Sunset cruises

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No visit to Hawaii is complete without experiencing a relaxing sunset cruise along the shores of famous Waikiki Beach.

Here are some companies for you to consider.

MAITA’I CATAMARAN

Website: www.leahi.com

Address: 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu

Telephone: 808 922 5665

Office Hours: Monday 10am – 5.30pm, Tuesday 10am – 7.30pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5.30pm, Friday 10am – 7.30pm.

Maita’i Catamaran operate a 44ft catamaran which seats 47 passengers.

Board the catamaran on the beach between the Halekulani Hotel and the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

See website for sailing times and prices.

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STAR OF HONOLULU – STAR SUNSET

Website: www.starofhonolulu.com

Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu (Pier 8)

Telephone: 800 334 6191

Reservations: opentable.com

Star of Honolulu operates a ship which is able to hold 1,500 passengers. It is also certified to cruise beyond Diamond Head so you can take in the view of the Kahala Gold Coast.

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Star of Honolulu – Star Sunset

CRUISING OPTIONS INCLUDE –

  • Five Star Sunset Dining and Jazz cruise – 2hrs 45 minutes
  • Three Star Sunset Dinner and Show – 2hrs 15 minutes
  • Star Sunset Dinner and Show – 2hrs
  • Pacific Star Sunset Buffet and Show – 2hrs
  • Friday NIght Fireworks Cruise – 2hrs 45 minutes
  • Premier Whale Watch – 2hrs 30 minutes
  • Premier Whale Watch and Lunch – 2hrs 30 minutes
  • Early Bird Whale Watch – 2hrs
  • Early Bird Whale Watch and Breakfast – 2hrs

See website for more information and pricing.

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Friday night fireworks – Star of Honolulu

OCEAN JOY CRUISES

Website: www.oceanjoycruises.com

Address: Slip I-23, 92 – 100 Waipahe Place, Ko Olina

Telephone: 888 677 1277

Step aboard the Kai ‘Oli ‘Oli (Joy on the Ocean) a high speed catamaran capable of holding a maximum of 49 passengers.

Roundtrip transport from the Kahala Hotel to Ko Olina Resort and Marina costs $10 per person.

CRUISE OPTIONS INCLUDE

  • Morning Calm Cruise
  • Afternoon Adventure Sunset Snorkel Cruise
  • Whale Watching Cruise (December to April)

See website for specials, prices and tour schedules.

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Ocean Joy cruises

NORTH SHORE CATAMARAN CHARTERS

Website: www.sailingcat.com

Address: 66-105 Haleiwa Road, Haleiwa – Haleiwa Harbour on the North Shore of Oahu

Telephone: 808 351 9371

Office Hours: 9am to 5pm (Seven days per week)

North Shore Catamaran Charters operate a 40ft catamaran capable of holding a maximum of 19 passengers.

CRUISE OPTIONS INCLUDE

  • Snorkeling Tours
  • Turtle Excursion
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Ocean Safari
  • Full Moon Cruise
  • Whale Watching (December to May)

See website for more information and pricing.

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North Shore Catamaran Charters

ALII KAI CATAMARAN

Website: www.AliiKaiCatamaran.com

Address: 453,499 Ala Moana Boulevarde, Honolulu

Telephone: 808 539 9400

Cruise departs daily from PIer 5, Aloha Tower, Honolulu at 5.30pm and returns at 7.30pm.

Returns at 8.15pm on Friday night (Fireworks).

See website for more details.

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Alii Kai Catamaran

HAWAII PIRATE SHIP ADVENTURES

(A swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime)

Website: hawaiipirateship.com

Address: Slip A, 1085 Ala Moana Boulevarde, Honolulu- Kewalo Basin Harbour, approximately 1 mile west of Waikiki

Telephone: 808 593 2469

Office Hours:  

  • Monday – 11am to 6pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday – Closed
  • Wednesday – 11am to 6pm
  • Friday and Saturday – 11am to 6pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Sunday – 11am to 6pm

Step aboard the Treasure Seeker, a 83ft Spanish galleon, and be entertained by Captain Hammerhead Alan, Black Sand Bob and Connor, for one and half hours of fun filled pirate mayhem and entertainment.

