Maui Princess Dinner Cruise

Maui Princess - the island's favorite dinner cruise

Maui Princess Dinner Cruise romantic sunset

Sunset dinner & cocktail cruise - a romantic way to end your vacation!

Maui Princess Dinner Cruise panoramic open air deck

Views of Lahaina and the West Maui Mountains

Maui Princess Dinner Cruise panoramic open air deck

Dining on the panoramic open air upper deck

Maui Princess Dinner Cruise entree

Guests select from four different dinner entrees

Maui Princess Dinner Cruise beautiful sunset

Spectacular sunsets off the coast of West Maui

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Maui Princess has resumed operations and is running with reduced capacity due to social distancing. Reservations must be made WEEKS in advance if you hope to get space!
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Departing from the downtown harbor of the historic whaling port of Lahaina. The Maui Princess Dinner Cruise is the largest and most stable vessel to make its home here in Maui’s waters. This is a true dinner cruise … including full table service for drinks, salad course, entree, and dessert served at your table by attentive staff in classy waiter attire. Dinner is served on the open air upper deck with panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. Dinner includes your choice of prime rib, macademia nut mahi mahi, roasted chicken or a vegetarian cous-cous pocket. The full bar includes 3 alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, Mai Tais and other cocktails) – additional alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. After dinner, enjoy live music at your table and watch the stars appear in the Maui twilight.

Special Holiday Dates / Rates

The Maui Princess has a special menu and higher rate for the following  dates / events.

New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patricks  Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

General Information
Schedule: Monday through Saturday at 5:30pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

Check In: Main loading dock booth at the Lahaina Harbor

GPS: 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761 Click to view map

Reservations: Booking early is your best chance to score a table along the rail, so we recommend that you make reservations well in advance of your arrival on Maui

Tables: Seating is at tables of four … larger parties will be seated at adjacent tables. Parties of 2 often share a table with another couple if the boat is running near capacity (which happens much of the year). It’s a great chance to make new friends and share vacation experiences from around the world!

Dinner and drinks: Dinner includes a choice of prime rib, roasted chicken, macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi, or vegetarian patty with marinara sauce, garden salad, potatoes, carrots, dinner rolls, and cheesecake. Three drinks are included per person (additional drinks may be purchased for $4-6 each).

Restrictions: Guests must have a valid picture ID for alcoholic beverages, regardless of age

What to Bring & Wear:  Resort attire and a light jacket.

Vessel:  120-foot luxury touring yacht

Capacity: 149

Covid Surcharge: Maui Princess now charges a $20 per person surcharge for all seats due to reduced capacity due to social distancing.

Parties of 8 or More: Maui Princess charges a $10 per person service charge for parties of 8 or more. This fee is paid upon check in just before your cruise.

maui princess dinner cruise
Maui’s favorite dinner cruise
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Select from 4 different dinner entrees

CMaui Princess Dinner Cruiseruise Ship Passengers

NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are not able to do the Maui Princess dinner cruise because it does not operate on Sunday evenings. Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do this dinner cruise as long as your ship operates tenders until at least 9pm.  No transportation is required as this ship leaves from the same harbor where your cruise ship tender arrives.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Watching a sunset from the deck of a boat is a completely different experience than watching from the beach. Sunsets are three dimensional … and there is no better way to realize the 360 degree view than to get out on the water. Not only does the sky turn different shades of pink and orange, the mountains are painted with this colorful brush as well. Get out on the water and REALLY enjoy a sunset!

Occasionally I’ve heard clients say “We could have gotten a nicer meal for the same money in a restaurant.” I think that’s stating the obvious … you aren’t just paying for a meal on a dinner cruise … you are paying to go out on a boat, and as a boat owner I can tell you that they are EXPENSIVE to operate and maintain. If you don’t get your culinary expectations too unrealistically high you’ll have a great time.

The most popular and longest-running sunset cruise is the Maui Princess dinner cruise. My wife and I recently took two friends of ours out on this vessel … it had been a while since we had evaluated this cruise. We purposely ordered three different entrees and are pleased to report that all around the food was a winner! The prime rib is sliced on board, and the cut was generous and of high quality. The mahi mahi and chicken entrees were equally tasty and highly recommended. We didn’t try the vegetarian entree, but the fact that they HAVE a vegetarian entree is a good sign! It is obvious that this tour operator is really trying hard to provide a quality product. Also a nice new feature … the Maui Princess is able to board passengers at the main loading dock of Lahaina Harbor; gone are the days when you had to ride a shuttle boat out to board offshore! Tables on this boat seat four; during busy summer season there is a good chance that if there are just two of you, it is possible you’ll share a table with another couple. Might be a good chance to make new friends. It’s also nice to have someone to whom you can hand your camera to for a photo.

Another Lahaina Harbor option is the Pride of Maui.  For guests staying at Kaanapali we recommend Teralani Sailing or Hula Girl.

If you are coming to Hawaii from December through April months, there is the added bonus of humpback whale sightings on sunset cruises. All boats will be going out of their way to find whales for you during these months.