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Friendly Charters, Lani Kai

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Address: Slip 76, Ma'alaea Harbor, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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+1 808-244-1979
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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The Lani Kai is a 53 foot power catameran which holds 69 passengers....

The Lani Kai is a 53 foot power catameran which holds 69 passengers. Friendly Charters takes passengers on Snorkeling tours to Molokini and Turtle town in the morning, and to Coral Gardens in the afternoon. This is a classy, beautiful yacht, which is less crowded, but still stable. You don't share your snorkeling spot with 140 other people. It has a shaded cabin, a waterslide, 3 swimsteps, marine toilets and showers. We offer Snuba.

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A great day on the water.

We took a snorkeling trip to Molokini with this company and found it to be quite excellent. The crew were very friendly no most helpful and considerate. My husband has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peggy M
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Nanaimo, Canada

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a snorkeling trip to Molokini with this company and found it to be quite excellent. The crew were very friendly no most helpful and considerate. My husband has Parkinson's Disease and they made sure to offer him help when he needed it. Food and drinks were very good and plentiful. I highly recommend this campany.

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Thank Peggy M
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the morning charter with these guys, saw plenty of whales and spent lots of time in the water enjoying the scenery. Very comfortable ride and knowledgeable crew.

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Thank Andy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our afternoon trip on the Lani Kai was the highlight of our vacation, for my wife and I. Great crew! Wow.

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Thank Jim C
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We picked Friendly Charters through tombarefoot.com (decent discounts) and we were not disappointed. Super friendly and helpful crew and the captain (captain Kiwani I believe) was charismatic and entertaining. Our 9 year old was new to snorkeling and they helped ensure she was comfortable and had proper fitting equipment. The price was pretty decent ($45 for adults, $35 for kids)... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Captain Mark and the crew were the best. Super friendly and knowledgeable on snorkeling snuba and even all about the whales that we saw. And we saw a lot of whales. Captain Mark took the time to stop so we could see a bunch of whales that were very close to our boat. Food and drinks were also very good.... More 

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Thank George K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

For us it was a very nice trip with the crew for snorkeling. They took us as one of the first boats out, and even that we didn't go to Molokini due to the weather condition there, they drove us to a beautiful coral reef. They did everything to make us feel comfortable. Afterwards they took us to another reef... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was a great excursion for us and our 3 post-college kids. We booked on the Lani Kai website the day before for a good price. As you will read in other posts, it was too windy to go to Molokini so we went to calmer waters off the coast, closer to Lahaina. The crew was great. All 5 of... More 

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Thank Jocelyn1157
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This was our second time on the boat The crew, Captain Mark ,Emily ,Alexa and Marcella are the BEST! They made us feel like family A special thanks to Marcella for another awesome snuba dive. This time she stuck the octopus to her face. Lol Can't wait to go again next year PS they also make a great Mai Tai... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went last week when it was windy and waited to see if the wind would go down. Of course I know that they don't control the weather but it was just disappointing not finding out that you werent going to molokini until you were already on the boat for 40 minutes. The staff was helpful. Tried the snuba option.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went on a trip this morning bright and early we went out to Molokini and then to coral garden. My wife snorkelled and I took advantage of the snuba option. We had booked this trip before coming to Maui and had booked snuba for both of us. Do to health reasons my wife was unable to... More 

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