3 of the best dinner & sunset cruises in Kauai

by Paul Stafford  |  Published December 15, 2020

Earlier this year, TravelMag named Kauai’s beach towns of Hanalei and Poipu among the 30 most charming the USA has to offer. But don’t forget to check out the sunset cruises that seek out the rugged Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, with its remarkable series of vertical green cliffs rising from the Pacific along the west coast of Kauai. They twist and crumple unlike any other cliffs you’ve seen before, as though from a fantasy film. No tour in this part of the world can beat looking back to shore over a glass of fizz as the rocks are bathed in the warm light of sunset.

Unsurprisingly, these sunset boat trips are popular and a number of yachts and catamarans depart from various points along the south coast of Kauai for the spectacle. The best kind though is the dinner cruise, which adds a little something extra to the natural marvels offered by this part of Hawaii. We have condensed the list down to the best three dinner cruises at sunset, taking into account many factors like the duration, value for money, health and safety, and reviews from previous travelers.