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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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Great Sunset Cruise

We went on the sunset cruise (Group of 6)!! It was Amazing!!! Crew was super fun which made for a great atmosphere. Bartender was quick and made excellent drinks. Appies were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Fort St. John, Canada
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Fort St. John, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went on the sunset cruise (Group of 6)!! It was Amazing!!! Crew was super fun which made for a great atmosphere. Bartender was quick and made excellent drinks. Appies were good. Sunset could not of been better. Got great pictures and had a awesome time. Would recommend this Charter for sure!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a great day! Captain Anthony was wonderful and the staff - Mandy and Gunner - were super friendly. We saw whales, dolphins and sea turtles. The Mai tai's were a great way to end the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We did the early morning tour. Everything was very organized but very friendly. Equipment was well cleaned and the instructors did a great job of making sure it fit well. There were boogie boards and life belts for anyone who wanted one to make it easier to float. Water was incredibly clear and there was an abundance of fish, coral,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I as well as our daughter and her best friend (both 18) spent a fabulous 4 hour snorkeling trip on the Kai Kanani with the extremely personable, knowledgeable and helpful crew Terrin, Gunnar, Fred, Sarah and Captain Cary. Our expectations were exceeded as the crew were attentive and ready to help anyone with any need whether it... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent whale watching trip! We went on the mid afternoon two hour whale watching cruise because we didn't want to snorkel. This boat launches from Makena and is so convenient if you are staying in the Wailea-Makena area. It worked out just find loading the boat by going through about waist high water to the ladder at the back. I... More 

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Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

would have been nice to go since they have such great reveiws but a few days before we were set to leave Hawaii I get a call saying the trip is being cancelled. No explanation of why. I have 11 days worth of excursions booked and paid for. I am not gonna change around my entire itinerary for you. I... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great crew, fun for everyone is their objective. Knowledgeable staff, very friendly. We did both the snorkel tour AND the sunset sail and recommend both highly! Good food and drinks, in abundance I might say!

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Foster City, California
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were on this afternoon whale watching trip on April 2nd. As others have noted, the catamaran picks you up right from Makena Beach. We were staying at the resort so it was very easy for us. Ask for the 10% online discount. The captain and crew were friendly and knowledgeable, it was amazing how many whales we saw so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Crew was attentive, professional and fun! Captain kept track of all of us. Roll call and information to keep us happy and safe. Crew very helpful and always helping us on and off boat during our trip. Food and drinks plentiful and appetizing. Highly recommend this company and crew! Boat was clean and modern! Great experience and bonus! We saw... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Took the 9 am snorkel trip out to Molokini with our two teenage daughters. Loved it! Clear water at the snorkel sites, VERY helpful crew - they provided good food, helped fit gear so it was comfortable, gave good information about the sites and sea life we saw, got in the water with us to point out interesting things (moray... More 

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