Pride of Maui

Enjoy a Unique Island Experience - The Maui Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise
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Experience the exhilaration of an on-water sunset from the deck of a beautiful catamaran with Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise by Pride of Maui. Add to this the delicious spread of a Hawaiian Luau and the mesmerizing movements of the onboard Polynesian dancers and you are sure to create a memory that will last a lifetime.  

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Experience a unique experience aboard the Pride of Maui by participating in the Pride of Maui, Maui Sunset Luau Dinner Cruise. If Polynesian Dancers telling the story of Hawaii through a series of methodical and purposeful movements, while enjoying an exquisite, luau feast, onboard the beautiful Pride of Maui catamaran with the sunset as your backdrop sounds like an ideal experience, The Maui Sunset Luau Dinner with the Pride of Maui is for you.

This one-of-a-kind experience allows you to see for yourself the beauty of a Maui sunset all from the stable catamaran. The casual luau party atmosphere means you experience the fun, luau environment with the Aloha spirit, all while whale watching. (Whale watching is only possible during whale season which runs from December through March) Expert bartenders will craft everything from margaritas to martinis at the onboard open bar, while Polynesian dancers create an incredibly fun environment through their interactive performance. 

The delicious luau spread served onboard will be a feast you will be talking about for days, with options for everyone, no matter their taste preferences. Begin with appetizers of assorted cheeses before moving into the dinner portion of your meal. Dinner includes choices of island-style baby back ribs or shoyu chicken, along with coconut roasted sweet potatoes, stir-fry vegetables, and assorted tropical desserts. There are even vegetarian and vegan options for guests with diet restrictions. 

Getting back to the dancers, obviously, taking in a Polynesian dance is an absolute must when visiting Maui. The effortless sway of the hips in perfect unison, set along to the mesmerizing pulse of island music, complete with graceful hand gestures and beautiful costumes, will have every guest mesmerized throughout the evening. Learn a bit about the cultural history of the land as well, by experiencing the storytelling aspect of these dances. It is truly one of the most beautiful and authentic expressions of Polynesian culture.  Taking this all in while on the water aboard a comfortable catamaran is an even better way to experience this historic expression of Hawaiian culture. 

The Maui Sunset Tour boards at Maalaea Harbor North Dock on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays at 4:30. The destination for the cruise is the majestic Maui coastline. Each trip begins at 5:00 and lasts until 7:00 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring along a camera, sunglasses, and reef-safe sunscreen. It’s also important to bring along a picture ID if you plan on consuming any alcoholic beverages while on your cruise. 

If you still aren’t sure if you should choose to go on this unique excursion, imagine experiencing the beauty of a Maui sunset not just from the beach or perhaps your condo balcony but from the Pacific Ocean itself. Guests on the Maui Sunset Tour will experience the picturesque Maui coastline, with views of the West Maui Mountain ranges, the outer islands of Molokini, Lanai, and Molokai as well as Mt. Haleakala, all as they ride along the calm Pacific Ocean waters. The all-inclusive nature of the tour means that you pay one price and get to enjoy entertainment, an open bar, and a delicious meal, making it an exceptional value and one of the best activities to partake in on the Valley Isle. 

Enjoy watching the sun bid its goodbyes from the sprawling observation deck on the boat, complete with 360-degree unobstructed views of the coastline and Mt. Haleakala. There will be plenty of room for you and your family to enjoy this experience as the catamaran features over 2,500 ft. of open deck space, allowing you to view the ocean and the sunset in breathtaking detail. 

Insider Tips:
-There are Polynesian dancers who perform on every sunset cruise through the Pride of Maui. 
-Check-in time for the dinner cruise is at 5:00 pm. 
-Transportation is provided for guests traveling to the harbor to board the cruise. 
-Even guests who struggle with motion sickness often remain symptom-free on this cruise as the Pride of Maui sunset cruise takes place on Maui’s largest multi-hulled, maxi power catamaran, which provides unsurpassed stability and comfort.