Watching the Hawaiian sun drop below the ocean’s horizon from a catamaran is arguably the best part of a trip to Oahu — the water is scattered with sailboats and cruise ships, and the water sparkles a deep golden orange as music plays and people cheer as the sun sets. This is an experience you don’t want to miss. We chose two affordable 2-hour sails for you to consider — whether you choose the booze-cruise or the BYOB sail, both are perfect for families, couples and friends. Cheers!
Photo: HTA / Kuni Nakai
Sunset Cruises Near Waikiki
Holokai Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Sail
Departs: Waikiki Beach (Outrigger Reef Hotel)
A sunset sail is best matched with an open bar, great music, relaxing atmosphere and a fantastic crew. The Holokai catamaran embarks from Waikiki Beach and lasts approximately 2 hours, the ideal amount of time to enjoy the sunset and the beautiful views of the coastline. This cruise is for all ages except on Friday, when its sunset sails are 21-and-over only.
Mana Kai Catamaran
Departs: Waikiki Beach (Duke's Statue)
Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Departs: Waikiki (Ala Wai Boat Harbor)
Price: Starting at $60
Star of Honolulu Sunset Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment
Departs: Downtown Honolulu (Aloha Tower)
Price: Starting at $99
Maitai Catamaran Waikiki Sunset Sail with Open-Bar
Departs: Waikiki Beach
Sunset Cruises Near Ko Olina
Ko Olina Deluxe Oahu Sunset Cruise with Happy Hour Drinks & Appetizers
Departs: Ko Olina Marina
Bask in the beautiful Hawaiian sunset as you sail along the spectacular coast of Oahu. Enjoy light appetizers and your favorite cocktails as you watch the sun sink below the horizon.
Hawaii Nautical West Coast Waianae Sunset Cruise with Two Cocktails
Departs: Wai’anae Boat Harbor
This relaxing sunset cruise sails along the Wai’anae Coast of Oahu. Enjoy light appetizers and cocktails as you glide along onboard a comfortable 65-foot catamaran.
Indigo Ocean Hawaii — BYOB Oahu West Coast Sunset Cruise
Departs: Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor
Up to 40 guests can enjoy the unobstructed sunset views as you cruise along the leeward coast. This BOYB cruise invites guests to bring their favorite food and beverages, including alcoholic drinks.
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