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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

34 Wailea Gateway Place, 5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
808-879-7218
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Ranked #8 of 76 activities in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must if you're in Maui! My husband and I had a great time. The crew was AWESOME! So professional and so fun! Good food, good experience and good times :)

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MINNEAPOLIS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

On the advice of our resort's concierge, we took Kai Kanani's Morning Express tour. We were traveling with 4 enthusiastic adult snorkelers and one 4 year old, who had done a small amount of beach snorkeling. We appreciated the length of the trip - we still had our whole day. Though he's very comfortable in the water, our 4 year... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We went earlier in the week with a different tour company and were disappointed. We did the 6:30 sunrise express Molokini tour and couldn't have enjoyed it more. The snorkelling was amazing - we saw so many fish at Molokini and turtles at Turtle Town. The colour of the water was unreal, and because of the early time, we were... More

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Costa Mesa, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I just wanted to rave about what a great time our family had on the Kai Kanani. The crew was great- knowledgeable, fun, interactive and attentive. With their launch site at Makena we were over to Molokini in no time and we also stopped to see some whales along the way. Some of the crew got in the water and... More

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Be prepared to get wet! You board the boat in the water and get off the same way so dress appropriately but getting wet only adds to the adventure. The crew is amazing and this will be the best sunset cruise you will ever take, especially during whale season.

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Chula Vista, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Love the Kai Kanani! Love the Crew! This will be our third return trip and I can't wait!! There are a LOT of indigenous fish and the water is so clear and warm. Best place in the world to snorkel.

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Tipton, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I can't say enough good about this trip!! My husband and I went out on the 4 hour molokini snorkel and LOVED it!! Awesome crew! Very knowledgable and friendly and great with kids! We were not traveling with ours but there were a few on board and they were very good with them! We has a great time and would... More

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Toronto, Canada
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We did the 6:30am Molokini Express tour, and it was a great experience. The crew was professional, fairly well-organized and took everyone's safety very seriously. For example, one of the people on our tour got stung by a jellyfish and had a strong reaction to it. The crew immediately made arrangements to get him to a hospital, and we were... More

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The review is for the boat and crew - not for the fish - I don't think they have much control over them! As a novice, I felt very comfortable right from the moment I checked-in for the 6.30AM tour to Molokini. I appreciated how safety conscious all of the crew were both on-deck and in the water. Zero complaints... More

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Kirkland, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This was the second tour that we took with this group and we signed up for a third. This group is a very well run whale watching charter. All the staff are extremely polite, professional, and very knowledgeable. We were able to begin seeing whales almost immediately even though it was the end of the season. The location at the... More

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