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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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Molokini Crater/Turtle Town

Captain Anthony and his crew, were very knowledgable, they answered any questions we had. The food was excellent too! The was nice also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Keystone Heights, Florida

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Keystone Heights, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Captain Anthony and his crew, were very knowledgable, they answered any questions we had. The food was excellent too! The was nice also.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The catamaran sailboat ride alone was great! The snorkeling was awesome. The crew was so friendly, helpful, and caring. They took care to be sure that everyone was properly fitted with the right equipment and prepped for a safe snorkeling experience. A delicious lunch and open bar were included on the trip. At least one crew member was right in... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

On our recent honeymoon in Hawaii, we booked the Kai Kanani's Molokini Express tour for the day before we left Maui, and absolutely loved it! Getting to the crater before any other boats was key, as it was only our boat-full of folks snorkeling the crater, which likely fills up with folks floating around, elbow-to-elbow quickly as more charters arrive.... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Awesome time for inexperienced snorkelers. Made my 7 yr old daughter feel most comfortable. The crew was amazing and it was a perfect amount of time seeing turtles corals fish and yes Dolphins!! This is also done before 9 am when there are no crowds and you have the entire rest of day. Bring towels and a go pro or... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had a great time. Used Kai kanani previously for a whale watching trip so thought would try them again. They were very attentative with our child in the water, and even snorkeled with her for a bit, which gave mom and dad some free time. Not as many fish out at molokini as we thought, but still pretty cool to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a wonderful way to start the morning. My family and I went on the early morning snorkeling adventure to Molokini and it was fantastic. The crew was wonderful, helpful and fun. They guided the group flawlessly through everything we needed to know. I highly recommend this trip, the boat, the crew and taking the early morning opportunity to get... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The staff is outstanding. Couldn't ask for a better group. Car pick up was great. The boat and food is where they need improvement. This was our first trip on the KK having done the Hula Girl out of Lahaina. There is no comparison in the two boats and the food. Hula Girl more like the Montage - the KK... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a great snorkeling trip! The boat was beautiful, the crew professional, the guides so knowledgable and the lunch was delicious. We went to Molikini which is such a great snorkeling site. The guides directed us to great spots and gave us such interesting info along the way. We actually visited in January 2014. I kept meaning to write them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Three of us went on the early morning snorkel trip. It was a beautiful ride to the crater. Getting on the boat was not difficult because stairs drop to the water and the entire crew does everything they can to assist you and make this a wonderful experience. Everything you need is provided. The amount of time in the water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great Snorkeling locations and crew. We took the early tour and were first boat on Molokini which was nice in avoidance of the crowds. The Captain and crew provided great service, safety tips, instruction, protection of the environment.

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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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