Do your research. There are lots of options to choose from so start by reading reviews to make sure you’ll find a cruise to your liking.
Hawaii offers so much natural beauty—pristine waterfalls, hidden beaches, magnificent vistas—that each experience seems more idyllic than the last. But for pure vacation quality time, it’s hard to beat a sunset sail around the islands.
Beyond the awesome sunset views and cool ocean breezes that come standard with these excursions, there are many options to choose from in terms of cuisine, beverages and entertainment, from live music to a swim with manta rays. You’ll definitely want to get your cruise on during your island sojourn, so be sure to plan ahead.
Plan ahead. It’s always a good idea to book before you travel to make sure you’ve got a spot on that perfect cruise.
Get the details. Most cruises feature a meal and alcoholic drinks but usually limited to two. If you’re looking for a “booze cruise,” keep that in mind when booking.
There is no more iconic Hawaiian view than the crescent curve of Waikiki culminating in the grandeur of Diamond Head. Take in this view during sunset from the deck of a luxury catamaran on the Waikiki Sunset Cruise. Or cruise down the West coast of Oahu during sunset on the 2-hour Sunset Cocktail Cruise West Oahu.
If you love live music, check out the Sunset Live cruise that departs Ka'anapali beach twice a week. Local performers play traditional, contemporary and reggae versions of well known songs while you sail the Maui coast.
For a totally unique experience, try the Keauhou Bay Sunset Cruise and Night Manta Swim. You’ll depart from Hawaii Island’s Keauhou Harbor, watch the sun set, and if you like, hop into the water and watch giant, friendly manta rays gracefully glide by.
To fully experience the breathtaking beauty of Kauai’s Napali Coast, hop aboard the Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise. You’ll sail alongside towering cathedral spires, emerald valleys, waterfalls, and sea caves. If you’ve already seen the Na Pali coast, it’s time to check out the less travelled shore on the South Shore Sunset Cruise, a short and sweet sunset cruise along the serene and peaceful southern coast of Kauai.
“My husband proposed to me on a sunset tour of the Na Pali coast. What more can I say?”