Whether it's your anniversary, Valentine's Day, a plan to propose, or just an excuse to have a romantic evening out with your sweetheart, what could provide a better setting than a blissful sunset dinner cruise on the calm sapphire waters off the coast of Maui? The glorious colors of a tropical sunset will surround you as a backdrop behind the majestic neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. As the evening deepens, the stars will appear behind the tranquil West Maui Mountains.

We'll depart from the scenic Lahaina Harbor in the early evening aboard the 120-foot Maui Princess, our largest and most luxurious yacht. She will give you the most stable ride you could hope for. She also features all premium seating with no additional charge. You'll be seated at your linen-covered table and served by our tuxedo clad wait staff.

Once we're underway, you can choose from the following four entrees:

  • Prime rib (carved on board)
  • Roasted chicken
  • Macadamia nut encrusted mahi mahi fillet with buerre blanc sauce
  • Vegetarian patty with marinara sauce

Your meal will also be served with the following:

  • Garden salad with croutons & papaya seed dressing
  • New potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Dinner rolls
  • Cheesecake with seasonal fruit glaze

The Maui Princess is fitted with a full bar, and your trip comes with three alcoholic beverages along with unlimited soda and juices. If you would like more alcoholic beverages, you can purchase them at $4-6 each. For some, it helps to soothe the nerves, which often helps those who are reluctant to dance. Oh yes, did we mention there will be dancing?

Complete your romantic evening by dancing under the stars to music provided by one of our creative local performers, such as Greg DiPiazza, a musician and musical composer who boasts a versatility that could only be achieved by working with some of the world's most recognizable artists.

In total, you get a luxurious boat ride in the tropical waters of Hawaii, a delectable meal and wonderful entertainment throughout your romantic Maui dinner cruise. If you need more information, click the last link, or call us at the info provided at the bottom of the screen. Mahalo!

Whether you've been on one of our cruises in the past or you're considering booking a Maui ocean tour with us, we'd like to give a little background about how the Hawaii Ocean Project came to be. To start, it's part of the Lahaina Cruise Company, which may be more recognizable to you, as it has been serving Maui vacationers and guests for over 40 years.

You can't run tours for 40 years without learning all the ins and outs of the process, including the smoothest way to operate with the highest guest satisfaction. Now, our boats are the largest and most comfortable in the historic Lahaina Harbor.

We couldn't have accomplished all this without the right people. The President and Senior Captain of our family fleet of ships is the respected Captain Dave Jung, who has been with the Lahaina Cruise Company since 1970. Over these years, he has become an authority on shipboard knowledge with an expert understanding of Hawaii's waters. His excellence and his guidance have been a great credit to the Lahaina Cruise Company, helping it to thrive over all these years.

We are part of a small community on a beautiful island in the middle of the Pacific, and we believe in giving back to the place that allowed us to grow into the company we are today. Our cruises are eco-friendly, and we've partnered up with leading scientists who are doing invaluable research in these waters. Our work supports that research, and we also offer a program through which passengers can donate to those efforts directly.

It is our mission to provide you with the finest experience you could hope for in a Maui ocean activity. At the same time, we support and promote scientific research that educates the public, enriches the scientific community around the world, and helps government entities make the right policy decisions based on those discoveries. Maui's marine ecosystem is a treasure, and we want you to experience it with us. That way, we can continue to thrive, serving guests and protecting that ecosystem.

Browse our website for more information about the Maui ocean excursions that we offer. For assistance, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We look forward to hearing from you!

One of our most popular excursions is our Molokini Snorkel Tour, which brings you out to this charming little crescent island just 2.5 miles off Maui's South Shore, so you can explore its vibrant reef. This little island is charming and full of character, boasting an astonishing visibility of up to 150 feet, thanks to its lack of beaches. With no sand to be kicked up by wave action, Molokini provides some of the clearest snorkeling and scuba diving anywhere in the world.

Molokini is home to around 250 species of endemic fish and marine life. That means those species can be found nowhere in the world but here. The reef is filled with interesting residents, like the curious black triggerfish, the docile parrot fish, the schooling convict tang and the flashy moorish idol. You may even see moray eels, manta rays, octopus and whitetip reef sharks. The many marine animals living around Molokini are well acclimated to the presence of humans, what with so many visitors, so don't be surprised if you get a close up look at some of them.

If you happen to be snorkeling Molikini during humpback whale season, you're sure to hear whale songs while in the water. The whales aren't known to enter the waters within the crater's encircling arms, but they are known to swim near the island. Since they come to Hawaii, and especially Maui, to mate and give birth to their calves, you are likely to see the whales and maybe even some babies on the way to or from Molokini.

Another fun facet about Molokini is that it's also a federally owned and protected Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary. While the island seems barren above the waves, its rocky terrain hides nesting seabirds, which enjoy an environment free of the marauding predators found on Maui, like rats, feral cats and mongoose. Its most common inhabitants are the Wedge-Tailed Shearwater and the Bulwer's Petrel. The shearwater hunts fish both near the surface and down at depths of up to 216 feet! The petrel feeds on planktonic creatures on the ocean's surface.

If you want to learn more about the charming island of Molokini, check out this cool little website with its interactive map: molokinicrater.com. Otherwise, feel free to ask our knowledgeable crew any questions you might have about the island, and the marine life you can find there. If you have any questions about booking a tour with us, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Looking for Maui ocean tours on your vacation? We provide numerous options with your every comfort in mind, and our goal is to ensure that your time spent on the water with us is the best part of your vacation. Our wonderful fleet of ships continues to make this goal a reality, contributing to a seamlessly enjoyable experience whether you want fun, excitement, relaxation, romance, or quality time with your fellow travelers. When you book with us, you’ll find yourself aboard one of our four remarkable vessels.

The Maui Princess is our luxury, high speed 120-ft yacht. It was designed with maximum passenger comfort in mind. That means her main cabin is air-conditioned, for those of you who prefer cooler temperatures, while her spacious open air observation deck is ideal if you want to enjoy the fresh ocean breezes while taking in unobstructed 360-degree views of the remarkable sights around you. As for refreshments, you will find a sleek cocktail lounge and snack bar to keep you feeling your best. Her four GM 12V1TI engines allow a loaded cruising speed of 20 knots, while her Naiad gyroscopically controlled stabilizing system will keep the ride smooth. Her most popular cruise is the Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise.

The Kaulana of Maui is our 70-ft double-deck catamaran, which means the ride is especially stable. Our primary whale watch vessel, it can accommodate up to 130 passengers. Its most popular excursion is the Lanai Snorkel Tour.

The Lahaina Princess is a beautiful 65-ft long double deck adventure yacht with a capacity of 80 passengers. Outfitted with an interior cabin and open upper deck cabin, this vessel is always comfortable. It features an easy swim up platform, which is why our Molokini Snorkel Tours are its most popular activity.

Lastly, the Molokai Princess is our 100-ft interisland yacht that will take you from West Maui to the island of Molokai, which is ideal for those who would like to expand their sight seeing experience to Maui’s neighbor islands. Cruising at up to 20 knots, this vessel is one of the fastest ships on Maui, and one of the largest. Click to learn more about our Molokai Cruise & Drive Package if you’d like to explore this dynamic island.

We hope you enjoy your time spent aboard whichever vessel you find yourself on when you book your tour with us. Our activity pages will let you know which vessels we utilize for which tours. If you have any further questions about our fleet and what we can accommodate, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!