Sunset & Celestial Cruise | Ma’alaea

Maʻalaea

Adult (ages 13+)
$55.20 $69
Child (ages 3 to 12)
$36 $45
Child (ages 2 and under)
Free Free

During this new and improved version of our original Stargazing cruise, you’ll enjoy delicious appetizers, drinks and Maui’s famous sunsets while learning about Polynesian navigation (wayfinding) and how these amazing people utilized the stars to find the Hawaiian Islands. Once the sun sets and stars begin to appear, Harriet will highlight specific stars to observe and relate stories about their significance to the Hawaiian culture in juxtaposition with popularly known Greek cultural explanations.

Astronomer Harriet Witt is known for her entertaining and informative commentary on all things celestial. If you’re looking to do something unique and to learn more about the Hawaiian culture and the star-filled canvas above us, we encourage you to take this journey with us. As a special bonus during winter months, a hydrophone is lowered into the sea to hear the beautifully haunting songs of humpback whales under the stars.

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Sunset & Celestial Cruise | Ma’alaea

Maʻalaea

Take a journey at sea with Pacific Whale Foundation and international award-winning astronomy writer and speaker Harriet Witt to experience our “Moving Planet."

Adult (ages 13+)
$55.20 $69
Child (ages 3 to 12)
$36 $45
Child (ages 2 and under)
Free Free

During this new and improved version of our original Stargazing cruise, you’ll enjoy delicious appetizers, drinks and Maui’s famous sunsets while learning about Polynesian navigation (wayfinding) and how these amazing people utilized the stars to find the Hawaiian Islands. Once the sun sets and stars begin to appear, Harriet will highlight specific stars to observe and relate stories about their significance to the Hawaiian culture in juxtaposition with popularly known Greek cultural explanations.

Astronomer Harriet Witt is known for her entertaining and informative commentary on all things celestial. If you’re looking to do something unique and to learn more about the Hawaiian culture and the star-filled canvas above us, we encourage you to take this journey with us. As a special bonus during winter months, a hydrophone is lowered into the sea to hear the beautifully haunting songs of humpback whales under the stars.

BOOK ONLINE AND SAVE 10%

  • YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
  • • Appetizers: Kalua pork sliders with guava BBQ sauce, veggie spring rolls with sweet chili sauce, teriyaki glazed chicken strips with sriracha aioli, hummus, chips, salsa, artichoke dip, fruit platter and chocolate chip brownies.
    • Unlimited filtered water, soda and juices and up to 3 complimentary alcoholic beverages per adult with valid ID (Maui Brewing beer, wine, Mai Tais, tropical well drinks)
    • Certified Marine Naturalists onboard
    • Award-winning astronomer onboard
    • Full-color marine wildlife poster

  • ALSO AVAILABLE
  • • Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars

  • WHAT TO BRING
  • It could get a little chilly on this tour, so we suggest that you bring a jacket or even a blanket or other cover-up.

Departs: 5:30pm [September 16 – March 15], 6:30pm [March 16 – September 15]

Duration: 2.5 hours (approx.)

Check-in Time: 45 minutes prior to departure

Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store located in the Harbor Shops of Ma’alaea (share parking lot with the Maui Ocean Center)