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Hop Aboard this Catamaran Waikiki Sunset Sail (plus day sails!)

This is a perfect tour to get out on the water to get amazing views of Diamond Head, Waikiki, and the Oahu Coast. Load safely and easily from the beach and you are off!

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Activity Overview

  • Departs From: Oahu – Waikiki (Greater Honolulu)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Included in the price: Beach loading, views of Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head for a no frills sail. You can bring your own food/drink (just no glass)

Catamaran Waikiki Sunset Sail Highlights

  • 1 hour duration
  • Sunset Sail departs at 5:30 pm (may change based on time of year)
  • Day Sails depart at 10:30 am, 12 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm ( book the day sail here )
  • 30 guest maximum
  • Great, affordable price for tickets and drinks on board (Mai Tais, beer, and soft drinks are available onboard for purchase.)
  • BYOB, if you don’t want to purchase drinks on board, you’re welcome to bring your food and drink as long as they are not in glass containers.
  • All ages welcome, ages 3 and under sail for free!
  • Chance to see whales (Dec-March), sea turtles, and dolphins

Catamaran Waikiki Sunset Sail Details

This sunset sail is a fantastic option for couples, families, or groups. We love this sail for a few reasons. First of all, sunset sails are very affordable since they are pretty quick and drinks are not included in the price. Since there isn’t an open bar and they operate on a pay-per-drink basis, it is a little more family-friendly than other Waikiki Beach catamaran sailing tours.

Plus, it loads just in front of the Moana Surfrider in central Waikiki Beach. The crew is lovely and friendly, and the drink prices are affordable!

Catamaran sailing is one of the best ways to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Waikiki Beach and the ocean surrounding it. Let the ocean be your sanctuary away from it all, and take a relaxing catamaran sail aboard the Kepoikai II Catamaran.

Book here in advance of your trip. The sunset sail can sell out a week or more in advance during the busy summer months. Book now to get the time and date you want!

Their Popular Waikiki Day Sails Here! Book Direct Here

If a daytime sail is more up your ally, Kepoikai II offers four 1-hour sails per day at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. Book here to reserve your spot!

Our family did the day sail tour and loved the experience. Our son loved getting splashed on the front netting, our toddler enjoyed an afternoon nap, and Erica and I loved the views of Diamond Head. A beach-loading catamaran sail is super convenient as it leaves from central Waikiki and is a wonderful way to escape the crowds of Waikiki. Get out on the water!

For their sunset sail, click the link below to book.

Our Catamaran Waikiki Sailing Trip (video)

During an action-packed day of playing around Waikiki with our kids, we welcomed the relaxing hour spent aboard the Waikiki catamaran. Our five-year-old son Henry loved the beach loading and sitting on the front net and getting splashed. The crew was super friendly and so were the other passengers.

Erica and I have been going on these beach-loading catamaran tours since we visited Oahu in our twenties. They always make for a nice escape from the busy Waikiki Beach, we love the options for drinks on board, and the views of Diamond Head and Waikiki skyline are unforgettable. Watch our latest experience below to see if this tour is right for you!

Catamaran Waikiki Sailing FAQ

What is the cancellation policy.

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price!

When should I arrive?

Always arrive approximately  15 minutes before  sail time. Just go to the blue and white catamaran on the beach. They also have a blue and white umbrella set up in front of the boat.

Do they validate parking?

Unfortunately, they do not have any parking, nor can they validate for parking. If you are going to drive, plan to arrive early, park at the Royal Hawaiian Center Parking Structure or the International Marketplace Parking Structure, and walk down Waikiki Surf Alley to find them.

Are drinks included?

Drinks are NOT included with the price of the sail. They have a small bar onboard with Mai Tais for $6.00 a piece, beers for $4.00 a piece, and Coke, Juice & Water available for $2.00 apiece. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink in non-glass containers.

What should I bring/wear, and will I get wet?

Dress in bathing suits, cover-ups, or shorts. Don’t forget to bring a towel!

