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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
$154.32 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A great snorkeling tour!
Friendly staff, beautiful snorkeling, great food! You can’t go wrong with this tour!! They took us to two great spots, and it was just the perfect amount of time to spend snorkeling! They kept us well fed too with breakfast and lunch!
Christina_M, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Maui Snorkeling Adventure!
Guadalupe_A, Jun 2022
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
My wife, my son and I had a fantastic time snorkeling. The crew was very professional, friendly and were very communicative about the rules for our safety. The boat was beautiful clean and very spacious. The gear was also pretty new and and worked perfectly. We would definitely recommend Sea Maui for your snorkeling adventures.
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Perfect Maui sunset cruise
Lisa_H, Mar 2022
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
Couldn’t ask for a better sunset cruise in Maui. Crew was great, very friendly, and the drinks were also served quickly. Boat was very clean and the food on the cruise was also much better than expected. We went doing whale season and the crew made sure to look out for whales and point them out. We saw plenty of whales.
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Fun experience with attentive staff
Kester_A, Feb 2022
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Snorkeling and sailing — but it was a whole lot more! I’ve never seen so many whales!🐋🐳 While snorkeling, we saw 2 turtles! 🐢🐢 Both surfaced to catch a breath and went back down. Such cute creatures! 😍 One of them was being cleaned by a handful of fishes. At first, I thought the turtle was being attacked but boy, was I wrong. 😂 Even sea creatures do self care. ☺️ #aloha 🌺
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Good job, but should do 2 locations.
Mary_L, Jan 2022
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Good crew!!! And yummy, Good Food!!! Clean & comfortable catamaran. Good job, but should go to 2 locations, not just one, please.
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Afternoon Maui snorkel trip
Samir_J, Jul 2022
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
The hosts were very nice and friendly, kept an eye out for everyone! We had an enjoyable family time.
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Great night out
Heather_C, Jun 2022
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
We had so much fun with Captain James and his crew! Great food, drinks, and music! A lovey way to kick off our honeymoon!
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Best Tour and guide ever!
Jacob_C, Jul 2022
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Justin was an amazing driver and tour guide! Very passionate and informative about the island. Definitely recommending some family and friends to come back!
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Beautiful experience on the water
Jill_B, Jun 2022
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
The crew were friendly and the boat was beautiful! We had an incredible time snorkeling and enjoying the boat ride.
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Best bang for your buck!
michelle_d, Jul 2022
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
The location they took us to was gorgeous and we not only saw a turtle but an octopus too!! The food was amazing and the staff was very nice. Definitely recommend :)
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Perfect night on the...
Tricia_Q, Jun 2022
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
Perfect night on the ocean. The crew was exceptional. They were extremely engaging with all guest as well as super efficient with appetizers and cocktails. The live music was enjoyable, which added to the ambiance of the evening. Will book with Sea Maui again.!!!!
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Wonderful all around
Katie_W, Jun 2022
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
We had a wonderful experience. The crew was excellent. They were knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and courteous. They kept this trip both safe and fun! The snorkel gear was great, the snorkeling was wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip. I highly recommend booking Sea Maui for your snorkeling activity.
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Great fun, awesome service!
Maryellen_G, Jun 2022
Afternoon West Maui Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
The crew was fantastic! So friendly, knowledgeable and super attentive!! Highly recommend spending a morning or afternoon with Sea Maui!!
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Kaʻanapali?
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