Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation

Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail

Pacific Whale Foundation – Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail

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Pacific Whale Foundation: Experience the Magic of Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail

Discover the ultimate sailing experience with Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail, departing from Maalaea Harbor. Enjoy a memorable evening on the water, learn about our environment, and relax to the sound of the wind catching the sails. Join us for an unforgettable Maui adventure that showcases the true essence of perfection.

Sailing with a Purpose: Saving Our Oceans

Pacific Whale Foundation is renowned for its commitment to ocean conservation and research. As environmental leaders in Hawaii, their work extends beyond Maui’s shores, raising awareness about reef conditions, Humpback Whale populations, and global warming. By participating in our sunset sail, you’ll be supporting a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the planet and its ocean inhabitants.

Whale Watching Season: An Enhanced Experience

During whale watching season (December 15th – April 15th), Pacific Whale Foundation offers a unique Maui whale-watching tour, complete with a certified marine naturalist on board. Learn about the Humpback Whales and the mission to save our oceans while receiving a free Robert Lynn Nelson marine poster as a memento.

Experience the thrill of observing majestic Humpback Whales in their natural habitat with Pacific Whale Foundation’s exceptional whale-watching tours. As a leading organization committed to ocean conservation and research, Pacific Whale Foundation offers an unparalleled whale-watching experience that combines breathtaking encounters with marine life, education, and environmental stewardship.

Gourmet Appetizer Menu & Refreshments

Indulge in a delectable appetizer menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and satisfy your thirst with sodas, juices, and filtered water. Please note that no alcoholic drinks are served on this trip.

Appetizers (Pupus) Menu

Black pepper-crusted ahi crostini (individually locally caught tuna)

  • Edamame hummus
  • Ho Farms baby heirloom tomato relish
  • Haiku arugula
  • Soy balsamic
  • Grilled and chilled sustainable farm-raised tiger prawn cocktails
  • Wasabi sauce (gluten-free)
  • Barbeque kalua pork quesadillas
  • Spiced Maui gold pineapple chutney
  • cilantro lime aioli
  • Antipasti salad of artichoke hearts
  • Marinated peppers
  • Kalamata olives
  • Heirloom tomato
  • Feta, herbs (gluten-free)
  • Artisan cheese platter
  • Guava and Molokai sweet potato rolls with mango butter and lava rock salt

Dessert

  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Chocolate chip cookies

Beverages

Sodas, juices, and filtered water

Boat Bar

No alcoholic drinks are served

Accessibility & Restrictions

The Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail is not wheelchair accessible, and all trips are non-smoking.

Book Your Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail with Pacific Whale Foundation

Experience the beauty of Maui’s waters on a sunset sail with the best service crew in the industry. Book your Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail today and embark on a journey that combines breathtaking views, environmental awareness, and unforgettable memories.

Other Exciting Activities by Pacific Whale Foundation

Choose from a variety of unforgettable experiences offered by the Pacific Whale Foundation, including Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkel, Lanai Dolphin Snorkel, Maui Whale Watches, and Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Booking

PWF Ocean Spirit Sunset Sail

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per Adult $119.95

Ages 13 and Up (8.62 Fuel Surcharge Applied in Checkout)

Ages 5-12 (8.62 Fuel Surcharge Applied in Checkout)

Ages 0-4

Total $0.00

Meet in Maalaea – Village Shops, Pacific Whale Foundation Logo Store
GPS: 192 Maalaea Road Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

The parking lot located at the Maui Harbor Shops/Maui Ocean Center Aquarium is no longer free. As of November 1st, they are charging $1 per hour. They’ll use an app-based system and reinforce by towing.

Days Available Sunset Sail: Max Guest Count 24
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Days Available ADULT Sunset Sail: Max Guest Count 24
Friday Only
Closed on 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.
Time:
October 1st – March 31st: Check-in at 3:45pm. Departs at 4:30pm
Return 6:30pm
April 1st – September 30th: Check in 4:45pm. Depart 5:30pm
Return 7:30pm
Total Duration: 2 hours

Maui Tickets For Less Cancelation Policy:
A 72 hours notice is required for a refund. Only exception is a note from a local doctor.
No-shows” will be charged full.