Please Note:  Feet & Legs WILL get wet boarding the boat. If sitting on the nets you will get wet as well.

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About Catamaran Kepoikai II

Catamaran Kepoikai II has a long history dating back to its build in 1977 by Captain Don Lipton. Still operating today, the Kepoikai II has its signature blue and white color scheme, with its sails being featured in calendars, magazines, books, artwork, postcards, and even television shows.

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Kaanapali Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Open Bar - Sea Maui Catamaran

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  • This is one of Maui's most popular sunset cruises and for good reason! Guests can enjoy a fun and laid-back atmosphere while dining on a Hawaiian-style dinner buffet featuring short ribs, fish, chicken, and vegetarian stir-fry.
  • A great value for families: Maui is a great place to vacation with the whole family. With very competitive rates, Sea Maui not only offers the lowest sunset dinner prices but also provides a unique and high-quality experience that everyone will love. Discounted rates are available for guests aged 3-20 years old.
  • Seasonal Whale Watching! During the winter months of December through April, humpback whales migrate to the warm, shallow waters of Maui to calve and raise their young and can often be spotted playing just off the coast of the island. Every winter, you'll have the opportunity to see whales during your sunset dinner sail!
  • Open bar: This top-rated Maui sunset booze cruise has a premium open bar with unlimited drinks for guests 21+. A variety of non-alcoholic beverages are also included.
  • Comfortable and spacious boat: Sea Maui catamarans are designed for comfort, with both indoor and outdoor seating options as well as tables. You'll have plenty of space to relax as you take in the beauty of Kaanapali Beach.
  • Convenient location: Sea Maui is the only dinner cruise departing from Kaanapali Beach. And they also offer validation for guests parking at Whaler’s Village.

Boat Information

Sunset Dinner Sail

Price per Adult :

Sunset Dinner Sail with Live Music (Wed & Sat)

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Pick-up/check-in time & location.

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Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

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  • Located between Leilani's and Hula Grill along the beach walk at Whaler's Village Shopping Center.

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Important activity information

Restrictions.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
  • This is a "Beach Loading Catamaran". We do not recommend our trips for those with mobility issues or anyone who may have trouble walking on their own/unassisted.

Other requirements

  • Guests who will be consuming alcohol will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Long dresses, skirts, and long pants are not recommended.
  • All trips are barefoot, we will collect your shoes during the boarding process. We recommend wearing flip flops or sandals as your footwear will be placed together in a bin for storage during the trip.
  • Guests who are prone to being cold may want to bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, as the temperature tends to be lower at night on the open water.

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Parking validation available.
  • This is a "Beach Loading Catamaran". vessels load directly from the sands of Kaanapali Beach, not at a dock or harbor. This means you will need to walk down into the wet sand and into the water a few steps before reaching our dropdown staircase to board our boats.

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It was a fabulous cruise with a great crew, food, music snd drinks!

Im sorry but this was the best American boat experience ever. When they say open bar they mean it! Great staff, great experience, food icing on the cake this should be 200 per person!!!!!!

Incredible views, incredible crew!

Absolute must do while in Maui. We saw several whale pods, mama whales showing their young how to wave, and excellent views of the coastline and Molokai. The crew and captain were fantastic, high energy, knowledgeable, a ... nd kept the drinks flowing. Food was pretty good, definitely go with the short rib! The catamaran was pristine and well maintained. Instructions for boarding and exiting were easy to understand. I cannot express enough how much the 3 of us enjoyed this tour. We keep saying it was an epic day. So memorable and enjoyable.

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Activity provider, payment / cancellation policy.

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  • Any cancellations made after 15:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
  • Any changes made after 15:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. This includes, but not limited to, change of the activity date/ time, package, the number of participants, etc.

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Cancellation Policy

Change policy, is parking available.

Validated parking is available for 4 hours at Whaler's Village. If your tour lasts longer than 3-4 hours, you will need to pay an additional $3 per half hour. Free parking is also available at the beach on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Sea Maui

Premium Maui Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Quick Details

Hour Glass Duration:  Approx. 2.5 hours

Calendar Availability:  Daily

Includes Live Music on Wednesdays and Saturdays!

