Want to do something really special and memorable this year on Christmas Day?  Take a Pacific Whale Foundation Christmas Brunch Cruise or a Christmas Dinner Cruise.

The Christmas Brunch Cruise departs at 11:30 a.m. from Lahaina Harbor and features a delectable holiday buffet, featuring many locally grown and locally produced items. Non-alcoholic beverages include ice-cold juices, sodas and filtered water, along with complimentary cocktails, white or red wine, locally brewed Maui Brewing Company beer, tropical drinks and Mai Tais.

This two-hour cruise takes place on an ultra-smooth double-deck power catamaran that travels along the scenic West Maui coast. Guests are encouraged to bring their camera for the spectacular views of the West Maui Mountains and neighbor islands. Humpback whale sightings are also likely.

If you prefer a later start, the two-hour Pacific Whale Foundation Christmas Dinner Cruise departs at 5:30 p.m. aboard the smooth riding double deck catamaran.  There will be live island-style entertainment featuring holiday and Hawaiian music throughout the trip.

This holiday cruise offers a traditional Christmas dinner served in one of the world’s most beautiful settings: the Pacific Ocean at sunset, with spectacular views of the majestic Maui coastline and the neighbor islands. Guests will be watching for humpback whales, too, in a sea reflecting the golden hues of sunset. Sightings are very likely at this very special time of year.

Call the Pacific Whale Foundation at 800.942.5311 ext. 1 for additional details, times and prices for these special Christmas Day Cruises.

If you are looking for something more traditional, try one of the following for Christmas Brunch or Dinner:

Grand Wailea Resort Christmas Dinner – The Grand Wailea Resort usually serves a buffet Christmas dinner in their grand dining room from the middle of the afternoon until about 9:00 p.m. Call 808.875.1234 for additional details.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel Christmas Dinner – The Kaanapali Beach Hotel usually offers a Christmas Day buffet brunch and dinner in their Tiki Terrace Courtyard from about 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and in their Kanahele Room from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  For additional information or reservations call 808.667.0128.

Ritz Carlton Kapalua Christmas Dinner – The Ritz Carlton Resort at Kapalua usually serves a Christmas dinner buffet in their Terrace Restaurant with live entertainment and a multiple course, table service, Christmas dinner in their Banyan Tree Restaurant.  For times and reservation information please call 808.669.6200.