Pacific Whale Foundation dinner cruise

Pacific Whale Foundation Dinner Cruise Review

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Maui dinner cruise review

PROS:

  • Delicious dinner, great service and just about the best way to enjoy an evening on Maui.
  • The pace is unrushed, fun and very relaxing.  Everything is done for you.
  • Perfect photo opportunities.  There are plenty of people around to assist in getting a shot of you during a perfect sunset over the water!

CONS:

  • You can’t plan the perfect sunset.  We had a good one, but sometimes the colors don’t come out.
  • This is only available in Lahaina.  If you’re in south Maui, you’ll probably want to do the Maalaea or Makena sunset cruises (no dinner, only pupus.)

SUMMARY: Pacific Whale Foundation will take you from Lahaina Harbor on the Ocean Discovery or Ocean Quest (both double-decker stable catamarans) for a 4-course dinner by Threes Restaurant with complimentary drinks lasting about 2 hours during sunset (departure time varies seasonally.)

book nowADULTS: $92.95 • CHILD (ages 3-12): $56.95 • PREMIUM SEATS: $112.95

lineTara’s Full Lahaina Dinner Cruise Review:

Take a second to picture some of your favorite Maui moments.

Tara enjoying herself

What do you see? Enjoying a stunning tropical sunset while sipping on a Mai Tai? Dining on fresh, delicious meals from some of Maui’s top-rated restaurants? Whale watching?

Or maybe you’re dreaming of simply enjoying warm tropical breezes while gazing out into the Pacific Ocean.

Now, what if I told you you could pack all of these experiences into one evening?

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27 Things to Do on Maui

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For one of the most isolated islands on the planet, Maui certainly isn’t at a loss for activities: from horseback riding across lava terrain to diving deep under the Pacific on a submarine, the Valley Isle positively brims with possibilities.

But with so many places to see and activities to experience, narrowing down those to-dos can be tricky. Here are 27 of the best ways to spend your Maui vacation—and why they should ascend to the top of your bucket list:

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Grand Wailea Maui

10 Things You Should Know About the Grand Wailea Before Arriving

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grand poolThey don’t call it grand for nothing: The Grand Wailea—a Waldorf Astoria Resort on the south shore of Maui—has it all: beauty and romance, leisure and play, elegance and authenticity, glee and tranquility.

So spectacular is this spot, in fact, that U.S. News & World Report named it one of the top ten luxury resorts on the Valley Isle, while it caters to more than half a million visitors annually.

Planning to count yourself as one of them? Whether you’re on your way there or are dreaming up the vacation of a lifetime, here are 10 things you should know about the Grand Wailea before arriving:

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Seven Sacred Maui Spots

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Flip through a travel mag, gab with a Maui resident, or ogle images of Hawaii on Instagram—chances are your vision will be arrested by the Valley Isle’s Seven Sacred Pools, a wonder of nature on Maui’s east coast that features a gorgeous set of tiered waterfalls.

But as stunning and powerful as the inaccurately-nicknamed Seven Sacred Pools (‘Ohe’o Gulch) might be, the Kipahulu hot spot doesn’t have the monopoly on Maui’s hallowed places. Indeed, beyond the postcard-perfection of the island’s beaches, Maui is home to a number of exquisite sites that have long been deeply revered, many of which can bee seen on Road to Hana tour.

Whether you’re hoping to connect with Maui in a meaningful way or are simply searching for attractions, here are seven of Maui’s most sacred spots—and the history behind them:

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Maui’s Best Boating Trips

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Lahaina BoatsOne of the many boons of visiting Maui is that your choices for fun aren’t limited solely to land: Maui County includes two gorgeous islands that are accessible by ferry, its outer islet of Molokini supplies some of the best Maui snorkeling, and its 120 miles of coastline offer ample opportunities for splashing in the water.

And what water it is. The slice of Pacific upon which Maui County rests presents some of the clearest and warmest water in the world. While hopping in straight from the sand is one of the greatest pleasures the island affords, boating trips deliver a fresh perspective on the Valley Isle’s splendor. Read More