Public Dining Cruises
Fine Dining Sunset Cruises
Experience a majestic fusion of ambiance, food and music aboard the SOLARIS dinner cruises. The SOLARIS is a 125 yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces, including panoramic windows throughout the indoor dining rooms and the open air sky deck. Our staff, including our captain, chefs and servers, is committed to giving you the best service and experience, whether it’s a vacation dinner, a night out on the town or a special occasion.
Rated as one of the top things to do in Sandestin and Destin by Tripadvisor reviews, the SOLARIS dinner cruises offer unparalleled memories for friends, families, couples and groups.
What You Need to Know
Find your cruise date on our schedules page and make your reservation online or call us at 850-650-2519.
Please pay close attention to the details in the email confirmation that you will receive.
Here is a snapshot of what you need to know to dine, dance and cruise with us.
Time & Info
- The SOLARIS cruises year-round with weekly fine dining and dancing cruises. Special event cruises include Autumn Harvest Champagne Cruise
- 3 hour cruise of the local waters of Sandestin, Florida.
- Boarding begins 45 minutes prior to departure.
- Please allow time to find the Sandestin Resort and the Baytowne Marina within the resort. Allow ample time to avoid unforeseen traffic and parking issues.
- Dress is resort casual.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- $76.50 for ages 11+
- $38 for children ages 3-10
- $18 for infants ages 0-2 (no meal included)
(price does not include tax and gratuity)
- A 3 hour cruise on the beautiful local waters with panoramic views from all 3 decks
- An indulgent, coastal-inspired 3-course plated dinner by our chefs (view menu below)
- Live entertainment
- Unlimited coffee, tea and water
- Special children’s menu
All entrées are served with salad, fresh bread, seasonal vegetables and dessert. Iced tea and coffee also included in your ticket price.
Beef Filet Mignon
USDA choice, fresh meats cut in-house. Topped with Chef’s Cabernet demi-glace and garlic compound Butter, herb-infused Potatoes & seasonal Vegetables (cooked medium unless otherwise noted)
Gulf Shrimp & Grits
Featuring Local, Organic Stone-ground Grits with a zesty Shrimp & Andouille Sauce & seasonal vegetables
Fresh Rosemary Baked Breast of Chicken
Hormone-free chicken that has never been frozen. Served with Madeira Wine Reduction sauce, herb-infused Potatoes & seasonal Vegetables
Seared Gulf Fish of the Day
Lightly seasoned & complemented by White Wine Butter, herb-infused Potatoes & seasonal Vegetables
Southern Crab Cakes
All Sweet Lump Crabmeat with Chef’s Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, herb-infused Potatoes & seasonal Vegetables
Harvest Vegetables (vegan choice as well)
Featuring Roasted Vegetables, Tomato Ragout with Ginger and Herb Rice
Seared Gulf Fish & Shrimp Sautee (additional $12 to your ticket)
with White Wine Butter, herb-infused Potatoes & seasonal Vegetables
Beef Filet Mignon with Lump Crab Scampi (additional $12 to your ticket)
with herb-infused Potatoes & seasonal Vegetables (cooked medium)
Shrimp Sautee over Filet Mignon (additional $12 to your ticket)
with Beurre Blanc Sauce, herb-infused Potatoes & seasonal Vegetables (cooked medium)Make Reservation
- Option to upgrade to a Guaranteed Table by the Window when making your reservation
- Menu upgrades (appetizers, entrees).
- Full-service bar offering premium wines, beers and cocktails.
- Birthday and Anniversary Packages
The SOLARIS is docked at the Baytowne Marina inside the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The GPS address to arrive to the front gate of the Sandestin Resort is 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach FL 32550 (Do not use Destin, Fl).
Once you pass the front gate, take your first right until you dead end into the stop sign. Turn left and look for the Baytowne Marina sign on the left. Turn left at the sign into the parking lot. Parking on the resort is limited and there are two parking options. Please allow enough time for traffic and parking.
Reservations, Payments and Cancellations
Reservations required online or by calling 850-650-2519. A credit card holds the reservation. You will receive an email confirmation with all important information including traffic considerations, directions, boarding times, etc.
You will be presented a bill at the end of the evening so please be sure to bring your desired form of payment. Cards on file can only be charged in the event you fail to make the cruise.
Minimum 24 hour notice of cancellation on public dinner cruises; At least 48-72 hour notice of cancellation on specialty / holiday cruises.Make Reservation
What to Expect
Your dinner cruise experience begins with a stroll down the Baytowne Marina to the 125 foot SOLARIS yacht. After being greeted aboard by our captain, a server will escort you to your reserved table. Based on occupancy, SunQuest Cruises may implement cruise-style seating meaning you may be seated with other guests at a large table. All indoor and outdoor tables ensure great views; however you can upgrade to a guaranteed Window table when making your reservation.
Begin with a drink from the full-service bar (additional cost) and take some time to explore all three decks. Venture to the open air sky deck to enjoy coastal breezes, breathtaking views and possibly a dolphin sighting.
The cruise leaves the Sandestin dock promptly at the scheduled departure time. Enjoy live music while you cruise into the best view of the sunset with unobstructed views from all indoor and outdoor spaces. About 30 minutes into the cruise, guests are asked to return to their tables for their three-course meal.
After dinner, continue to enjoy the live music which can be heard from all three decks. Don’t forget to visit the captain in the Pilot house, dance under the stars and enjoy a serene evening of star-gazing on the sky deck. The SOLARIS returns to the Baytowne Marina at the scheduled time.
"Our experience on the SunQuest Cruise was fantastic! The service was wonderful, the yacht was spacious and the entertainment and dancing were a lot of fun! Our dinners were absolutely delicious and the presentation gorgeous!"
"Sunquest Cruises did everything right. The staff was polite and very helpful. The entertainment was just the very best. The food was perfect in every way. The atmosphere was delightful and very exciting."
"The atmosphere, the food, the service, the entertainment. I could not have asked for more. Wonderful experience."