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Lani Kai Snorkeling

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Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-244-1979
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Snuba? ... OK we're game!

Easy to book and get to the crew were all very friendly, chatty and knowledgeable - and on a damp... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brendan M
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Wellington, New Zealand
Windy fun

Let me start by saying the trip was great. We had some concerns about going out cause they were... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
398ralphh
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to book and get to the crew were all very friendly, chatty and knowledgeable - and on a damp day with a steady breeze we headed out. Hesitated about the Snuba option for a nano-second, and while I was nervous Joe was very good...More

Thank Brendan M
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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

....THANK you Brendan......we'll be standing bye until your return......Bill......

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying the trip was great. We had some concerns about going out cause they were expecting very high surge and wind, but the captain put us at ease saying that although we couldn’t go to Turtle Town and Molokai he would...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The crew were all friendly and helpful, and for people who did the "Snuba" option, informative. Molokini is a popular destination for snorkeling so there are other people on other boats in the relatively small area. However, there were enough fish for everyone to see...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you AEROgirl.....It all sounds pretty casual....just the way we like it...Please come join us again... Once is never e-nuff..............Bill.......

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

My wife and I went snorkeling in Molokini with the Lani Kai Friendly Charters. We arranged it through Snorkel Bob's. We called Snorkel Bob and they set it up with Lani Kai. We had an amazing time. The Boat and the crew were excellent. Zero...More

Thank V R G
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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

.....V R G....."Happy Anniversary" 30 years...congratulations...how about we make this a yearly thing from now on...? We look forward to having you & your friends many many many many more times on the Lani Kai.............Bill......

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Great trip. Went in the am, the crew was super friendly and made us feel safe. The Captain was very knowledgeable and the boat was very clean. Bathrooms on board and hot shower were an awesome surprise. Great for anyone. Totally recommend. Thank you!

Thank SioMarKel
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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

....SlowMarK.......thank you........Bill.....

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We weren't sure if the excursion would happen since there had been a tremendous storm that stirred the ocean up, but the Crew made the experience worth while even though we did not go to Molokini. We would go on this trip again if we...More

Thank Michelle J
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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

...Thank you Michelle.......so sorry Molokini was blown out the day of your charter...As you know, we can't / don't fight *Mother Nature around here......Safety is our focus......We like to come back with almost as many as we left with.........ha.............Bill.......

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Very personable crew. Emily was the best!!! We had a great time. Lots of time in the water. Smaller boat so less crowd. Breakfast and lunch was good. Mai tai's were best on the island. Would definitely do this trip again!

Thank don m
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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

....Thanks Don...... the Mai Tai's are really good....we call'em *Lani Tai's"....but you probably got the VIP *Emily Tai's....sounds like you made it home alright.......Give us a call...we can't wait to do it again with you & yours...we'll stock Up on the Rum..........Bill......

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

To make this short and sweet, my excursion with Lani Kai Snorkeling and SNUBA was one of the greatest experiences in my 52 years! I am a very weak swimmer and was completely comfortable and at ease with the experience. The crew was extremely helpful...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

.....This is a review we live for......The best in 52 years....man....that's saying something....we appreciate that, you can appreciate, what the Capt & Crew Do....We are damn lucky to have them.........Come back. Lets see if we can beat our record.....52 years..? Thats gonna be tuff.......Bill........

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

After waiting in a long line to get aboard a small boat that shouldn't be called a "yacht", we found nowhere left for us to sit, and we passed by a pathetic looking breakfast on our way back off the heap. For the $$, it...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

....Mr Klangdon...? thank you for your review....Sorry we didn't measure Up.....We don't pretend that we make EVERYONE happy.....but 99% aint bad........Try Us again when were not full , there are days we run about half full.....it's pretty casual on those days...Mention my name .. Get...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful crew and trip! We have a 1 /12 year old that we took with us and she had a blast! The boat is clean and the crew is seriously awesome! The breakfast and lunch was good and drinks were provided as...More

Thank Katizle
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Bill B, Director of Sales at Lani Kai Snorkeling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

......Sounds like we've gotten ourselves another fan.....Thank you Katizle......July was a great time to be in Maui.....We're happy to have provided your "Amazing trip".....Bill....

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