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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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Laguna Niguel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I opted for the sunrise Molokini option and that was probably the smartest decision we made the entire trip. We were out to Molokini crater before ANY other snorkeling groups which was the best. The catamaran is pretty, however it was pretty cramped when all the people piled on and let their small children run wild all... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We decided on the Molokini Express tour because our adult children had taken the same tour weeks earlier. So glad we took their advice! Capt. Anthony and his crew gave us a wonderful start to our day. They were always available to help we beginners with our gear and to teach us about marine preservation and the MANY different forms... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did the early morning Molokini express tour which was a wise choice. We had the stunning Molokini crater all to ourselves before the crowds arrived. The snorkeling is simply beautiful. The crew on board were extremely friendly and helpful. The snorkeling equipment was good and the crew did their best to ensure it fitted properly and you knew how... More

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was on this excursion about two years ago with my friends and loved it. The crew was attentive and very informative. While planning a trip with my husband and two teenaged children I wanted to book this excursion again. I was not sorry!!! The four of us loved it. Once again the crew was wonderful. The boat is beautiful,... More

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We took the early morning tour which was a brilliant idea. Our boat was the only group in Molokini for the first hour. After an hour it becomes combat snorkeling. Our boat was spacious compared to others we saw. Captain Kerry and crew were very patient and helpful. We were very happy the ride from Makena Beach to Molokini was... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is our second time to Maui and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The team is fun, knowledgeable and places the safety of all (environment, guests and staff) as a priority. We enjoyed the longer trip that includes breakfast, lunch and both the crater and turtle town.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

A good reason to get up early - try the first sail of the day. Wonderful, knowledgeable staff, great snorkeling and just a lot of fun. Would highly recommend for families and couples!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I almost didn't book this because I've been snorkeling in Mexico and Martinique. The truth is, I've never been snorkeling before. It was like being dropped in an aquarium. It was a bit rough at Molokini, so the crew gave us boogie boards to stabilize us, which was a great idea. Turtle Town took my breath away. I lost count... More

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