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“Of all the things you could do on Maui...put this at the top of your list!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

Kai Kanani Sailing Charters
34 Wailea Gateway Place, 5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
808-879-7218
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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“Of all the things you could do on Maui...put this at the top of your list!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

What a great time we had on this cruise! The crew were professional, enthusiastic and entertaining, and we met some really nice people from all over the U.S.

We purposely resisted many of the 'typical' touristy activities we could engage in during this vacation, but because this charter company is so highly rated, we decided to make an exception...glad we did. And, we'll do it again next time!

Visited September 2012
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“Awesome Experience and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

What a fantastic time. The staff was over the top in kindness and serving us.
The ship was fantastic and the food was tops!!

Best to Ferrell, Lisa and Roger!

Visited September 2012
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“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I have snorkeled with several companies over the years and this is by far the best crew! So worth the early morning departure and perfect for the keiki's! We took our almost 3 year old this year and he had a blast! One of the crew members, Ferel (sp??) took him out on her surf board while we snorkeled. It was the perfect length of time at Molokini and Turtle Town! This was the best adventure of our family vacation! Thank you Kai Kanani!

Visited September 2012
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Mission Viejo, California
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“We would wake up early again for their Sunrise tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I am not a water person so when my husband booked this snorkeling tour for the family (kids 7 & 10), I was very apprehensive. But he showed me the video on the website showing all the flotation devices I can use, and I reluctantly said "ok". We also liked the fact that it is only a 20 minute boat ride to Molokini and you are the first boat there before the crowds. The crew, Capt. Gary, Tiffany and Dan, were all amazing. They made sure that everone has a positive, fun experience in and out of the water. Tiffany let me hang out on the surfboard with her until I am comfortable on the water. It was amazing! By the time we went to Turtle Island, I was on the water by myself (which is a huge thing for a non swimmer)! We would defintely sign up with Kai Kanani again the next time we're in Maui.

Visited August 2012
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“Worth the early morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This company is the only one that sails from the Wailea Makena area, and we chose it because it has a much shorter journey to get the Molokini, so if you choose the 6.30am cruise, you get there at about 7am- well before the crowds sailing from Ma'alea harbour.

Snorkelling was good, plenty of fish to see, but what really stood out for us was the stop at 'Turtle Town' on the way back- we were lucky enough to see about 4 turtles, swimming right alongside us, which was incredible, and one of the highlights of our trip.

The crew was great- Captain Cory, Jen and the other two guys whose names I cannot remember- they had good banter, were eager to help with equipment and facts about the area, and made the morning thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining.

Would not hesitate to recommend this trip to anyone.

Visited August 2012
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