What to do in Destin – sunset and fine dining cruise on the SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin. The SOLARIS cruises year-round, rain or shine for weekly dinner, dancing and sunset cruises. The SOLARIS takes Destin restaurants and waterfront dining to the next level as you indulge in award-winning cuisines while cruising into the sunset. Our fine dining menus include prime seafood and fresh, local Gulf seafood.
SOLARIS Yacht Venue for Dinner Cruises, Weddings and More
Top 5 Ways to Experience a SOLARIS Cruise
The SOLARIS yacht cruises year-round from the Baytowne Marina at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. As the only dining and entertainment yacht in Destin and Northwest Florida, the 125-foot yacht features three decks of indoor and outdoor fun, including an open-air sky deck, covered outdoor seating and spacious indoor spaces with panoramic windows. Guests enjoy sweeping views of the local Destin waters, surrounding beaches and the Sandestin Resort.
Unforgettable memories for many occasions are created weekly on the water. Here are the top ways to experience a SOLARIS cruise:
• Sunset Dinner Cruise – Rated as one of the top things to do in Sandestin by Tripadvisor, SOLARIS dinner cruises offer a three hour dining and dancing voyage perfectly suited for all ages. The SOLARIS is an unforgettable alternative to fine dining restaurants in Destin Florida. Guests embark on a memorable evening that begins with toasting to the sunset on the sky deck. As the SOLARIS cruises the waters, guests indulge in a three-course, chef-prepared fine dining meal from the outdoor or indoor spaces with panoramic windows. Menu favorites include organic chicken, prime steaks, fresh, local seafood and a special children’s menu. Dance under the stars or on the dancefloor to live music. Fireworks dinner cruises happen twice a week in the summer. The SOLARIS is the recent recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award. We also offer dinner cruise gift cards that never expire so you can give the gift of an unforgettable experience.
• Holidays – SOLARIS specialty cruises have evolved into a time-honored tradition for families to celebrate the holidays. Annual lunch cruises are planned for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Thanksgiving. Sandestin Fireworks can be viewed weekly in the summer from the dinner cruises as well as 4th of July and New Year’s Eve.
• Meetings & Corporate Functions – The SOLARIS event planners are known for “thinking outside the ballroom” by planning meetings and corporate functions dockside. The flexible and inspirational spaces on the yacht have been tailored for semi-private or private functions including presentations, conferences, retreats, banquets, meetings, ceremonies, military events and more.
• Events – A seven–year recipient of the Best of the Emerald Coast Award for Weddings and Venues, the SOLARIS yacht venue features 5,300 square feet of luxurious space for up to 150 people. Group rates are available for many events from large bridal events and holiday parties to small anniversaries and birthdays.
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.
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 www.SunQuestCruises.com or call 850.650.2519.