches, water sports and more.
 
2. The Experience: What kind of experience do you want your group to remember as they leave? For over 12 years, our event planners have been treating guests to unforgettable and amazing experiences on the SOLARIS Yacht. In addition to weekly Destin sunset dining and dancing cruises, the yacht can host up to 150 people for any occasion, from Destin weddings to company meetings to retreats, spouse outings, family reunions, anything. Event planners and chef-prepared menus are included in our flexible packages for any size group.
 
The SOLARIS yacht has been an award-winning venue based on testimonials alone, for the past 8 consecutive years. The yacht features 3 decks of indoor and outdoor spaces as well as a full service bar, event planners, special event menus, live entertainment and more. SunQuest Cruises has won the Knot’s Best of Destin Wedding Venues award for the past 8 consecutive years as well as inducted into the Knot’s Weddings Hall of Fame. In addition, the company has won Emerald Coast Magazine’s Best of Destin awards for weddings and the event venue as well as the 2016 and 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award.
 
Whether you are planning a Destin Spring Break beach vacation with your family, a wedding in Destin or hosting a large company meeting or event, SunQuest Cruises offers an all-inclusive, unforgettable experience your group will be talking about for years to come.
 
Contact our event planners today.
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Destin Weddings and Cruises Featured in Destin Magazine

Thanks to Courtney Murray from Destin Magazine for featuring the SOLARIS yacht for Destin weddings, dinner sunset cruises and more!
 
Destin Florida is filled with incredible water activities. With crystal clear waters and sugar white sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, our little slice of heaven is an obvious choice for local and destination weddings alike. How many places do you know where you can dine, dance, cruise and get married? You can do all of those and more aboard the beautiful SunQuest Cruise’s SOLARIS yacht! “Where Amazing is Unforgettable”
 
This family-owned and locally operated business began with Jim Murray and his family in Niceville. Jim was always passionate about the nautical lifestyle and spent his life building ships and yachts in the Panhandle area. Following his passion, Jim discovered a need for a dining and entertainment cruise experience for residents and guests on the Emerald Coast. The idea was born and SunQuest Cruises launched the stunning 125 foot SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin Florida specifically for dinner cruises, weddings and events in 2004. It was especially built for Destin weddings in mind, featuring an open-air sky deck with a bridal platform for sunset ceremonies and a private bridal suite.
 
SunQuest Cruises is a truly unique family centric business that Jim’s son James Murray carries on to this day. The entire family embraced the business, coming together and spending Thanksgiving and holidays on the yacht folding napkins and preparing the yacht for guests; it was always a team effort!
 
When James was asked what his favorite part of the job is, he responded, “Offering our guests an experience that they will never forget. Whether it’s a wedding or a sunset dinner cruise, we want our guests to revel in the experience of cruising the local waters on a luxurious 125 foot yacht and enjoying a great meal. The best part is when our customers and wedding couples take the time to share a photo or review of what made their experience unforgettable. Everyone takes away a different memory, whether it’s the food, service, music or the overall experience.” This is the difference that this business in Destin provides, unwavering personal attention to detail for each and every client.
 
Unlike many water activities that are seasonal, SunQuest Cruises offers a unique dinner cruise experience for all types of holidays, including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Fireworks for the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. They also offer a few signature events including a Mardi Gras Dinner Cruise and the fabulous Sandestin Wine Festival Champagne and Seafood Cruise. Throughout the summer, they offer the extremely popular weekly Fireworks and Dinner Cruises.
 
Being a locally owned and operated company, staying involved in the community is extremely important to SunQuest Cruises who work with many local charities. Charitable events that they have partnered on include the Florida Public Relations Association, Caring and Sharing, Boys and Girls Club, Billy Gray Ministries, Mattie Kelly Arts Association and various local military organizations including Wounded Warriors. SunQuest Cruises is also a Restaurant Baron for the 2016 Emerald Coast Cattle Barons’ Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society.
 
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and a wedding aboard the Solaris is guaranteed to be unforgettable! SunQuest Cruises is a full-service wedding company with a team of experienced wedding planners that can plan everything from a sunset beach wedding to a majestic yacht wedding/reception. The proof is in the pudding; SunQuest Cruises and their wedding planners have won the Knot’s Best of Weddings Award for the past 7 consecutive years, WeddingWire awards and many local accolades.
 
Every wedding on the SOLARIS yacht is as unique as the couple themselves. The wedding planners work closely with the couple and local vendors from start to finish to ensure a smooth sailing process that is personally catered. SunQuest stands out from the crowd in many ways, especially because wedding planning services are included in all of their packages.
 
James describes a typical wedding; “A sunset yacht wedding begins with the SOLARIS setting sail into the serene open waters with absolute privacy, fresh coastal breezes and unobstructed views of the sunset. The bride ascends the staircase to the open-air sky deck and walks down the aisle to meet her love at the altar. Captain Matt officiates all ceremonies that are sealed with a kiss at sunset. Then the reception celebration begins on all three indoor and outdoor decks, including a full-service bar, award-winning menus prepared on board by our chefs and live entertainment. Many of our couples also take advantage of our location at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, which offers a variety of accommodations steps away from the SOLARIS yacht.”
 
SunQuest Cruises is always growing and expanding and now offers their wedding expertise to plan beach weddings and provides the option for delicious off-site catering. SunQuest Cruises has a number of wedding venues available to accommodate any requests by the couple.
 
SunQuest Catering features a variety of special event menus for any occasion, including fresh local seafood, prime steaks and more to satisfy every palette! They offer unparalleled value, personalized service and always the highest quality food.
 
SunQuest Cruises also features the 45 foot SunVenture, a motor catamaran docked at the Destin Harbor that cruises daily in the summer. Leisure and group cruises include Crab Island, Dolphin Cruises and Fireworks Harbor Cruises. So step out of the box and experience an adventurous luxury cruise experience that you’ll never forget!

 

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