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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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Incredible Staff, Great Snorkeling

This was a truly memorable experience. The staff on the boat was one-of-a-kind. We could not have asked for a more friendly, helpful group. We left out on the early ("Express... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was a truly memorable experience. The staff on the boat was one-of-a-kind. We could not have asked for a more friendly, helpful group. We left out on the early ("Express") trip that was 2 hours long and departed at about 6:30 AM. This seemed really early on paper, but once you get out there, it wasn't bad at all.... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Kai Kanani was awesome ! The whole crew were very friendly from the Captain to everyone else! Ther food was good and there was plenty of it as well as beverages!!Great Mai Tai's! Great snorkeling very helpful crew in the water!! Will definately sue them again!

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Ukiah, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A must do in Maui. The boat captain and crew are outstanding. Highly recommend the deluxe package. The crew can not do enough for you and the snorkeling was great. The best part was the sailing we did and the end. Can't say enough about them. This was truly a great expirence and well worth the money.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Those guys are the best. Close your eyes and close the deal with them. Excellent service. Kind and friendly crew. They take you by their kiddos so much they care about you. Excellent breakfast, but watch out if you have seasick issues. Thank you Kai Kanani!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This is THE BEST company on Maui. They support the local research activities (only company doing so) and everything about them was first class. Loading and unloading right on the beach in Makena, that meant more face mask time on Molokini and for turtles. Nothing but good things to say about our day, happened to be Mothers Day, my wife... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I took the sunset cruise to celebrate our second anniversary. The experience was amazing! From the beach loading, which was a blast, till we disembarked we could not have asked for a better trip. The crew were beyond friendly, the drinks were flowing and we were able to sit on the netting between the pontoons and enjoy... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Let's face it, there are dozens of charters you can take in Maui. So what makes this different? Location, location, location. You want to maximize your snorkel time. They launch out of Makena - Wialea area, so if you are staying near here, "Book 'em, Dano" (sorry, I couldn't resist the Hawaii 5-0 reference😁). Your time to the first dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The staff is very warm and helpful. One of them even gets in the water with you and points out cool stuff. Great trip for first time/new snorkelers.

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Mason, OH
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I don't know if every snorkeling trip is as great as the Kai Kanani- but this boat and crew were top notch all the way ! We chose this boat because it leaves from Makena which is much closer to Wailea vs. where the majority of boats leave from the Lahaina area. Less driving time, less boat driving time and... More 

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband, friends and I were lucky enough to go on the sunset cruise. The crew were so friendly and accommodating and made sure we always had a drink in hand. I really enjoyed the musician too. The views were breathtaking. The whole experience was a great one. This is a must in Maui!

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