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Ma’alaea
Sunset and Celestial Cruise
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  • watch-icon Evening
  • timer-icon 2.5 Hours
  • meal-icon Appetizers
  • glass-icon 3 Cocktails
  • sparkle-icon Stargazing

Tour Overview

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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Learn more about this unique celestial cruise!

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 Ocean Store, Maʻalaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center.

Tour Includes

  • Appetizers: furikake crusted ahi crostini (sustainably caught tuna) with cilantro aioli and unagi glaze, grilled and chilled (sustainably farm-raised) tiger prawn cocktails with wasabi sauce, BBQ kalua pork quesadillas with Maui Gold pineapple chutney and cilantro lime aioli, vegan “pork” gyoza (dumpling), house fried corn tortilla chips with salsa, artisan cheese platter, fresh fruit, dessert of Kula strawberries and chocolate chip cookies
  • Our vessels are CASHLESS for purchases. Only credit, debit or digital payment methods with a QR code will be accepted for on board purchases. Cash will graciously be accepted for gratuities only. Mahalo.
  • Refreshments: unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water, plus three complimentary alcoholic beverages. Enjoy vodka, gin, rum and beer crafted on island from Ocean Vodka and Maui Brewing Company. We also have wine and tequila available.
  • Certified Marine Naturalists on board
  • Award-winning astronomer on board
  • Please wear flat or low-soled shoes

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.

Safety Tips

  • Guests need to use hand railings and step carefully when entering and exiting vessel on gangway.
  • No standing up on benches or chairs.
  • No sitting on hand railings, tables, counters or chair backs.
  • No smoking or vaping of any substance.
  • No children on shoulders.
  • Always keep a free hand for a railing or other fixed part of the boat, never carry more than can be taken in one hand.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wear low or flat-soled shoes.

Membership Benefits

  • Regular updates on PWF Research, Education and Conservation
  • Special Access to Industry Experts
  • Quarterly Member Spotlight
  • Exclusive Access to our Membership Portal
  • Invitation to Member Only Events
  • One of a Kind Member Merchandise
  • Priority boarding on PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessels

Astronomer Harriet Witt's Special Birthday Message

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Online Price

Adults

Age 13 & Over
$137.44
$109.95

Children

Ages 12 & under
$112.44
$89.95

Free Child

Ages 0-4 - One per paying Adult
Free
Free