Info Included:  Full Gourmet Dinner, Open Bar

Binoculars Whale Watching: Enjoy whale watching on your sunset trip from Dec. 15 – April 15

A Complete Guide to Majestic Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise

Are you planning to go on a magical sunset dinner cruise on your vacation to Hawaii? Have a unique dining experience at the Sea Maui sunset dinner cruise. Forget the busy buzz and hustle of land and enjoy the moment of your stay with us. We gladly welcome you aboard Sea Maui’s newest vessel: a newly refurbished 65 ft luxury catamaran! Explore and enjoy the humbling panoramic views of Maui and the scenery of the neighboring islands surrounding it during the majestic hours of sunset.

Have a great time with family and loved ones on your sail to a sunset dinner cruise. Enjoy and jive with great music while savoring good food and indulging in handcrafted drinks. Know everything about the Sea Maui sunset dinner cruise and every detail about this tour. 

What to Expect on Your Sunset Dinner Cruise

What’s included in the sunset dinner cruise.

  • Buffet-style dinner prepared and cooked by none other than Chef Jai.
  • Access to a full open bar.
  • 4-hours parking validation with ticket upon check in.
  • A great spot to have a great whale watching experience (seasonal). 
  • Outdoor and indoor comfortable seating options, regardless of the weather.
  • Ideal location and lighting of sunset photography.
  • Live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Departure and return details of the cruise

Kāʻanapali Beachwalk

You will have to check in at the Sea Maui kiosk along the beach walk at Whalers Village between Leilani’s and Hula Grill. From there, you are given validation of 4-hours of free parking for the parking structure of Whaler’s Village. CHECK-IN 30 mins prior to your departure time. 

After your sunset dinner cruise, you will return to the original departure location. Your sunset dinner cruise will end right where it all started. 

Required clothes to wear and items to bring on Maui’s sunset dinner cruise

  • It is not recommended to wear long dresses, skirts, and long pants on the cruise.
  • Bringing light jackets, sweatshirts, and cardigans are suggested for people prone to being cold. The temperature tends to decrease at night in the open water. 
  • The wearing of sandals or flip-flops is recommended for easy removal. All shoes will be collected during the dinner cruise and put together in a storage bin. 
  • Guests who will be drinking alcoholic beverages are required to present a valid ID or a government-issued photo ID.

Restrictions

  • As this activity is a beach-loading catamaran, people with mobility issues or who have difficulty walking on their own are not recommended for this kind of trip.

Additional Information

  • All guests must have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • This is a beach loading vessel and you will get wet from about the knees down. Shoes will be collected before boarding.
  • Sea Maui can accommodate a maximum of 49 guests only. 
  • The vessel is not accessible by wheelchair as the vessel boards from the sand on the beach.
  • All confirmation bookings will be received on the same day of the booking.
  • Maui sunset dinner cruise schedule is subject to cancellation or changes due to traffic and weather conditions. 
  • Gratuity for crews is not included in what you paid during booking. 
  • All crews of Sea Maui are lifeguards, and CPR certified.

What does ” Beach Loading Catamaran” mean?

Beach loading catamaran means guests will need to walk a few steps down into the sand and water before reaching the dropdown staircase and getting on board the vessel. 

Can pregnant women or people with medical conditions still join the Maui sunset dinner cruise?

Though there are no restrictions on pregnant women joining the trip, a consultation and plans with your doctor before traveling is recommended. Snorkeling is not advisable for guests with pulmonary or heart illness conditions. 

If, for instance, your queries and concerns are not provided in the information above, contact Sea Maui, and our crew will be delighted to help you. Experience a romantic evening out with family and loved ones. Rest assured that your Maui sunset dinner cruise experience with Sea Maui will become a trip you will never forget and forever cherish. Book your trip today!