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Pacific Whale Foundation
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Pacific Whale Foundation
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Based on 588 reviews
Incredible. We saw a breach, a mom and her baby, several fin and chin slaps, and a group of males competing. It was by far our best whale watching...
Matthew D.
Matthew D.
We don't do a lot of package tours just because of the crowding. We looked at several options in depth before deciding on a turtle swim snorkel trip. In...
Claudia W.
Claudia W.
Me and my wife went on the dinner sunset cruise with Pacific Whale foundation and had such an amazing time! Dolphins swam right up next to the boat and...
Duke P.
Duke P.
We had a delightful day searching for dolphins but spotted Humpback whales instead. A group of 3 male, female and juvenile humpbacks. I'm the drinks were as...
Thom P.
Thom P.
I had the pleasure of taking a snorkeling boat adventure with Pacific Whale Foundation that took us to Molokini Crater, What an amazing experience! The boat...
James N.
James N.
Wonderful experience separate from actually seeing several whales and seals! Everyone there seemed to have a wonderful time and great attitudes! The...
Jake L.
Jake L.
Really had an amazing time once onboard. Staff needs to be ... educated a bit. Not everyone that calls to reschedule wants to bail!! We had a...
Jeff K.
Jeff K.
First, give yourself plenty of time to park, check in and walk over to the boat. It can get crowded as there are lots of other tours in the morning. I...
Anna-Mae E.
Anna-Mae E.
Beautiful calm breezy day on a three hour cruise with the marine scientists on board. We were able to see male female battle groups, watch 25 or more...
Ang P.
Ang P.
We took the snorkeling trip to Molokini and the turtles. The snorkeling was fun! Plenty accessible for beginners. The crew was informative, sharing...
tami G.
tami G.
booked the whale watch. Legit marine biologist on board. Photographer also airdropped his photos for us to enjoy/share after. saw 6 whales!$25 for the...
Sophia Y.
Sophia Y.
We are always a bit wary of the many tourist attractions on Maui -- which ones are ripoffs and which ones are worthwhile. PWF is the "real deal". We booked...
Dina J.
Dina J.
Took the Maui Nui Wild Side/Lahaina tour as it was advertised as a more intimate setting and that you'll see things others usually don't. First off, what is...
Craig ..
Craig ..
The three of us had a great time yesterday on the Ocean Spirit Honolua Bay snorkel sail. Our original Lanai snorkel Dolphin watch was canceled due to not...
Shirley N.
Shirley N.
We originally booked a 2-hour whale watching tour in April 2022 on one of their catamarans (Whale Watch Sail) out of Lahaina. Due to low registration, it...
Les L.
Les L.
We've been coming here for years and never miss a trip to Maui without going out. Love the crew, the boats, and the mission.Every watch is unique and...
Jacob B.
Jacob B.
Did the dinner cruise. Main courses were good, dessert and starter pretty meh fare. Brownie fairly dried out, salad uninterestingViews didnt disappoint....
Ian R.
Ian R.
We had an incredible snorkeling tour. Water was rough so we spent a little extra time traveling to a safe location. Once there, the snorkeling was a blast. On our way back we were blessed to see 4 humpback whales at the very end of the season. It was an incredible experience. The supplied breakfast and lunch were a very nice touch. Staff was very friendly and are undoubtedly experts in their fields. If you want to get on the water, I definitely recommend going with the experts.
Jeff S.
Jeff S.
Aloha! I want to give big thank you Pacific Whale Foundation ! They treated us amazing.I definitely recommend their services and adventures for anyone ! I...
Felipe A.
Felipe A.
Lovely sunset dinner cruise! We had the pleasure of reserving the entire back area for our group and we were able to see whales and the stunning coastline...
Cathryn P.
Cathryn P.
We went on the Lanai'i Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Tour. Highly recommend. The crew was enthusiastic, kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. They provided facts...
Nicolina B.
Nicolina B.
Fantastic experience. The 1st mates knowledge of whales was impressive. We were there the last week of February and we saw a pod of spinning dolphins just outside the harbor. We saw over 1 dozen whales and got more than our money's worth.At one point in the adventure a male whale went under our boat and the whale song could be heard perfectly without the use of a microphone.
Keith T.
Keith T.
The store had something for everyone. But the whale finding/watching was by far the best money ever spent. The crew of all women were totally awesome. Knowledgeable, flexible, and just as excited as we were to see the whale"show,".
Cinda C.
Cinda C.
A MUST DO! The team is absolutely amazing and so nice. The experience was so relaxing and magical. I cannot recommend this more. Jessica, Dana, and the other crew members were amazing. Thank you so much for an amazing experience
Taeylor G.
Taeylor G.
I call this the poor man's dinner cruise. Food and drinks were good. One man and his guitar provided the music. Waiters looked like they worked on the boat in the morning and cleaned up and acted as waiters for the cruise. Very friendly though. Didn't care much for the area around the departure point. Had to hunt for parking on the side streets.
Mark A.
Mark A.
We re back again. This update is for twice in a month..The second time was betterWe saw it all, Spyhopping, breaching, a pod of 4 that stayed at the...
Marshall G.
Marshall G.
I would like to say the positives out way the negatives on every trip.I've been cruising with PWF for years.Snorkeling, sunset cruises, stars with...
Chloe B.
Chloe B.
This was so much fun! My husband and I had a blast, neither of us had much experience snorkeling, but the wonderful crew made it a breeze! I managed to get...
Brian H.
Brian H.
I went on a dinner cruise. Which going on dinner events can be awkward at times as someone who travels with me, myself, and I. I can tell you this one was...
Danny B.
Danny B.
