Slide background

Enjoy a beautiful sunset while sailing on a Beautiful Catamaran

Hawaii Nautical Sunset Cruises - Waikiki



Highlights

  • Sailing catamarans departing from Waikiki Beach and Kewalo Harbor
  • Light dinner and two alcoholic beverages included
  • Barefoot sunset sailing
  • Beaitful views of sunset and twinkling Honolulu skyline

Description

There's nothing like a Hawaiian sunset, and nothing beats seeing a sunset at sea. Enjoy a scenic cruise south toward Diamond Head, pausing on the way back to catch the moment the sun slips below the horizon – you may even see the green flash! You have the option of departing from the Hilton Pier right at Waikiki Beach, or from Kewalo Harbor which is just 10 minutes or so away.

The Hilton Waikiki location is walking distance from hotels and condos on the west side of Waikiki. Guests staying in Central Waikiki and those staying toward Diamond Head may find the Kewalo Harbor depature more convenient as you may drive yourself there or the tour operator will provide transportation for $15 per person.

Current Menu for these cruises: Marinated Chicken with soy/sake glaze, slider buns, lettuce, and pineapple relish. Gluten free and Vegetarian options by request. Unlimited non-alcohol beverages. Two free bar drink tickets per adult included; additional alcoholic beverages are $1 beer/$2 wine/mixers.


HILTON WAIKIKI DEPARTURE


 

Check in Location: Check-in time for all Hilton Waikiki sails is 30 minutes prior to start time at the beachfront Port Waikiki kiosk, near the Hilton Pier and the Diamond Head exterior corner of Tropics Bar and Grill lanai, at the end of Paoa Place. Click to view map

Vessel: Spirit of Aloha II – 65' Gold Coast catamaran

Capacity: 80 passengers

Reserve Hilton Sunset

Hilton Sunset Cruise Rate (HN9)

$139.00 per Adult, $66.00 per Child (4-12), Toddler (under 4) FREE   (plus 8.712% Hawaii sales/harbor tax)

Schedule: This tour operates daily with the time adjusted seasonally for the sunset. Tour is from 5:30pm to 7:00pm during the summer half of the year and 5:00pm to 6:30pm during the winter half. Check in 30 minutes prior to departure.

Included in tour: Light dinner, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, 2 free bar drink tickets per adult (additional drinks are $1 beer amd $2 for wine and mixed cocktails).



KEWALO HARBOR DEPARTURE


 

Check In Location: Round-trip transportation from Waikiki Hotels to Kewalo Harbor is available for for $15 per person. If you are not being picked up at your hotel, check-in time for all sails is 30 minutes prior to start time at the Kewalo Harbor. Click to view map

Vessel: Honu Lani - 54' catamaran

Capacity: 49 passengers

Reserve Kewalo Sunset

Kewalo Sunset Cocktail Cruise Rate (HN4)

$99.00 per Adult, $65.00 per Child (4-12), Toddler (under 4) FREE   (plus 8.712% Hawaii sales/harbor tax)

Schedule: This cruise operates daily with the time adjusted seasonally for the sunset. Tour is from 5:30pm to 7:00pm during the summer half of the year and 5:00pm to 6:30pm during the winter half. Check in 30 minutes prior to departure.

Included in tour: Light dinner, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, 2 free bar drink tickets per adult (additional drinks are $1 beer amd $2 for wine and mixed cocktails).


Details

What to Bring and Wear: Casual resort attire, light jacket, easy to remove shoes as cruise is barefoot.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required ... for those who are planning ahead 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 event 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.


Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

I can't even imagine someone coming to Hawaii on vacation and not getting out on the ocean on a boat. Snorkel trips are great for most people ... but not everyone is up for swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles and ocean critters. For those folks, and even for those who do go out on a snorkel trip, an evening of sailing and watching a sunset from out on the water will really put the Hawaiian vibe into your vacation.

The views of Waikiki and Honolulu as the sunset sets are just magnificent ... the purple and pinks and oranges painting the tall glassy building of Honolulu's skyline as the lights start to glow and twinkle ... do yourself a favor and go out for a sunset sail!

Of the cruises on this page, the Spirit of Aloha II leaves from the Hilton Hawaiian Village pier in Waikiki and is best for those who are staying walking distance from that resort (which is about half of Waikiki). For those who have to drive anyway, the Honu Lani leaves from the Kewalo Basin Harbor just a little west of the Ala Moana Center, and is the best choice if you are driving and need a place to park. They also offer round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels to Kewalo Harbor for $15 per person.

Normally these cruises offer a nice spread of appetizers, but during the current Covid period the food is individually portioned and the same level of selection isn't offered. Honestly though, these cruises are more sailing and cocktails oriented than they are dinner oriented.