Posted on: December 20, 2012

Ring in the New Year with PWF

Ring in the New Year at sea, on a fun and festive starlight cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation featuring live island musical entertainment, complimentary drinks, a champagne toast and fabulous food.  Nature adds in a nearly full moon and brilliant stars reflecting upon the vast Pacific. In all, it's a unique, island-style way to ring in 2013.

You can choose from two cruise options: a New Year's Eve Cocktail Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor (with views of the South Maui fireworks) or a New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.

New Year's Eve Cocktail Cruises
Pacific Whale Foundation's New Year's Eve Cocktail Cruises depart at 10:15 pm and 10:45 pm. These two-hour cruises travel along the South Maui coast, where you'll enjoy fabulous at-sea viewing of the Wailea resort fireworks plus the many informal aerial displays in Kihei -- without the smoke and noise. 

You'll be treated to an array of tantalizing appetizers, including: 

Strips of Filet Mignon Medallions 
Sustainable Shrimp Cocktail
Crudite Platter with Roasted Garlic Ranch Dip
Maui Onion and Spinach Dip 
Taro Rolls and Crackers
House Made Brownies
House Made Cookies
 
The ticket price also 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 well drinks and Mai Tais, plus the champagne toast. Frozen blended cocktails are available for purchase.

The price is $79.95. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and you'll save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.

Ma'alaea Harbor is centrally located and offers abundant free parking. Book early to experience this very special New Year's Eve event. If you have questions or need assistance with your reservation, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. Their offices are open daily, from 6 am to 8 pm. 

 
New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Pacific Whale Foundation's festive New Year’s Eve late night dinner cruise also features live island-style entertainment throughout the cruise. This trip also offers a chef-prepared four-course dinner with two of the entrees grilled fresh on board.

The dinner features locally grown, fresh produce from Maui farms; locally caught seafood; plus tantalizing steaks (of 100% grass fed beef) and teriyaki chicken, grilled fresh onboard. It's all served tableside by an attentive crew. Everyone is guaranteed outdoor seating, for the best views of the tropical night sky. 

The dinner cruise menu features:

Appetizers
Baked Spinach Dip
Served with Fresh-baked Focaccia Bread
 
Salad
Fresh Medley of Island Grown Greens
with Maui Onion Dressing
 
Entrées
Please select one of the following when placing your reservation:
 
Tantalizing Steaks, Grilled Fresh Onboard
Served With Local Mushroom Jus
 
Boneless Teriyaki Chicken Breast, Grilled Fresh Onboard
Topped with Sweet Maui Pineapple and Green Onion
 
Fresh Local Catch of the Day
Shortbill Spearfish, known in Hawaii as Hebi
or Blue Marlin, known locally as Kajiki
Breaded and Served with Garlic Soy Cream Sauce
 
Vegan Sesame Cilantro Tofu
With Mango Sauce
 
Accompanied by:
Rice Pilaf
Sautéed Carrots and Zucchini Fans
 
Dessert
Fresh Maui-grown Kula Strawberries 
-and-
Double Dipped Brownies drizzled with Caramel Sauce
Served with Tea and Maui Grown Coffee
 
The ticket price includes up to three complimentary cocktails, selecting from red and white wine, locally brewed Maui Brewing Company beer, tropical well drinks and Mai Tais, plus a champagne toast. Frozen cocktails are available for purchase. Unlimited soda, juices and filtered ice water are also available. Please note that you must be 21 and over to consume alcohol; a valid photo i.d. is required. 

You can choose from a 10:15 pm and 10:45 pm departure. Tickets are $109.95. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and you'll save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.

For reservations for either cruise, visit the "Specialty/Holiday Cruises" section of Pacific Whale Foundation's website at www.pacificwhale.org. Or you may call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 2. The offices are open daily, 6 am to 8 pm.