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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.

Good To Know

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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"Molokini and turtle arches"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2017 NEW
Great crew ; great lectures on marine life for kids . Very ecoconsciuos but would be more ecological to not print all pictures as some of them are wasted ; we bought our photo but the idea of evoconservation was lost to us seeing all the pictures thrown out
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Cynthia S
San Jose, California
"Honolua Bay Snorkel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2017 NEW
The best snorkel I've ever done. We had a beautiful day! The captain and crew were great and very helpful with questions. Would do this snorkel trip again in a heartbeat.
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"Molokini snorkel tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
Very well organized snorkel tour including head counting after each snorkel trip and guards in water. Good food during stay on board. Friendly crew, willed to help everyone. Got many additional information about water life. Highly recommended !
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Charlie S
San Francisco, California
"Superb snorkel tour, guides and food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
Our family had a great half day snorkeling tour to Molikini & LaPerouse Bay. Great & safe for kids. There were guides in the water. Staff and presentations were excellent. Food & drink solid (inc. great local beer & wine on the trip back to shore). $$$ are worth it. Rent the GoPro to capture the experience.
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Surrey, Canada
"Super Star Staff"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
Strong winds and choppy seas. The staff were highly skilled and knowledgable. Felt safe and taken care of. Due to the poor weather condition, part of the trip had to be cancelled. However, we were all refunded half the cost of the tour. In addition, the staff did their best to make it an memorable experience. Would definitely book with them 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.