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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

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5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-6525
+1 808-879-7218
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Sunset sail

After a 10hr flight + first trip to maui ... it was perfect-perfect. Safe, educational, relaxing... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Red S
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Fun, well organized trip. Great crew!

It was a great way to get some snorkeling in. We went to two great spots. The crew was very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Michelle L
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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 96753-6525

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

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

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...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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.

Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank enb54
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...More

Reviewed 2 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...More

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

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
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!

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

When my wife mentioned that we were spending $350 for a snorkeling cruise, I was thinking we over paid. I couldn't have been more wrong. The catamaran is very spacious especially since we only had 18 on board plus 5 crew. The morning cruise begins...More

Thank Todd B
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Aloha Todd! Mahalo nui loa for the review. You came out on our Sunrise Deluxe, which will be a full time offering starting December 1. We're transforming our morning trip to a "deluxe" trip full time because of the overwhelming requests for more time at...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

All was great - the boat, the captain and crew, the snorkel sights, the scenery, the food and drink. I was most impressed with the crew's attentiveness to both safety and environmental concerns. Tips on reef safe sun screen and reasonable interaction with turtles will...More

Thank Pammueller15
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Aloha Pam! Thank you for coming out with us and for the review! And most of all, mahalo nui loa for noticing our efforts regarding the environment we work and play in. You've probably noticed that on Maui, there are growing levels of awareness of...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was the second time we did the 4 hour Molokini tour and they are nothing short of amazing. From the moment we arrived we were given 5 star service. The boat is wonderful and it was windy enough that they were able to take...More

Thank Megan R
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Aloha Megan, Mahalo for the review and we're so glad you had a great experience with us, twice! Return Passengers is the greatest compliment we can receive and we thank you. We strive for "5 star service" with every passenger we have, no matter what...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had read in the Moon guidebook that this was the tour to take, but when we woke up during the night before to gale force winds in Kihei, we were worried the boat wouldn't even launch. Thankfully the winds in Makena weren't nearly as...More

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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Aloha Tobin, Mahalo for the review! Eagle rays don't come around very often so that is fantastic that you got to see them. And thank you for the compliments about our crew. They are top-notch professionals, each one, and they take a lot of pride...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We have been on snorkelling tours in Caribbean. This was classy, informative, and delivered the fishes, turtles and coral. CREW was the best. We did the deluxe it was fun and small group made it more Ohana

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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Aloha Travelers1977, Mahalo nui loa for the review and the kind words. We strive for "classy" and "informative." We're glad that our Crew hit the target for you and your party. And welcome to our Ohana! We hope to see you again soon!

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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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