Hilton Fireworks Sail

Sunset and HILTON FIREWORKS sail | Fun FRIDAY NIGHT | Port Waikiki Hilton Cruises | OAHU

by Mariam Beard • Last Updated: July 22, 2021

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Quick Details:

  • Island: OAHU
  • Location: Waikiki

In today’s article, we check out Port Waikiki Hilton Cruises for the Hilton Fireworks Sail, a two-hour cruise (6:00pm-8:00pm) departing from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. We’ll take you along with us as we explore the sunset, appetizers, drinks, and of course, the fireworks show.

Our Experience

Check-in Process

The check-in process was easy. The boat is located right by the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, making it easily accessible if you’re staying in Waikiki. This catamaran is a docked catamaran, meaning that you don’t have to walk into the water to get on the boat (as you would with a beach catamaran). Check out this article for our comparison of docked catamarans vs. beach catamarans.

After a quick safety briefing, we were free to move around the boat.

MENU: Appetizers and Drinks

We headed to the boat to pick up our appetizers and drinks. The appetizers were super tasty and just the right amount of food for a light snack.

NOTE: The tour description explains this cruise as a dinner cruise. However, compared to other dinner cruises and due to portion sizes, we looked at this more as sail with appetizers rather than a full dinner – in our humble opinion.


Dinner Menu: Deep-fried mahi mahi fish katsu with soy ginger aioli, Teriyaki chicken, Shoyu hot dog, and Steamed rice

Vegan & GF MealVeg: Fire torched miso-glazed tofu with vegetables (advance notice is required)

Drinks: Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and two alcoholic drinks are included. A full bar is available and beers are $1.00, and wine and cocktails are $2.00


We sailed past Diamond Head Crater and along the skyline. It was absolutely stunning to watch the sunset from the water. The nets were a perfect area to hang out or have a few cocktails.


At 8:00pm, the fireworks show began. It was a short show that lasted about five minutes, but it was absolutely amazing to watch the fireworks from the water.

In the winter season, the Hilton Fireworks start a bit earlier at 7:45pm.

If you’re looking for a relaxing evening in Waikiki, the Hilton Fireworks Sail is an excellent way to spend a Friday night.

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Aloha! I'm Mariam.

I'm an Oahu resident sharing my adventures here in Hawaii to help take the guesswork out of planning your trip to Hawaii.

I've worked full-time as a concierge for a decade and have planned thousands of itineraries for travelers like you!


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