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Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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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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Simply amazing and nearly perfect in every way!

They were helpful, fun, informative, patient...this is the whole package. The staff was great, the boat was clean and smooth.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
raddaddas
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Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They were helpful, fun, informative, patient...this is the whole package. The staff was great, the boat was clean and smooth.

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a whale-watching excursion the week of January 8th. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time! The crew was awesome, safe and informative! We boarded the boat from the beach and Sarah was very helpful navigating the surf which had picked up a bit! One of the crew, I believe his name was Fred, was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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Woodland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic time. Crew was friendly and informative. Whales were showing off so much so that at times we didn't know which direction to look as we didn't t want to miss anything. Not to be missed in the winter months.

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the early snorkel tour departing at 6:30 in the morning of Jan 8th. we stayed at the west maui so took us more than 1 hour to get to the boarding spot. Though the trip is very early but you can avoid large groups of people at the Molokini Crater. There is not so many people on the... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were looking to do a snorkel trip while on Maui but were worried about huge crowds. We also don't like situations were we are stuck on a boat while things don't move along quickly. Kai Kanani delivered a tight run experience that got us to Molokini quickly and early in the day so that we only had to deal... More 

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Jen L, Director of Sales at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us, Markus! Glad you got to experience and have Molokini to yourself. We are very lucky to be the first snorkel boat to arrive each morning! More 

San Jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great crew on board very friendly. Captain was cool guy talking with everyone,breakfast and lunch was very good and boat was nice and clean.Great day on Ocean. Only negative would be the snorkeling wasn't that great not much to see but everything else was awesome

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Felton, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on many snorkel tours. This has been the best one by far, hands down. I stayed in the Wailea area, was picked up and dropped off directly! We went on the first early morning express tour. This was great because we like to snorkel and still have the rest of the day to ourselves, that's exactly what... More 

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Jen L, Director of Sales at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Mahalo Melissa! Glad you enjoyed the Express Snorkel Tour and were able to have Molokini to yourselves, as well as see whales! Thanks for spending some of your Maui vacation with us and a hui hou (until we meet again) More 

Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a nice trip on the catamaran and we and our kids enjoyed the ride, but we did not see one wale. Our guide said that he saw some, but very far away. The office does not respond in such a case. No money back, no replacement ride.

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Jen L, Director of Sales at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Aloha 740johannm - We actually have a sightings guarantee for all of our Whale Watching tours. If you do not see any whales, you can call our office between 7am - 7pm HST to join another Whale Watch tour for free. Please call us to schedule your tour...humpback whales are definitely a must see on Maui! More 

Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The snorkel cruise to Molokai Crater was one of the best days of our vacation! The staff was very helpful and courteous. Our safety was a priority with them. We enjoyed the food and drink options. The overall atmosphere of the boat was great! We would highly recommend this company.

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Bahama, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was concerned would be too large a crowd with all the issues on the deluxe snorkel trip. Ended up being an excellent experience. The crew made the difference. Professional and attentive. Good time was had by myself with two teenagers. Very convenient if u are staying on south shore. I am considering going on their whale watching tour while... More 

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Jen L, Director of Sales at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Mahalo (thank you) for joining us bahamastan2015! Our crew loves what they do and it shows! We hope to see you on another tour soon! Humpback whales are a must see experience while visiting Maui, so hopefully you can join us! More 

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