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Alii Nui

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Address: Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: +1 808-875-0333
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Blessed

The crew & Captain were amazing. The boat was perfect, clean & beautiful. It was raining off & on & yet I didn't mind at all. We started with cheese & crackers with the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The crew & Captain were amazing. The boat was perfect, clean & beautiful. It was raining off & on & yet I didn't mind at all. We started with cheese & crackers with the most amazing ice cold authentic Maui beers. We saw humpback whales so close I felt the waves from them breaching (the whales just popped. We didn't... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We spent a week in Maui the first week of February, 2015.The highlight was our excursion on the 65' catamaran, Alii Nui. The boat is clean and comfortable. The captain and crew are friendly, helpful, and competent. Being February, the hump back whales have migrated to this area to give birth. We had countless sightings, many within a few yards... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable sail, staff was the best and everything was great, only issue was they ran out of some food items, for the price that should never be an issue.

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Butte, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Over many years of visiting the island of Maui, we've had opportunities to do many excursions. There is no doubt, the Alii Nui is the best of all. The crew, the food, and the overall experience has never ceased to impress us. We've sailed on the Alii Nui three times and have never been disappointed. (By the way... the heads... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Second time for us and both times great great crew service. My husband and I went with another couple. The guys wint scuba and I just knew about the huka diving. I am not quite confortable in water and this huka diving made a huge difference. Its a hybrid between snorkle and scuba. I was a little nervous and my... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is the best whale watching tour in Hawaii. We go out every year. Captain Tim and his crew are always super friendly and knowledgeable. Yummy snacks and drinks (Beer, wine, pop etc) are included in the price AND they will bring the drinks out to you so you don't have to miss any whale action!

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice boat made this a 2 stars, otherwise none. We went for the molokini 2 sites snorkel, nice boat, but way too crowed, they told us guests will have plenty of space when we book, but it is really not the case when you get on the boat, we paid extra (they are by far the most expensive company, other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We took the Alli Nui Whale Watching Excursion this afternoon. It was a perfectly pleasant experience, and certainly the perfect kind of whale watch for older guests. Pros: Pick up and drop off at your hotel on the South Side of Maui. Easy off/on catamaran at the dock (no wading into the water). Open bar and light appetizers (nothing authentic... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha MeganRuth11, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your comments regarding the missing educational component of our charter. We are always looking to improve our program and ensure our training regimen for our employees is comprehensive and thorough. Educating our passengers on the humpback whales is very important to us. We... More 

British Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

... better than all the rest! On our last trip, we were fortunate to be able to take 2 excursions on our favorite boat -- the 6-hr Morning Snorkel Cruise and the Royal Feast Sunset Cruise. Again, everything was stellar. We had my hubby's parents with us for the Royal Feast and they are still talking about it. We've been... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha rosem55, WOW! Thank you for joining us TWICE and for writing such a wonderful review! We are so delighted to hear you feel the Alii Nui and her crew are "simply the best and better than all the rest"!! That truly says it all! Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again upon your next visit to Maui!... More 

Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Just prior to 7 p.m., the evening before our cruise, we received a call confirming the location and time of our pick up. Our pickup time was 6:00 a.m. That morning we were outside our condo at 5:50 waiting to be picked up. By 6:30 they still had not arrived. We tried calling the company, but no answer and no... More 

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Jeff S, General Manager at Alii Nui, responded to this review

Aloha Brittany H, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We strive to be the very best and we are truly saddened to hear of the circumstances of your experience. We take these comments very serious and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused you. To cancel a charter is a decision that is... More 

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