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Kona is famous for its spectacular neon sunsets, and though you can watch a sunset over the cobalt Pacific from most places in Kona, the best – and most romantic – way to enjoy a Kona sunset is to take a sunset cruise. Slow down and enjoy the slower pace of “Hawaiian time” while sailing Kona Coast’s gentle waters, with the Kōhala Range flanking rugged coastlines and the silhouette of Maui in the distance. Relax with that special someone as the sun sinks low and the clouds light up in a vivid color palette that only nature can paint. After the sun dips below the horizon, enjoy cocktails and dining on your leisurely return voyage. If you are visiting between the months of November and May, you may even see some humpback whales!
Choosing a Sunset Kona Sailing Tour
For the ultimate in private sunset cruising luxury, Hawaiian-owned and operated Snorkel and Sail Kona Style offers private Kona sailing charters that will take you anywhere you want to go. Offering upgrades such as live music, a DJ, open bar, chef’s cuisine, and more, there is no better way to enjoy a breathtaking Kona sunset than from your own private vessel. The owners of Snorkel and Sail Kona Style donate a portion of their proceeds to support Hawaiian youth programs and the famous Hōkūleʻa voyaging canoe. For a classic dinner cruise, Body Glove’s Captain Cook Historical Dinner Cruise is well worth experiencing. This 3-hour Kona sailing cruise takes you along fifty points of interest to Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument, while expert historians share with you the culture and historical events of ancient Hawai‘i. Upon arriving at Kealakekua Bay, feast on a sumptuous dinner buffet then cruise back with the sunset and live entertainment. If a full-on dinner cruise is not your thing, then check out a sunset catamaran sail with Paradise Sailing Hawai‘i, which includes appetizers, fruit juice, and bottled water. They cost $89, are normally no more than 16 guests, and are BYOB-friendly.
The Perfect Finalé
Most visitors prefer to top off their vacation by sailing Kona Hawaii along the beautiful Kona Coast. For the perfect end to a perfect vacation – or the perfect sunset cruise anytime – contact our Kona vacation experts today at Kona Coast Vacations.