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Kaʻanapali

Kaʻanapali

Maui, Hawaii

The Basics

Base your stay from one of the town’s oceanfront resorts. Staying on the beach lets you skip the hassle of driving and grants you convenient access to Kaʻanapali Beach and the many shops and restaurants that line the resort row. Once you’ve had your fill of lounging on the beach, shop at the open-air Whalers Village shopping mall and peruse the innumerable shops at the boardwalk that runs between Kaʻanapali Beach and the resorts.

Take advantage of the many outdoor adventures surrounding Kaʻanapali on a tour. The town is a jumping-off point for whale watching, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, ziplining, and more. If you aren’t staying in Kaʻanapali, visit on a tour of West Maui’s top beaches.

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West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
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West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
$143.60 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Perfect experience from start to finish!
My boyfriend and I had a spectacular experience yesterday! The Wesr Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach was the perfect way to relax and see some stunning fish and turtles. The staff was so knowledgeable and fun to talk to. It was a beautiful day and we would recommend this to anyone.
Connor_V, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Perfect evening!
Susan_J, Oct 2021
Premium Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach
The crew was amazing! 5 stars to Ronnie and Sarah and everyone else that was a part of the cruise! The appetizer box was so tasty! Hats off to Cruise Maui! We would definitely book with them again!
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Amazing experience
Matthew_S, Oct 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Fantastic crew, top notch service, fun snorkeling and beautiful views put this on the must do list for couples or families looking to get the most out of their vacation.
star-5
Fantastic
lawrence_k, Oct 2021
Premium Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach
Great cruise, captain and mates were fantastic and friendly. Saw dolphins, Drinks never stopped!, food was good, highly recommend
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Great snorkeling, wonderful crew
Anita_Z, Oct 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Friendly, helpful crew + 2 stops for amazing snorkeling where we saw sea turtles = perfect trip! Highly recommend.
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Very fun crew! Enjoyed...
Imelda_D, Oct 2021
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Very fun crew! Enjoyed the ride, the drinks, and the snorkeling of course! We went to a great reef and saw lots of fish and turtles. The greatest part was when the dolphins decided to swim along the boat!
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had a great time!
Alyssa_P, Oct 2021
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Fun boat ride to & from the snorkel area, saw some dolphins and sea turtle.Calm waters to snorkel in and there was plenty of fish and sea creatures to see- we had a great time, thank you to the crew!
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Worth every penny!
MoiraLataille, Oct 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
The views were exquisite! The crew was awesome and helped me around with my cane. The family loved the snorkeling and saw multicolored fish, big sea turtles and a shark! It was a tad windy at the first spot so they took us to another spot which was great. Food and drinks were generous and tasty. Thank you Captain Phil and crew for a lovely day.
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Time of our lives!
Cheryl_B, Oct 2021
Premium Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach
We had an awesome time. It was cloudy so we didn’t get the best sunset pics but that didn’t matter! Great music, drinks, and appetizers! I highly recommend this sunset cruise! You don’t be disappointed!
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Fun Maui Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
Lyn, Jul 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Fun day out on an awesome catamaran with excellent crew, yummy small Bento box breakfast with good coffee, Honolua Bay was a great snorkel spot, lunch was meh but edible, Pog was available as well as mai tais and other drinks at the open bar. Very nice sail back to Kaanapali. This is a very well organized and safe operation where you really get to enjoy the day. Thank you so much!
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Highlight of our Honeymoon!
Kayla_C, Oct 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
This was one of the highlights of my husband and I’s honeymoon. The crew was amazing and so helpful and we loved being able to see the fish and turtles! We will absolutely be doing this again!!
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10/10 will do again
Isabella_A, Oct 2021
Premium Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach
Captain Linda was awesome and played great music. Jack and Ronnie came around constantly to take drink orders. Everyone got their own box of appetizers, which were delicious! Everyone on the boat was in such a fun and happy mood, especially when the sun started to set. We did this on our final night of the trip and highly recommended for anyone to do the same!
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Good trip needed prescription mask
Matthew_B, Sep 2021
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Overall good trip. Good spot to see marine life. Thought Prescription mask would have been provided.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Kaʻanapali is the go-to resort town for tourists looking for a classic Maui vacation.

  • The Whalers Village offers free lei-making and hula dancing lessons.

  • Kaʻanapali’s boardwalk makes the beach and shops wheelchair and stroller accessible. Some resorts have beach wheelchairs for guests.

  • Oceanfront restaurants offer ample dining opportunities.

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How to Get There

Kaʻanapali is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the Kapalua-West Maui Airport for a 5-minute drive. The city is 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers) from Lahaina for a 10-minute drive. It is 29 miles (47 kilometers) from the island’s main airport (Kahului) for just under an hour’s drive. From Kahului, follow HI-380 to HI-30 South, and then take HI-30 all the way to Kaʻanapali.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

The best time to visit Kaʻanapali is in spring and fall when there are fewer crowds and the weather is typically pleasant. For whale-watching, visit in winter. However, be aware that winter sees more rain, so it can be harder to catch sunny beach days.

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Top Resort Towns on West Maui

There are three main resort towns located on Maui’s west side, and Kaʻanapali—known for luxury resorts—is located right in the middle. Just west of Kaʻanapali on HI-30, you can find the condominiums of Kapalua, which offer a laid-back, family-friendly alternative to Kaʻanapali. Head east of Kaʻanapali to find the quaint, fisherman’s village of Lahaina. A historic square and frequent cultural events make Lahaina ideal for visitors who are looking to experience local history and culture.

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