Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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The gorgeous Hawaiian islands provide a variety of scenic landscapes and Oahu activities, including the Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise. A sunset dinner cruise in Hawaii is one of the most romantic things you can do, whether you’re traveling as a guest or celebrating a local special event. 

During this 2-hour voyage from Oahu, see the Hawaiian sunset from the deck of a luxurious catamaran. Enjoy a complimentary Mai Tai and a scrumptious BBQ dinner as you cruise around the shoreline from Waikiki to Diamond Head.

If you’re looking to relax and rejuvenate on a sunset dinner cruise with breathtaking views and delicious beverages, keep reading! This article will discuss everything you need to know about one of Oahu’s best activities: the Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise.

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Activity Overview

Take a leisurely voyage south to Diamond Head and see the sunset. Unwind onboard Oahu’s largest island catamaran on a Sunset BBQ & Cocktail Cruise departing from Waikiki. Enjoy a delicious Mai Tai and a freshly-grilled BBQ dinner on board while taking in the breathtaking sunset and city skyline views from the ocean.

The open-air, two-deck Dolphin Star catamaran has covered seating, bathrooms, and panoramic walk-around decks, and will take you on a relaxing ride. This 65-foot catamaran offers plenty of room for everyone to spread out and take in the surroundings as the vessel sails out of the pier.

When the catamaran arrives at Diamond Head, the captain will turn the boat around to get the finest sunset view. View the changing light on Diamond Head, one of Oahu’s most renowned attractions. Prepare your camera since there will be plenty of photo opportunities. As the sun sets below the skyline, unwind and enjoy the short voyage back to the harbor.


The Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise passes by the following scenic spots.

Diamond Head State Monument

The Diamond Head State Monument is the most well-known landmark in Hawaii. Diamond Head, also known as Lēʻahi, is a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Because the curve of the ridgeline mimics the form of a tuna’s dorsal fin, the Hawaiian name is most likely derived from lae and ‘ahi.

Waikiki Beach

Watch for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins (Nai’a), Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu), and Humpback Whales (Kohola) as you cruise the stunning Waikiki coast. Admire the darker silhouette of the enormous crater—one of Hawaii’s most famous spots—when the captain swings around at Diamond Head. The boat will linger here, so you may enjoy the sunset shimmering over the water and search for the mysterious “green flash” in the distance before heading to Waikiki along a dazzling skyline.

Restrictions And Requirements

  • Alcoholic beverages can only be offered to customers who are 21 years old or older according to Hawaii State Liquor Law. An I.D. with a photo is required
  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany minors under the age of 18
  • Food and beverages brought from outside are not permitted onboard


The prices for Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise are as follows:

BBQ Dinner Package

    • Adult (Age 12 & over): $79.00
    • Child (Age 3-11): $69.00
    • Infant (Age 0-2): free

Cruise-Only Package

    • Adult (Age 12 & over): $59.00
    • Child (Age 3-11): $49.00
    • Infant (Age 0-2): Free


Before you go on a Paradise Boat Cruise, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

What is the sanitary protocol for the Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise?

Here are the safety and sanitary measures being implemented in response to COVID-19:

    • Face masks are required for employees
    • Each tour has a limited capacity
    • The boat is sanitized before and after each voyage
    • There are now hand sanitizer stations onboard
    • Regular medical screening and temperature checks are performed

All guests must follow the following COVID-19 safety requirements:

    • Put on a mask
    • Wash and sterilize your hands
    • When possible, practice social distancing

What is the maximum number of people allowed on the Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise?

A maximum of 149 people can take part in this activity.

Book a Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise Today!

The Paradise Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise is certainly one of the best things to do in Oahu and among the most remarkable ways to appreciate the grandeur of Hawaii.

If you’d like to book a complete private Oahu tour, call Oahu Private Tour at (808) 425-9896. If you arrange a tour online today, you’ll be able to take advantage of our discounts and promotional deals!

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For 1-6 passengers. $60 per additional passenger thereafter.


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Notice: Currently, we are not able to offer Sunset Beach, Lanikai Beach, Banzai Pipeline, and Laniakea Beach (Turtle Beach) as tour stops as commercial vehicles are not allowed in those areas due to PUC regulations. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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