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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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Best Water Excursions on Maui

Great crews, great equipment, and lots of Aloha spirit makes memorable sailing adventures! We liked the sunset cruise and snorkeling trip to Molokini Crater the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great crews, great equipment, and lots of Aloha spirit makes memorable sailing adventures! We liked the sunset cruise and snorkeling trip to Molokini Crater the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been coming to Maui for ten years.In the beginning we went on other boats. A friend told us about this one and we have never looked elsewhere.The trip,crew,gear,boat and snorkel spots are Awesome!!! A perfect 10 in my book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We recently enjoyed a Trip to Maui and chose Kai Kanani for a Snorkel/Whale Watching trip initially due to location and convenience as we hadn't done much research online. We have been to Monkey Pod near their store on several occasion so it was a name we recognized when we were making our choice. Our 12 year old son and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I took the Oh:Dark:Thirty morning snorkel trip to Molokini on March 18th. As promised we were the first ones to the island and snorkeled the entire time without a hoard of other tourists kicking you in the face with their fins. The second boat on the scene didn't show up until we had completed our snorkel and were off to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My mom and I went on a girls trip to Maui the first of March. We wanted to do a whale watching trip but were conflicted on which company to use. Since we were staying in Wailea, we decided to go with Kai Kanani....best decision! The staff was amazing...professional and VERY knowledgeable. They were very passionate about the catamaran and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

All of the excellent reviews that the Molokini Express tour has received are 100% spot on. The crew are brilliant and make sure you have a great experience. They were especially patient with non-swimmers and those hesitant to get out in the water. And best of all, they got in the water with us, pointing out all of the different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a couple of first time snorkelers, this was an unforgettable trip to Molokini! In spite of the fact that the winds prevented us from getting inside the crater, the back side was still awesome, and had an extra bonus of listening to the many whales singing at the top of their "lungs"! Beautiful sights and sounds at Molokini and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The 6:30am Molokini Express sail to snorkel at the Molokini Crater at first sounded daunting on a vacation. Once we set sail, it was clear why this trip was going to be amazing. The ocean was calm, and the breeze felt awesome. The sun rose behind the Haleakala mountain far in the back as we arrived at the Molokini Crater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

well worth the early morning start to have molokini crater all to yourself! As we were leaving the other boats had only just started to arrive. Also visited turtle town, that was great to see. Crew were all good fun and service was excellent. If you don't mind the early start and 2 hrs is enough time for you ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great snorkeling charter. The staff on the boat are great and funny. Very helpful and patient. The day we went out the water was a little to choppy to be at the molokini crater so the captain took us to a more secluded spot. It was much better and calm. We got the added bonus of having... More 

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