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A Luxury Sunset Dining and Sailing Experience!

Alii Nui Royal Sunset Sail


  • Beautiful 65' sailing catamaran
  • Fantastic views of the sunset, West Maui Mountains, and Haleakala
  • "Royal Feast" with most extensive selection of any Maui dinner cruise
  • Full premium open bar for beer, wine, and cocktails
  • This cruise is adults only ... minimum age is 21


The Royal Sunset Sail is Maui's most exclusive dinner cruise, with a well-deserved reputation for providing the ultimate in service and amenities. Alii Nui is a custom built, one-of-a-kind, luxury sailing catamaran. Measuring an impressive 65' from stem to stern and 36' port to starboard, it is truly the premiere sailing catamaran on Maui. The main cabin is equipped with ample table seating and the cruise is limited to less than half of the boat's capacity. Depending on winds, the Alii Nui is under sail whenever possible!

The evening begins with with a wide selection of appetizers, and as the vessel leaves the harbor the premium open bar is available for the duration of the evening. The crew sets the sails and they chase the sun as it sinks into the distant horizon of the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Toast the day's end with a glass of champagne as Maui's dramatic shoreline is bathed in a pallet of spectacular colors.

Alii Nui's Royal Sunset Sail is a unique sailing and culinary event! This casually-elegant dining experience offers seating in the comfort of the cabin, or enjoy your meal top-side on the spacious deck. The Royal Sunset Sail offers a bountiful Covid-compliant crew-assisted buffet served inside the spacious cabin. Dinner selections include Herb-crusted Prime Rib, Kiawe-smoked Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Chicken with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce, Asian Lo Mein with Vegetables,Cajun Seared Ahi Sashimi, Giant Tiger Prawns, Cucumber and Avocado Rolls, California Rolls, Crab Cakes with Herb Aoli, Garlic Herbed Mashed Potatoes, Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle, Parmesan Crusted Asparagus, and Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.

Dessert course includes Tiramisu Tuxedo Cake, Chocolate-covered Strawberries with Fresh Whipped Cream, Tedeschi Winery Raspberry Dessert Wine, and Kona Coffess or Tea. The premium bar is open all evening and all beverages are included. Select from Mai Tais, mixed drinks with rum, gin, vodka, and tequila, imported, domestic, and local beer, red, white, and sparkling wine, a selection of scotch and after=dinner liquors, as well as soda, juice, and filtered water. ID is required for alcohol consumption, and this cruise is for adults 21 and over only.

Guests may either drive to Maalaea Harbor and check in at slip #74, or experience the comfort and ease of transportation service available from most resort areas on the south and west sides of Maui. Their comfortable van will pick up and return you to your hotel or condo in style. Pickup service is available for just $11 per person (including tax).

The elite crew of the Alii Nui invites you to be their special guest for this memorable evening of sailing, cocktails, delicious cuisine, and gorgeous vistas that will undoubtedly be your most memorable dining experience on Maui!


Alii Nui Royal Sunset Sail Rate (MDS3)

$271.77 per Adults (age 18+)   (Hawaii sales tax included)

This rate is for those driving to Maalaea Harbor

Alii Nui Royal Sunset Sail with Pickup Rate (MDS3t)

$282.79 per Adults (age 18+)   (Hawaii sales tax included)

Including round trip transportation from South and West Maui Resorts.


GPS Address: Slip 74, 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793 Click to view map


Schedule: Daily

Check In: 4:45pm at Maalaea Harbor slip #74. This is the boat harbor in Central Maui just behind the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium along Highway 30. Parking is available for a small fee and can be paid using credit card or using an app on your phone. Allow ample time for parking / arranging payment.

Duration: 2.5 hours from 5:15pm to 7:45pm

Vessel: Custom 65' sailing catamaran coast.

What to Wear: Casual evening resort attire. We also recommend a light jacket.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for this reservation until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event. All tours go out rain or shine.

Restrictions: This cruise is for adults only. Please bring photo ID to verify age and to permit consumption of alcohol.

Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

The Alii Nui is unquestionably the most high-end dining experience available on Maui. Everything about their operation is first class. From the well-dressed crew to the beauty of this sailing yacht ... the quality of food and beverages ... just everything about this evening is well-done.

Maalea is known as one of the windiest harbors in the world, which is great for heading out in the late afternoon for an exhilirating sail! The Alii Nui really does sail ... unlike many of the sailing catamarans that spend most (or all) of the time motoring around. The typical route takes them west along the south shore of the pali coastal cliffs of the West Maui Mountains. They sail downwind and tuck into a scenic cove to get out of the wind while you enjoy your dinner.

The exact menu on Alii Nui is constantly changing, but I can tell you from experience ... I have never seen a dinner cruise anywhere else in Hawaii that comes close to the quality and selection of food.Seared Ahi Sashimi with Yuzu Ponzu ... check. Marinated Beef Satays with Mango Plum Sauce ... check. Miso Marinated Walu with Sticky Rice and Sweet Shoyu Glaze ... check. Jackfruit "Crab" Cakes with Chili Garlic Sauce ... check. And that's just the appetizers! It's quite a spread. OThe Open Premium Bar features rum, gin, vodka, tequila, and whisky cocktails, several nice selections of quality wines ... they even had a port available for an after-dinner drink!

Speaking of drinks, we highly recommend that you include the reasonably-priced pickup service. This allows you to enjoy the evening's adult beverages without concern for having a designated driver in your party.