Makani Catamaran

Best catamaran snorkel and sail on the south shore

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Honolulu City Lights Sunset Sail

An exceptional way to watch the sunset from the ocean
Soak in the memorable sunset sail on board the Makani Catamaran. Sail out to watch the sun disappear below the horizon with views of Diamondhead crater and the Honolulu coastline along the way.
5003 Waikiki 2 Hours
  • $118 – Adult

    13 - 62 years old

  • $103 – Senior

    63 years and up

  • $92 – Child

    3 - 12 years old

  • $0 – Infant

    2 years and under

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Page Last modified April 19, 2022

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Taxes & Fees

Taxes and fees are included at checkout. Hawaii General Excise Tax is 4.127%. If you are booking online, FareHarbor, the vendor who owns and operates the booking software, charges an online booking fee, normally about 6%.

If you would rather not pay the online convenience fee, call us at (808)498-1894 and we can help you book your activities over the phone.

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  • Create memories of the vivid and colorful south shore sunsets with friends or family
  • Enjoy looking for sea life and hanging out with the friendly and knowledgeable crew
How to prepare
  • Bring a camera
  • Bring a jacket if you get chilly easily
"Very good sail & professional people."
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– Wnestright
"So much fun!! my family loved it! The boat was beautiful and everyone was really nice!! When we go back to Hawaii this is a must!!"
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– Dunerider
"Had a great time, a couple people in our party got sea sick but staff was very helpful and patient. Sights were beautiful"
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Activity Overview

A glistening path of golden light dances across the water to meet the sun as it slides beyond the horizon. Imagine yourself standing, casually leaning against the cool metal railing of the boat. You rest your chin in your hand and are completely absorbed in the moment.

The boat departs the harbor and you will get views of Diamond Head crater off in the distance with beautiful golden lighting. The entire coastline has a magical cast to it during the last hour of direct sunlight.

Not only will you get majestic views of the sunset, but the city lights are also a spectacle. They sparkle and reflect off the water like hundreds of stars. It truly is a great way to get a paradise experience.


 City Light Sail

The city light sail consists of a trip along the south coast in a state of the art catamaran. This boat has covered and uncovered seating and has plenty of seats and tables to dine at. It is also equipped with two restrooms and a Bose surround sound stereo on board to create a fun and relaxing mood for everyone.

Getting to the catamaran

There is complimentary round trip Waikiki hotel transportation. There is also parking at the Kawelo Basin Harbor if guests  drive themselves.


Ocean life

Dolphins and sea turtles are a common sight on all sails. The dolphins like to play just beyond the hulls while the boat is in motion. The water off the Honolulu and Waikiki coastline are clear and blue making it easy to spot sea turtles. Look for their heads when they come up for air.

Humpback whales migrate to the warmer waters of Hawaii during the winter months between November to May. You have a chance of spotting whales breaching off in the distance as well.

Cancellation Policy

You are booking directly with Makani Catamaran . The operator's cancellation policy is shown at the checkout screen and on all email communications. View General Cancellation Policy ›

Cancel or Refund Your Tour

Please send tour cancellation requests or rescheduling requests directly to the operator you booked with. The cancellation policy for each company is included in the checkout process adjacent to the payment info and is also included in confirmation and reminder emails.

When in doubt, notify the operator you booked with and communicate with them as soon as you know you will need to cancel or reschedule. The earlier the better. Refunds are painless and rescheduling is easy using the FareHarbor software. So, don’t fret, the contact info for your operator is included on the top of all email communications with you.

If you need specific instructions on how exactly that process works, check out our guide on How to Cancel or Request a Refund ›

Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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