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About Kai Kanani


Kai Kanani Sailing Charters Maui

Mission Statement

Kai Kanani ownership and crew are committed to providing their customers a safe, memorable and educational experience while Sailing and Snorkeling on Maui.  Kai Kanani gratefully acknowledges their responsibility as thoughtful caretakers in protecting and preserving the marine and wildlife in the waters and shoreline where they sail.

Partners in Preservation

Kai Kanani contributes and participates with the following organizations, Maui Reef Fund, Hawaii Wildlife Fund & the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.  To learn more about Kai Kanani’s involvement with these organizations visit our “In the Community” page.

Maui Reef Fund Hawaii Wildlife Fund National Marine Sanctuary


Top 5 Reasons Guests Love to Sail & Snorkel Maui with Kai Kanani


#1) State of the Art, Luxury Sailing Catamaran

Kai Kanani II is one of the most luxurious sailing catamarans in the State of Hawaii. She was created specifically for Maui’s waters and built with your safety and comfort in mind.  The 65′ foot sailing “cat” is certified for 80 guests and is super stable, fast, well-maintained, fully equipped and a real “beauty” to look at.


#2) Convenient Departure Location & Easy Beach Boarding

Kai Kanani is closer to Molokini Crater than any other Maui boat company. Most boats take 45-90 minutes to reach this popular Maui snorkeling site. Kai Kanani gets you to Molokini Crater in just 15 minutes, thanks to its exclusive launching point at Makena Beach in Wailea.  Also known as Maui’s Gold Coast, South Maui and the Wailea – Kihei areas are prized for their white sand beaches, calm and clear emerald-blue waters, fantastic offshore coral reefs, and near-perfect weather year round. Kai Kanani’s easy barefoot boarding takes place right on Makena Beach fronting the Makena Beach & Golf Resort.  Click here to view a map and driving directions to our Makena Beach departure location.


#3)  Outstanding Captains & Crew

Kai Kanani is known for having Maui’s finest and most hospitable sailing team, a crew of hand-selected professionals dedicated to your comfort, enjoyment and exploration of Maui’s underwater world and marine life. Kai Kanani’s goal is to make your Maui sailing trip with them the highlight of your stay in the Islands. And judging by 5-star customer reviews on TripAdvisor, they consistently hit the mark!  Read our customer reviews here….


Kai Kanani Mercedes Shuttle Van#4) Free Mercedes Shuttle Service from Select Wailea Resorts

Kai Kanani makes it easy to join them for a morning or afternoon Molokini Snorkeling and Sailing excursion with free Mercedes Shuttle Service between the departure location and select Wailea Resorts.  You won’t even need to start your rental car, the Mercedes shuttle will pick you up and drop you off at the launching point at Makena Beach, a short 15 minute ride from Wailea Resorts.  (Reservations required, please call (808) 879-7218).  Transportation available for the Deluxe Molokini Snorkel Tour, Afternoon Whale Watch Tour and the Sunset Cruise.


Captain Roger of Kai Kanani Sailing#5)  Kai Kanani Treats You Like Family…

The management and staff of Kai Kanani work diligently to provide a first class Sailing tour operation. They are dedicated to the fine details, from the care and maintenance of their gorgeous sailing catamaran, vehicles and equipment, to their delicious food and beverage service,  to the friendly reservation agents who answer questions and book your Sailing tours!  It is important to Kai Kanani  that you and your family have an incredible time on your Molokini snorkeling and sailing adventure, so if you feel like you are part of the family when you sail with Kai Kanani, that is no accident!


Popular Maui Sailing Tours…

There’s plenty more reasons to Sail with Kai Kanani, but you can experience those for yourself on one of Maui’s most popular Sailing Tours:

Express Molokini Snorkel Tour – Early Bird 2-Hour Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

Deluxe Molokini Snorkel Tour – Mid-Morning 4-Hour Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

Maui Whale Watching Tours – Fun & Educational 2-Hour Maui Whale Watching Tour, morning and afternoon tours

Maui Sunset Cruise – Romantic 2-Hour Maui Sunset Cocktail Tour including Champagne & Pupus

Read What People Are Saying About Kai Kanani…

See what guests, old and new, are saying about their Kai Kanani experience. Check out our Testimonials.