Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea in Maui, HI

Pacific Whale Foundation300 Ma'alaea Rd, Ste 211Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793
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Overview

Offered exclusively on Sundays, the Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea features picturesque views of the islands at sunset, a variety of hot and cold appetizers, alcoholic beverages and tropical cocktails (three per adult of age), unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, live entertainment, a full meal served family-style, and guaranteed whale sightings during select winter months.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Maalaea, Maui Travel Experts
  • Learn about humpback whales from certified Marine Naturalists who lead the tour.
  • Complimentary beverages and appetizers included.
  • Passengers 21+ years old, bring a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages onboard.
  • Camera and binocular rentals are available for a small fee.
  • Check-in 45 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Tour is approximately 2 hours long.

Description

from Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea
Come enjoy the magical beauty of a tropical sunset at sea! This fun-filled cruise departs from convenient Ma'alaea Harbor (an easy drive from Kihei, Wailea, and Upcountry Maui) and glides along the scenic south or west Maui coastline as you enjoy a generous array of hot and cold pupus. Ma'alaea Cocktail Cruise is offered Sundays and Wednesdays only.

Your ticket price includes appetizers of BBQ pulled pork, meatballs with homemade marinara sauce, taro rolls to build your own hot sandwich, artichoke dip with crackers, locally grown vegetable crudite platter with ranch dip and locally grown assorted fresh island fruit platter.

We 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. Kids under age 2 go FREE (one per each paying adult).

Whale sightings are guaranteed from December 17 through April 23, or you get a free ticket for a Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch (regular whalew atches only; not Ultimate Whalewatches or VIP Whalewatches).

Departing from conveniently located Ma'alaea Harbor; there's lots of free parking in the spacious lot by Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store and the Maui Ocean Center. Don't miss this romantic and relaxing cruise; it is truly an evening to remember!

Duration of Cruise: 2 hours

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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cindyoT1823HI
"Turtle arches and Molokini snorkel"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
Too many people at Molokini during the snorkel caused a log jam when everyone tried to see an octopus. I was shoved aside my other guests due to sheer volume. Food and drinks were good. Be prepared for over 100 people on your vessel
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jpatka
Anchorage, Alaska
"Awesome day of snorkeling"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
Our family of 11 went on the tour yesterday. For many of us, it was a first time for snorkeling. We had a wonderful time. The crew was outstanding making everyone feel welcomed aboard. The crew was helpful and very informative and helpful when we were in the water.we loved seeing all of the different fish. Also, the food was beyond our expectations. It was very good. This is a great trip for all ages. We would highly recommend it.
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randysnyder
alto mi
"Great workers"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
My son and I went on a snorkeling trip. First stop was great to see the dolphins. First spot to start snorkeling we saw a few different types of fish. Not a big variety. Going to a second site we seem to just drive around. They stop at one site buy didn't anchor up. Drove some more and ended up over a ship wreck. Looked like a sail boat. We are snorkeling mind you and the wreck is 75 foot down? All you could see was a sihillotte of a ship. I could see the mast becomes it was still attached . Not a very old shipwreck.
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mamadeedee917
"sunset and snorkel"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
Everything about both trips was great. The boat was clean, the food was excellent and the crew was very helpful and friendly. This was not our first time choosing Pac Whale. We came back because we had a great time 2 years ago. We will choose these guys again on our next trip to Maui.
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K1098ERlaurah
Kihei, Hawaii
"Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
We are members of the Pacific Whale Foundation because we prefer going on the tours that have the biologists and experts to enhance the experience. We also like that our money is supporting a good cause. It was a great experience. We snorkeled and saw two species of dolphins.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea

Can children come on the cruise?
Yes. Children ages 0-2 are free of charge.

How long is the cruise?
The cruise is approximately 2 hours long.

When should I check-in?
Guests should arrive at check-in 45 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise departure. The tour departs Sundays and Wednesdays at 4:30 pm. Please arrive accordingly.

Where do I check-in?
Please check-in at the Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next to the Maui Ocean Center.

Are food and beverages available?
Yes. The following is served onboard:

  • Appetizers: kiawe-smoked pork and chicken sliders with guava BBQ sauce, trio of house-made chips and salsa, roasted garlic hummus, zesty bean salad, tomato and basil bruschetta, fresh baked brownies.
  • Complimentary alcoholic beverages including Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (limit: 3 alcoholic beverages per adult).
  • Unlimited soda, juice, filtered water.


Do you have binoculars for passengers?
Passengers can rent cameras and binoculars for a small fee.