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DINNER MENU

BAKED MISO SALMON

(Salmon, White Miso, Sake, Mirin, GF Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Black Sesame Seeds, Green Onion)

SOY-BRAISED SHORTRIB W/ RED WINE SAUCE

(BNLS Short Rib, Kosher Salt, Canola Oil, White Onion, Garlic Clove, Ginger, Red Wine, Mirin, GF Soy Sauce, Light Brown Sugar, Water)

KUNG PAO CHICKEN

(Chicken Breast, Bell Pepper, Celery, Zucchini, Garlic, Hoisin, Oyster, Scallion, Chili Paste, Water, Oil)

CAESAR SALAD W/DRESSING, CROUTONS, & LEMONS

(Romaine, Parmesan Cheese, Lemons, Caesar Dressing, Croutons, Flour, Sugar, Salt, Yeast)

MIXED SEASONAL VEGGIES

GARLIC HERB FINGERLING POTATOES

(Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme, Oil, Fingerling Potato)

DINNER ROLLS (Gluten)

(Flour, Sugar, Salt, Yeast)

(Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, whey protein, soy lecithin)

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All of our trips include a full open bar for guests that are 21+ years of age with proper ID.

We offer domestic & local beers, High Noon Hard Seltzers, Chardonnay, LaMarca Prosecco, Redemption Rye Whiskey, light rum, dark rum and Meili Vodka. We can create many different cocktails such as Maitai’s, Maui Mules, etc.

Our non-alcoholic beverages include soft drinks, lemonade, passion orange guava juice, water and coffee.

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  • Easy-to-find check-in location at The Whaler’s Village Shopping Center and the only boat with a physical location/booth on the beach. Our “Ocean Activities” booth is located along the beach walk at Whaler’s Village between Leilani’s restaurant and The Westin resort.
  • The only boat with 4 hours of free parking validation, savings of $20 or more!
  • Exceptional staff & service/certified naturalists for whale watches
  • All crew members are lifeguard and CPR certified.
  • Premium open bar
  • Complimentary juice, water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and lemonade
  • Kama’aina rate available with Hawaii ID, please call  (808) SEA-MAUI  to book.
  • Private charters also available
  • Don’t see your answer here? Check out our FAQ page, or just give us a ring (808) SEA-MAUI

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KA'ANAPALI

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  • Year after year, we pick Trilogy; this time we did the Discover Kaanapali trip. The crew was outstanding - the service and attention to detail was top notch! - TravelerBob7

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Your tour starts with a continental breakfast of Mom Coon’s 4 th generation cinnamon rolls and chilled tropical fruit cup, complimented with Kona coffee, hot tea, hot cocoa, POG or pineapple juice.

AFTER SNORKELING

For lunch*, enjoy our savory shoyu chicken, spring mix salad with Mom Coon’s famous dressing, rice pilaf and soft Hawaiian sweet rolls. Our food is always served–we don’t do buffet lines, paper plates, or plastic silverware aboard our first-class boats!

After lunch, we’ll raise the sails and head back to the beach! For guests 21+ (with ID), two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail, as well as sodas, juice, and filtered water.

* For Vegetarian meal requests, please contact customer service upon booking your tour.

PREMIUM BAR

Maui Brew Co. -Sunshine Girl Golden Ale

Maui Brew Co. -Seasonal Seltzer

Matua Sauvignon Blanc

Josh Pinot Noir

La Marca Prosecco

Captain’s Mule –  Our thirst-quenching twist on the classic Moscow Mule… New Amsterdam Vodka, splash of soda mixed with Elixir G ginger syrup and lime.*Option to sub Vodka for Tequila or Bourbon

Lana’i Tai –  A Mai Tai done the Trilogy way – Mango Rum, Orgeat, Fresh lime, Elixir G ginger syrup, pineapple juice and a float of Potter’s Dark Rum.

Good Ol’ Fashioned – Redemption Bourbon, agave syrup, splash of water, Watkins bitters.

Lahaina Sunrise – Camarena Reposado Tequila, Ginger ale, POG juice, splash of Elixir G ginger syrup and lime.

