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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
Good food, good drinks, good fun
Good food, good drinks, good fun. An unforgettable experience with my family. As a first timer they made me feel very comfortable.
Allison_B, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Crew very friendly and professional.
Kristy_A, Dec 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Swimming with the sea turtles🐢🐢🐢🐢 was amazing! The boat was very clean and the kids loved the bean bag on the net to sit in.
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Snorkeling tour
Homayoun_T, Nov 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
My girl friend and I went on this snorkeling trip with Sea Maui. The crew were kind, fun and helpful. The catamaran was awesome. We saw several whales on our way to the snorkeling location. The equipment was clean and in great condition. It was the ideal way to go for snorkeling. The food and drinks were also nice.
star-5
Perfect sunset cruise
David_G, Oct 2021
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
The boat was clean and nice. The drinks were delicious and strong. The sunset was beautiful. The live music was great (white boy singing 90s alternative). The food was tasty. The cruise was wonderful in every way! Get the bean bag chairs on the netting if your quick enough.
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So fun!
Hayden_B, Jan 2022
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
This cruise was awesome! The crew was friendly, fun and very attentive. Drinks and food were delicious, and there was plenty to go around. The view was beautiful before, during and after sunset! We also saw several whales and got to enjoy the company of other couples and friends also on the boat. The live music was great and made the cruise very memorable!
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Whales, whales, and a great time!
Diane_L, Jan 2022
Premium Sunset Dinner Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach
What a wonderful experience! The crew was awesome, the boat was great, and the catered meal was delicious!
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Romantic evening
Matthew_G, Dec 2021
Premium Sunset Dinner Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach
For anniversary took this little trip around the area absolutely loved it highlight of our trip would definitely recommend
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Amazing experience must do
Jake_S, Oct 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Loved all the crew, they were so fun and helpful. The boat was clean. We had a great time and think this is a must do!
star-5
Perfect experience from start to finish!
Connor_V, Oct 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
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.
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Whales galore
Pamela_B, Jan 2022
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Amazing snorkeling adventure. Crew couldn’t have been nicer, we saw whales all around us, and the snorkeling was the best I have ever experienced, we saw an amazing array of fish and turtles. Breakfast and lunch were good, open bar after snorkeling. The crew was extremely knowledgeable about the whales. Highly recommend
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Turtles and whales
Jane_G, Jan 2022
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
Snorkeling with sea turtles! Whale sightings, including one breaching! Crew was organized, food was hot and good- a great fun morning
star-4
Great way to spend an evening
Barbara_B, Dec 2021
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Open Bar from Ka’anapali Beach
Crew excellent, music great and food and drinks were good too! Fun time overall, plus we saw whales as added bonus
star-5
Amazing beautiful trip.
John_M, Dec 2021
West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach
The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable, the views were amazing, drinks were good and so was the food. Took my wife on our honeymoon and couldn’t have been happier.

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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