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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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Had a blast

Definitely recommend this trip, it was so much fun and they pick you up right at the beach in front... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Victoria E
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Chandler, Arizona
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Beautiful day out

Really beautiful boat. Crew were very lovely. Had a great day out! Love all the food and snacks... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
No0osho
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Scarborough, Australia
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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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5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
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+1 808-879-7218

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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days 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 5 days 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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked the sunrise snorkel trip to Molokini only to get a call less than 24 hours before that the trip had been canceled. When I asked for the reason for the cancellation, I was told it was due to "maintenance." We...More

Thank Sarah S
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Sarah, We are sincerely sorry for the last minute cancellation. To clarify, we had an unexpected delay returning from our annual "dry dock" that was tied to inspection delays. The term "maintenance" really didn't explain it well, and that's our fault. This was out...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read some of the 1/5 ratings before I booked, and again before I wrote this. We had a really great time this last week of August. Excellent gear, friendly hands and Captain. The snorkelling in Molokini is THE BEST, period. Can only do better...More

Thank Pamela L
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Pamela, Mahalo nui loa for reviewing! You've obviously spent some time on a catamaran. :) We aim to give the best experience possible. But we totally understand when a guest has spent all the money and time to come to Maui and then the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely 🐟FUNtastic! This is my 4th time sharing this FUN catamaran and crew to beautiful Molokini! Awesome crew, equipment, instruction, and they join us in the water pointing out Interesting 🐟& 🐢!

Thank katcummins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with the Kai kanani. The water departure & water landing set it apart from other snorkel tours. The crew is the happiest, most warm & talkative out of 3 snorkel tours we took this summer - feels like you're hanging out with friends...More

Thank dovecanyoncalif
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting up early was totally worth it! The crew of Kai Kanani was great, very professional, fun and made sure everyone had a great experience. We snorkeled at Molokini and at a spot closer the walls Wailea beaches where we saw turtles. We totally recommend...More

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went solo on the 9-1 snorkeling cruise because my fiance was working on the island that day. The crew was really good about checking in with me throughout the trip and made sure I was having a good time. Other people on the trip...More

Thank SuzanCz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing day snorkeling Molokini and Turtle Town with the Kai Kanani crew. The crew was simply outstanding -friendly, knowledgeable, supportive and very interested in making sure that everyone aboard was educated about our experience, kept safe and having a great time. I...More

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Vincent B
7 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
16 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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