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Kai Kanani Sailing Charters

#7 of 65 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kihei Features Animals
5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
+1 808-879-7218
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Morning Express Trip

We took our 3 kids (10, 8, and 4) on the morning express trip to kick off our trip. It was a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Holly T
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Greensboro, Georgia
Best value for snorkeling on the island

This beautiful catamaran leaves from Makena which saves a lot of time just being on the boat plus... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
t2momCary
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Cary, NC
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“sunset cruise” (105 reviews)
“early morning” (135 reviews)
“turtle town” (272 reviews)
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5400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8435
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+1 808-879-7218

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Reviewed yesterday

We took our 3 kids (10, 8, and 4) on the morning express trip to kick off our trip. It was a great way to see our surroundings on our first trip to Hawaii. Captain Anthony and crew were friendly and helpful. We had a...More

Thank Holly T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beautiful catamaran leaves from Makena which saves a lot of time just being on the boat plus not having to drive to the harbor. Captain Dan and his crew were so friendly and knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife and took time to talk...More

Thank t2momCary
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had so much fun with the crew!!! Incredible food, even better snorkeling! The crew was phenomenal. Speaking of, does anyone know Captain Dan's last name?

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father and I just did the express tour and had the time of our lives. It was like we were hanging out with our own family. The crew was fantastic, very personable, friendly and very knowledgeable. We were even lucky enough to have a...More

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David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

We're so glad you had such a great time. We consider all of our guest part of the Kai Kanani ohana. And we hope to have you and your family on the boat again soon. Mahalo and have a great rest of your stay!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sunset cruise was totally miss sold and a waste of time and money. You couldn't pay me to go back. This is quoted as a romantic evening with premium appetisers and drinks but this sunset cruise was no more than a cheap booze tour....More

Thank MissyBeeBeeDeVere
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Aloha, We apologize that the trip did not meet your expectations. We appreciate the feedback and are always working to improve our product. While the wind and the sea are out of our control, we pride ourselves on providing a safe, comfortable and memorable experience...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a beautiful day Sailing and Snorkeling on the Kai Kanani Molokini Deluxe tour and I can't say enough about what a great experience this cruise was. The boat was beautiful, the crew was wonderful, and the sights were amazing! The captain and crew...More

Thank Laurie B
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Laurie, We're so glad you came out with us! I'll pass the kind words onto the Captain and Crew. They love their jobs and will be glad to know you enjoyed the experience. Mahalo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the deluxe trip to Molokini in an apparently new boat, I must say snorkeling is just ok, the place was fairly crowded, in the boat you had to fight to get a spot and keep it, we couldn't sail (not their fault, no wind,...More

1  Thank Chris_Soler
David T, Public Relations Manager at Kai Kanani Sailing Charters, responded to this review

Aloha Chris, Thank you for your feedback. We value feedback of any kind because we're always looking to ensure our trip is the best on Maui. Regarding the food: while we do offer a deli lunch with build-your-own sandwiches and an assortment of salads with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the two hour tour to the crater turtle town. We enjoyed the snorkeling. The water was very clear. We did see a de turtles. We paid a lot more for the convenience of the short trip. If I could do it over again...More

Thank BaileyL99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 with three boys, ages 15, 12, and 8. My 8 year old is not a great swimmer so I was a little concerned. He turned out to have the most fun of all of us! The crew was great...More

Thank My3Boys_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful trip. The boat is spacious, crew friendly and professional, and all the appropriate snorket gear. We went to two snorkel spots, the Molokini crater and Turtle town. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch is included so a good value. We were picked up...More

Thank denverretiree
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Vincent B
Any chance of seeing whales late April will be arriving on the 22nd of April Thanks
8 April 2017|
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Response from gatorqt | Reviewed this property |
We were there mid march and saw whales everywhere so I'd say a possibility
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saramom095
Hi. We are trying to choose between the shorter first thing in the morning tour, or the one that leaves at 9AM. Can anyone tell me what the pluses/minuses are to each? We have two boys -ages 9 and 12. They are great swimmers, but I'm wondering if the longer trip is too boring for the preteens :-) Also if the water is too cold that early in the morning. Thank you!
17 March 2017|
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Response from madtaylor | Property representative |
HI Saramom095, The trips are quite different and both will be excellent for your whole family. My boys love them both for different reasons. The Express trip is a special experience in that we have the crater to ourselves... More
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