Posted on: December 18, 2013

Pacific Whale Foundation Offers Special Holiday Cruises for Christmas

Celebrate the joy of the season on a special Christmas cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation. This nonprofit organization will be offering two special cruises on Christmas Day: a Christmas Brunch Cruise at 11:30 am and a Christmas Dinner Cruise departing at 5:00 pm.. All of the Christmas cruises will depart from Lahaina Harbor.
 
“People travel thousands of miles to celebrate Christmas on Maui – and are looking to make it a uniquely Maui style holiday,” says John Gaskins, Customer Care Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation. “Spending part of Christmas on the beautiful Pacific for a brunch or dinner cruise with us is memorable, relaxing and fun – and provides the chance of seeing some of the humpback whales that spend the winter here in Maui’s sparkling ocean waters.”
 
Christmas Brunch Cruise Menu
 
Pacific Whale Foundation’s two-hour Christmas Brunch Cruise features a delectable holiday buffet, featuring many locally grown and locally produced items. The menu includes:
  • Roasted Thyme Chicken Breast with Pineapple Ginger Glaze
  • Sage Rubbed Roasted Pork with Gravy
  • Scalloped Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Chives
  • Steamed Garden Vegetables
  • Waipoli Mixed Greens with Maui Onion Dressing
  • House Made Dinner Rolls
  • Fresh Fruit Platter
  • House Made Banana Bread
  • Mini Pumpkin Pies with Whipped Cream
  • Christmas Sugar Cookies
The price includes ice-cold juices, sodas and filtered water. Adults who are 21 and over (with valid photo i.d.) also may enjoy up to three complimentary cocktails: white or red wine, locally brewed Maui Brewing Company beer, tropical drinks and Mai Tais.
 
This two-hour cruise travels along the scenic West Maui coast. Bring along your camera for the spectacular views of the West Maui Mountains and neighbor islands.
 
The price of this cruise is $79.95 for adults and $49.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Little ones ages 2 and under go free. You’ll save 10% by booking online at http://www.pacificwhale.org/cruises/Specialty-Cruises. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.
 
Christmas Dinner Cruise
Guests are invited to eat drink and be merry aboard Pacific Whale Foundation’s festive two-hour Christmas Dinner Cruise on a smooth-riding double-deck catamaran. As they like to say at Pacific Whale Foundation, “It’s where the Yuletide and the Maui tide meet!” 
 
This holiday cruise offers a traditional Christmas dinner served on the Pacific Ocean at sunset, with spectacular views of the majestic Maui coastline and the neighbor islands. Sightings of humpback whales are especially beautiful in a sea reflecting the golden hues of sunset.
 
All guests are guaranteed outdoor seating. Live island-style entertainment onboard features holiday and Hawaiian music throughout the trip. 
 
The Christmas dinner menu includes:
  • Salad of Upcountry Greens with Maui Onion Dressing
  • Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy
  • Slow-Baked Island Baked Ham with Guava Jelly
  • Vegetable Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Creamy Russet Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
  • Haricot Vert Seasoned and Lightly Tossed in Butter
  • Medley of Grilled Fresh Island Vegetables
  • Fresh Baked Soft Rolls
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
  • Chocolate Mac Nut Brownies
 
The ticket price includes juices, sodas and iced-filtered water. Adults (over age 21 with valid photo i.d.) may enjoy up to three complimentary cocktails, selecting from red and white wine, locally brewed Maui Brewing Company beer, tropical drinks and Mai Tais. Frozen cocktails are available for purchase.
 
Tickets for the Christmas Dinner Cruise are $89.95 for adults and $59.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Premium seating on the bow and upper deck, with a private table for your party, is available for $109.95 for adults and $79.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Whichever option you choose, you’ll save 10% by booking online at http://www.pacificwhale.org/cruises/Specialty-Cruises. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.
 
Pacific Whale Foundation also offers whalewatch cruises and snorkel cruises to Molokini and Lana’i on Christmas. To learn more, please visit www.pacificwhale.org.