During your visit to Oahu, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful coastline. In addition to enjoying a sunrise walk on the beach or an afternoon swim, you may want to experience a golden sunset. Often visitors choose to watch the sunset from one of the many beachside restaurants or cafes, but dinner cruises are also a popular option.
One unique feature of the island atmosphere of Hawaii is the prevalence of exciting and gastronomically delightful dinner cruises. Some popular options are listed below.
1. Ali'i Kai Dinner Cruise: The Ali'i Kai Dinner Cruise departs from Aloha Towers Pier #5 daily for a 2.5 hour cruise along the coast of Oahu but will pick up guests from their hotels in Waikiki or Ko Olina areas. The cruise is designed to share a true feel of Polynesia with visitors through food, live music, and dance. Families are welcome, and the menu includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
2. Aloha Friday Dinner and Fireworks Cruise: As suggested by its name, the Aloha Friday Dinner and Fireworks Cruise only departs on Fridays but allows guests to experience the magic created by fireworks over the Oahu harbor. The casual catamaran cruise lasts for two hours and departs from the Kewalo Basin. The dinner menu includes barbecued steak and chicken, shrimp skewers, and pineapple upside-down cake.
3. Navatek Sunset Dinner Cruise: A romantic option, the Navatek Sunset Dinner Cruise offers a royal dinner for guests as they sail into the Oahu sunset. This cruise option heads around Diamond Head to Kahala Gold Coast so guests can view the Koko Head Crater, cliffs of Portlock, and Koolau Mountains. The luxurious meal includes steak and lobster as well as Hawaiian inspired taro rolls and chocolate mousse cake. Guests may also choose an optional upgrade that includes a ride up Mount Tantalus.
4. North Shore Catamaran Sunset Sail: Departing from northern Oahu, the North Shore Catamaran Sunset Sail offers a more private option aboard a 40-foot sailing Sunset cruise mumbai. This tour travels along the coast of the North Shore, and guests are often able to glimpse native whales, dolphins, and other aquatic life. Food is not provided on this tour, but guests are encouraged to pack a picnic meal to enjoy during their evening on the sea.
Oahu is home to a wide range of dinner cruises appropriate for every visitor, regardless if you're traveling with your entire family or just a loved one. Options vary to include romantic sunset sails and casual dining and energetic, festive meals. During your vacation, take advantage of the majestic, relaxing island atmosphere by creating lifetime memories on the water, enjoying a delicious and inventive meal, and immersing yourself in a golden sunset.
A frequent vacationer to West Oahu, Andre Denis has made almost 30 visits to Hawaii. Andre has written numerous times about topics of interest to vacationers to the Ko Olina Resort.