CRUISE OPTIONS

Pirate Fireworks Dance (Friday nights)

Pirate Dance Cruise (21+) Bring your own alcohol – NO GLASS

Pirate Daytime Cruise – Popular with families – includes a sandwich snack box and a complimentary bandana and eyepatch for the kids.

Private Charter cruises for birthdays and weddings

Roundtrip transportation is available from Waikiki for a nominal fee.

Come dressed as a pirate and be prepared for a swashbuckling time.

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Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures

HOLOKAI CATAMARAN

Website: sailholokai.com

Address: 2161 Kalia Road, Honolulu

Telephone: 808 922 2210

Office Hours: 8am to 7pm – seven days a week

The Holokai catamaran is situated at Kawehewehe Beach (Gray’s Beach) which is between Waikiki Shore Hotel and the Halekulani Hotel.

CRUISE OPTIONS INCLUDE

  • Sunset Sail
  • Tradewind Sail
  • Turtle Canyon Adventure Sail
  • Fireworks Sail (Friday night)

See website for more details.

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Holokai Catamaran

HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE

Website: www.hiltonhawaiianvillagecom

Address: Duke Kahanamoku Beach – in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort

Telephone: 808 947 2607

Tour Activity Desk Hours: 7am to 9pm – daily

The 54ft Spirit of Aloha catamaran sets sail on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for a 2 hour sunset cocktail cruise.

See website for more details (go to ‘popular sites and attractions’).

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Spirit of Aloha catamaran

WEST OAHU SUNSET COCKTAIL SAIL (HAWAII NAUTICAL)

Website: www.hawaiinautical.com

Address: 85-491 Farrington Highway, Waianae

Telephone: 808 234 7245

Set sail from Waianae Harbour for a three and a half hour cruise.  

Departs at 5pm in Winter and 5.30pm in Summer.

Free shuttle service is provided from Ko Olina Hotels.

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West Oahu Sunset Cocktail Sail

ATLANTIS CRUISES – NAVATEK 1

Website: www.atlantisadventures.com

Address: Suite 1630, 1600 Kapiolani Boulevarde, Honolulu

Telephone: 800 381 0237

Office Hours: 5.30pm to 7.30pm daily

CRUISE OPTIONS

  • The Royal Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
  • Friday Fireworks Cruise

Atlantis Cruises departs from PIer 6 Honolulu Harbour at 5.30pm and returns at 7.30pm except on Friday evenings where the return time is 8.15pm.

Complimentary roundtrip transport is available from Waikiki Hotels.

See website for more details.

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Atlantis Cruises – Navatek 1

MAKANI CATAMARAN HONOLULU

Wesbsite: www.sailmakani.com

Address: 1009 Ala Moana Boulevarde, Honolulu (Slip 1, near the corner of Ward Centre and Ala Moana Boulevarde)

Telephone: 808 591 9000

Office Hours: 8am to 6pm

CRUISE OPTIONS INCLUDE

  • Turtle Canyon Snorkeling and Lunch Sail
  • Afternoon Sail
  • Honolulu City Lights Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Friday Fireworks Cruise and Sunset Dinner Cruise

Cruises are of 2 hours duration and leaves pier 1 at 5pm Tuesday to Sunday from September to April and returning at 7pm.  Leaving at 5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday from May to August and returning at 7.30pm.

Makani Catamaran offer free roundtrip transport from Waikiki for customers paying full price for their cruise.

See website for more details.

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Makani Catamaran Honolulu

HANDY HINTS

If you are prone to sea sickness may we suggest to you to purchase some suitable tablets which could help.

Pack some sunscreen.

Some cruise operators offer discounts, check their websites. There are numerous coupon books that offer discounts as well, they are available from your hotel and on newstands on the street.

 

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