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“Magical night, best wedding experience ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of SunQuest Cruises

SunQuest Cruises
Ranked #51 of 301 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Dine, Dance, Cruise, Wed.... Embark on a truly memorable experience. Cruise through your next dinner, Destin wedding or reception, meeting or event aboard SunQuest Cruise's SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin. Sunset Fireworks Cruises every Tuesday and Thursday in the summer. Rated as one of the top things to do in Destin, the 125' SOLARIS yacht features three decks with indoor and outdoor waterfront space for up to 150 people. An amazing alternative to waterfront and seafood restaurants in Destin Florida as we take it ON the water and INTO the sunset. The SOLARIS cruises year-round from Sandestin, rain or shine for weekly fine dining, 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. Voted as the best venue for Destin Florida weddings by readers of the Knot for 7 consecutive years and 2016 WeddingWire Couples Choice award winner, a SOLARIS wedding also includes experienced wedding planners, a breathtaking, open-air sky deck, flexible Destin wedding packages and award-winning cuisines. This is where amazing is unforgettable. Plus enjoy an all-inclusive experience at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Whether you looking for things for your group to do, seeking an event venue or meeting facilities, the SOLARIS is a unique option, offering inspiring waterfront spaces for any event. Private and semi-private cruise packages available that include experienced event planners. Leave your worries in our wake! The SOLARIS is conveniently located at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, providing an all-inclusive experience. Cruise through your dinner, wedding or event and then stay on property for a worry-free experience. The Sandestin Resort features a variety of accommodations, transportation, entertainment and more.
Pensacola, Florida
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302 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Magical night, best wedding experience ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The staff, facility and delicious food made this wedding into a magical evening of fun and festivity. The day started with sheets of rain coming down, but the company's wedding planner didn't let herself, or us, get flustered, and when the weather cleared at the last minute, everything was set up on the top deck quickly and beautifully. The captain was an excellent officiant. The suggested steel drum musician/DJ made it an entertaining experience. Dinner service was superb. These folks know what they are doing.
They even helped pack up all the cake cutting knives, toasting glasses etc. that needed to be brought back home, and the guy who drove the golf cart to transport us back to the parking lot was as pleasant as could be at the end of a long event.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Collierville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome dining experience.......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

My beautiful bride and I throughly enjoyed our evening on "Solaris" - SunQuest Cruises. Their motto seems to be dine, dance, cruise. The food was very enjoyable and a decent wine selection was available. The music consisted of a single artist playing guitar with some other background instrumentation and was piped throughout the three decks of the yacht. Our only regret was that the dance music we would have enjoyed dancing to was played more while dinner was being served.

We had a gorgeous evening on the water and got to watch the sunset over the lake. You can get up from your table and wander around the yacht. There are ample photo opportunities.

We would certainly do it again and recommend to others. Be sure and heed their warning to get there early enough for parking.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank superdavehall33
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Gulf Coast, USA
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Easy Thanksgiving!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Since we weren't entertaining for Turkey Day, we thought this cruise would be perfect...it was! Our table mates were fun and from all over the country. The food was good, the drinks were great and the scenery was fabulous. The boat is large enough to wander around and the decks are the perfect place to take in the sights and hang out with new friends...we can't wait to go back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mickispa
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Destin, Florida
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6 reviews
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“Can't wait to go back...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We are already planning our next date night on Solaris! What a great experience, all around! Great food (Not hotel or banquet food!! This is the real deal!!)!! Great Service!!! Great entertainment!! We may try the Easter lunch cruise too, the menu looks fantastic!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank COLETTE Z
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Ponce de Leon, Florida, United States
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“Perfect!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Solaris brings back the opulence and elegance of the true meaning of hospitality. Upon arrival we were welcomed on-board by Captain Steve with his stunning smile and southern charm, he extending his arm to assist us on deck.
Once on Deck we were greeted by the most welcoming reception line. Kristi our Cruise Manager welcomed us and walked us to our table. “ASKED” if we were comfortable and introduced our server for the evening cruise. Kevin was the most attentive gentleman I’ve ever met. My water glass was not even half full and just like magic I had a fresh glass with a sliver of cucumber. OMG!! Once we launched we were served the best crab cakes in this world. I promise it didn’t stop there, course after course I was blown away with the taste and presentation. Every morsel was devoured, we couldn’t help ourselves.
The whole experience was amazing, nothing was rushed they even had live entertainment. We were able to move around the yacht. We reached the top level there were tiny lights glittering like lighting bugs the view was breathtaking. I have lived in the panhandle all my life. I could kick myself for never allowing myself the opportunity to come on-board before now. I look forward to many more cruises.
Thank you so much to the Owners and Staff for such a unique and amazing adventure.

Sincerely,

Wendy Valdez

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Wendy V
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