808 Margarita – Camarena Reposado Tequila, agave syrup, pineapple juice and a dash of bitters.  (808 is the area code encompassing Hawaii.)

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THE REEFS OF WEST MAUI

The bays of Honoapi’ilani offer some of the best snorkeling on Maui! Our Captain will choose the preferred snorkeling destination for that day, (most often Honolua Bay), which allows our guests to truly enjoy the most ideal conditions & visibility that West Maui has to offer. You might find yourself swimming among the fish and  honu  (Hawaiian sea turtle) in the coves of Honolua, enjoying the crystal clear waters at Cliff House, or even snorkeling the expansive Olowalu reef – Maui’s “mother reef”!

* Most common in the Winter months, a North swell can cause large surf at Honolua and Slaughterhouse. On “big surf” days our Captain’s will choose the best and safest snorkeling site for the group;  2 snorkel locations are not guaranteed on days with high surf

SNUBA UPGRADE

For an up close & personal look at Maui’s marine wildlife, we also offer an optional SNUBA upgrade for any guest 8yrs and older (space is limited). SNUBA is a safe and exciting way to explore Maui’s underwater ecosystem, allowing you to breathe underwater through a mouthpiece and an air hose that is connected to a tank sitting in a raft on the surface. Connected through a light harness, you can then dive down up to 20 feet and enjoy up-close-and-personal views of our amazing reef and marine life! Click here to learn more about SNUBA. Please contact [email protected] for availability of SNUBA on our Discover Molokini and Discover Lana’i tours.

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DEPARTURE TIMES

  • 8am – 1pm

This tour departs directly from Ka’anapali* Beach.  See below for exact location. Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

TOUR DURATION

Check-in location.

  • Sheraton’s Beach Lawn, Ka’anapali

Check-in with our Crew member in a blue shirt on the lawn in front of the Sheraton, at the end of the Beach Walk. 

**NOTE** If at check-in, surf conditions are deemed dangerous, guests can expect to walk 10-15 minutes north on the beach walk to a safer boarding area. Check-in location will not change.

We will be loading from the beach, you can expect to get wet up to your knees when you board. Please watch the short Beach Loading video below, taken on a small surf day. This tour is NOT recommended for guests with mobility issues. Please consider a tour with a Maalaea Harbor departure.

  • 2605 Ka’anapali Pkwy
  • Lahaina,HI 9676

Parking is available at the Sheraton Maui for $15. Guests also have the option to park at Whalers Village. Trilogy will not validate your parking pass at Whalers.

*On days when beach loading is not possible due to large surf, we will depart from Maalaea Harbor. Guests are responsible for their transportation to Maalaea Harbor. We will always try to give ample warning if this change must take place.

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KA'ANAPALI BEACH LOADING

This excursion loads directly from the sands of world-famous Ka’anapali Beach, and you WILL get wet when loading. Please watch this quick video showing our beach-loading process during small shore break. Please keep in mind that beach loading conditions vary and requires a certain level of physical fitness.  Guests with injuries or disabilities which impede mobility may find beach loading too difficult or strenuous on higher surf days. It is recommended that guests with mobility issues and parents with small infants , book one of our many tours departing from the Lahaina Harbor. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Sanitized snorkel equipment & flotation devices (required for safety reasons)

Please contact [email protected] to see if SNUBA is available for this tour. For more info on  our Optional SNUBA upgrade (space is limited. Only available on our 8am departure) check out:  What is SNUBA?

Safety-conscious, competent and friendly Crew who will provide personal attention to each guest, including snorkel instruction and lessons

Fresh water showers

Sailing (year round) and possible Whale sightings (December – April)

Continental breakfast of fresh fruit & cinnamon rolls

Trilogy’s famous BBQ lunch

Non-alcoholic beverages and chilled filtered water

Complimentary reef-safe sunscreen if you forget to bring your own

21+ yrs: two adult premium beverages on return sail

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SUNSET SAIL

Kai Kanani

Adventure Sunset Sail

Quick Details

  • User Ages: All ages

Offered Monday  – Friday

Includes: Three-course appetizers, plated and served; Open Bar; Sparkling wine toast at sunset

Beach load at Maluaka Beach in Makena

Soak In The Golden Hour On A Wailea Sunset Cruise

There’s nothing quite like a Maui sunset, with Molokini silhouetted on the horizon and the presence of friends and loved ones and the best crew on Maui taking care of your every need.

