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Friendly Charters, Lani Kai

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Great day snorkeling and sighting turtles

Early start but made it in plenty of time (we thought). Warning to give yourself extra time to get... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
mamiab
Great Snorkeling - Smaller Group Style

Although we were suppose to snorkel Molokini and Turtle Town, the winds and water got to choppy on... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Drew B
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The Lani Kai is a 53 foot power catameran which holds 69 passengers. Friendly Charters takes passengers on Snorkeling tours to Molokini and Turtle town in the morning, and to Coral Gardens in the afternoon. This is a classy, beautiful yacht, which...more
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Slip 76, Ma'alaea Harbor, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Early start but made it in plenty of time (we thought). Warning to give yourself extra time to get your parking ticket from the machine. Then onto the Lani Kai. Good trip out to Molokini, good snorkelling (we had our own gear). then across the...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

.....Thank YOU Maiab......Everyday is a Great Day on the Water....We think so anyway....So glad you enjoyed....I'll pass this on to Capt & crew.........We look forward to your return.....Safe Travels....

Reviewed 2 August 2018

Although we were suppose to snorkel Molokini and Turtle Town, the winds and water got to choppy on the way there at each location that prevented safer snorkeling so the captain turned around to find some better known locations for snorkeling. This cut into some...More

Thank Drew B
Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

...DREW....we Thank You...we invite you back...the fish and the Turtles wish you a safe trip home...as do we......Aloha...

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We were traveling with our 2 teenagers, and both sets of grandparents. Everyone loved the experience. Mark, Emily, Mia and Joe were so helpful and friendly. My 15 year old and I did SNUBA for the first time with Joe. Joe was a great instructor...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

....THANK YOU ....I'm passing your post on to the crew... They deserve your kind words...and we look forward to you returning to Maui and the "Lani Kai".......

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the marina on time but the paid parking took a few minutes, especially with the last-minute line up - so allow a 5 minutes for this process. The crew were on Island time so it didn't matter. All went to plan and...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

...Thanks Stephen.....When you understand about "Island Time" ...You have been *Mauified....Ha....Glad you and your group enjoyed...See you again hopefully... Safe travels ....

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Nice boat, it was well equipped. The crew were great and very helpful. The food and drinks served during our afternoon cruise were very good. Due to poor surf conditions we did not go to molokini. The alternate spot saw some 🐢.

Thank David F
Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

....When all else fails....*Turtle Town* almost always save's the Day....Thanks for you taking the time to review and approve....Bill

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Our trip was probably a little unusual. A woman fell from the top of the deck to a lower deck and the coast guard had to be called as we approached Molokini. (The fall was her fault- not related to the boat or crews. The...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

...Just a little Update about the lady who fell... She's fine, nothing broken, no bleeding, no stitches. A bruise on her knee, on her elbow and a scrape to her forehead... She didn't want to go with the Coast Guard, but, it's a Maritime law...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

So we actually did not get a chance to snorkel Molokini as the sea was too rough to go there, but the Captain quick found other areas to snorkel along the West Maui coast. Having been to Molokini before, my wife and I felt the...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

...Denis...we made your day.....and now....your kind remarks makes our's... Come on back.....

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Took the morning tour to Molokini and then to a “secret” spot to snorkel for turtles. Catamaran with only 40 or so in our group. Much better than larger boats with over 150 people to contend with. Very friendly and attentive crew gave us easy...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

.....It was GREAT having you and yours.......We look forward to NEXT time......

Reviewed 8 April 2018

The crew makes this excursion more pleasurable. Breakfast and lunch are average. The sights for snorkeling are great as you swim with multiple types of fish,sea life and turtles. Mia and Chelsea do great work preparing food and drink, but more so making sure all...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

....Mia, Chelsea and Emily are like "Charlie's Angels".....we are lucky to have them.....

Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great morning snorkeling this morning on this charter! Saw so many colorful fish and coral! Stopped at two locations. Our crew stopped two times to pick up debris they found in the water making it safer for the whales that we also...More

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Bill B, Director of Sales at Friendly Charters, Lani Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

.....Thanks Sayler 1......We might need to have Mia re-train the crew in making "Mai Tai's".....Glad you enjoyed....

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Terese V
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Response from FMOmbrello | Reviewed this property |
We too did an early afternoon charter. The cost for the basic trip, which included snorkeling and lunch was $35 per person. This included your mask and fins. If you wanted to use a wet suit, it was an additional $10. If you... More
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