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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

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5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
+1 808-879-7218
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Fun, professional crew and great snorkel

My husband and I appreciated the fun, down to earth professionalism of this business from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary Kay M
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Richmond, Virginia
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Great time, great crew!

We added this outing as a last minute decision and it did not disappoint. The crew was fun and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa C
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Coppell, Texas
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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.
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“sunset cruise” (109 reviews)
“early morning” (133 reviews)
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5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
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+1 808-879-7218

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I appreciated the fun, down to earth professionalism of this business from the check-in to the trip to getting us safely back on shore. We saw plenty of turtles and through a set of lucky circumstances had Molokini crater almost to ourselves....More

Thank Mary Kay M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We added this outing as a last minute decision and it did not disappoint. The crew was fun and funny. They were very hands on and really helped us find cool sights. They provided us with lots of information, had good snacks and beverages. Great...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to see the sunset and shoreline from the sea! Capt Will, Freddy and Sarah all went out their way to make the sail enjoyable. Food and drinks circulated while a local musician played popular tunes on his ukulele. The wind was somewhat unpredictable...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend did a snorkel tour with them on Maui and we just LoVED it !! 🙂 the team is extra professional and really caring and being attentive to the whole group. You really don't feel being a number! The snorkel experience is...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with Kai Kanani because of the early morning express tour. Left at 6:30 and returned back to shore at 8:45am! We had the whole place to ourselves and had plenty of time at Molokini and Turtle town for snorkeling. They are very laid...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our honeymoon my wife and I spent one of our mornings with Kai Kanani for a sunrise snorkeling at Molokini Crater. This was our only time to ever snorkel and the beauty underwater is incredible! We saw tons of fish, a reef shark, an...More

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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha! Mahalo for the review! We love hearing that a guest had their first snorkeling experience with us! It's an honor! AND you saw a shark your first time out, which doesn't happen to everyone. We sincerely hope to see you again when you come...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our snorkeling trip with Kai Kanani while on Maui. This was easily one of the highlights of our trip, the snorkeling was amazing and the crew were super knowledgeable about the fish we saw. Such a fun, relaxing 1/2 day trip... we'd...More

Thank mgibson918
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha! Thank you for reviewing! And great advice on the rash guard! We offer oxy-benzone free sunscreen on the boat (important note: the state of Hawaii is considering a ban of all oxybenzone-based sunscreens) but the best way to avoid the sunburn is with a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend this trip, it was so much fun and they pick you up right at the beach in front of your hotel!More

Thank Victoria E
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Victoria! We're so glad you had a good time. Reviews like this make life great for us. For the benefit of TripAdvisor readers, we just want to clarify: we do provide van shuttle transportation for Wailea area guests from their hotel to our loading...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful boat. Crew were very lovely. Had a great day out! Love all the food and snacks. Bit disappointed there was no seafood/vegeterian options for lunch. Would definitely recommend them just request your food prior if you dont want meat/chicken.More

Thank No0osho
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha and thanks for reviewing! We're so pleased you had a great day. And mahalo for the feedback on the food. As of now, we ask that guests let us know if they have specific dietary needs and we can have a special meal made...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The snorkeling was great, and it was wonderful to be out there first thing with clear waters and hardly anyone else there. But what made it great was the attention given to my elderly parents. They were keen to try, but my father is starting...More

Thank cskhcalgary
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Aloha! We are so glad you and your parents had a great day. We take a lot of pride in our professionalism, both in and out of the water. Spending every day in paradise, it can be easy for locals to become desensitized to the...More

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Vincent B
8 April 2017|
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Response from gatorqt | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid march and saw whales everywhere so I'd say a possibility
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saramom095
17 March 2017|
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Response from madtaylor | Property representative |
HI Saramom095, The trips are quite different and both will be excellent for your whole family. My boys love them both for different reasons. The Express trip is a special experience in that we have the crater to ourselves... More
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