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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 the bouquet of the delicate combination of whatever the chef dreamt of last night.

We Get It.

I get it. And for the most part, Maui gets it too. Our island hosts some of the world’s greatest chefs and culinary experiences.

But it isn’t always so. Fifteen years ago, my wife and I stepped aboard a dinner cruise with the promise of a beautiful sunset and delicious food. We were skeptical. After all, our waiter was sweating profusely and there were a lot of people on board. It was as you might imagine: The chicken was over-cooked, the potatoes were over-boiled, the asparagus had died a terrible death and the waiter never stopped sweating.

World Class Chefs, Guests with Yelp!

Today life is different. Guests have vicious weapons at the ready, and the slightest disappointment can lead to a very public dressing down on Yelp! or TripAdvisor. Food is KING, and our culinary scene boasts some of the best chefs in the world.

Introducing Chef Kulis

Enter Chef Chris Kulis, a culinary magician right here in South Maui who, along with his wife Tarah, has revolutionized the menu aboard our beautiful catamaran, much in the same way they’ve stocked their store, The Market, with artisan foods and beverages. Chef Kulis’s artisan touch has infused our menu with ingredients that are sure to delight:

Quinoa salad with lentils, lemon zest, parsley, red onion and olive oil. Grilled Ribeye or Seared Ahi with Chimichurri Sauce. Assorted Cheese and Charcuterie with Sourdough Crostini and crackers.


The new sanwich lineup, prepared by Chef Kulis.

menu on board kai kanani

Finally, the perfect day on Maui is complimented by world-class cuisine, a culinary shaka for the taste buds. Want a taste for yourself? Book a trip today and we’ll see you on board!