Say so long to Captain Beans’ Big Island dinner cruise
Captain Beans' Dinner Cruise aboard the catamaran Tamure on the Big Island set sail for the last time last night.
Owner Roberts Hawaii plans to repurpose Tamure, though the decision for its future has not been finalized yet.
The sunset cruise has had a long and colorful history -- having sailed nightly since the 1980s.
The two-hour dinner cruise offered tropical cocktails, live music, a hula show and island feast. But the 150-foot, double-hulled catamaran, with its glass-bottom, also has been an underwater sightseeing boat, snorkel cruise, and ferry for passengers from American Cruise ships to the dock in Kailua-Kona.
Roberts Hawaii continues to provide several tours and excursions from both Kailua-Kona and Hilo.
"We will continue to offer the very best tours and excursions across the Big Island for visitors and kamaaina with their guests," said Neil Takekawa, president of Roberts Hawaii. "The Big Island is such a popular and culturally rich part of Hawaii that we are confident it will continue to be an important part of the Roberts Hawaii business."