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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

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Address: 34 Wailea Gateway Place, 5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808-879-7218
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Description: Kai Kanani Sailing Charters is the only South Maui charter to offer daily...
Kai Kanani Sailing Charters is the only South Maui charter to offer daily departures from Makena Beach. From this location, it only takes 15 minutes to sail to Molokini Crater, which means less time on the open water and more time snorkeling. With two snorkel trips daily to both Molokini and Turtle Town, Whale Watching Tours (January through April) and romantic Sunset Champagne Sail three days a week, Kai Kanani is sure to make your vacation very memorable.
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Very professional staff. Great time and felt very safe. Very important!! Just one thing would take this to the next level...music! Having music after the adventuring during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very professional staff. Great time and felt very safe. Very important!! Just one thing would take this to the next level...music! Having music after the adventuring during luch just kicks it up a notch. Will definitely return!! Thanks everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time on this tour! The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable and were really fun. I was really impressed by how excited they were to take us out on the boat and how much they knew about the animals we saw. The accommodations were really clean and safe and there were even language specialists for non-English... More 

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Stanford, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went not once but twice with the Kai Kanani express 6:30 AM departure and cannot recommend it more. The crew are experienced, friendly, capable and fun. They strike a great balance of keeping a group together without having too tight a leash on the more experienced snorkelers (of which I am one). The food, coffee, hot chocolate and above... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The crew was first class! everything you need and nothing you don't. I really liked being the first boat to the crater and the duration 40 min or so on the Molokini Express trip, then over to turtle town where we saw 2 turtle close up. Boat is every stable and we had a great time. Highly recommend!

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Charleston, SC
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Did a half day Snorkel tour on a catamaran and it was amazing. Everyone on the crew was top notch and we had a great day. Saw some cool fish at the Molokini crater and then sea turtles. The sea turtle area was very crowded but we did see a few turtles. The sail back was awesome! Very relaxing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Out daughter sent us to Hawaii for are 35 anniversary. What a amazing trip. The sisters and brother sent us on this amazing tour whale watching. So exciting saw a ton of humpback whales. Can't say that I was able to get to many good pictures to busy watching them. This is a must to do while in Maui. Thanks... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We've been out on the Kai Kanani many times. We continually recommend the boat and crew to friends and family visiting Maui. It is, without a doubt, one of our favourite parts of visiting the Island. The crew is first rate, always making you feel welcome and working hard to ensure you have a great time. Thanks to Captain Cary... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

M. y family and I really enjoyed the sense of humor of the crew and Captain. The information on whales, and turtles, as well as in general was amazing and helped us understand what we were looking at while snorkeling at Molokini. My 35 year old daughter who had never snorkeled before was "petrified" and they helped her feel as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had so much fun on our snorkeling trip to Molokini. The crew of this boat are very friendly and knowledgeable about the sea life. Lunch and drinks are included as part of the price. But, the snorkeling is the main attraction. We saw tons of fish and as an added bonus on the way out to the island and... More 

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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Such beautiful evening! Valerie came and picked us up and brought us to boat and back to our condo. Captain Carey and his crew did a fantastic job, even the music man was great! Open bar and yummy snacks. Boat is very, very clean too. Why would you go into the Harbor or Lahaina when you can do all your... More 

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