Alii Nui Sailing Charters

Alii Nui Sailing Charters - Upscale Experience Aboard a Luxury Sailing Catamaran
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Most other Maui charters can't come close to the quality provided by the Alii Nui. Take your pick from a variety of sailing excursions on a luxury catamaran with a friendly and experienced crew. Snorkel, watch for whales, enjoy a meal, and try Huka Diving in the beautiful Hawaiian waters.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Many companies on Maui offer water excursions, but few compare to the experience offered aboard the Alii Nui. This boat is custom built and one of a kind. It is a luxury sailing catamaran that is 65′ from stern to stern and 36′ from port to starboard. The Alii Nui has gained a reputation in the area for providing excellent service and amenities. 

You won’t be crammed with too many people when enjoying time on this boat. They limit the number of passengers so that everyone can have a relaxed experience. There is a covered cabin that includes seating and eight tables. In addition, there are plenty of places to relax out on the deck. There are two oversized restrooms on board as well as a heated fresh-water shower. 

The staff is excellent. The team on board works as one cohesive unit to provide a high-quality, safe experience for all guests. All the equipment is top of the line and the food is also delicious. There are many different types of excursions available and complimentary transportation is included. If you are staying in the resort areas on the south or west sides of Maui, this company will pick you up and bring you back. This makes your experience even more relaxing when you don’t have to worry about finding your way or how much you can drink.

Here is a look at the different offerings of the Alii Nui:

Morning Snorkel Molokini One-Stop Sail (5 Hour)
Enjoy this luxury snorkel sail at the premier location of Molokini. A full breakfast, snacks, lunch, beer, wine, and sparkling wine are available. Complimentary equipment is provided, including towels and sunscreen. This trip is capped at 45 passengers. 

Morning Snorkel Sail Deluxe (6 Hour)
The deluxe adventure goes to two premier locations. It also includes a full breakfast, snacks, lunch, beer, wine, and sparkling wine. This trip includes the use of wet suit tops and boogie boards in addition to snorkel equipment. This trip is also capped at 45 passengers.

Afternoon Turtle Snorkel (3 Hour)
Take a trip to Turtle Point on this sailing trip. Hot and cold appetizers and an open bar are available. All equipment is included and the trip is capped at 45 people. 

Royal Sunset Sail
This is a 2.5-hour luxury sunset dinner sail. There is an extensive dinner buffet as well as a full bar with premium brands. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetheart.

Whale Watch
Join this two-hour trip with guaranteed sightings. Enjoy hot and cold appetizers and a full bar. Up to 45 passengers can sail at a time. The crew can also utilize the hydrophone, which is Maui’s best “whale karaoke.”

Private Charters
Able to accommodate up to 70 people, you can book the Alii Nui for a private event. Consider this boat for a wedding ceremony, snorkel trip with just your family and friends, family reunion, rehearsal dinner, or corporate event. You can call to customize your special event.

As an add-on to one of the snorkel tours, consider Huka Diving. This is an extra expense, but it’s really cool. You don’t need to get certified or take any classes to try this. Participants can dive up to 10 feet with this system that utilizes a surface-supplied air system that lets you breathe through a regulator. It allows you to dive with freedom of movement because there are no tanks or other large gear. This experience lasts about 20-30 minutes.

Insider Tips:
-Alii Nui is a division of Maui Dive Shop. Through Maui Dive Shop, you can book tons of additional adventures. These include scuba diving, vehicle rentals, luaus, zipline, helicopter, air tours, land tours, horseback riding, rafting, sailing, and fishing charters. 
-In addition to the regular sailing adventures, there are several special events throughout the year. If you are visiting Maui during one of these times, come for a special sailing treat. The special events include Valentines Dinner Sail, 4th of July Sail, Halloween Sail, Santa Sail, and New Years’ Eve Sail.
-Be sure to exchange phone numbers or email addresses with other participants on board. This way, you can share pictures.