Kai Kanani’s Adventure Sunset Sail is a two-hour sail featuring live music, a stellar menu from Wailea’s own Spoon & Key Market , and an open bar full of local spirits such as Ocean Vodka and Kula Rum , as well as wine from Ulupalakua’s MauiWine . At sunset, we pour their sparkling wine for a sunset toast. 

As the only catamaran in South Maui, we sail alone with the ocean, our canvas, and the wind as the brush.* Our captain and crew are there to serve you and your friends and make the tour as comfortable as possible. Sit back and enjoy what we think will be the best evening of your Maui vacation.

We offer a shuttle service from Wailea Resorts to and from our check-in location at Maluaka Beach . Space is limited, so contact us to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you aboard!

* All tour locations are subject to weather and at the captain’s discretion. Safety is our top concern at Kai Kanani, and we apologize if there is any inconvenience due to weather-related cancellations or changes.

Explore the Enchanting Wailea: A Sunset Cruise Like No Other

Maui, a part of the Hawaiian archipelago, is synonymous with paradise, and for a good reason. Its enchanting landscapes, friendly locals, and diverse marine life make it a prime destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and adventure. However, among its various attractions, the Wailea sunset cruise is a jewel that offers a unique way to experience the island’s beauty.

Embarking on a Journey: The Wailea Sunset

The Wailea sunset is not just a visual feast; it’s an experience that touches every sense. The gentle lapping of the waves, the salty breeze, and the kaleidoscope of colors in the sky create a symphony of sensations, making every sunset cruise a journey to remember. Wailea, with its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, provides a tranquil setting to witness the day’s end, where the golden sun meets the azure sea, leaving a trail of amber and rose hues in the sky.

Whether you are a photographer looking to capture the perfect shot or a romantic soul yearning for a serene escape, the Wailea sunset cruise offers something for everyone. It’s a place where time seems to slow down, and the worries of the world fade away, leaving only the beauty of the moment.

The Wailea Sunset Cruise Experience

What sets the Wailea sunset cruise apart is not just the stunning views but also the exceptional service and attention to detail. The crew is dedicated to making every journey special, providing insights about the island’s history, flora, and fauna, and ensuring every guest’s comfort and enjoyment.

As the boat sails smoothly over the clear waters, guests can savor delicious local cuisine, sip on exotic cocktails, and immerse themselves in the panoramic beauty of the seascape. It’s a celebration of the senses, where every flavor, sound, and sight is amplified by the surrounding natural beauty.

Diversity of Marine Life

Maui’s rich waters are home to a diverse array of marine life. During the cruise, it’s common to encounter playful dolphins, majestic whales (during the migration season), and colorful schools of fish. The Wailea sunset cruise provides a unique opportunity to witness these creatures in their natural habitat, adding another layer to the enchanting experience.

The island’s coral reefs, teeming with life, are a testament to the richness of Maui’s marine ecosystem. The vibrant underwater world, with its myriad of colors and shapes, is a paradise for divers and snorkelers. Those interested in exploring this aquatic wonderland can opt for Maui snorkeling tours , where expert guides help uncover the secrets of the deep, introducing the fascinating inhabitants of the reef.

Other Enchanting Experiences in Maui

While the sunset cruise is a highlight, Maui offers a plethora of other experiences that cater to different interests and preferences. For those who prefer active adventures, sailing tours in Maui allow the exploration of the island’s diverse coastlines, discovering secluded beaches, hidden coves, and dramatic cliffs.

