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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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 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.