We went on the snorkeling tour to Molokini and Turtle Arches and it was awesome! It was our first time snorkeling and they did a great job of getting us set...
Joana G.
Joana G.
Took a tour with them today, and overall it was a solid experience. Staff was on top of everything we ended up on a five hour journey. We saw whales and...
Benny H.
Benny H.
Amazing staff and perfect day. Extra cleaning during covid times including railings!! Food was simple but good. Staff answered all sorts of questions and...
Laura H.
Laura H.
Our family just had a 7:30 am whale tour and we had such a fun time! The crew was amazing, and COVID guidelines where followed very well. We saw a good...
Georgia T.
Georgia T.
This was SUCH a fun outing. Worth it at twice the price. 2 hour discount whale watch is perfect for kids etc. you are out long enough for that captain to...
Carson W.
Carson W.
Took teenagers on snorkel adventure. We snorkeled in turtle town and molikini crater. The kids had a great time. The crew were wonderful especially...
Katherine N.
Katherine N.
I have been a long time patron of PWF since I took my 4 year old daughter snorkeling off the coast of Molokini 8 years ago. We have been on almost all of...
Melani M.
Melani M.
We did the deluxe option and it was well worth the extra money. Three hours, food, drinks, and extensive knowledge of whales! Thanks to Josh and the crew...
Peter B.
Peter B.
Here we go again, friendly staff, reasonable price and good Covid-19 arrangements.But, this is not enough. If we go on whale watching cruise we expect...
Eyal B.
Eyal B.
Hubby treated me to a sunset dinner cruise -with premium seats! The seats and view were right in front-upper deck. Absolutely gorgeous views from these...
Charlene B.
Charlene B.
Awesome experience with experienced and funny staff! This is a non- profit organization that funds whale research and education. It didn't take us much...
Ashley B.
Ashley B.
Actually do what they say they will do for Covid guidelines. The Covid plan was laid out at the start and the crew followed thru with assigned seating, no...
Rich C.
Rich C.
Did a 3 hour whale watching tour on the catamaran. Was incredible experience, saw a ton of whales, one even came right up to the boat to investigate. Also heard whale songs below the boat with my bare ear. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
TheNhestbech .
TheNhestbech .
Went on the 9am whale watch. Saw our first whale at 0908 AM. Awesome mix of both sides of the boat so everyone could see. Had several breaches. Super informative and supporting a non profit. Had a couple sea sensitive people in our group that were fine with a ginger pill. Highly recommend! Awesome experience!!!
Chris J.
Chris J.
Had an amazing time and saw plenty whales. We did the early morning whale watching sail tour. Captain Anna, Jack, and Desmond did a great job and were very informative. We also did the Captain's sunset dinner tour and Heddie was really friendly and informative as well. We couldn't have asked for better service!
Tonya M.
Tonya M.
Whale watch with an experienced team who are also researchers. I experienced whale watching while learning about their behaviours, history and conservation efforts. If you’re looking for a tour where you can also feel good supporting and protecting wildlife then this tour is for you. The whales came so close to us we had to cut the engines as they were inside the 100yard range and the whales came closer to check us out. We had a mother calf on both sides and it was incredible and quiet too. There was a distinct reverence for what we were witnessing. As soon as the whales moved away a safe distance we started up and moved away to give them a break from us tourist. We went off in search of new ones. We also saw dolphins and you know it’s good when the people who do this day in and day our are beyond excited. What an amazing trip!!
Kim S
Kim S
Jenna and Lianna were our captain and guide on the boat. We went on the latest guide out. Parking was hard to find so try to come early. Bring a sweater...
Jennah K.
Jennah K.
We did a 7am snorkeling tour with Pacific Whale Foundation and it was worth every penny. Both the locations were great and we had fun snorkeling. Being our first time snorkeling, the crew made sure we were comfortable in the water and helped us in every way possible. We also saw lot of whales throughout the tour. The crew was friendly and took great care with food and drinks. I would highly recommend this snorkeling tour.
Joya P.
Joya P.
What a great experience. First at their store Andrea was awesome, she helped book our dinner cruise and was extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable! My parents were visiting so I wanted to take them on something special. John was the captain and Dylan our server and it was fantastic. Whales everywhere, breaching and with calves. The sunset was breathtaking and the food was excellent. The entire crew was awesome. We loved it. We stopped by store after cruise to thank Andrea. Highly recommend!
Ace B.
Ace B.
Sunset cruise with the humpback whales .We saw so many and they were so close to the boat. Boat is staffed by marine biologists who answer any and all...
Sharon M.
Sharon M.
Very, very cool!I've done dozens of cruises, lots of tour boats, took other vendors here to Molokini......this is the BEST!First the vessel was...
Bill S.
Bill S.
This was definitely the highlight of our visit to Maui.We showed up early for a launch on a large, comfortable vessel. We took off at a good clip towards...
Glenn R.
Glenn R.
Exceeded every expectation. This was absolutely wonderful. Captain Paul was fantastic (extra points for saying how awesome my shirt was) and the crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. The snorkeling was amazing: beautiful location, plenty of time, and TONS of fish. We got to swim with a sea turtle, so... It was great!
Stephen V.
Stephen V.
Great attention to detail and a wonderful sunset dinner cruise. Friendly staff and great crew. Feels a little rushed but they were missing one of the waiters. I don't know if it would have changed anything but would I would go again.
Shayne R.
Shayne R.
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