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Alii Nui

Address: Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: +1 808-875-0333
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Maalaea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Chicago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took the sunset cruise last night and had an amazing experience. The trip started when Pete picked us up in the van from our condo. Then on the boat greeted with fresh pineapple and a spread of fresh vegetable and dips. Then we set sail! The drinks were great (excellant wine selection) and an ample and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Fabulous whale watching trip with them! Everything was first class. They offer free hotel pickup. Excellent and fun staff. Food and drinks were outstanding. I have never been fed as well on any other boat tour. We enjoyed the whale watching experience so much we went out on a sunset cruise with them. The food was even better that time.... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Beretired, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us as well as writing a "6" star review! Also, thank you for joining us TWICE while on your vacation! We are truly grateful you felt our transportation service, food and beverage service and our fabulous crew were "first class"! We forward to seeing you again upon your next visit to... More 

Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We left saturday am early, my husband had never been on the water in Maui (my third sailboat tour, i had been to lanai and sunset cruise both on other boats). Watching the sun rise over haleakela leaving the harbour eating breakfast (that was soooooo good!!), I knew it was going to be a great day! the crew were all... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha hornbyisland84, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for writing such a stellar review! We are so grateful to hear you enjoyed our friendly crew, the food and beverage service as well as all the little royal treats we provide -- sunscreen, after sun lotion, fresh towels and the leave-in hair conditioner to name just a few!... More 

Danville, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Thank you to the wonderful staff of the Alli Nui luxury Catamaran for the most memorable cruise to Molokini!!❤️ Expert and friendly staff and amazing food and beverage and of course exquisite snorkeling experience ever! We've taken many excursions on the sea but this one will forever be the most special cruise we have ever taken! Thank you to all... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Barbie120, WOW! Thank you for writing such an extraordinary review and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We truly appreciate the kind words regarding our crew and we are so grateful to hear you had the "most memorable" and the "most special cruise you have ever taken." That truly says it all! We look forward... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Enjoyed the cruise on Wed 14th jan, crew were warm and welcoming. Very relaxing and we sighted a few whales. Departure was from the marina via a bridged walkway so you didn't get wet. You were asked to meet at 4.45pm, cruise was scheduled 5-7pm. The service provider usually offer free shuttle to and from most resorts. The bar didn't... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Chris R, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We strive to be the very best and we are saddened to hear there were a few aspects of our charter that did not meet your expectations. We take these sorts of comments very seriously and we are always looking to improve our program. Please note we have contacted... More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Took the sunset dinner cruise: The Royal Feast. 2 3/4 hours almost all under sail. Catamaran sailing yacht of large size, 65 feet long, 35 feet wide. Makes for a very stable ride. Numerous whale sightings which thrilled the passengers. Appetizers and lovely buffet meal served. Continous beverage service. Crew is experienced, professional and efficient. As a special treat after... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Dr D.E, Thank you for stellar review and your sharing your experience regarding our Royal Feast Dinner Sail! We are so grateful to hear you felt our crew was excellent, our complimentary transportation was very much appreciated and that you would recommend this charter to friends and family! We truly look forward to seeing you again upon your next... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We booked a Molokini snorkel tour with Alii Nui. My first impression was that the experience wouldn't be that good, since there are a ton of people on this tour. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the boat is extremely clean and new, the catered breakfast and lunch was excellent, and the crew were all friendly. Due to the size... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha beckysnow, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and for writing a review! We are grateful to hear we exceed your expectations and you felt our captain and crew were friendly, attentive and that you enjoyed our catered breakfast and lunch. We truly look forward to seeing you again upon your next visit to Maui! Mahalo &... More 

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119 reviews 119 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A great way to get close to the whales. We enjoyed a nice lunch and drinks while we learned about and watched for whales. Got a couple glimpses of turtles too! The staff was wonderful

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Melissa M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding our Whale Watch charter! Also, thank you for writing a fabulous review! We are truly delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and beverage service as well as our wonderful crew! What a treat to see whales and turtles! We look forward to seeing you again... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We have spent the last two Christmas vacations in Maui and the Alii Nui is at the top of our list of things to do. We have done four sailings over two years and have never been disappointed. The staff is professional and fun and the service and food is excellent quality.

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Leah Clancy V, Wow! Thank you for writing such a stellar review and for joining us several times while you are here for your Christmas holiday! We are truly grateful to hear you feel Alii Nui is "one of the best"! We look forward to seeing you again upon your next visit to Maui! Mahalo & a hui hou... More 

Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been whale watching many times with no luck but the curse is now broken. We saw many tails (meaning the whales were off for a deep dive) and then we saw what we'd hoped for - a beautiful humpback fully breaching the water. One, two, three times! The captain and crew cannot control sightings so it must be said... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Kimberley S, Thank you for sharing your "whales galore" experience with us as well as writing a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you were able to witness a whale breach THREE times! What a treat! We are also very grateful to hear you would definitely recommend our whale watching charter! We look forward to seeing you... More 

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