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Sunset Cocktail Cruise Ma'alaea in Maui, HI

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


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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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Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
"Pacific Whale Foundation - Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
A great time with the Pacific Whale Foundation and their Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure. An early 7:30 a.m. start we set off from Ma'alaea in the Ocean Explorer with three very professional staff for our snorkeling adventure, stopping or slowing on route to watch the Humpback Whales. A fabulous day with lunch severed on route back to port around 1:30 p.m.
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David C
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Snorkel trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
This is a great organization. We always have a great time when we visit Maui. The boats are well kept and the crew is first class. I can't wait till go again. I highly recommend them.
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Janette B
"Whales everywhere"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
The ship was very smooth, there were so many whales that we didn't have to go very far. The crew was great, only negative was that the ship was full so had to look over or around others, but with so many whales it wasn't really an issue.
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"Whale watching and souvenir!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
We checked in at 11:45 as advised for our 12:30 tour at the Pacific Whale Foundation store and it was a pretty quick check in. The passengers were told after checking in to meet in front of the store at 12:10 to be led down the walkway to the boat ramp. This give you some time to shop around. They take photos of your party before getting on the boat which causes a slow down when boarding. You can opt to purchase the souvenir for $20 after the boat returns to the harbor. The waters was choppy on the day we went but we did see 3 groups of whale (total 8 whales) during the 2 hour tour. It was great as we saw whales breaching, tail slaps and a couple "flying pickles" (what they referred to when a calf breaches). It's difficult to walk around on the outside deck when the boat is moving but it does stop when near the whales so then you can walk carefully over to other viewing sides. The only thing that was a bit annoying is that the Captain politely asked for tips for his crew as we were returning to the harbor. I mean it's ok to let us know they are volunteers. We saw the tip jar and we did leave a tip for the great job but I think it would be better if you didn't repeat this request twice.
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Flanders, New Jersey
"A little disappointed! 😔"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
Overall the trip was OK. We did not see as many whales as we'd like. Most were too far away...very few were close and that was only by surprise by the whales. The main thing my kids were looking forward to was the opportunity to hear the whales under water, as we were told would happen, however this did not happen. They were very disappointed!!