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Have a great time on the best Hawaii sunset cruises, and choose from a wide variety of sunset cocktail booze cruises and dinner cruises. Whether you are looking for sunset cruises in Waikiki on Oahu, Lahaina and Maalaea on Maui, Lihue and Na Pali on Kauai, or Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, you will be sure to find the perfect Hawaii sunset cruise for you to enjoy. Have a fun night with friends on a Hawaii booze cruise, or a romantic dinner cruise for two, and book a Hawaii sunset cruise today!
Your Guide to Hawaii Sunset Cruises and Sails
If you are looking for an unforgettable Hawaiian evening, experience the best Hawaii sunset dinner and cocktail cruises in the islands, and choose from the wide variety of different cruise options. With a selection ranging from fun and casual, to premium luxury, there is a sunset cruise in Hawaii that will fit your budget and interests. There are romantic sunset cruise options tailor made for newlyweds and anniversary celebrations, private sails customized for large groups of family and friends, and so much more. Browse through one of Hawaii's largest online selection of Hawaii sunset cruises, and see which one is perfect for you!

What to Expect & Know Before You Go
  • Although many of the cruise boats and sailing catamarans in Hawaii will have an indoor area where guests are able to sit, it is recommended that you bring a light jacket or sweater to wear once the sun goes down. Even though Hawaii is normally quite warm and temperate, it can become a bit chilly out on the water once the sun has set.
  • Since there are many types of boats that range from small and intimate to very large, and varying ocean conditions depending on the season and weather, it is recommended that you wear flats or low heeled shoes for your safety since ocean conditions can quickly change without any notice.
  • Most of Hawaii's sunset cruises do not have a dress code, but many guests enjoy this opportunity in Hawaii to wear aloha or island resort attire.
  • The sunset cruises on Hawaii sailing catamarans will often have a lounging net to relax on during your tour. You might get splashed by the ocean waves if you sit on the net, so be careful when you are in the area.
  • Hold on tight! Whenever you are out on the water on a Hawaii boat, keep one hand on the boat at all times to make sure you don’t slip and fall.
  • Many of the sunset cruises in Hawaii offer a variety of alcoholic beverages for adult guests who are 21 years old and above. For those of you who are planning on drinking alcohol, be sure to have a designated driver or utilize a taxi/rideshare service to keep the roads safe.
  • It is also customary to give the captain and crew a gratuity if you feel they did an exceptional job, and both digital and cash tips are always appreciated.

How to Get to a Hawaii Sunset Cruise
Depending on which island you are on, the sunset cruises in Hawaii may or may not provide transportation. For the cruises that do offer round-trip transportation options, it is highly recommended that you utilize this service since they are very convenient.

In the event that the Hawaii sunset cocktail or dinner cruise you book does not have transportation, your check-in location could range from a quick walk from your hotel, or a lengthy car ride using a rental car, taxi, or rideshare service. Be sure to double check the cruise departure location before booking.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long are Hawaii sunset cruises?
A: Depending on the selected tour, most Hawaii sunset dinner cruises are approximately one to three hours in duration.

Q: Are the sunset cruises in Hawaii wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant?
A: Wheelchair accessibility for sunset cruises on Hawaii depend on the boat, and while some are fully ADA compliant, detailed information regarding wheelchair accessibility is listed on each activity page.

Q: How much do sunset cruises cost in Hawaii?
A:Hawaii sunset vary wildly in price depending on the cruise, and start from approximately $50.00 and go as high as $300 or more per person depending on the cruise and its inclusions.

Q: What should you wear on a Hawaii sunset cruise?
A: There are no dress codes or rules on what to wear on a sunset cruise in Hawaii, and many travelers to Hawaii enjoy this chance to wear aloha attire like muumuu, tropical dresses, or aloha shirts. Casual resort wear is also a popular option for many sunset cruise goers as well.

