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“Great day on the water!”

Kai Kanani Sailing Charters
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Owner description: Kai Kanani Sailing Charters is the only South Maui charter to offer daily departures from Makena/South Maui. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 1, 2013

I went out for the 4 hour trip to Molokini and Turtle town snorkel trip and had a blast! We were picked up in a Mercedes van at the resort and dropped off at the beach where we checked in. Bring a towel! I forgot to but there were some available for purchase from the resort where we checked in with the crew. I also brought an underwater digital camera that I got specifically for the trip although in my haste to leave in the am I left my sd card in the hotel but they have some on board that have 20 something exposures for $25 if you forget to bring one. The boat came up to shore and we got on by walking out into the water. The crew was fantastic and really helpful. There were 5 crew members on board and they were all knowledgeable and the captain was pretty funny to say the least. Breakfast was pineapple and muffins and juices. Molokini was amazing and shortly after lunch was served. Sandwiches salads and finally the open bar. There were a lot of people on board but there was plenty of room for everyone. I am going back in February and will definitely be going on this excursion with this company again.

Thank DizzieDee81
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

The cruise is a whole lot of fun even on a cloudy evening. The crew works there butts of getting you drinks and pupus (apps). We saw a few whale spouts. Food and drink was great. Just watch out you get wet getting on the boat. It makes for a little less fun of time. It worth the time and money.

Thank Charlottebobo
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

The sunrise trip on the Kai Kanani was fabulous!!!! We left from Makena Beach and we were at Molokina in about 20 minutes, having breakfast on the way out, juice, fruit, muffins and coffee or tea. Many different types of fish when you get away from the crowd and toward the island side of the crater close to shore. On the way to Turtle Town, another stop for snorkeling, we saw a couple of whales. At Turtle Town, there were two large turtles just swimming all around us not bothered by us at all. The staff was very organized, knowledgeable and helpful with equipment and assisting getting people in and out of they water. This trip was outstanding and a MUST do when in Maui. Book online to save a few dollars.

Thank joycra
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

A group of 5 with 2 kids 7 and 8 years old headed off expecting to snorkel in Molokini. We were super lucky that the winds were different that usual and we got to snorkel the back wall of Molokini.
The staff was superb with the kids. Let them drive the boat. Thanks for a fantastic time.

Thank BijouBichon
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We had a great time on the Kai Kanani! We did the morning express tour and there was no one out yet when we got to the crater.The staff was great and the muffins and juice for breakfast were very yummy. Ferrel was very knowledgeable and helped us identify different types of fish we found. We saw a couple see turtles at Turtle Town too, but some of the other tourists didn't listen about keeping their distance and scared one of them off trying to take facebook selfie photos with the turtle. Bummer. If I were to do this again, I might take the longer tour just so I could spend more time at the crater. It was so clear and beautiful there.

Thank Jessica J
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