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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 99 Activities in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Kai Kanani Sailing Charters is the only South Maui charter to offer daily departures from Makena...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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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Kihei, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Great crew. They go above and beyond to make the experience memorable. They were great coaches and experienced divers. Excellent equipment and value.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the half day snorkel trip to Molokini and Turtle town. Easy booking through the concierge at our hotel. They picked us up on time in a clean, modern van. On time start on the beach, you will get your feet wet boarding. Nice 65' boat, attentive crew, we were about 50, there were enough snorkels, masks and fins... More 

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Tennessee
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Captain Carey, Terrin (it up!), and Karen were amazing! We took the 9am tour, all day, and swam on both sides of the crater, then hit up Turtle Island. We saw all kinds of fish, manta, a white tipped shark, turtles, and we even heard the whales (didn't see them, though). There was even a moray eel present. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Recommended from Hawaiian Paddle Sports, and in our neck of the woods as we were staying at the Fairmont Kea Lani. 4 of us went and 2 were worried about sea sickness and were fine. We mostly hung out at the back of the boat. We luckily had a super calm afternoon, full sunshine. The sunset photos were awesome. Very... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We took the express tour in the morning, the boat started at 6:30 am from the shore, provided continental breakfast, we reached molokini in like 10 mins!! We saw whales on the journey!!We were the first boat to arrive in the morning , no other boats!! Great friendly staff, I and my wife arent great swimmers , the crew member... More 

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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was our second time out with Kai Kanani and we took 7 other people with us. Everyone had a good time. The crew were attentive and provided a muffin/fresh fruit light breakfast buffet style. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate were plentiful. Good equipment including buoyancy belts for nervous swimmers. (No wetsuits) We did the early morning 0630 departure because... More 

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Riverside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The crew was awesome and made sure everyone was well taken care of (Farrel, Fred, Capt Carey). Check in was easy. Valet parking at the Makena Beach Resort. The ship was clean and modern. The cruise itself just carouses its way around the coast line between Molokini and polo beach down to red sand hill; but that is all it... More 

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Sidney, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We wanted to snorkel on Molokini and chose Kai Kanani because they had a launch spot close to where we were staying. The boat was real nice, their equipment appeared to be good (we used our own gear), the captain (Cary?) and crew were excellent! They were outgoing and helpful and fun. Highly recommend. They provide fruit, muffins, juice and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took the 0900 snorkel tour to Molokani and Tuttle town and the whole experience was fantastic. I have been on a number of snorkel tours world wide and this one was hands down the best. We relaxed on the gorgeous deck of a stunning catamaran with endless supply of food and drinks always being set up for us. The... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've been on snorkel charters in Florida, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, and others in Hawai'i, but these guys take the cake! The reasons are simple. 1) The crew is amazing in every way. Professional, very personable, and knowledgable. 2) The boat is very cool and very clean. It is clear that they take care of it. 3) The food and... More 

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