Sailboat Tours On Maui – Experiencing The Beautiful Waters

12/31/2017 | by Conrad O'Connell | Vacation News

Planning a trip to Maui? You made the right choice for all of Hawaii’s natural beauty and outdoor fun. Bamboo forests, rushing waterfalls, lava flows, golden sandy beaches, and a warm aloha welcome are in store for you. Be sure to book at least one of the Maui sailboat tours available. It’s a great way to experience the breathtaking beauty of the coastline with the spectacular West Maui Mountains as a backdrop. Each of the sailboat tours offer different amenities, but they all have the exhilarating feel of warm trade-winds as they catch the sails to propel you along the excursion of a lifetime.

Teralani Sunset Maui Cocktail Sail

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Photo credit: http://www.teralani.net/

A sunset cruise is the absolute best way to marvel at a magnificent Maui sunset. The Teralani sunset Cruise sails off the coast of Maui between Lanai and Molokai in time to relax with a Mai Tai or other tropical delight as you await the western sky to put on a fiery show of sunset color. The Teralani III leaves Kaanapali Beach and literally sails into the sunset as the magnificent mountains behind you turn purple and pink. Enjoy a delicious spread of light hors-d’oeuvres with your cocktails, iced tea, or tropical juices. Munch on goodies like Chipotle Pineapple BBQ Meatballs and assorted cheese and crackers Antipasto Platters. This is an especially romantic tour, great for honeymooners.

Whalewatch Sail Lahaina

Sail with the humpback whales on this cruise that pays particular attention to these fascinating giants of the sea. Sail on a luxury catamaran leaving from Lahaina for a two-hour trip into the deep waters. You are likely to hear whales singing underwater, see them competing for mates or mothers calving. This tour provides certified Marine biologists and naturalists to share their knowledge of whale psychology and behavior. You are guaranteed a whale-sighting. If not, you get another free trip anytime within the coming year. Of course, there will be plenty of spectacular scenery to view along the way. Light snacks, sodas, water, and juices are complimentary. All the delicious tropical cocktails you would expect are available to purchase. This is an especially great tour for animal enthusiasts and families with children.

Molokini Sail and Snorkel Adventure

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Photo credit: https://www.olympus-tours.com/tours/maui/molokini-sail-and-snorkel-adventure-d671-5135_w0002

Snorkeling is one of the best Maui adventures, but even if you don’t get wet, you will enjoy watching the teeming sea life in this 55-foot Catamaran’s glass bottom viewing room. This tour departs at 7:30 am (check-in at 7:00) and heads for Molokini Crater for some of the world’s best snorkeling. Hang out on the deck after a complimentary breakfast of bagels and fruit and drink in the panoramic view of Haleakala. Once at Molokini Crater, splash into the waters and swim with thousands of colorful fish. Snorkeling equipment is provided. You can rent an underwater digital camera to capture memories forever. At lunchtime, the friendly crew treats you to a delicious lunch of pulled pork or chicken breasts. Hotdogs and veggie burgers are also served. Beer and wine are available on the cruise back.

Maui Atlantis Submarine Adventure

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Photo credit: atlantisadventures.com

For a real submarine experience, this unique cruise takes you 100 feet below the ocean’s surface where you can press your face against portholes for viewing a huge variety of tropical fish and reef sharks. You also get to see the Carthaginian, an old whaling ship sunken in 2005 that now serves as an artificial reef for the sea life. Choose either a morning or afternoon departure time from Lahaina Harbor for the 15-minute open-air cruise out to the submarine dive site. The entire trip lasts about two hours with a 45-minute underwater time. Professional narration enhances the trip.

Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Photo credit: https://www.prideofmaui.com

For the most romantic dinner of a lifetime, this two-hour cruise combines a sumptuous Four-course dinner with a breathtaking sunset from Maui aboard a double-decker catamaran. Begin with a chilly cocktail and yummy appetizers as you take in views of Maui, Lana’i, and Moloka’i drenched in sunset colors. Meanwhile, a professional chef prepares a gourmet-style dinner while you kick back and enjoy live island-style music. Dinner begins with a crisp, tasty salad of 10 organic greens. Entrees that follow include specialties like fresh shrimp in a lemon-grass and Curry marinate or teriyaki chicken with a savory papaya salsa. All entrees are served with gourmet-style whipped purple potatoes and char-grilled vegetables. Save room for a delectable dessert like triple chocolate brownies served with fresh-brewed Maui coffee.

Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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Photo credit: www.pacificwhale.org

Island rhythms and dancing go perfectly on Maui sailboat tours. Enjoy reggae, pop, and rock favorites with recording star and DJ Eric Gilliom on an open-air dance floor along with a Maui sunset. This lively cruise boards at the scenic Maalaea Harbor. Stay fueled with a delicious spread and tropical cocktails, wine, juices, or sodas. Tasty treats include appetizers like salsa and roasted garlic hummus, Kiawe smoked pork and chicken sliders with guava BBQ sauce and more. If you sail during the winter months (December 16 until April 30) and don’t spot a whale, you are guaranteed a free cruise later. Everyone loves this cruise. Kids are welcome and will have a blast.

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