Posted on: June 9, 2011

Pacific Whale Foundation To Offer 4th of July Fireworks Cruises

For the most fun and relaxing way to view the 4th of July fireworks on Maui, get your tickets now for Pacific Whale Foundation's Annual Fireworks Cruise -- with departures from your choice of Ma'alaea or Lahaina.  

“Instead of fighting traffic and jostling for a spot on the shoreline, you’ll be at sea on a smooth-riding boat with a plate of delicious appetizers and a nice cold drink, enjoying the best possible views of the fireworks displays and having a relaxing evening,” says Nikole McElroy, Chief Operations Officer of Pacific Whale Foundation’s Eco-Adventures. “There are beautiful, unobstructed views of the fireworks, as well as of the West Maui mountains – and the Pacific Ocean at sunset is gorgeous.”
“Plus, you don’t have to worry about kids shooting firecrackers near you or be surrounded by the smoke and noise,” says McElroy. “It’s a thousand times more enjoyable to be on our boat at sea.”
Pacific Whale Foundation’s 4th of July Fireworks Cruises depart from Ma’alaea and Lahaina Harbors so you can choose the most convenient location for you. The cruises take place on Pacific Whale Foundation’s ultra-stable double-deck catamarans. Departure times are 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 7:00 pm from Ma’alaea Harbor.  Departures from Lahaina Harbor are at 7:00 pm and 7;30 pm . The 6:30 pm cruise from Ma’alaea is an alcohol-free cruise. On all of the other cruises, guests can enjoy Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and Mai Tais, plus ice-cold soda and juices. In the spirit of promoting a safe holiday, alcoholic beverages are limited to three per adult guest. A valid i.d. is required to consume alcohol.
The cruise will feature All-American-themed appetizers including  BBQ Pork Sliders (imu cooked kalua pork in BBQ guava sauce and served with a soft roll), All American Hot Dogs, Pasta Salad and Upcountry Grilled Vegetables. For dessert, guests will enjoy Sliced Molokai Watermelon and Maui Gold Pineapple, Chocolate Mac Nut Brownies and 4th of July Berry Tarts (with berries in pastry cream filled shells).
The ticket price is $69.95 for adults and  $49.95 for children ages 12 and under. Those who book online at will save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  All profits support Pacific Whale Foundation’s work to protect our oceans through science and advocacy. For information call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.