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Lani Kai Snorkeling

Address: Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
Phone Number: 1-808-244-1979
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Ranked #11 of 17 Activities in Makawao
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This smaller boat (as apposed to 150 people, 60) is excellent. The captain was a perfect host, conducting a whale watch experience as well as great snorkeling destinations. Swimming with the fishes and turtles made this a terrific choice among the many vendors offering day trips. From 7 am - 12 pm the crew bend backwards to ensure your adventure... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Advertised as a five hour snorkel trip to Molokini Crater and Turtle Town with less people. We never ended up going to either. The captain never told us why. He kept touting the greatness of the other two spots we did end up going. We finally saw 1 turtle swimming away from us. That was it! We had far better... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife wanted to go on a whale watching cruise and I wanted to snorkel and Snuba. With this trip we got all three. Food was good and Captain Mark makes a mean Mai Tai for the trip back too.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Boat – perfect size. We were able to walk around, sit where we wanted, pose for pictures and simply relax. There were about two dozen passengers on our trip, but even if there were another dozen more, it still would have been comfortable and roomy. Two bathrooms (never a wait), two fresh water shower hoses, a slide, several different areas... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went on a beautiful Sunday morning. Lucky for us, it happened to be very calm that day, practically no wind. We did the Snuba at the Molokini site. This was our first time doing "snuba". Our instructor/guide was very experienced and made it easy for all of us. We stayed down about 30 minutes. WOW, the water was so... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went yesterday on the Lani Kai and spent 5 amazing hours with the crew. Captain Marc made the call before we got out of the harbour not to go to Molokini due to less than desirable conditions -which I was glad he did - who needs to ride the vomit comet. Headed towards the west side of Maui and did... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We took this trip June 8 and it was fantastic! The crew is great and very helpful. They take you to molokini and turtle town. If you want to see turtles go on this boat. We saw the turtles and they came right up by the boat and we swam right in there with them. If you want a GREAT... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went out on Lani Kai on March 6, 2014. Early morning start 5 amazing hours, great captain and crew! Included continental breakfast on the way out to Molokini to snorkel. Whale w/baby and escort whale encounter within 10 minutes of leaving so breathtaking! Lunch was make your own sandwiches with plenty of cold cuts to choose from and fresh fruit.... More 

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Omro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We took this trip 02/17/14. The crew was great! The food was very good! The crystal clear water they took us for snorkeling was absolutely amazing! The catamaran was perfect, definitely try out the slide! I felt like a kid again! On the way back to harbor we had 2 whales go UNDER us!!! Seriously this was the highlight of... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The crew was helpful and entertaining. Went on the am half day trip. An added bonus was an up close humpback whale encounter, and continuous whale sightings all morning. They assisted with our little ones and got them in the water and enjoying the fish and turtles. Highly recommend. Plenty of food, beer and mai tais. Trip was not crowded... More 

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