The sunrise snorkel in Maui is another must-try experience, where the early rays of the sun illuminate the underwater world, revealing the vibrant colors and intricate patterns of the coral reefs. It’s a refreshing start to the day, filled with wonder and discovery.

For those who seek relaxation, Maui’s spas and wellness centers offer traditional Hawaiian healing practices and massages, using local ingredients like volcanic clay and coconut oil to rejuvenate the body and soul. The island’s farm-to-table dining experiences are a feast for the palate, showcasing the rich flavors of locally sourced ingredients prepared with culinary finesse.

The Essence of Aloha: Conclusion

Maui encapsulates the spirit of Aloha, a philosophy that goes beyond a greeting to represent love, compassion, and kindness. It’s this spirit that permeates every experience on the island, making each moment special.

Whether it’s the warmth of the locals, the breathtaking landscapes, the diverse activities, or the enchanting Wailea sunset cruise , Maui invites everyone to embrace the Aloha spirit, to connect with nature and each other, and to create memories that last a lifetime.

So come, explore the enchanting Wailea, embark on a sunset cruise, and discover the myriad treasures of Maui. Let the island’s beauty and charm captivate your heart and soul, and experience the true essence of paradise.

Discover the Magic of a Wailea Sunset Cruise

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Maui’s coast with a Wailea sunset cruise , a must-do for any visitor to the island. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky transforms into a canvas of fiery oranges, pinks, and purples mirrored by the crystal-clear waters of the Pacific. But a sunset cruise in Wailea is more than just a visual spectacle; it’s an immersive experience that combines relaxation, romance, and adventure into one unforgettable journey.

Why Choose a Sunset Cruise in Wailea?

Wailea, located on Maui’s south shore, is renowned for its stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, and, most notably, its incredible sunsets. Opting for a sunset cruise in Maui Wailea provides not only spectacular views but also the chance to see marine life, enjoy live music, and savor gourmet appetizers and cocktails. It’s an all-encompassing experience that highlights the best of Maui’s natural beauty and hospitable culture.

What to Expect on Your Journey

From the moment you step aboard, you’ll feel the magic of the Hawaiian islands. Each sunset sail in Maui is designed to offer a unique experience. You’ll be greeted with a traditional Hawaiian welcome, complete with lei and a smile from the friendly crew who will be your guides through this journey.

As you sail along Wailea’s coastline, keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, majestic humpback whales (during the winter months), and sea turtles gliding through the waters. The crew, knowledgeable about Maui’s marine life and culture, will share fascinating stories and facts, making this cruise not only enjoyable but also educational.

Customize Your Experience

No two sunset cruises are the same, and with options for customization for sunset cruise Wailea , you can make your trip truly unique. Whether you’re seeking a romantic outing with your partner, a fun evening with friends, or a private family gathering, there’s a package that fits your needs. From private charters to intimate group settings, the emphasis is on creating moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Memorable Moments Await

As the cruise returns to shore, the fading light of the day sets a serene backdrop for reflection and relaxation. It’s a moment to take in the beauty of the islands, the warmth of the people, and the joy of life’s simple pleasures. A sunset cruise in Maui is more than just an activity; it’s a highlight of any Hawaiian vacation, a story to be told, and an experience that will be remembered forever.

Ready to embark on this magical journey? Explore our options for a Wailea sunset cruise and book your adventure today. Let the beauty of Maui’s sunsets captivate your heart and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Chevron down Food Menu

All Courses are plated and served to our guests.

First Course: Hummus and crudités, assorted cheese and charcuterie

Second Course: Seared ahi with chimichurri sauce (lemon, garlic, herbs)

Third Course: Baked Pasta (three cheese, marinara, and herbs), Caprese Salad  (tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil pesto, balsamic drizzle)

Dessert: Kai Kanani Signature chocolate cake with berry compote

  • Variety of juices and soft drinks
  • Cocktails, premium liquor, Maui Brewing on tap, MauiWine and Champagne, and a Lokélani Sparkling Rosé toast at sunset

* Menu items may be substituted based on availability

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