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Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise in Maui, HI

Pacific Whale Foundation300 Ma'alaea RdMaalaea, Maui, HI 96793
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Offered every Friday from 5 PM to 7 PM, the Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea lets guests enjoy an unforgettable voyage at sea on the Ocean Voyager. Cruises offer live reggae, island rhythms, pop and rock classics; an open-air dance floor; tasty appetizers; micro-brewed beer, wine, juice, soda and tropical beverages; and guaranteed whale sightings during select winter months.

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from Ashley, one of our Maalaea, Maui Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 2 hours.
  • Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure at Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store.
  • Food and complimentary beverages included.
  • All ages welcome.


from Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea
Embark on a fun-filled musical adventure at sea, complete with dancing on our open-air dance floor to reggae and other island rhythms, along with a variety of hot and cold appetizers and cocktails!

This unique and popular sunset cocktail cruise is hosted by Marty Dread, one of Maui's top reggae stars, whose charisma and enthusiasm gets everyone up dancing and having fun. It's an ideal multigenerational cruise; kids love dancing as much as the adults!

As an added bonus, whale sightings are guaranteed (from December 17 through April 23). If you do not see whales, you get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch.

Your ticket includes: sumptuous hot and cold appetizers of BBQ pulled pork, meatballs with homemade marinara sauce, taro rolls to build your own hot sandwich, artichoke dip with crackers, a locally grown vegetable crudite platter with ranch dip and locally grown assorted fresh island fruit platter. We also include all-you-can-drink chilled soda, juice, filtered water and up to three cocktails per adult, with a choice of local Maui microbrewery (Maui Brewing Co.) beer, plus wine and tropical well drinks including our famous Mai Tais. And we offer a free full color marine life poster!

What to Bring: Camera, light jacket or cover up, comfortable attire (low heeled shoes recommended), sunglasses, money for optional souvenirs. A picture ID is required to show proof of age if consuming alcoholic beverages.

Check in at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store at the Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea (next to the Maui Ocean Center) off Route 30, the Honoapiilani Highway. Remember, this cruise departs from Ma'alaea Harbor. Book early, as this cruise fills up quickly!

This cruise is available on Fridays only.

Guests will need to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure and must sign a liability waiver upon check-in prior to your tour.

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Mason, Ohio
"Whale Watch"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2017 NEW
Excellent whale watch. Crew was wonderful and the sites were amazing. Great food and beverage. The seating was wonderful as well.
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Sake B
"Our Honeymoon and we will never forget this amazing trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2017 NEW
We are newlyweds and going to Maui was on our minds since we first met. We dreamt about snorkeling in Maui but like most couples did not know where to start. With a little research we discovered The Pacific Whales Foundation. When we found out that they were a non profit organization we jumped on booking our snorkeling trip to Molokai with them. We were so lucky that we did. Upon seeing their big boat we felt so safe. We also learned that all their employees were college grads and life guard trained. We absolutely loved this snorkeling trip and highly recommend The Pacific Whale Foundation for their Whale Watching and Snorkeling trips. This trip was amazing and we will never forget it! Dustin&Amy
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Fairfield, California
"Whale watching"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2017 NEW
Great trip, lots of whales breaching. Staff very friendly and helpful. Capt kept boat turned so everyone could view whales and kept us as close as we could safely. Awesome trip! Thanks PWF
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Castle Rock, Colorado
"Absolutely FABULOUS! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2017 NEW
This is the third time we have done an adventure with Pacific Whale Foundation, each time was breathtaking. This time we did the Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure & it did not disappoint, even got to watch the humpbacks as they put on a show. The crew - Captain Mike, Megan, Joshua & Chris were amazing; they shared their knowledge of the environment while informing us of all the postive accomplishments they have made for the ecology. Totally worth the time & money!
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Eileen O
Spokane, Washington
"Lots of whales"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2017 NEW
Professional and fun staff, we saw a lot of whales! The large boat is still quite rocky so beware. Well worth the money, we would do it again!

Frequently Asked Questions about Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea

When are cruises offered?
Cruises are only offered on Fridays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

What is included in my ticket price?

In addition to dancing and fun, your ticket includes hot and cold appetizers, three (3) cocktails per adult, all-you-can-drink soda and juice, and a full-color marine life poster.

What happens if I don’t see whales on the cruise?
Whale sightings happen from December 17th through April 23rd. If you don’t see a whale while on the cruise during this time period, you will receive a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch.

What should I wear?

Comfortable attire is suggested. A light jacket or cover up is also recommended due to the ocean winds.

Are souvenirs available?

Yes. Optional souvenirs are available for purchase.

Where do I check-in for the cruise?
Check-in is located at the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store at the Harbor Shops at Ma’alaea.