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SunQuest Cruises - The Only Dining and Entertainment Yacht Experience in Northwest Florida
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

SunQuest Cruises provides a fine dining experience in a 125-foot luxury entertainment yacht, giving you unparalleled views of the shoreline during your Destin vacation. Live music encourages you to let go of your cares and dance the night away as the sun sets behind you. This is the area's only dining and entertainment yacht, and dolphins often play in the spray near the boat, so don't miss this experience!

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

For the past 15 years, SunQuest Cruises has ferried Destin visitors and locals around the ocean. A top choice for weddings and meetings, SunQuest Cruises operates Northwest Florida’s only dining and entertainment yacht, a 125-foot custom-built yacht called the SOLARIS. If you’re looking for an unforgettable dining experience during your visit to Destin, or need a spot for a destination wedding or other meeting, SunQuest Cruises will elevate your experience.

As you board the SOLARIS for your dining cruise or event, the smell of food being prepared by an on-board chef will be one of the first things you notice. The yacht’s captain personally greets you, then you are escorted to your table to order drinks and appetizers. Then you have the chance to get your bearings on the ship.

You will make your way through the three decks to the open-air sky deck, where you can sip cocktails and other drinks from the open bar while you wait for dinner. The indoor dining rooms boast panoramic windows, giving you unencumbered views of while you dine on prime meats and fresh-caught seafood. Keep your eyes peeled, because area dolphins are known to play and jump alongside the ship!

Dinner cruises, a popular public cruise option with SunQuest Cruises, take place at sunset, which makes the views truly breathtaking. After your three-course meal is over, enjoy live music from Simply D’Vyne, a Reggae Fusion group that entertains guests. You may even want to take to the sky deck to dance to the lively tunes.

If you’re enjoying a vacation in Destin, a dinner cruise gives you a new view of Sandestin that you cannot find elsewhere. Public cruises depart weekly, and SunQuest Cruises also operates special holiday cruises for Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. In November, the cruise company welcomes the coming holiday season with its popular Sparkling Wine Holiday Dinner Cruise. You will enjoy a luxurious three-course meal, sparkling champagne and a cruise past the Sandestin resort decked to in its holiday lights on this 21-and-over cruise.

Are you celebrating something special during your time in Destin? SunQuest Cruises offers birthday, anniversary and engagement packages during all of its public cruises.

While SunQuest Cruises offers an elegant meal and cruise experience, sometimes other guests can become a little loud. If you are looking for an intimate experience, discuss your needs with the staff before reserving your cruise date. The staff will help you find the right table to make your experience exactly what you want it to be.

In addition to the public cruise options, this cruise company offers wedding and meeting packages. Wedding packages are all-inclusive, and couples work with Destin wedding planners to coordinate the entire day. Get married on the open-air deck, then head below to the elegant dining room for an on-board reception.

Don’t miss the chance to dine on elegant food while enjoying the area’s only dining and entertainment yacht. Watch the sun set over the water, see the shoreline from the water and enjoy live entertainment on your three-hour cruise. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

Insider Tips:
– When you call SunQuest Cruises at 850-650-2519  to make your reservation for a public dinner cruise, ask about a guaranteed window seat upgrade. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will make your experience unforgettable.
– These cruises have a dress code. Dress in resort casual for your comfort and convenience.
– If you’re having beef for your meal, let the staff know your preferred temperature when you make your reservation.