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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

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Address: 5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Beach & Golf Resort Wailea, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: +1 808-879-7218
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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters is the only South Maui charter to offer daily...

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 (late December through April) and romantic Sunset Champagne Sail three days a week, Kai Kanani is sure to make your vacation very memorable.

Snorkel equipment, instruction, and select food/drinks are included in all snorkel tours. We have marine naturalists on-board, so you can learn more about all of the fascinating underwater life you see! We even have GoPro4 cameras available for rent on-board so you can capture all of the amazing memories you make.

Staying in Wailea? Kai Kanani offers free Mercedes shuttle service from select Wailea Resorts.

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Awesome crew

Went on the deluxe snorkel cruise to molkini and turtle town. The crew were very attentive and provided also a lot of information. They had go pros to rent which was a nice option.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on the deluxe snorkel cruise to molkini and turtle town. The crew were very attentive and provided also a lot of information. They had go pros to rent which was a nice option.

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Thank Allen P
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want an incredible snorkelling experience and the chance to see Molokini Crater without the crowds, then the sunrise Molokini Express tour is the way to go. Snorkel gear and breakfast are included, the staff is friendly and the views spectacular. Plenty of time to explore the crater and Turtle Town, and if you’re there for whale season, the... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kai Kanani snorkling charter is well worth doing! The crew is absolutely fantastic and very knowledgeable. They provide a safe and totally fun experience out to Molokini Crater, Turtle Town, and then whale watching. The boat is clean and spacious, the gear provided is clean and functional, and the food and beverages are a great bonus. Totally worth the money... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As it was in the winter, we had to arrive at the Makena Beach Resort when it was yet dark and cold, so it was unpleasant to enter in the water to get the boat at that time of the morning. On the other hand, it was very beautiful to see the sunrise in the sea and it was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

amazing knowledgeable crew and incredible whale watching. a once in a lifetime experience. two whales were right under our boat. fun fun fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Phenomenal trip from start to finish. Staff excellent--wow. You don't want to miss this trip. Whales, fish and turtles. Freddi, Sarah, Terry and rest of staff friendly, helpful and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been on a few Molokini snorkeling cruises and this one was the best yet! Because it leaves from Makena instead of Maalaea, it is only a 15 minute ride to Molokini, compared to 45 minutes on the route from Maalaea. 45 minutes is too long to wait when all you want to do is jump in the water and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great adventure for all skill levels. The staff was very helpful dispensing the right equipment, explaining it's use, and providing tips for better observation. I choose the early morning trip that left by 6:30 from the Makena Golf and Beach Club. The staff was attentive to everyone's safety in boarding with some heavy wave action. Once aboard... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so lucky to see both Humpbacks and Bottle nosed Dolphins. At times both were swimming together. The crew took excellent care of us from start to finish. We definitely recommend taking this trip. No regrets.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the 4 hour Molokini snorkel trip and it truly WAS the best day of our vacation. The captain and crew were friendly, funny and informative. They went out of their way to cater to every need and you could tell they loved their job. The snorkel equipment was newer and fit great. Now to the best part -... More 

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