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Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
Phone Number: +1 808-879-7218
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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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MUST DO on Maui!!! Deluxe Molokini Tour

This was one of the most amazing things we've ever done. We had 4 adults in our group, this exceeded all of our expectations. The crew is fabulous, all of them. They are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Greenbrae, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was one of the most amazing things we've ever done. We had 4 adults in our group, this exceeded all of our expectations. The crew is fabulous, all of them. They are knowledgeable, funny and extremely helpful. The day went by too fast! The food and drinks were also yummy. The time on the water was unforgettable. We saw... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great team with the Kai Kanani crew. My wife had never been snorkeling before so we wanted to go with a company that made it easy for her. The short sail from Makena to Molokini was perfect. Once you get there you walk down a flight of stairs into the water. The crew has flotation devices for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the early morning Express and absolutely loved it. Walking through the water to board the boat was no problem with the helpful guidance of the crew. Our boat had about 25 passengers which made for plenty of room for all. The crew is great at giving tips to past snorkelers or more in-depth instructions for beginners. Kai Kananai... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a Molokini snorkeling trip today at the last minute (6:30 am). Everything about the trip was easy and so fun! We went last year with Alii Nui which was an awesome luxurious trip but we didn't see Molokini because of the wind. We decide to do something more convenient to where we were staying in Wailea this time. This... More 

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Thank SerachSH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect start to the day! Great crew, beautiful fish, amazing turtle sightings...early am is cold but less crowded and totally worth it!

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Okanagan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank Godra76
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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