The most exclusive tour on Maui, snorkeling Molokini before any other snorkel boats arrive. Hot cinnamon rolls, a three course breakfast, plus an open bar makes this the best morning of your visit to Maui.
Wailea-Makena’s Exclusive Catamaran Charter
Beach-loading off of Maluaka Beach in Makena, we are a 5-10 minute ride from the Wailea resorts. Enjoy an early morning snorkel and have Molokini all to yourself. Or sleep in and enjoy the deep blue ocean while the sun is high. And if sunset is your mood-maker, come aboard for appetizers and an open bar and leave the crowds behind. Kai Kanani is proud to call South Maui home and we can’t wait to have you aboard!
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Sail with our attentive crew and naturalists as we welcome Pacific humpback whales to their winter home.
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Snorkel Molokini and enjoy up to 200 ft. of visibility on our classic Maui adventure. An open bar, Maui Brewing beers and full-service deli lunch in three courses complete the perfect day!
Experience Molokini Crater in dramatic alignment with a setting sun.
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The Beach-Loading Pros
South Maui has a unique beauty unlike anywhere else on the island. For a boat company, there’s one very important feature: there are no boat harbors!
Because of this, Kai Kanani’s passengers “beach-load,” walking through the surf and up on to our gorgeous 65-foot catamaran. Our crew are experts at beach-loading, taking pride in our ability to get everyone of our guests on board as dry and safe as possible for your upcoming tour.
For us, it’s part of the adventure! So come prepared to get a little wet while getting on-board. Then sit back and relax while our crew takes care of your every need during your adventure in Maui. Kai Kanani Sailing Charters staff is here to help you and make your adventure on the Kai Kanani II memorable, safe & fun. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about any part of your excursion with us or any other part of your Maui vacation. We look forward to seeing you out on the water and we’ll see you on-board!
What shoes should you wear? We suggest sandals or flip-flops, shoes that are easily removed as you walk across the beach barefoot. And please bring a towel! Once on board, you’re welcome to wear your sandals or whatever type of shoe you’re comfortable in.
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We are a family-owned 30+ year-old company committed to the quality of your experience in our marine sanctuary. South Maui and the Wailea-Makena area are prized for their beautiful beaches, calm and clear emerald-blue waters, and near perfect weather year round. We gratefully acknowledge our kuleana (responsibility) as caretakers of this South Maui paradise.
As a company, we treat each other, our guests and our neighbors with Aloha and respect and that is what keeps Maui such an amazing and beautiful place.
The Kai Kanani II is the only commercial catamaran that lives in South Maui, moored off of Maluaka Beach in Makena. Seven days-a-week, she takes passengers on the short cruise out to Molokini Crater, just 3 miles away, to swim and play in the clearest water in all of Hawaii. Five nights-a-week, Kai Kanani II raises her sails, taking advantage of our luxurious afternoon trade winds with our Adventure Sunset Sail. These trips and other special offerings are all crewed by the best group of men and women to grace the blue channels of Maui County. Their goal is to create the best memories you’ll take home after your time on Maui.
We feature fresh island foods, all curated by Wailea’s The Market, a chef-inspired deli and café using ingredients that are locally-sourced and house-cured. Our bar features Maui’s Organic Ocean Vodka, Kula Rum, Fy Gin and wines from MauiWine in Ulupalakua. Kai Kanani’s tours are saturated in local experience and cuisine so that you go away feeling connected and refreshed.