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“Magical Time”

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 young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This Molokini Deleux trip was the highlight of our trip to Maui! It was such a top quality experience from the expertise and attitude of the staff to the equipment and food. Leaving from the beach was convienent and allowed for such a short ride. I have snorkeled across the globe and can't remember ever having a better time. The crater was so unique and protected to allow for a great fish watching for all levels of swimmers. Next, we observed turtles being scowered by cleaner fish! It was my 7 year old daughter's first time and the staff was helpful with her gear and with engendering excitement. He guide even showed her an octopus! The professionalism and courtesy of the staff allowed for such a relaxing and enjoyable time. I can't wait to come back!

Thank homer1999
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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Aloha homer1999!

Mahalo nui loa for the review and the high praise! It is our privilege to show our guests a great day but we're especially happy when we get first-timers to Molokini because we get to watch that "wow" experience happen. We're so glad you came out with us and we sincerely hope to see you again the next time you're on Maui! Aloha!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Smooth organistaion and well organised team that gave us a great experience. Snorkleling was amazing, breakfast was the perfect size and range for the early hour. Unforuntaley we had ropugh seas, but the team managed to give us the best possible experience. Really appreciated. My 11 and 8 year old children were really happy and felt safe the entire time. Hope to come bvack and try a sunset cruise.

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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Aloha!

Thank you for the kind words. You used the word "smooth," which makes our day. We pride ourselves in the professionalism of our crew and making our guests' time worry-free, even in rough seas. The ocean can be a challenge, but our crew has seen the roughest seas that Maui can offer and we look out for our guests!

Mahalo!

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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!

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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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