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About Kai Kanani

South Maui's Luxury Catamaran

Family Owned & Operated

We are a Native Hawaiian 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 place as caretakers and interpreters of this South Maui paradise we call home. We love what we do and we’re thankful for how lucky we are.

We have amazing marine life, fresh local produce, beautiful rainbows, gorgeous sunsets, the gracious returning whales every year during winter, and Ohana (Family). We treat each other with Aloha and respect and that is what keeps Maui such an amazing and beautiful place.

Calling South Maui "Home"

The Kai Kanani II is the only commercial boat 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. They will give you the ultimate Maui sailing and snorkeling experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

Kai Kanani is dedicated to sharing the Maui experience and allowing you to have the ideal Hawaiian vacation that’s full of beautiful weather, unforgettable sites, and non-stop smiles and laughs during your charters.

Simply put, if you want to truly experience and enjoy Hawaii (and specifically South Maui!), then you need to try out a catamaran ride. A catamaran tour is custom designed to provide you with the highlights of the area, letting you directly experience what makes Maui so wonderful. You also have the option of booking a private charter, providing a custom tailored experience for exactly what you and your party needs!

All Fresh, All From Maui

When you’re out on the water, you’re bound to work up an appetite! Take a quick break and grab a tasty snack and maybe have a sip of an adult drink to keep you grooving along! We feature fresh island foods, all curated by Wailea’s The Market, a chef-inspired coffee and food shop that specializes in ingredients that are locally-sourced and house-cured.

Our bar features Maui’s Ocean Organic Vodka, Kula Rum and wine’s from MauiWine in Ulupalakua. Kai Kanani’s tours are saturated in local experience and cuisine so that you go away feeling connected and refreshed in the truest Maui way that Kai Kanani knows.