Sip, savor and sail as sparkling waves and soft breezes set the mood for SunQuest Cruises’s Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise on Friday, April 21st from 12 – 3 p.m. 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 voyage of four decadent 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 with a Dockside Reception at noon at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina. Guests can take in the panoramic views and fresh coastal breezes from the open-air sky deck while sipping a Cocomoso Cocktail (Chandon Brut Champagne with Coconut Sake) and savoring a Butter-Poached Lobster Salad atop a toasted French Baguette, Shrimp Ceviche and Tuna Nachos with sweet Wasabi Aioli. As the SOLARIS yacht cruises the open waters, the “Make Way” Course will be served, featuring Jumbo Sea Scallops with Pineapple Mango Compote paired with a French Prohibition Cocktail with Moet Imperial Champagne.
 
The culinary voyage continues with the “Waypoint” Course, including New England style Seafood Chowder and Chandon Sweet Star Champagne. The final “Marker” course features a Blackened-Redfish with Southern Style Cheese Grits and Creamed Maque Choux, paired with a Cliquot Yellow Label Champagne.
 
The SOLARIS 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 only dining 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 Destin 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 eight consecutive years and the 2016/2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award.
 
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Docked just steps away from the Sandestin Wine Festival, the SOLARIS yacht’s Champagne & Seafood Lunch Cruise on Friday, April 21st features four-courses with premium champagne pairings and a two-hour cruise.