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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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Awesome Snorkeling

We went for the 2 hour snorkel at 6:30 am and had a blast. It was worth the steep price. My son saw an octopus. I stayed near my younger daughters and we saw tons of fish at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went for the 2 hour snorkel at 6:30 am and had a blast. It was worth the steep price. My son saw an octopus. I stayed near my younger daughters and we saw tons of fish at the first location. It was amazing to see the ocean floor at Molokini. We even saw an eel. We saw two sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took the sunset cruise and had an amazing time. The staff of 4 on the boat went out of their way to offer some of the best service I've experienced over many trips to the Islands. Everything is inclusive, including open bar. This isn't one to be missed!

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Lafayette, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was the perfect snorkeling trip for our family of 6 with 4 kids ranging from 8-16. The crew was super friendly and helpful to those at all levels, even getting our reluctant 8 year old out on her own. Food and drinks served were great. The ride to Molokini is enjoyable in itself but the fish and turtles sightings... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

SO ... MUCH ... FUN! Great crew, great food, great snorkeling. We booked the morning cruise 9 to 1. They offered complimentary pick up and return to the Grand Wailea, Continental breakfast and a great lunch! Do it ... you will not be sorry!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is the right company to choose for your snorkeling adventure. All of the staff go out of their way to make sure that you have a good experience. Great continental breakfast and lunch. Good snorkeling opportunities.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Leaving from Makena Beach to the Molokini crater , was a great experience. Staff was efficient and met the needs of some guests that found the experience less than desirable. Food was great.....AM breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks and rum drinks and beer.at the end of the trip. Setting sail and feeling the ocean breeze was a great plus. Considering each... More 

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Bedford MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Took a 2 hour sunset sail from Makena with Kai Kanani and really enjoyed it. The crew were really helpful and attentive. All the people on the boat that evening seemed to be enjoying themselves. They definitely over sell the spread they provide. The food wasn't much more than crackers and cheese, a fruit plate, and cocktail meatballs. There were... More 

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D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took the 2 hour morning trip. The crew and Captain of the Kai Kanani are excellent - passionate, hard working and knowledgeable. The trip is excellent because it gets you to Molokini quickly with plenty of time in the water. We had about 35-40 minutes at the crater and another 20-25 at "Turtle Town" which was plenty of time... More 

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We took the 6 AM boat to Molokini with Kai Kanani. Great time to go early AM as you get there before everyone else and the ocean is very calm. And leaving from Makena is far superior to Maalea or Lahaina since it is much less people and hassle overall. Had a great time with Kai Kanani. We had two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We are celebrating our honeymoon on Maui. After some convincing, I was able to talk my husband into going snorkeling (he was afraid of there being sharks). We picked this tour based on reviews and recommendations from the hotel. We were glad that we selected the tour to Molikini and Turtle Town. The crew was awesome and made my nervous... More 

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Address: Address: 34 Wailea Gateway Place, 5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808-879-7218
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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