Dinner Cruise Information

Destin Fine Dining at Its Best

Weekly Sunset Fine Dining Cruises from Destin Fl

“Each morning, I get texts & emails from multiple Destin seafood purveyors. I select the freshest option of local, Gulf seafood for delivery the following day.” – SOLARIS Chef Aaron

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.

You will find groups on many of our dinner cruises who are celebrating special occasions. If you have a more intimate dining experience in mind, please call our reservation line at 850-650-2519 so we can find the right table and cruise for you.

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.

Fine Dining Cruises | What You Need to Know

For our Destin Fine Dining Cruises, 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 Destin holiday event cruises include our New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise.
  • 3 hour cruise of the local waters of Sandestin, Florida. Price includes 3-hour cruise, 3-course meal and live music by Simply D'Vyne.
  • 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.

Fine Dining Menu

Our Destin Fine Dining Cruise menu includes fresh Gulf seafood and prime steaks. All entrées are served with salad, fresh bread, seasonal vegetables and dessert. Iced tea and coffee also included in your ticket price.

View the 2021 menu here.

Beef Filet Mignon

8 oz. USDA choice, fresh meats cut in-house. Topped with Chef’s Rosemary Demi-glace, Parmesan-herb Crusted Potato Mash & Seasonal Vegetables (served medium unless otherwise noted)

Beef Filet with Shrimp (additional $12 to your ticket)

8 oz. USDA choice Filet (served medium) with Shrimp, Smoked Tomato Choron Sauce, Parmesan-herb Crusted Potato Mash & Seasonal Vegetables

Beef Filet with Crab (additional $12 to your ticket)

8 oz. USDA choice Filet (served medium) with Jumbo Lump Crab, Smoked Tomato Choron Sauce, Parmesan-herb Crusted Potato Mash & Seasonal Vegetables

Gulf Shrimp & Grits

Featuring Stone-ground Yellow Cheese Grits, Andouille Sausage, Zesty Creole Cream Sauce & Seasoned Shrimp

Bronzed Gulf Fish of the Day

Lightly Blackened Fresh Fish over a bed of Caribbean Wild Rice, Hazelnut Butter Sauce, Seasonal Vegetables

Bronzed Gulf Fish & Shrimp (additional $12 to your ticket)

Lightly Blackened Fresh Fish, Shrimp over a bed of Caribbean Wild Rice, Hazelnut Butter Sauce, Seasonal Vegetables

Bronzed Gulf Fish & Crab (additional $12 to your ticket)

Lightly Blackened Fresh Fish, Jumbo Lump Crab over a bed of Caribbean Wild Rice, Hazelnut Butter Sauce, Seasonal Vegetables

Caribbean Glazed Chicken

8 oz. Hormone and Anti-biotic free airline cut Chicken Breast Glazed with flavors of the Caribbean , served with Island Wild Rice,  and Seasonal Vegetables

Southern Crab Cakes

Super and Jumbo Lump Crab Meat in a light cake, Smoked Tomato Choron Sauce, Caribbean Wild Rice, Seasonal Vegetables

Harvest Vegetables (vegan choice as well)

Featuring Roasted Portabella Mushroom Caps over a blend of Citrus Quinoa and Seasonal Roasted Vegetable assortment.


Other Options

  • Option to upgrade to a Guaranteed Table by the Window when making your reservation.
  • Holiday parties and dinner cruise gift cards available.
  • Menu upgrades (appetizers, entrees).
  • Full-service bar offering premium wines, beers and cocktails.
  • Celebrating a special occasion? View our Destin Birthday and Anniversary Packages

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Boarding Locations

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 & 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.

At the end of the evening, you will be presented with your final bill 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.

What to Expect on Our Fine Dining Cruises

Solaris Yacht Sandestin Fl

Experience one of the best things to do in Destin as you indulge in fresh Gulf seafood and steaks, cruise into the sunset and dance to live music. 

Your Destin Fine Dining 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.Toast to the ever-changing sunset and sweeping views. 

The Sunset Dining Cruise leaves the Sandestin dock promptly at the scheduled departure time. Enjoy live music by Reggae Fusion band Simply D’Vyne 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. Your Fine Dining Meal includes a fresh salad, your choice of fresh Gulf seafood or steak entree and dessert. 

After dinner, continue to enjoy the live music which can be heard from all three decks. Simply D’Vyne’s live music is a blend of rhythm, acoustic, harmonics, electronics, classics, roots & melody. 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!"


- Kristi

"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."


- Mark

"The atmosphere, the food, the service, the entertainment. I could not have asked for more. Wonderful experience."


- Jenny