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Sunset Dinner Cruises

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Set out on a Maui dinner cruise with sunset views, delicious dinners, and tasty cocktails! Choose from Maui sunset cruises departing from Lahaina and Maalaea Harbor, and even if you are in Kaanapali or Kihei, there is a Hawaii dinner cruise for you! Whether you are looking for a fun night with family and friends or a romantic night for two, take your pick from a luxury dining experience on the Calypso, Alii Nui and Trilogy, or a casual dinner cruise aboard the Pride of Maui or Quicksilver.
Your Guide to Maui Sunset Dinner Cruises in Hawaii
Have an evening to remember on the best Maui sunset dinner cruises in Hawaii, and choose from a wide variety of different cruise options. With a selection ranging from fun and casual, to premium luxury, there is a Maui dinner cruise that will fit almost any budget. Choose a romantic dinner cruise tailor made for newlyweds and anniversary celebrations, private dinner cruises customized for large groups of family and friends, and during the winter months, dinner cruises with whale watching to see humpback whales. Browse through one of Hawaii's largest online selection of Maui sunset cruises, and see which one is perfect for you!

What to Expect & Know Before You Go
  • Although all Maui dinner cruise boats and catamarans will have an indoor area where you can sit and relax, it is recommended that you bring a light jacket or sweater to wear once the sun goes down. While Hawaii is quite warm and temperate, it can become a bit chilly out on the water once the sun has set.
  • Depending on the ocean conditions and the size of the boat used for your sunset dinner cruise departing from Lahaina or Maalaea, it is recommended that you wear flats or low heeled shoes for your safety since ocean conditions can change at the drop of a hat.
  • Although there is no dress code for many of the island's sunset dinner cruises, most guests wear casual or aloha attire.
  • The sunset dinner cruises on sailing catamarans will often have a lounging net to relax on during your tour. You might get splashed if you sit on the net, so be careful when you are in the area.
  • Hold on tight! When you are cruising, keep on hand on the boat at all times to make sure you don’t slip and fall.
  • Many dinner cruises on Maui are open bar and offer a variety of alcoholic beverages to guests 21 years old and above. For guests who are planning on drinking, be sure to have a designated driver or utilize a taxi/rideshare service to keeps the roads safe.
  • It is customary to give the captain and crew a gratuity if you feel they did an excellent job, and cash tips are always appreciated.

How to Get to a Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise
Maui dinner cruises depart from Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Maalaea, and depending on where you are staying on the island, the check-in location could be anywhere from a quick walk from your hotel to an hour long drive.

As most sunset cruises on Maui do not offer transportation, you will want to have a rental care available to drive, or choose an option that departs within walking distance or a reasonable rideshare or taxi ride.

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

Q: Are the sunset dinner cruises wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant?
A: Wheelchair accessibility for sunset dinner cruises on Maui depend on the boat. Information regarding wheelchair accessibility is listed on each activity page.

Q: How much do sunset dinner cruises cost?
A: Sunset dinner cruises in Maui range from approximately $145.00 and up depending on the cruise and its inclusions.

Q: What should you wear on a Maui dinner cruise?
A: There are no dress codes or rules on what to wear on a sunset cruise in Maui, most guests enjoy the opportunity to wear aloha attire like muumuu, tropical dresses, or aloha shirts. Casual resort wear is also a popular pick for many guests who go on these activities.

Q: Are reservations required for sunset dinner cruises from Lahaina and Maalaea?
A: 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 you are also welcome to contact us for last minute availability.

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

Cocktail cruises on the other hand will normally not have food included, 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 most romantic dinner cruise on Maui?
A: With many dinner cruises to choose from, it can be hard to pick the one that is the most romantic, but the Alii Nui and Trilogy sunset dinner sails are both perfect for a romantic evening for two under the Maui sunset.

Q: What is the best Maui 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.

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Latest reviews of Sunset Dinner Cruises

Premium Sunset Cruise with 4-Course Dinner, Cocktails & Seasonal Whale Watching

Super Fun!

2023/12/30 Families fun time friend

The weather we had was slightly less than perfect but we had an absolute blast with the crew, and we even got to see a few whales. All around a good time

Maui Romantic Sunset Dinner Sail Cruise with Open Bar - Trilogy Catamaran

Nice but do not sit in the back!!!

2023/10/18 Couples Carla D.

My party of four cruised on 10/13/23. The captain, crew and food were amazing and we were first on board and directed to our table in the back. The view was facing into the galley/bathrooms/dingy and not the beautiful oc... more

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Pride of Maui Luau Sunset Dinner Cruise with Open Bar & Polynesian Show

Celebrating!

2023/07/17 Families with Young Children Pammer

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our entire family in Maui and this was one of the first activities we all participated in. We have a 12-year-old down syndrome granddaughter who loved the Polynesian dancin... more

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Maui Romantic Sunset Dinner Sail Cruise with Open Bar - Trilogy Catamaran

Great experience and awesome crew! Highly recommend

2023/07/15 Couples Charles

We went on trilogy 5 for our honeymoon on 7/12 and the crew went above and beyond to accommodate us, asking if we wanting to put any song request on for our honeymoon, and being super attentive and friendly in their serv... more

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Maui Luxury Sunset Dinner Sail with Open Bar - Alii Nui Royal Feast Cruise

Anniversary Nite Sunset Cruise

2023/06/25 Couples Paul B.

Awesome experience on the beautiful Ali Nui. Captain Bre and crew worked so hard to make the entire experience fun and memorable! Everything from the boat, sailing, food, service and the sunset was top notch. Highly rec... more

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Premium Sunset Cruise with 4-Course Dinner, Cocktails & Seasonal Whale Watching

Must Do!

2023/06/19 Couples Allen West

The staff are awesome food and drinks were great, took my wife for our 15 years anniversary it was very beautiful we had a great time!

Maui Sunset Dinner Cruises | Book Maui Tours, Activities & Things to Do with HawaiiActivities.com
Set out on a Maui dinner cruise with sunset views, delicious dinners, and tasty cocktails! Choose from Maui sunset cruises departing from Lahaina and Maalaea Harbor, and even if you are in Kaanapali or Kihei, there is a Hawaii dinner cruise for you! Whether you are looking for a fun night with family and friends or a romantic night for two, take your pick from a luxury dining experience on the Calypso, Alii Nui and Trilogy, or a casual dinner cruise aboard the Pride of Maui or Quicksilver.