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Sunset Cruises

Big Island Sunset Cruises

Of all the beautiful things you will experience on the Big Island, sunsets are by far the ultimate. Though you can watch a sunset over the azure Pacific from the beach, the best – and definitely the most romantic – way to enjoy a sunset on The Orchid Isle is to take a Big Island sunset cruise. Time seems to slow down on the Big Island, so what better way to relax with that special someone, cocktail in hand, while listening to the soothing sound of the ocean lapping the bow? As the sky begins to darken and vividly colored clouds reflect on the water, enjoy a sumptuous dinner with the Big Island’s spectacular neon sunset and the distant silhouette of Maui as your backdrop. Learn more about sunset cruises on the Big Island below!

The Best Sunset Views

The most popular – and best – spot to enjoy a Big Island sunset is on the west shore. With the island of Maui in the distance and the verdant slopes of the Kōhala Range flanking velvety white sand beaches and rugged coastlines, the Big Island’s western waters make a natural choice for a romantic sunset cruise. If you are visiting during the winter months, you may even see some humpback whales frolicking!

Choosing a Sunset Sailing Tour

All sunset cruises on the Big Island are located on the west side, since that’s where the best sunsets are. Body Glove’s Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise is the only sunset dinner cruise on the island and well worth experiencing. This 3-hour Big Island sailing experience takes you along fifty points of interest to Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument, while expert historians share with you the culture and historical events of ancient Hawai‘i. Once you arrive at Kealakekua Bay, feast on a sumptuous dinner buffet then cruise back with the sunset and live entertainment. If a full-on dinner cruise is not your thing, Ocean Sports in Waimea offers a Kōhala Coast sunset cocktail cruise with an open bar and appetizers. Mauna Lani Sea Adventures at Makaʻiwa Bay in South Kōhala also has an excellent sunset cocktail cruise complete with an unlimited open bar and mouth-watering appetizers.

Sail Off Into the Sunset

A sunset sail on the Big Island is the perfect way to cap off you dream vacation. Be sure to contact our Hawai‘i Big Island sailing experts today at ILoveHawaii.com to book your romantic sunset adventure on the blue Pacific.

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