By Captain Dave

private charter

Looking for a unique experience on your next Maui vacation? Have you considered chartering your own private tour?

With more than thirty five years worth of experience in chartering boat tours of a wide variety, the Lahaina Cruise Company is well equipped to help you charter the perfect tour for you and your friends and family. With a large fleet to choose from, including the Island Princess, the Maui Princess, the Kaulana, the Lahaina Princess, and The Molokai Princes, our boats can accommodate your chartering needs regardless of your party’s size. Morning snorkel adventures, sunsets off the coast of Maui, wedding receptions, private whale watch cruises, or corporate parties, our experienced staff can help you put together a perfect get together atop the deep blue seas of Maui’s coast.

Ready to get your (private) cruise on? Contact us today to book your private charter with the Lahaina Cruise Company!

By Captain Dave

Many of us are familiar with sea turtles thanks to the classic Pixar film “Finding Nemo,” featuring Crush and his clan of fun loving sea turtles enjoying the great currents of the Pacific. What many do not know however is how these fantastic creatures begin their life: hatching from a nest of eggs in a sand pit near the ocean. Once hatched, the turtles begin what many consider to be the  most dangerous times of their lives; the journey from sandy nest to the freedom of the ocean. Thought typically a short journey, this retreat to the Pacific can be fraught with danger as crabs, seabirds, and other animals lie in wait to scoop up the defenseless hatchlings before they make it to the sea. For those that do make it to the ocean, a new life begins to form for the turtle which could last many, many years. Here we see one very lucky turtle as her or she makes a successful journey from sandy hill to the warm waters off Maui’s coastline. Enjoy!

By Captain Dave

Looking for the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise? Look no further than our Maui Princess Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Departing directly from Lahaina, you and your guest will enjoy a memorable evening of delicious dining and fantastic dancing aboard the Maui Princess: Maui’s largest and most stable 120 foot yacht. With a departure time of 5:30 in the evening, you will glide along Maui calming Western shore just in time to experience the always breathtaking Maui sunset, along with captivating 360 degree panoramic views of the amazing West Maui Mountains. Keep your eyes peeled an you may even catch a very special Hawaiian rainbow streaking across the mountain range.

As afternoon gives way to the night, enjoy the serene sight of twinkling lights from the coastlines of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, or gaze skyward and discover the starry Hawaiian night sky from atop our All Premium upper deck seating. As dinner is served, enjoy live, local music, followed dancing in the Maui Princess main cabin, or simply relax atop the deck and enjoy yourself as you cruise along the beautiful nighttime Maui coastline.

An enchanting cruise you will want to experience on your every trip to Maui, click here to book your seats on the Maui Princess today!

By Captain Dave

Welcome to the new Hawaii Ocean Project / Lahaina Cruise Company Blog. In the upcoming weeks you can expect to see a wealth of information about the many activities, wonderful marine life, and amazing beauty to be found throughout the island of Maui and it’s beautiful blue Pacific shores.

Whether you are looking to enjoy a Maui whale watching excursion, book an intimate dinner cruise, or simply learn more about the many marine life research and conservation efforts carried out by  The Hawaii Ocean Project, our blog has you covered! Subscribe today to receive the latest news and updates, and don’t forget to also Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date on the latest news and specials at the Hawaii Ocean Project and the Lahaina Cruise Company. Mahalo!