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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 #11 of 83 activities in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had a great snorkeling trip with the Kai Kanani crew. The waters were beautiful and not crowded, as we took the sunrise cruise. The crew was very attentive to make sure all the swimmers, particularly children, were safe and within a reasonable distance from the boat. Swimming with the sea turtles was awesome! I definitely recommend this trip!

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Clovis, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had rough seas at molokini crater so we went to the back side of Molokini and it was pretty cool. Also we got to go to turtle town and saw 3 large turtles. The boat was nice, the crew was funny and helpful. There was a lot of people on the boat and some we're making a mess inside... More

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A great time and fantastic experience! The Captain and his crew of Kai Kanani were friendly and helpful, especially with my seasick daughter. The morning trip is the best. Leaving at Makena Resort , the trip to Molokini took about only 20 minutes. They have plenty of snorkel gear available, including goggles that are prescription. We pretty much had Molokini... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous time on the boat. The crew really made the whole trip for us! Although we didn't see many fish at molokini - it is still definitely worth the trip to experience the crystal clear waters! We had such a great time, & our captain & crew had us thoroughly entertained. Turtle town was good fun, very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I highly recommend Kai Kanani. Captain Kerry and the entire crew were great! The snorkeling was awesome. We saw a lot of fish and turtles. The continental breakfast, coffee, lunch, and drinks were great as well. The boat didn't feel crowded. We had a great time. Thanks again Captain Kerry from the "Texas family".

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a perfect day aboard the Kai Kanani. Captain and crew were professional and friendly. Had a full hour of snorkeling at crystal clear Molokini where we saw hundreds of different fish species. Then he took us along the coast to swim with turtles. We saw two and more fish. Afterwards we took a pleasure cruise around coast while the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The whole experience was a great time. I took my wife on this charter during our honeymoon and we feel it was one of the best things we did during our week on Maui. The crew makes the trip so much fun! We also had a great time hanging out with other people on the boat. You have to go... More

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Quebec
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took the early morning tour with wife and son. Can`t say waking up the family at 4:30am for preparation and drive from Lahaina to Makena was easy, but we made it on time. The boat is not very big so expect it to be crowdy, even for that early morning ride. I had a strong morning coffee before coming aboard... More

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Laguna Niguel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I would definitely recommend this company for both the snorkeling cruise to Molokini and for the sunset cruise! The staff were very nice and very accommodating. Our hotel concierge made a mistake and booked the wrong day for the snorkeling cruise, Molokini Express. The Captain was very nice and corrected the error by the concierge and let us go on... More

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Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

AMAZING!!! That pretty much sums it up for us. My wife and I went to Maui for our honeymoon and Kai Kanani Sailing Charters snorkling excursion was highly recommended. I'm glad we decided to do it because we had the time of our lives. The captain and crew made us feel right at home the whole time and went out... More

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