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“Sunset sail”

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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

After a 10hr flight + first trip to maui ... it was perfect-perfect. Safe, educational, relaxing, fun and WE CAUGHT A FISH!

Thank Red S
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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Aloha Red,

First, we're so glad you made it to Maui. This place that we are blessed to call home is magical, isn't it?

Second, thank you for the review! We appreciate the feedback and the kind words!

And last... I managed to claim a portion of that Ono that you caught, and it was delicious. Pan-fried with a little butter, salt and pepper..... yum.

Mahalo nui loa!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was a great way to get some snorkeling in. We went to two great spots. The crew was very accommodating, friendly, and there to help! They even provided a nice lunch on board. A fun trip for the family!

1  Thank Michelle L
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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Aloha Michelle,

Thank you for reviewing and mahalo nui loa for coming out with us! Hope to see you again the next time you're on Maui.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We took both cruises, loved the captain (Anthony) and crew's attention to our needs and the professional safety and seamanship skills exhibited by all the staff. We had a great time meeting people from all over the world, and felt very safe and entertained by our very competent crew. We had a great experience! By the way, no turtles were injured during our visit to Turtle Town...!!!

Thank enb54
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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Aloha enb54!

Thank you for reviewing! We're so glad you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for the virtual "high-five" to Captain Anthony and the Crew. They are the best on the island, hands-down. We all take a lot of pride in our training, professionalism and sensitivity to our guests.

We hope to see you again the next time you come to Maui!

Mahalo nui loa.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Imagine sailing out to Molokini crater just after sunrise! This was our 5th trip on the Kai Kanani sunrise snorkel express, and it's a must-do every time we are in Wailea. The sunrise snorkel leaves early - 6:30 a.m., and because Kai Kanani gets out to Molokini earlier than any other boat, we have the whole place to ourselves. After a second snorkel stop to observe sea turtles, we are back in Makena by 8:30 am, so we now have the rest of the day to do more! Plus, since it leaves from Makena, you don't have to drive all the way to Lahaina if you are staying in Wailea or Kihei. Plenty of parking available for free, and they also do pickups at some of the local resorts. Onboard, Captain Dan gave a great talk - very funny and put everyone at ease. All snorkel equipment is included, and instruction is given for beginners. The crew was great. Even non-swimmers were made to feel comfortable. Two women in our group weren't swimmers and they were still able to snorkel with the aid of boogie boards and got to view turtles! Crew members were in the water with snorkelers, and helped point out different fish and sea life, and were on the lookout for turtles. They were great with answering questions of any type. Food was fresh and tasty, and gave you a good start on this early trip. Kai Kanani Sailing Charters also has a storefront in Wailea with great gear and can give you information there on their snorkel trips. Will definitely do this again next time we are in Maui.

1  Thank Mollie C
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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Aloha Mollie,

We are always humbled and grateful when we see returning customers. Thank you for being part of the Kai Kanani 'Ohana!

The Sunrise trip has become our most reviewed trip because, as you know well, it is the most magical experience. Having Molokini to yourself is so special that we decided to make it even better.

So, starting December 1, we are extending the Sunrise trip by 45 more minutes to give us more time at Molokini, plus we're adding a hot breakfast, with delicious egg frittatas to go along with our parfaits, fresh fruit and fresh baked muffins. On top of that, and due to a lot of requests, we're serving mimosas and bloody mary's after snorkeling. It's what we're calling the "Sunrise Deluxe" and it is really special.

This morning, we went out on the new trip as a trial and the passengers were raving. It truly is the Golden Hour, as we watched the moon set into the ocean and the sun come up over Haleakala. What an incredible time.

Mahalo, Mollie. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This company was recommended by our hotel and we had a great time. We did the two hour morning trip, more than enough time in the water. Safe professional staff

Thank Brian M
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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Aloha Brian,

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again the next time you visit Maui.

Mahalo!

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