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Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: +1 808-879-7218
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00

Kai Kanani Sailing Charters is the only South Maui charter to offer daily...

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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Early morning adventure was great

I loved that the boat wasn't "crampacked" with people. We did the 6:30am adventure so instead of the possible 65 people on the boat, there was probably only 25. I know that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved that the boat wasn't "crampacked" with people. We did the 6:30am adventure so instead of the possible 65 people on the boat, there was probably only 25. I know that probably isn't what they, as a business looking to profit sees as a plus, but I liked the fact that we could find our own little spot as... More 

Thank Godra76
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The team couldn't have been more supportive and friendly. The water was crystal clear; plenty of beautiful sea life to observe - we saw an eel, turtles and so many beautiful fish. Probably the best snorkelling experience in my life! The cocktails in the end were just the cherry on the top!

Thank Edita K
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get up before first light and enjoy a beautiful Maui sunrise on the water and then have Molokini almost all to yourself. You save money this way too. We were especially lucky and went on a day with only about 25 people in a boat that holds close to 80. I imagine a full boat would feel rather crowded. Snacks... More 

Thank shoalbay233
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time during our snorkling excursion on Kai Kanani II! We reserved our space the day before (which is how I prefer to reserve, making sure that weather is in optimum shape for what we plan to do), and had no issues with reserving online. This boat is accessed via beach, so make sure to pack your... More 

Thank Faith S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great morning snorkeling on this large catamaran. The food was great. The captain and crew were very friendly and safety conscious. I really appreciated the crew pointing out interesting fish when we were in molokini. I would highly recommend this trip.

Thank JH2717
Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loading and unloading on the beach with incoming waves is a little hectic but was worth it. The sunset cruise is a nice relaxing 2 hr trip around south coast of Maui. All alcohol and appetizers included in price. Boat is not overcrowded like other boats, so plenty of room to relax and enjoy the views.

Thank RedSox1967
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Kai Kanani crew - they are efficient, professional, and on point. They are also friendly and helpful. The boat is gorgeous. The schedule is excellent - with morning Molokini Express option, you get to snorkel with the first light, before anyone else (Molokini crater can get crowded later in the day). They offer a nice fruit-and-coffee breakfast... More 

Thank Cotastrophic_Fun
Port Elgin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kai Kanani crew were very good with information regarding our tour and safety. They spoke to us during our ride to the crater so we did not waste time when we arrived at crater. Their guidance while we were in the water was much appreciated and better than other snorkeling tours we have been on before. Would recommend this tour... More 

Thank Kerry F
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've done many snorkel trips and this is probably our favorite. The captain and crew were great. A nice and laid back trip. We did the the deluxe trip. We saw many fish and also turtles. We also didn't leave the trip hungry...when we got on in the morning there was coffee and fruit and pastries, after snorkeling there were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the crack-o-dawn snorkel to Molokini Crater to avoid the crowd, and we were just a mile up the beach from the pick up point, so this was a very good option for our group. Nice wide Catamaran. We hoped over to the crater, with dolphins leading our way. We got right into the water at Molokini. Helpful crew.... More 

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