Many years ago, we had such a wonderful experience with this company when they still sailed the Kapalua Kai, that when we looked for a sunset whale watch cruise on our visit this time, we looked no further than Hula Girl Excursions. We were not disappointed on this whale watch sunset cruise (2 hour sail) that left Kaanapaali around 4 pm and returned around 6. Our party ranged in age from 5 (my son) to 67 (my parents) and we all had a wonderful time. The highlight of our sail was seeing a baby calf that was under a week old, who still needed to be nudged out of the water by its mother to breathe. The food was very good and quite reasonably priced, and though I was originally skeptical of spending $60+ for a child for the sail, my son loved the sail so much that I thought the price worthwhile in the end. We spent most of the trip parked on the comfortable trampoline beds.
The catamaran is immaculately kept (my husband commented that the head in the catamaran was more spacious and cleaner than many restrooms he has seen on land), and the crew was professional and informative (Destiny was super sweet and friendly).
We lucked out with the calm weather -- it was like sailing on a lake. Even with 3 people who normally get seasick, we had no issues on this sail.
Look no further if you are interested in a luxury sail -- Hula Girl is top of the line.