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Foodie Life on Maui Waters


By: David Glenn Taylor We see you, fellow foodie You’re not hard to pick out. You have a way about you. You carry yourself differently: you walk with an alertness, with your nose slightly forward, as if the right scent would lift you off the ground and you would float on air, gently guided by…

Fun with the GoPro 5 on Kai Kanani

A member of Kai Kanani's crew holds a Go Pro 5. She is standing on deck with South Maui in the background.

On board Kai Kanani II, you’ll have plenty of pictures begging to be taken. Lucky for you, we feature GoPro Hero5 Black Ultra HD Action Cameras  on our daily tours, so you can capture your adventure in high definition, and then bring the memories home. These action cameras are built for the Kai Kanani experience and they…

Inside the World of a Moorish Idol

Moorish Idols on the reef

Scientific Name: Zanclus Cornutus Hawaiian Name: Kihikihi Moorish Idols are one of Hawai’i’s most recognizable reef fish. With bold, black and yellow vertical bands, and long trailing dorsal fins  Moorish Idols thrive in the coral habitat most preferred by the modern snorkeler, and by underwater videographers around the world. 1. Where in the world can you find…

Spinner Dolphins

spinner dolphins

The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales. Spinner dolphins are small cetaceans with…