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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

Address: 34 Wailea Gateway Place, 5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808-879-7218
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Ranked #12 of 102 Activities in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Kai Kanani Sailing Charters is the only South Maui charter to offer daily departures from Makena...
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We did a snorkelling trip to Molokini Crater on December 28, 2014 with Kai Kanani. It was a fantastic day out, even though the weather wasn't perfect - very windy. The staff were amazing - so helpful, nothing too much trouble. Food was delicious and abundant. We had done a whale watch tour from Lahaina the previous week with another... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have sailed with KAI KANANI a little over a year ago and twice (once for whale watching and once for snorkeling.) just this past week. This crew has never disappointed. They were helpful, knowledgeable and genuinely seemed to love being there. Yes the tide was a bit rough this time of year but with the protection the crew gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family of five had a tremendous morning on this boat and with the crew. Snorkeling was good and the whale watching was excellent! This was the best crew I have ever experienced on a trip like this. You launch and return in Wailea so great location if you are staying in Wailea. I would book them in the future... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Staff were very social and keen to impress. Saw maybe 7 or eight fish species. Caution when boarding the boat close to the shore line as boat slips backward with waves and you can easily get a very badly bruised shin ( or worse) as happened to one member of our family and at least one other passenger on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I read the reviews and we decided to take the sunrise tour since it was shorter (2 hours). It was amazing, perfect and incredible. Doing it first thing in the morning was the right move. We were the only boat at Molokini and the fish were amazing. I could not even imagine doing it with a bunch of other boats.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Friendly & Fun (ALL) Crew. Lovely and spacious boat and was not overcrowded. We done 9am to 1pm. Some nibbles early morning and some sandwiches and beers or cocktails for lunch. Perfect! We seen whales, exotic fish, turtles and a baby reef shark! Very relaxing, fun and wonderful experience. Thanks GuYs :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What great service! These guys are professionals. In one morning we saw dolphins, turtles and humpback whales. They also took us to two great snorkelling locations. They also catered brilliantly, with breakfast, morning tea and lunch included. Once we had finished snorkelling for the day they also opened the bar - again, this is included in the price! Great value,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took the Molokini Delux tour and we were not disappointed. The crew was wonderful and really made the trip what it was, fantastic! We saw Spinner Dolphins right away, then whales, sea turtles & even touched an octopus. Highly recommend the Kai Kanani tours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing experience during our morning tour. Beautiful reef, turtles, etc. Don't forget to bring towels since you get wet while boarding (makes it more fun too), plus it is windy off-shore. We would definitely recommend Kai Kanani; and will use their services again ourselves!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been on several Molokini tours over the last 25 years, and this was the best! The short trip over and back keeps that from detracting from the experience in the water, and is very helpful for those with some motion issues. We also saw a mother-calf whale pair. Crew is very friendly and helpful.

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