Island Rhythms Sunset Cruise

Pacific Whale Foundation
Central Maui, South Maui
Food & Drinks Included
Live Music
Musician Eric Gilliom on boat

Highlights

  • Dance party at sea with popular Maui musician playing island-style Hawaiian music and pop/rock favorites
  • Plentiful appetizers and drinks
  • Spacious double-decker catamaran
  • View whales (Nov-May with sighting guarantee) and dolphins
From
$50 per adult
  • Evening
  • Duration 2 hours

Pricing & Availability

Overview

Not an ordinary cocktail cruise, you'll be treated to Island music and rock/pop favorites from popular Maui artist Eric Gilliom as you take in the views of the Maui Coast and spot whales and dolphins. Dance along, or just kick back with some local beers and Mai Tais while enjoying tasty appetizers and watching a stunning sunset in paradise. On top of the fun, all the profits go directly towards the Pacific Whale Foundation’s important work of protecting the oceans and marine life.

April 2018 UPDATE: For the next couple of months, due to government alcohol regulations, this cruise will not be serving alcohol, and the price has been reduced accordingly. The cruise is projected to return to serving alcohol sometime this summer (June-August). If you book now for the summer or later, you will not be charged the higher price with alcohol if it has started being served again. For a sunset cruise currently with alcohol, you can consider our dinner cruise (alcohol served) or sunset sail (BYOB).

Menu

Appetizers
Kiawe-smoked pork and chicken sliders with guava BBQ sauce
House made chips & salsa
Roasted garlic hummus
Zesty bean salad
Tomato and basil bruschetta

Dessert
Fresh baked brownies

Drinks
Alcoholic beverages (3 per adult) include wine, Maui Brewing Co. beer, tropical cocktails
Unlimited soda, juice, filtered water

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TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
Review by TravelShack Team
  • Profits support this 35-year-old non-profit organization's marine life research and conservations efforts
  • Bar onboard, variety of appetizers both hot and cold, and live music
  • Harbor boarding means don’t have to get wet (unlike beach boardings)
  • The catamarans are much more stable than monohull boats (important if you are prone to seasickness, especially during the winter months when water conditions can be more variable)
  • Whale sighting guarantee (Dec 16 - Apr 15, get free whale watch cruise if don't see any whales)

Location

  • Central Maui, South Maui
Departure Point
Ma'alaea Harbor

Distance
10-25 min from Kihei/Wailea
30 min from Ka’anapali/Lahaina
Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

Three's Bar & Grill (caterer):
'Ono' (standout) - the food is great.

Fodor's Guidebook:

There's no better place to see the sun set on the Pacific than from one of Maui's many boat tours.

What’s more perfect than ocean cruising and music during sunset? The food is totally satisfying, and the live tunes will have you dancing your way back to the harbor.

Moon Guidebook:

Three's Bar & Grill (caterer): Local favorite with unique items that are tasty.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the oceans through science and advocacy. It conducts marine research, educates the public, and fights for marine life and ocean conservation.
  • Hawai’i Ecotourism Association Sustainable Tourism Certification
  • Holds annual Maui Whale Festival to raise awareness about conservation and raise funds to support its important programs
  • Boats use energy efficient, low emissions engines
  • Developed and outfitted all boats with whale protection devices, the first devices in the world for commercial vessels that guide whales away from propellers and running gear
  • Uses bio-compostable plates, cups and utensils
  • Sources locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats to reduce carbon footprint
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • 1-15 People: No refunds after 48 hours prior to activity time
  • 16+: No refunds after 72 hours prior to activity time
Taxes/fees added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 3% Harbor Tax
  • $4.50 fuel surcharge per person