Successful ‘30A on the Bay’ Cruise Marks the Beginning of an Exciting 2011 Spring Season for SunQuest Cruises
Docked at Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, SunQuest Cruises offers special events and regularly scheduled dinner cruises aboard the Solaris yacht
Destin, Fla. (March 17, 2011) – SunQuest Cruises announces that over 70 guests attended the ‘30A on the Bay’ Cruise Thursday, March 10th to kick off the 2011 Spring Season with a four course dinner, wine and live music by local favorite Kyle LaMonica. The special cruise presented by 30A.com is the first in a series of three events scheduled throughout the 2011 season. Next on the agenda for SunQuest Cruises is a Craft Beer Dinner Cruise scheduled for April 28th that will feature a sampling of craft beers paired with complementary cuisine and live entertainment.
“30A.com was thrilled to sponsor ‘30A on the Bay’ for our friends and fans,” added Mike Ragsdale, Owner of 30A.com. “The Solaris is one of our area’s most unique venues and provides an experience like no other in Destin and South Walton. Everything from the food to the service was outstanding and we look forward to future events from SunQuest Cruises.”
The evening’s menu was designed by the Solaris’ new chef, James Huckaby, whose resume includes noted Birmingham, AL restaurants Frank Stitt’s Highlands Bar & Grill, Bottega and Chez Fonfon. Highlights from the four delectable courses were Cornbread Crustini with Crabmeat Tartar Sauce, Pan Seared Redfish, Seared Venison Loin and Peach Cobbler Bread Pudding. In addition to enjoying the music of acoustic rock singer-songwriter LaMonica, 30A on the Bay guests were entertained by the comedy of emcee and host Kevin Boyle. The evening, which included a three hour cruise, hors d’oeuvres, four course dinner and entertainment, was offered at $49 per person.
“The ‘30A on the Bay’ Cruise was the perfect way to launch our 2011 season,” said James Murray, General Manager of SunQuest Cruises. “We are excited to be offering events like the upcoming Craft Beer Dinner and to provide a completely new opportunity to enjoy an evening out in Destin on the Choctawhatchee Bay.”
In addition to Chef Huckaby, SunQuest Cruises has assembled a fresh new team for 2011. Steven Harper joins the staff as Sales Director and Adam Shiland of Shiland Creative Group, Kevin Boyle of Poor Truman Creative Services and Madra McDonald of M Public Relations will collectively handle promotional and special event planning duties. Additional information will be released in the coming weeks regarding details of the Craft Beer Dinner Cruise and reservations are currently being accepted for the exclusive event.
For more information on the SunQuest Cruises, please visit www.sunquestcruises.com, call 850.650.2519.
About SunQuest Cruises
Providing premier dining and entertainment to the Emerald Coast since 2004, SunQuest Cruises presents events on the Solaris, a 3-deck, 5,200 square foot yacht docked at the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. SunQuest Cruises offers dinner dance cruises year round available for reservation along with special events, weddings, private parties, receptions and corporate events. Named a 2010 and 2011 Best Wedding Reception Venue by The Knot, SunQuest Cruises offers varied wedding packages complete with an on-site full service planning team to create personalized events to fulfill any bride’s dreams. Features of the Solaris yacht include a climate controlled dining salon on the first deck that accommodates 100 guests, a climate controlled dining salon on the second deck that accommodates 50 guests, a full service bar, a private bridal dressing suite, a 1,400 square foot observation sky deck with a bridal platform/stage and a full equipped galley kitchen.
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Madra Medina McDonald
M Public Relations