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Address: Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96753
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+1 808-875-0333
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Alii Nui is a custom built, one of a kind, luxury sailing catamaran...

The Alii Nui is a custom built, one of a kind, luxury sailing catamaran with a reputation for providing the ultimate in service and amenities. We limit the number of passengers to provide plenty of room to relax and enjoy.

The Alii Nui offers Morning Snorkel Sails, Afternoon Turtle Snorkels, Whale Watch Excursions, Sunset Sails, Royal Feast Dinner Sails, Wedding Sails, and new event, Club Alii Nui.

Measuring an impressive 65' from stem to stern and 36' port to starboard, she is truly the premiere sailing catamaran on Maui!

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$149.00*
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Romantic Sunset Sail
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$69.00*
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Afternoon Turtle Snorkel on Maui
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$69.00*
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Luxury Whale Watch

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Heaven on a sail boat

We sailed on the Alii Nui because it was recommended and they weren't wrong! This boat and its staff is amazing and goes above and beyond. They do not over book the trip. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jackie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sailed on the Alii Nui because it was recommended and they weren't wrong! This boat and its staff is amazing and goes above and beyond. They do not over book the trip. We booked the 5 HR trip to Molaki and turtle island. We were served a wonderful breakfast when we boarded, lunch and snacks. As many drinks as... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for one boat excursion that will not disappoint, you have to try Alii Nui. Book in Kihei or online, get your hotel pickup, then start the ride. We did a five hour whale watch combined with snorkelling. it is not an overstatement to say the crew was amazing, the food fantastic and the boat in near... More 

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Montrose, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small groups for the snorkling/whale watch on this beautiful sail boat. You are pampered with hot water showers, towels sunscreen and delicious food. It is a little more than others cruises but if you want the best....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a highlight of our trip!! We were amazed that we got a MEAL with the whale watching excursion! Delicious! Wings, ribs, veggies, fruit and OPEN BAR!! The crew was so nice and made the rounds all through the trip ensuring everyone had drinks and whatever they needed. They even polished your sunglasses as you were leaving. PLUS we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took this snorkeling tour and had a great day. The trip is a little pricey but included round trip transportation from the hotel a hot breakfast and lunch with beer and wine. The boat is comfortable and the captain and crew are friendly and helpful. We saw many fish and sea turtles on the trip.

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Boston, Mass
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whale watch canceled last minute, possibility for rebook in 6 days ( when we'll be gone). Not happy.

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

Aloha jbiss, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. As you know, we were unable to run the charter due to inclement weather. Safety and the well being of our passengers is our highest priority. We truly understand and share in your disappointment regarding the cancellation. We apologize that we were unable to reschedule you for this popular charter... More 

Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have sailed on Ali'i Nui many times and are always impressed. We took friends on a sunset cruise that had wonderful food and drinks. The sunset was spectacular, but the whales were most amazing. We've never seen so many whales so close to the boat as this trip. Ali'i Nui is the best on Maui.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These people are Pros. The staff was great. They treated us like royalty. Great Food on board ! Great drinks, The crew was so helpful and informative. The trip was only 2 hours but we saw at least 10 Whales. They were breaching, showing their Flukes, Blowing and chasing each other. The vessel is very comfortable and sturdy. The Captain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Feb. 2, 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 little grandchildren went out on an afternoon whale watch. From check-in to disembarking, everything was amazing. Crew were excellent - friendly and professional, quality of food - delicious and abundant, as were the drinks. The captain steered us into an area with so many active whales - pods, breaches, tail and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the sunset dinner cruise in January. The service far exceeded my expectations and blew away any other dinner cruise experience. The sights were wonderful too, of course (because Hawaii), but the attention to detail for the food and drinks was the best I've ever experienced. The service was outstanding, and every time I turned around , the... More 

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