South Maui Sunset & Celestial Cruise


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

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    2.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Award-winning astronomer on board
    • Learn about Polynesian navigation (wayfinding), Hawaiian culture & stars above
    • Certified Marine Naturalists on board
  • Full description
    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.
  • 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, vegetarian spring rolls, house fried corn tortilla chips with hummus and 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
  • Exclude
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      Crew gratuities