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Home of the Lani Kai and Friendly Charters

Call any time: 808-244-1979 or toll free: 888-983-8080

The Lani Kai is a classy, 53-foot, double-decked, twin-diesel-powered catamaran that carries up to 59 passengers in comfort and style. Enjoy the freedom of snorkeling with a smaller group!
The Lani Kai provides the spacious feeling of larger boats while carrying half the passenger load.
This means our Crew has time to pamper you, and to make this adventure one of the most memorable experiences of your vacation.

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"Captain Kiwini is one of the Rock Stars of this business."
- Brian from Boss Frog's Dive & Surf
"Excellent Crew, made the whole experience the best memory of my vacation! I did the snuba diving and it was amazing, always felt safe and in good hands. Fantastic Mai Tais, too!" - Melissa Allen
"First time snorkeling and the best memory ever!!!!" - Rachelle McGillivray
More Testimonials and Reviews.

You have all the amenities of a comfortable, good-sized boat:

  • A large shaded cabin
  • Seating for everyone inside, outside and on the bridge
  • Our custom snorkel stairway makes it easy to get in and out of the water
  • Wide spacious swim steps at water level
  • Two fresh water showers
  • Two heads (toilets)
  • Two sunning trampolines
  • Water slide
  • Buffet meal(s)
  • Free Mai Tais, beer, sodas and water

Lani Kai's superior speed not only takes you to Molokini fast, it also rides on top of the waves when the water is rough, providing a comfortable and stable cruise.

The best part of your trip is our wonderful, experienced Crew. Our senior captain, Marc, has run boats out of Ma'alaea Harbor for 20 years, and has been captain on the Lani Kai since 1998.
The goal of our Crew is to provide you with an awesome experience and treat you as an individual, not as cattle.

If you're an experienced snorkeler we'll let you follow your own path in the water, within sight.
We help beginners with all their needs, until you feel safe. Even if you can't swim you can learn to snorkel!
We don't spoil your experience with a lot of microphone talk.
Ask our Crew about anything you want to know.

Additional Items

We sell SNUBA, t-shirts and hats, and we rent wetsuits. If you SNUBA you can also buy beautiful underwater photos of your experience.


Book a snorkeling adventure on the Lani Kai online now and
receive a 15% Internet Discount.

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or call 24/7: 808-244-1979 or toll free: 888-983-8080

or email


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