Sunset Luaus on the Bay Tuesdays and Fridays | June 14 - August 30, 2024

A San Diego summer tradition on the shores of Mission Bay, the annual Sunset Luaus are a festive celebration of Polynesian food, music, and dances perfect for family and friends. The memorable luau experience includes a lei, Mai Tai, all-you-can-eat buffet, and entertainment. Local luau group Pride of Polynesia provides the authentic island music and dance, featuring hula and fiery torch dancers. Kids can also enjoy activities at the Kids Corner including lei making, festive crafts, luau-themed coloring, and stick-on tattoos.

Purchase Luau Tickets

All Patrons Regardless of Age Must Have a Ticket to Enter.

Program Schedule

5:30 p.m.
Doors Open for Kahuna VIP Seating (Mai Tai, Appetizer and Lei Greeting)

5:30 p.m.
Live Music, Entertainment, and Kids Activities

6:00 p.m.
Doors Open for all Seating (Mai Tai and Lei Greeting)

6:45 p.m.
Open Buffet

7:30 p.m.
Live Performance by Pride of Polynesia

Upgrade Your Sunset Luau Experience Kahuna VIP Seating

This exclusive Kahuna VIP Seating ticket includes early arrival and check-in to the Sunset Luau, souvenir cup, welcome appetizer and a meet and greet with the Pride of Polynesia performers and reserved seating close to the stage. 

Sunset Luau Menu

Be transported to the islands with an impressive display of luau dishes including Kalua roast pig, spicy shrimp and grilled pineapple salad, and Hawaiian sweet rolls. Save room for dessert with tempting treats like pineapple cream pie.


Fresh Sliced Seasonal Fruit Display

Tossed Kula Greens
Poppy Seed Dressing (gluten-free, vegetarian)
Balsamic Vinaigrette (gluten-free, vegan)

Ginger Curry Chicken Salad
Macadamia Nuts

Spicy Shrimp and Mango Salad

Island Pineapple Coleslaw
gluten-free, vegetarian

Traditional Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Sweet and Assorted Rolls


Huli-Huli Chicken
Grilled Pineapple

Kalua Roast Pig

Roast Mahi-Mahi
Mango-Papaya Sauce


Ginger-Scented Vegetable Stir-Fry

Pineapple Fried Rice


Pandan Ube Cheesecake

Chocolate Passionfruit Cake

Coconut Rice Pudding
Tropical Mirepoix

Pineapple Cream Pie

Caramelized Banana Mouse

Orange Cupcakes

Marshmallow Varieties

Cookies Varieties


Fresh Fruit

Macaroni and Cheese

Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers
Sweet and Sour Sauce

Tater Tots
Ketchup and BBQ Sauce



Iced Tea


Coffee, Decaf & Tea

Available for Purchase

Pitcher of Our Famous Catamaran Mai Tai
(Serves 4 Guests)

Bucket of Cutwater Cocktails
(Serves 4 Guests)

Souvenir Cup
LED Lights

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Imported | Craft | Domestic

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Soft Drinks
Soda | Mineral Water

ALL Patrons Regardless of Age Must Have a Ticket to Enter. Hotel guests must present room key or wristband. This event is subject to availability, capacity limitations, and weather conditions. All guests must be over 21 with valid photo ID to consume alcohol. Additional gratuities are not expected. Hotel reserves the right to refuse service in accordance with applicable laws.

WARNING: Consuming raw or undercooked meat, eggs, poultry, seafood, or shellfish may increase your risk of contracting a foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. California State Law prohibits the service or provision of alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, to anyone under 21. The hotel reserves the right to discontinue or not serve alcoholic beverages to any customer or guest. WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine, and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.

  • Best Luau in California!

    It is the best Luau I have attended in California. It made me feel as if I were actually in Hawaii. The dancers were highly skilled, professional, and beautiful, their whole program was outstanding. The food was abundant. They had a good variety of salads, entrees, and desserts. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole luau, the cost is well worth an evening of good food and great entertainment. I would love to return again next year.

    August 2023

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  • Highly Recommend Private Luau Experience

    I coordinated with the Catamaran to host a private luau and buffet for my company. We got a lot of positive feedback about the event from our guests at the end of the night - many of them were hoping we could do it again next year! I would highly recommend the Catamaran's sunset luau for large, private gatherings.

    August 2023

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  • Audience Participation at the Luau!

    The musicians were great, and the dancers' costumes were fantastic. The fire dancer was amazing. A very enjoyable evening of food and entertainment. One complimentary Mai Tai and Lei upon entry. The luau experience was worth it. Other folks at our table were returning because they really enjoyed their experience last year. The luau also has audience participation, which is great for young and old.

    August 2023

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  • This property is beautiful

    My granddaughter and I enjoyed the waterfall, fish, ducks, and parrots. The pool and hot tub were nice and open at night when we wanted to relax. We did the VIP luau and really enjoyed it. The food was amazing, the real flower leis were gorgeous, and the show was entertaining. We were also treated to a Mai Tai drink in a souvenir cup and a non-alcohol drink in a pineapple cup for my granddaughter. We made some special memories together.

    August 2023

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