Q: Are reservations required for sunset cruises on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island?
A: Both sunset booze cruises and dinner cruises are some of the most popular activities in Hawaii, and are often sold out. You should plan on making a reservation as soon as possible, but in the event that the cruise you are wanting to book is sold out, be sure to contact us for last minute availability.

Q: What is the difference between a Hawaii cocktail cruise and a dinner cruise?
A: Dinner cruises in Hawaii normally serve a multi-course meal or have self-serve buffet dining, and are about two to three hours long. These cruises will also often include live performances with music and dancing.

Sunset cocktail booze cruises usually do not include food, although there are a few options that include light snacks and appetizers, and most cocktail sunset cruises are one to two hours in duration.

Q: What is the best month to go on a sunset cruise in Hawaii?
A: There is no bad time to book a Hawaii sunset cruise since each island offers a different experience depending on the season. For instance, in winter months the North Shore of Oahu will become quite rough and not well-suited for a sunset cruise, but in Maui, it will be whale season and the best time to see humpback whales.

The captain and crew of each Hawaii sunset cruise boat will make sure that they choose the optimal routes and cruise destinations so that you have an amazing time no matter when you go on a sunset dinner cruise or cocktail sail.

Q: What is the best Hawaii dinner cruise?
A: The best cruise depends on what you are looking for! Take a look through the many different options available on HawaiiActivities.com, and you can always contact our expert staff with any questions.

Q: What time is the sunset in Hawaii?
A: The sunset is around 6:00PM in Hawaii, but can be as late as 7:30PM depending on the season.

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Latest reviews of Sunset Cruises

Kona Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay with Live Entertainment | Body Glove

Had a blast!

2022/10/24 Friends Jessica

It was a nice experience. The service was outstanding as the whole crew was very polite and always ready to assist. The ride itself was a bit rough.. not sure off it was just on that day due to the wind and current being... more

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Kailua-Kona Sunset Cocktail with Free Drinks - Honi Olani Catamaran

Great way to see the sunset

2022/10/06 Friends Lisa S

From the beginning, we were greeted with smiles and outstanding service. Captain Cindy and crew were wonderful! The snacks were great and a small dinner was a nice surprise. Full service bar was beyond expectations.

Kona Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay with Live Entertainment | Body Glove

Such a cool experience!

2022/09/01 Couples Abe

Amazing views, good food, and lots of history to learn about hawaii

Kohala Coast Sunset Cocktail Sail Cruise with Open-Bar [Apr-Dec]

Amazing Views, Company, Staff! What more could you want?!

2022/08/30 Friends Amanda

This experience was incredibly relaxing and objectively beautiful. The staff was incredible, with their insight, attentiveness, and even some local recommendations for the rest of our trip. They even managed to snap a fe... more

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Kailua-Kona Sunset Cocktail with Free Drinks - Honi Olani Catamaran

Sunset sail

2022/08/09 Couples Lanikuh

We had a great time on the sunset sail! The captain and staff were patient and so friendly. The boat was clean. Snacks and beverages/cocktails were provided. The ride was smooth and the sunset was beautiful. Our previous... more

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Kona Sunset Dinner Cruise to Kealakekua Bay with Live Entertainment | Body Glove

Sunset dinner cruise

2022/08/06 Couples Pete

The staff was amazing and very attentive! The only drawback was the food, I wasn’t impressed at all! The guy playing the music was great! The guide that was narrating could not be heard where we were sitting! I think the... more

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Sunset Cruises, Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island | HawaiiActivities.com
Have a great time on the best Hawaii sunset cruises, and choose from a wide variety of sunset cocktail booze cruises and dinner cruises. Whether you are looking for sunset cruises in Waikiki on Oahu, Lahaina and Maalaea on Maui, Lihue and Na Pali on Kauai, or Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, you will be sure to find the perfect Hawaii sunset cruise for you to enjoy. Have a fun night with friends on a Hawaii booze cruise, or a romantic dinner cruise for two, and book a Hawaii sunset cruise today!