Sail into the Hawaiian waters with the finest Catamaran in Oahu – the Makani Catamaran.

Watch the sun as it dips down the horizon, unwrapping brilliant hues of reds and oranges dance across a glassy ocean. Makani Catamaran’s Sunset Dinner Sail lets you glide along the Pacific Ocean while indulging in an island-style buffet. Thanks to its twin-hull design, you can dine, have fun, and enjoy breathtaking views safely. 

What could be better than sipping your favorite drink and feasting on an island-style chicken and spring rolls in a full bar and dining area onboard? This boat also features a cozy cabin, where you can hang around, and a top deck that lets you have a bird’s eye view of the stunning Waikiki sunset.  And if you get lucky, you can spot marine creatures including whales and turtles along the way. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to get lost in a beautiful setting for a while, allow Makani Catamaran to treat you and your loved ones to a relaxing, serene, and romantic 2-hour Sunset Dinner Sail. Book your tickets now and find out what we’re talking about.

What to Expect

We know you’re happy to know that there is no dress code for this adventure. So, wear anything comfortable before the bus picks you up from your hotel (which is included in your package) from 4 to 5 pm, depending on the season. Due to different sunset hours throughout the year, Makani Catamaran departs from the harbor at 5:30 pm in Spring and Summer (May-August), whereas it leaves 30 minutes earlier at 5 pm in Fall and Winter (September-April). Make sure to check-in 30 minutes prior to the departure if you’re driving. Also, note that its operations are from Tuesdays to Sundays and cancels on bad weather days and special holidays without prior notice.

As soon as you step on the boat, a homey feeling strikes for its relaxing ambiance and clean, well-maintained, and beautiful interior. The friendly and accommodating crew greet and welcome you offering a complementary beverage (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Your navigation starts from the Waikiki coastline to the Diamond Head, which is equally a beauty. You can start taking pictures here, capturing the mesmerizing waves and relaxing water. If you have seasickness, we suggest you take some pills before boarding. But anyhow, the crew takes care of guests so maybe they can help you with that. 

A few minutes after departure, the full bar starts to open, which is fully stocked with all the must-haves – Mai Tai and pina colada, among others. Nothing compares to watching a picturesque view of the ocean with a cocktail on your hand, doesn’t it? 

After a few minutes of sailing, dinner is served. Splurge in a delightful Island-Style Beef & Vegetable Stir Fry with Sweet Onion, paired with zesty carrots and crisp celery. If you’re vegan, the menu always has some for you that are equally mouthwatering. If you’re into rice, steamed white rice is also available, which can be perfectly combined with the island-style fried chicken. Then complete your sunset dinner with a sweet treat full of Hawaiian Macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.


Sunset Gazing

How would you feel dancing by the sunset and moonlight in a boat? That’s right. Makani Catamaran plays soothing music on a sound speaker, which makes you want to dance (Well, you could if you want to). The boat is quite spacious, so you need not worry about getting crowded. In fact, it’s a good social mix, and you can create a good camaraderie with the other guests. It’s a little chilly at this part of the boat, especially in winter, so a light jacket is enough to warm you. Here’s a tip: the best spot to seat is up front near the trampolines as you head out towards Diamond Head. Here, you can have a chance to spot some ocean lives like turtles, whales and dolphins. So prepare your camera and capture beautiful moments in the sea.


  • Hawaiin Sunset gazing
  • Sumptuous Island-style dinner
  • Full bar onboard
  • Opportunity to spot turtles, whales, and dolphins in the waters below


  • Island-style dinner (with cold and hot selections)
  • One complementary drink ( either alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Roundtrip Waikiki hotel transportation 


  • Island Style Chicken
  • Island-Style Beef & Vegetable Stir Fry with Sweet Onion, Zesty Carrots and Crisp Celery
  • Steamed White Rice
  • Curry Tofu & Vegetable Wraps
  • Roasted Red Potato Salad with hints of Olive Oil & Dijon
  • Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 Complementary Drink (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic)