SunQuest Cruises Earns TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award for Six Consecutive Years as Top Destin Restaurant

destin sunset fine dining cruises_solaris summer ta 2019 newThe SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Fine Dining Cruises have earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for the sixth consecutive year as a top restaurant in Destin. The achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. The SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS is a 125′ dining and entertainment yacht that cruises weekly from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for sunset fine dining cruises, Destin weddings, events and more. SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS dinner cruises have consistently been ranked as one of the top restaurants in Destin, one of the top seafood restaurants in Destin and one of the top things to do in Sandestin.

“This award is extremely valuable to us because it is solely based on guest reviews. To earn this award for six consecutive years speaks volumes to the level of service, quality of food and overall experience that our team provides. It is consistently our goal to exceed our guests’ expectations with an unforgettable experience on the water,” stated James Murray, proprietor for SunQuest Cruises.

The SOLARIS Fine Dining Cruises were inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame last year for its fifth consecutive year of earning the award. The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated businesses that have consistently received positive ratings from travelers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform,” said Neela Pal, Vice President of Brand, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly recognize businesses that are actively taking into account customer feedback to help travelers confidently experience the most highly reviewed places to eat, stay, and explore.”

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. Guests have consistently rated SunQuest Cruises Fine Dining Cruises with four and five-star ratings for its food, service, value and atmosphere.

What Makes Us One of the Top Destin Fine Dining and Seafood Restaurants

destin fine dining ta 2019The SOLARIS dinner cruises are an unforgettable alternative to restaurants in Destin Florida. Our guests indulge in a three-course, fine dining meal while cruising into the sunset on a 125′ yacht. Our chefs take pride in every meal they serve on the SOLARIS dinner cruises. They use only the freshest local Gulf seafood and prime meats to give our guests a true taste of the Emerald Coast. That’s why TripAdvisor also named the SOLARIS as one of the top seafood restaurants in Destin last year. From three-course dinner cruise meals to elaborate Destin wedding menus, our chefs can do it all for any occasion. Our chefs make fresh ingredients and presentation their priority. Highlights of our Destin fine dining, coastal cuisine dinner cruise menu include USDA Beef Filet Mignon or Bronzed Gulf Fish of the Day topped with Shrimp or Lump Crab Meat, Southern Crab Cakes and our signature Shrimp and Grits.

“We opted for the Sandestin dinner cruise with fireworks. My husband had the steak and shrimp and I had Caribbean chicken. Large portions and beautifully presented. My husband finished his but I had to bring my chicken home it was delicious. We had appetizers, a salad with dinner and cheesecake for dessert. Thank you Solaris staff for giving us a wonderful evening and dining experience in Destin.” – May 2019 review from Debbie

Stellar Service

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Giving our guests an unforgettable experience on the water is the priority of every team member at SunQuest Cruises. Whether it’s a weekly Destin sunset dinner cruise or a large wedding, every guest is given the upmost attention to ensure they have a memorable and stress free experience. Guests are given a warm, personal welcome by our captain as they embark on the SOLARIS yacht and have the opportunity to explore all three decks with sweeping views of Destin and Sandestin. Our team strives to be helpful and attentive to every guest from the bartender to servers to the event planners and the live entertainment. The SOLARIS dinner cruises are also a special place for people to celebrate in Destin Fl and our staff goes above and beyond to make guests feel special for their anniversary, birthday, wedding, engagement or any other occasion.

“Over the years I have taken a few cruises throughout the Caribbean and enjoyed them. The SOLARIS dinner cruise in Destin was among the best. The filet was perfect and the service staff throughout was excellent and very attentive. We couldn’t ask for better.” – August 2018 review by John


Incredible Value for our Destin Dinner Cruises & Weddings

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For the price of going out to eat at a fine dining restaurant in Destin, our guests get a three-hour sunset cruise, three-course meal and live music. And in the summer, a fireworks show is included every Tuesday and Thursday! Our guests continue to rave about the incredible value that our fine dining and sunset cruises offer. From the premium fine dining meal to the excellent live entertainment and the ambiance of the yacht cruising into the sunset, it’s an unparalleled value and experience in Destin Florida.

The SOLARIS has also been named one of the top Destin wedding venues for nine consecutive years, based on testimonials alone from the Knot and WeddingWire. Did we mention that our in-house wedding planner services were included in all Destin wedding packages? How’s that for value?!?! Our Destin wedding packages feature all-inclusive pricing so that everything is communicated up front and everyone has a stress free experience.

“Romantic Sunset Cruise in Destin! The Solaris sunset dinner cruise was an excellent meal with live music that was topped off with fireworks when we arrived back at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. This was an excellent value that we would recommend to any couple.” – May 2019 review by RedBird.

“Wedding Bliss! First off, not only myself but my guests were thoroughly impressed with the SOLARIS wedding venue. How can you beat a emerald water skyline for your entire wedding? Julie “The Wedding Coordinator” was professional, easy to work with, pleasant to talk to, and “Handled Up” (as my boss would say) on the every detail. Entrees were individually selected by each guest and served to perfection. Each aspect of the evening went off flawlessly (even with some – shall we say unpredictable guests 🙂 Music and lighting handled by the in-house DJ and the crew members on the boat. We can’t thank you enough SunQuest Cruises for making our day, the perfect one. Love all around!” – April 2018 review by Sharidy

Unparalleled Atmosphere and Experience in Destin

destin event venues sky deckHow often do you get to dine, dance and cruise on a 125′ yacht? We take Destin waterfront dining to a whole other level. The SOLARIS yacht offers a truly unique experience on all three decks. Our dinner cruises boast a fusion of ambiance, food, excellent service and music that can’t be offered anywhere else in Destin. That’s why the SOLARIS has been ranked as one of the top things to do in Sandestin and Destin Florida. A Destin beach vacation or occasion is not complete until you’ve experienced the SOLARIS dinner cruises. From Destin Fireworks Dinner Cruises to celebrating occasions like Father’s Day and 4th of July, every dinner cruise provides a lifetime of memories.

Every deck of the SOLARIS yacht offers a unique Destin waterfront dining experience. Your evening begins as you toast to the sunset from the open-air, sky deck as you take in the coastal breezes and sweeping coastal views of Destin and Sandestin. The second deck features a full-service bar, indoor seating with panoramic windows and a covered outdoor deck. The main deck features indoor seating with panoramic windows and a dance floor with the live music, that can be heard throughout all three decks. Guests can leisurely enjoy all three decks and the flexible indoor and outdoor spaces make it a perfect, weather-proof, unforgettable occasion for dinner, Destin weddings, events and more.

“Best time yet in Destin Fl!! The Solaris SunQuest Cruise has been my absolute favorite experience in the Destin area!! Great times!!! Wonderful staff, amazing food, and beautiful views!!” – March 2019 review by Hallie

We invite you to experience the SOLARIS dinner cruises for yourself and see what everyone is raving about. Whether you are seeking something different for dinner or looking to celebrate an event or wedding, the SOLARIS and its team will give you an experience on the water that you will never forget. Check out our weekly summer Destin Fireworks Dinner Cruise schedule or contact us for your wedding or event!