5 best Hawaii sunset cruise ideas

Honolulu sunset sailing; a beautiful time of day to be on the water. What can be more romantic than sunset aboard a sailboat in the pacific ocean. You’ll want to experience a sunset cruise on your vacation in Honolulu. Here is my recommendation on the 5 best Hawaii sunset cruise ideas.

Honolulu’s best sunset cruise

  1. Have you ever seen the green flash? On your private sunset sail, this may well be what captures your joy the most. There are theories about what makes the green flash. Check them out online. I have seen more than my share of this delicious phenomena on numerous sunset sails.
  2. The other evening my charterer pulled off an especially perfect surprise sunset cruise for his girlfriend. She had no idea she was about to go sailing and had always expressed a desire to be on a private sail boat/ a private boat tour. It was with teary eyes she climbed on board.
  3. Of course, saying “I do” is particularly romantic at sunset. A private yacht, just the two of you and the captain. YES, this is the perfect reason to choose a sunset cruise with Sail Blue Hawaii.
  4. A life celebration/ ash scattering is particularly special in the easy sunset hours. A sunset sail with family and friends will stay in your mind forever as you remember and celebrate your loved one.
  5. Of course, you need no reason at all to choose a Hawaii sunset cruise. It is the best time of a day. Sail out there and enjoy all that Hawaii’s beauty has to offer.

Call Sail Blue Hawaii today and sign up for your own private sunset cruise. If you are especially lucky, because of the time of year, your private sunset cruise may well turn into whale watching! It could well be the highlight of ANY vacation.

Hawaii private sailing charter

Your Hawaii private sailing charter is custom sailing. We can sail any time of day you want and whatever length of time you wish. Our islands are most consistently graced with trade winds so any time of day is a good time to go sailing…✨SUNRISE, morning, afternoon, SUNSET✨.  It is all good. 

A private sunrise sail to remember

It was a beautiful chilly morning when we left the dock before sunrise. The sky colours changed every minute, it seemed, as we sailed towards Diamond Head. The sunrise clouds coloured every point on the compass.

Along the way, in the precious still of the morning, we dropped sail to scatter ashes of their loved one, flowers following. It was magical, peaceful and a tender way to start the day.

Get in touch with Sail Blue Hawaii for your private sailing charter. Your private boat tour will include magic that you couldn’t even anticipate.

Hawaii ash scattering/ life celebration

As captain of your private sail boat, it is an honour to help facilitate your Hawaii ash scattering/ life celebration at sea.

Your ash scattering includes a private sailing charter 

A reflective sail to Diamond Head establishes the mood for your ash scattering/ life celebration. How often are we surrounded by rainbows during this boat tour? Almost always. Talk about setting the mood!

Take as long as you need to talk about your loved one as you scatter their ashes and celebrate their life. When all is done, an easy down-wind sail brings your back to the harbour.

When is the best time to sail? Anytime is good…sunrise, sunset, morning, afternoon..you choose.


I hope your days here in Hawaii have lots of sunshine and brightness to them.
Hawaii is such a healing place…immerse yourself in that richness while here, and take it with you when you leave.

Choose Sail Blue Hawaii for your Hawaii ash scattering/ life celebration.

Celebrate on a private sailing charter

A private sailing charter in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii is a perfect choice to celebrate anything and everything. Any occasion is a great one to get out sailing on the Hawaiian waters, to enjoy some relaxing and refreshing ocean time. Especially true here in Hawaii where the air is balmy and year-round trade winds provide Honolulu with wonderful sailing conditions.

5 celebratory ideas to choose a private sailing charter in Hawaii

  1. JULY 4th!! Get your family and friends together, stay in your safe bubble and come sailing on your own private yacht. What a perfect way to see the fireworks and spend time with close ones after the year we have had!

2. Birthday celebrations aboard a private sailing yacht are so popular. Whether it is a gift certificate for a future sail or a surprise sail, a private sailing charter is the perfect birthday gift and one that will be remembered for a lifetime.

3. Graduations are uniquely celebrated aboard as you sail on your private sailing charter. This graduation celebration will be remembered forever.

4. Whether it is a wedding anniversary or a renewal of vows, choose a private sailing charter to celebrate ROMANCE. Your captain will sail you into the sunset and it will be a sunset embedded in your minds year after year.

5. Celebrate your loved one’s life in a fitting life memorial at sea. Whether it is to scatter ashes or to just remember in a peaceful and outstanding setting your loved one’s life, on board a private yacht, sailing with your family and friends… remember and hold close. Bring your memories and stories. Your minister and /or live musician are welcome on board to make this day extra special.

There are so many reasons to get out on the water to CELEBRATE all life’s occasions. Call Sail Blue Hawaii for yours and take time to tell me about your special day. A private sailing charter is beyond any other experience to make your celebration unique and one to be remembered for a lifetime.

Ash Scattering at Sea Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii has a strong spiritual energy both on and off the ocean so it is no surprise that a farewell at sea is a healing and soothing way to help say goodbye and begin anew.

Call for your custom ash scattering at sea.  Let us know about your loved one and how you want to celebrate their life.

Gone from my sight

 “I am standing upon the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. 

She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”
Gone from my sight. That is all.  She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone!” there are other eyes watching her approach and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
“Here she comes!”
And that is dying.

– Henry Van Dyke, a 19th Century clergyman, educator, poet, and religious writer

your own private sailing charter

to memorialize your loved one.