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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

34 Wailea Gateway Place, 5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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Ranked #11 of 98 Activities in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Me and my 9 year old daughter took the snorkeling tour to Molokini, Maui. We took the express tour which started promptly at 6.30. The boat was ready with breakfast of fruit and muffins. The crew was very friendly and helpful. We are beginners as far as snorkeling is concerned and the crew helped in in every way possible -... More

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 4PM for the Sunset Cocktail Cruise. 3 Captains and Max a Ukulele player take you on a beautiful adventure, they are attentive to all the passengers, enjoyable to be with and want you to remember the beautiful sunsets and people of Maui. Max is a 16 year high school student and is personable and has a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have holidayed in quite a few countries across the globe and as part of that we have enjoyed many tours. Few have been more enjoyable than the trip we enjoyed with Kai Kanani. This trip was so special. We did similar snorkeling tours in Honolulu and nothing came close. Just everything about this tour from the... More

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Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We opted for the early morning 6:30am departure because it gets you out to Molokini before the other tours and the water is calm. Our booking included free valet parking at the Makena golf hotel where they depart. This was a nice bonus. There were only 16 people, which also made it nice. We heard the catamaran can handle sixty.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Our trip yesterday was amazing! As my 5 year old daughter stated "Mommy, this was the best day ever!" We saw so may beautiful fish, multiple Humpback Whales, several turtles and a Spotted Eagle Ray! After the snorkling was finished we were able to jump off the boat and swim around. Such a great family day, even my 70 year... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took the 6.30 express snorkel tour to Molokini and Turtle Town. The group was the first to reach Molokini and Turtle Town (all other tour operators leave at 7.30. Since Kai Kanini express tour leaves at 6.30, we had a head start) and had the entire bay to ourselves. With no other Snorkellers around, we were... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Get out of bed, see the sunrise over the water (twice!), snorkel Molakini and swim with sea turtles all before breakfast. Did I mention the complimentary valet parking to make your early wake up more palatable? This is a great trip, great boat, and great crew. We'd come back again and again.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took a morning snorkeling trip to Molokini. The crew was great - friendly, funny, and very helpful. They knew the best areas to snorkel. After Molokini we went to the Turtle Town (area near Makena beach, frequented by turtles) and swam with turtles and even saw a seal. What an amazing experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took an early morning express tour to Molokini on Sunday, November 16. Tour starts at 6:30 am and I was worried that it would be too dark to snorkel. Turned out to be beautiful. By the time we started sailing the sun was rising and the light was magical. We were the only boat at Molokini at that hour.... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Really great trip. Crew was amazing. Its contagious to be around happy people who live their jobs! We took 0900 trip to molokini and Turtle town. Good value as food and drink was plentiful... As were fish at snorkel spot. Loved the sailing too.

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