Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise in Maui, HI

Pacific Whale Foundation300 Ma'alaea RdMaalaea, Maui, HI 96793
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Overview

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.

Description

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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Sam B
Lincoln, California
"Whale Watching"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Went out 5 times on Pacif Whale Foundation raft Ocean Journey. I’ve been whale watching numerous times on Maui. The best way to see it, is on a raft. You get a minute ch closer experience and not fighting with dozens of other looking for that good spot. One of our trips was really choppy. We did see Whales, but the crew decided we should get a free trip. Not too many companies would do that. Looking forward to next years visit during whale season
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mackenziefelbab
Paia, Hawaii
"AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
If I could give 10 stars I would! I never even write Yelp reviews but I was SO impressed by this company that I absolutely had to. I did both the whale watch and snorkel Molokini & turtletown. The entire experience was just wonderful. I felt so comfortable and everyone on board was extremely accommodating & friendly as well. It was a bonus that they were so informative of what we were seeing in the water and around us. Just an amazing experience!
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Anonymous
"A Whale of a time!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
The difference of this tour is that the people are truly passionate and informed about the animals they are sharing with you. You’ll never go with the ‘profit’ based your operator again after this trip.
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DSGCanada
Canada
"Whale watch spectacular!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Fantastic trip, lots of whale activity very close to boat. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff made trip fun and educational.
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redsig
New York City, New York
"Quality time under the stars"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Fantastic informative night under the stars celebrating our son/ future daughter in law’s engagement. Couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular time! Highly recommend!!
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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.