Reggae On The Water with Marty Dread
Marty Dread's Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Marty Dread Sings at Reggae on the Water

Back by Popular Demand!

Sailing on Fridays from Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui, Hawaii

After a hiatus, Marty Dread is again hosting the Pacific Whale Foundation's Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise from the Hawaiian Island of Maui. What's more fun than dancing on the bow of a boat to live island-style reggae music by Maui's own Marty Dread?

This open-air dance party at sea has been lengthened to 2½ hours and is a great multi-generational affair. A variety of tasty appetizers and refreshing beverages keep the fun in full swing as the sun sets over the majestic Pacific Ocean. During winter months, guest appearances by humpback whales add to the excitement.

The Ocean Voyager is a 65' high-tech, ultra-smooth, eco-friendly catamaran with double-deck. Enjoy food, beverages, dancing, live music, and epic sunsets.

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     • Every Friday Evening from Ma'alaea Harbor on Maui

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TripAdvisor Reviews of Marty Dread's Sunset Cruise:

March 17, 2019: "Marty puts on a great show and the dance floor was full all night long."

February 26, 2017: "We took the cruise that sets out from Lahaina on Saturday and it was the best thing I've done on a Maui vacation. The staff does an amazing job of taking care of the guests and Marty is a superb musician. I met so many fun people from many different places. I will do this again the next time I come to Maui."

February 12, 2017: "We decided to attend the Island rhythms sunset cruise out of Maalea. And what a treat! This was a fantastic experience and so much fun... Marty Dread is fantastic! Great energy and showmanship. The whole boat was up and having a wonderful time and we chased whales too! The staff took great care of the guests by assisting with drinks and comfort. There was even some nice food to enjoy... We saw whales, danced, and had loads of fun. I will definitely be back to do this again."

January 8, 2017: "We went on this Marty Dread cruise twice in January 2017 (first time from Ma'alaea and the next time from Lahaina)... We went with friends and we all had an awesome time on both cruises. Marty Dread is an extremely talented musician and plays great dancing music which gets the guests up and dancing immediately. We saw a beautiful sunset on the second cruise and several whales both times. I guess the whales love his music! We would highly recommend this fun filled cruise. We have visited Maui over 12 times over the years and I can personally say this is one of the best fun things you can do while on Maui."

November 2016: "Book this afternoon cruise before you leave home. The music was FABULOUS. Marty is very delightful and it shows in his music. Reggae and Maui what a combination. The dance floor is way too small to accommodate the crowd but what a feeling being out on the water and the reggae music flowing along with his full repertoire of other music done in a reggae style. Everything in Maui is Irie!"

May 16, 2016: "If you're looking to whale watch, have a few cocktails, eat some delicious appetizers while listening and dancing to great live music, then this is the venue for you. We have gone on this cruise another time during a previous trip and I will never visit Maui without booking this trip. Yes, it's that good. The crew is helpful, safety conscious but at the same time, they want you to have a great time. The food is ample enough that you won't need dinner and is pretty tasty. The taro chips are the best. They also give you three drink tickets with the price of the cruise, which is pretty generous considering the drinks they serve. As for the entertainment, well, you can't get any better than Marty Dread! It doesn't matter if you love to dance or prefer to sit back and watch, you're sure to have a great time. We bought Marty's CD on the way out and have been playing it in the car during our travels in Maui. Love it!!"

March 14, 2016: "We had the time of our lives dancing to Marty Dread whale watching over Maui sunset. Great dancing music."

February 8, 2016: "We liked this so much last trip that we booked well in advance to make sure we could get tickets. Test your sea legs, dancing to Reggae by Marty Dread while sipping cocktails and, yes if you like, watching the whales at sunset."

December 5, 2015: "Fantastic!!! When Marty started playing his wonderful reggae the whales appeared and hung around our boat until sunset. This was early for the whales and we were thrilled to see them put on such a show!!! The sunset was beautiful, the music and dancing were great and the overall experience of being on the water in such a beautiful part of the world makes this an adventure will be doing every year!!! Thank you Pacific Whale Foundation for making this experience possible!!!!"

November 2, 2015: "Reggae on the water, sunset cruise? YES, PLEASE. Seriously, one of the best nights I had on Maui for the week that I was there. The weather was raining all day, but miraculously cleared up just before our cruise. The cruise had the 4 D's every party needs: Drinks, fooD, Dancing, and marty Dread. It was a great night, with fun, easy-going people (staff included)."

October 27, 2015: "On October 23, 2015 we had the wonderful opportunity to experience the Island Rhythm Cruise with Marty Dread. Marty did a great job keeping the excitement of the crowd. Marty performed great songs to dance to. We were there celebrating a friend’s birthday as well as my own birthday as well so it was such a fun experience. Many locals and visitors were on the boat and were extremely friendly with each other. This was my 1st time on this cruise and I’m already excited to experience another sunset cruise with Marty Dread. Nicely done Pac Whale."

August 21, 2015: "Huge fun! Great music! Marty Dread had every single person on the boat dancing! I don't know how you could NOT have fun on this boat! Much more fun than the luau."

July 28, 2015: "As a local girl you are always looking for something FUN to do. Marty Dread sunset sail is the very best. Great music, dancing, drinks, pupus and a reasonable price, all while cruising the beautiful waters of Maui. Singles or couples, 'Ive experienced it both ways and had a fantastic time every time."

January 29, 2015: "Best cruise ever. Marty's music drew the whales out of the water. They followed the boat, breached, and waved. And all for a great cause. Don't miss this cruise if you are in Maui."

August 30, 2014: "Marty Dread Sunset Cruise. I've lived on Maui for 12 years and this is absolutely the best sunset cruise."

July 12, 2014: "The captain and crew were excellent-- Marty Dread delightful, and what a great way to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary!! Do this people!! You'll love it!!"

June 21, 2014: "Marty Dread is a great entertainer whose performance leaves you smiling, dancing, and laughing. We had an amazing time and can't wait to have more friends come visit us so we can get a big group to go back out. Highly recommended!"

June 21, 2014: "All the other boats be jealous of the music and dancing going on our boat with Marty Dread. Best sunset party cruise EVER!!!"

June 7, 2014: "The live music from Marty sets this cruise above the rest!"

April 6, 2014: "Marty is a very popular entertainer and sings a variety of songs that gets the guests up and dancing. Many living on Maui schedule several trips with Marty. He not only entertains, he is also an island ambassador for music and culture. During whale season, the bonus is that whales love Marty's music."

February 19, 2014: "Marty kept playing and we kept dancing. Soon the whales started dancing too! We had several close approaches, including 2 whales that swam right below the boat! I think they must hear and enjoy the vibrations of the music, because they always come for the boat when he's playing."

April 29, 2013: "Awesome cruise. Marty is one of Maui's most popular musicians, not only for his musical skills but also for his friendly aloha spirit. I can't think of a better way to whale watch and will be doing this tour many more times. Aloha!"

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