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About Kai Kanani

Wailea-Makena's Exclusive Catamaran

Family Owned & Operated

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.

Are you planning a trip to Maui? If so, you deserve to experience the Hawaiian islands in all of their glory. At Kai Kanani Sailing, we’ve got a tremendous amount of experience helping you get the most out of the beautiful, blue Hawaiian waters of the Pacific. We’ve worked with people of all ages and abilities, helping them explore the wildlife, learn a new skill, enjoy the sunshine, and stay active on vacation! We’d be happy to assist you as well. What should you expect if you partner with Kai Kanani Sailing?

Tours Offered by Kai Kanani Sailing

At Kai Kanani Sailing, our goal is to tailor our services to meet your needs. That’s why we offer a myriad of water adventures. For example, our guides would be happy to take you on a snorkeling adventure. Before snorkeling, you will put on a bathing suit, a pair of goggles, and a snorkel. Then, you’ll gently swim on the surface of the water, seeing the unique plants and animals that live beneath the surface. This is a great way to learn more about the Hawaiian wildlife up-close without disturbing it.

In addition, we also offer plenty of sailing adventures. Our sailing adventures are perfect for people of all ages and skill levels. If you don’t have any experience sailing, that’s okay! We’ll be happy to teach you in one of the most scenic locations in the world. We’ve got access to the Molokini Crater, one of the top sailing and snorkeling destinations in the world. We can teach you how to snorkel and sail as you marvel at the wonders of the Hawaiian Islands!

Why Partner With Kai Kanani Sailing?

At Kai Kanani Sailing, we’re honored to be one of the top sailing and snorkeling providers in the local area. There are several reasons why guests continue partnering with us year after year. They include:

  • Our guides have a tremendous amount of experience to give you the best time possible.
  • We invest in the latest equipment to ensure your safety.
  • We offer tours of all sizes, allowing you to tailor your experience to meet your expectations.
  • Our guides work with people of all ages and backgrounds, making sure you’re comfortable during your time with us.

For these reasons, partner with Kai Kanani Sailing during your next Hawaiian adventure!

What Should You Bring With You?

As you get ready for your sailing or snorkeling adventure, make sure you have the right equipment. Of course, we’ll provide some equipment for you; however, items you should bring include:

  • Your bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and drinks
  • A towel
  • Sunglasses (if desired)
  • A camera

If you’ve got any questions about what you should bring with you, reach out to us and ask! We want to ensure you’re prepared, and if you’re missing something, we might be able to provide it to you!

Contact Kai Kanani Sailing To Plan Your Next Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure in Maui!

If you’re looking for the best snorkeling and sailing tours in Maui, then look no further than Kai Kanani Sailing. At Kai Kanani Sailing, we always place your needs ahead of our own. We have intimate, local knowledge of the area that we use to give you the best tour possible. Our friendly, experienced guides will meet or exceed your expectations every time. If you want to get the most out of your visit to Maui and the other Hawaiian islands, then Kai Kanani Sailing is the way to go. Give us a call today and learn more about our tours in Maui!