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One of Maui’s most popular ocean activities that requires no swimsuit, no fins and no SPF, a Lahaina Sunset Dinner Cruise provides guests with a romantic and memorable night on the water.
Departing daily from Lahaina Harbor, located only a short drive from central Maui and the popular resort area of Ka’anapali, this tour company hosts daily eco-adventures aboard their luxurious catamaran. An ideal tour option for couples, friend groups, wedding parties, or simply as a celebratory night out, Sunset Dinner Cruises provide epic views of Maui’s scenic shoreline, beaches, neighbor islands of Lana’i and Kaho’olawe, and sweeping views of the West Maui Mountains and distant Haleakala Volcano.
With outdoor seating and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the views, the cruise also features a delectable 4-course dinner served table-side. With help from knowledgeable and friendly staff members, you’ll be treated to menu items like spinach and artichoke dip with fresh focaccia, salad, lemongrass-curry marinated shrimp, teriyaki chicken with papaya salsa, chimichurri flat iron steak, honey-miso tofu, Molokai sweet potatoes, grilled vegetables, and dessert items such as triple chocolate brownies. Vegan and gluten-free meal options are available on request.
Choose from complimentary beverages like tropical cocktails, local Maui Brewing Co. beer, and wine varieties, as well as non-alcoholic options like soda, juice, water, coffee and tea. Those who upgrade to the Premium Seating option can also choose from frozen blended cocktails.
Departing at 5pm or 6pm depending on the season, certified Marine Naturalists will be onboard to answer questions and provide further insight into Maui’s ocean life. During winter months, this sunset dinner cruise also doubles as an excellent whale watching opportunity, as Maui’s part time resident humpback whale population are known to frequent the Auau Channel – located just between Maui’ west coast and Lana’i – for its warm, shallow waters.
Lasting approximately 2 hours, it’s recommended that you check into the Lahaina Pacific Whale Foundation office at 612 Front Street 45 minutes prior to departure to your tour, and bring a light jacket, your ID, and cash or a credit card for gratuity or souvenirs. All ages are welcome, and Premium Seating upgrades are available for a guaranteed private table. Want more? You can read our Pacific Whale Dinner Cruise Review.
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