‘Alihilani Sunset Sail





‘Alihilani Sunset Sail

Adults (Ages 13 and older): $85.00 + tax

Children (Ages 3-12 $42.50 + tax

Infants under 3 are free.



‘Alihilani translates to where the heavenly horizon meets the sea, and we’d like to invite you to meet us there. Sail Maui is still offering the same great performance sunset sail on Paragon, but we are pleased to introduce ‘Alihilani for an elevated experience. Our deluxe new 65’ Catamaran is spacious, comfortable, and all about the views. Lounge on the forward trampolines, find a comfortable seat with panoramic island views, or take cover under our 575 square feet of covered cabin space for a break from the elements. Beverages including locally brewed beer, Mai Tais, wine, and champagne are served as well as hot & cold pupus (appetizers).

During season, enjoy the thrill of watching the humpback whales that make their way to Hawaii each year. (December – May)

Casual attire and light jacket recommended.

DEPARTURE FROM LAHAINA HARBOR
2.5 hours
Departing daily
CHECK IN LOCATION:
Lahaina Harbor, public loading dock, in front of the Pioneer Inn.

SEASONAL CHECK IN TIMES:
September 20 – March 20 4:00pm departure
March 20 – September 20 4:30pm departure
Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure.

TRIP INCLUDES:
Hot & cold hors d’oeuvres
Beverages including locally brewed beer, wine, champagne & mai tais

 

MORE INFO
Casual attire and light jacket recommended
Limited to 40 passengers
24 hour cancellation policy on all tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have snorkel gear on board?

Yes. We provide snorkel gear and will fit you for correct size. We also have a few optical masks on board, so let us know if you require one and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. If you wish to bring your own gear you are more than welcome.

Should I bring my own towels?

Please do. Sail Maui does not provide towels, however we do keep a small inventory on the boat for purchase.

What else should I bring?

A hat, sunglasses, camera, and reusable water bottle are at the top of our list. If you’re joining us on a sunset sail, especially during the winter months, you may want to bring a light jacket.

Do you accommodate special diets?

We can provide vegetarian or gluten free options through our catering companies, although people with severe nut allergies or who have celiac disease should be aware that we cannot guarantee there has been no cross contamination.

Will the boat go to more than one snorkel spot?

Sail Maui catamarans Paragon and Paragon II go to one snorkel site per trip, although you will also have the option to snorkel from Hulopo’e Beach on our Lana’i trip. We specialize in performance sailing, so rather than motoring around to multiple spots, we’ll hit our favorite and then go for an exhilarating sail.

Why can we not use spray on sunscreen?

Spray-on sunscreen has a tendency to go everywhere, including the deck, which can make maneuvering around the boat quite slippery and hazardous. It’s also generally very toxic to the ocean environment, and we are huge advocates of using reef-safe sunscreen to preserve our marine ecosystem.

What is your cancellation policy?

Sail Maui is temporarily waiving our 24-hour cancellation policy in light of COVID-19. Guests may reschedule or cancel up until the time of departure with a full refund should anyone in their party have symptoms or recent exposure.

Do you provide sunscreen?

Yes, Sail Maui provides reef-safe sunscreen as a courtesy on both of our boats. We highly recommend using ours or another marine friendly sunscreen, as chemicals in conventional brands wash off your skin while snorkeling and can kill coral and promote bleaching.

 

Will we see dolphins?

We sure hope so! We frequently see dolphins, especially on our Lana’i trip, however, dolphins are wild animals and while we will do our best, we can never guarantee that you will see them or any other wild marine life.

Do you ever cancel your trips?

Unfortunately sometimes we do have to cancel. Most often our cancellations are due to weather, but occasionally we have maintenance issues or our minimum passenger count is not met (6 for Lahaina departures, 8 for Ma’alaea). In the event of a cancellation, we will do our best to be in touch as soon as possible and will either accommodate you on another trip or provide compensation. *Passengers who book through agents will need to see their concierge.

Do you really sail on your trips?

You betcha. Authentic sailing is what we’re all about, and it’s what sets us apart from the rest. If we have wind, we will definitely be sailing, and usually we have plenty.




Western_Traveller wrote a review Feb 2020
These folks do sunset sails - high performance Paragons get the most visibility/bookings. ‘Alihilani is recent addition to fleet. It is larger / "slower" than the Paragons, but less likely to be full, goes out at 4:00 pm vs 4:30 pm for Paragons, so more time on water. We sailed on Alihilani and had great experience. There were roughly 20 pass. We embarked on time and motored to get well out. There was nice wind and we had great run back under full sail with jib. Feb timing meant whales in abundance, and we had lucky sustained views of a competition run of multiple males at full speed jousting around a female. Lot of other whales as well. Crew was friendly and professional, and attentive with drinks and conversation. They took their time to optimize whale encounters and time out on the water, collaborating with other ships, and no sense of being in a rush to get us back to shore. In fact we returned about 45 minutes "late" since we kept encountering whales as we returned to the pier. Very low key about tips as well. That being said, please keep in mind that for crew, tips are a big part of their income. They keep us safe, and I have full confidence in them doing so. In such cases, which is thankfully the norm in Hawaii, I try and be generous in my thanks and tipping.
 

260allenk wrote a review Feb 2020

Sunset Sailing

Wonderful late afternoon & sunset sail (4-6:30) with Sail Maui on board their 'Alihilani 65ft. catamaran. Beautiful boat, great staff and service. Although we didn't have much wind we were able to sail thanks to Captain Patrick. It was great to enjoy the peaceful landscape, waters and whales of Maui while sailing vs. motoring. It was nice to stay out on the water until 6:30 pm which allows one to enjoy the entire sunset vs. returning at 6:00 pm like most other boats. Aloha and Mahalo to Sail Maui and their staff.

Cheers,

Al and Mary