The Kanaio Coastline is one of the jewels of the Southern Side of Maui. This area has been a longtime favorite spot for many of Maui’s shore fisherman because of the large amount of pelagic fish that reside here feeding on the abundant populations of reef fish. Blue Water Rafting offers trips to this area that depart from the Kihei Boat Ramp on their fast Zodiac style speed boats. During whale season Humpback whales are often spotted and turtles and dolphins are often spotted year round. Many of the larger boats that go to Molokini depart out of Maalaea Harbor which is much farther from the Kanaio Coast then the Kihei Boat Ramp. In addition to the added distance, the waters of Kanaio tend to become very choppy at times can be very uncomfortable on boats that are not designed for rough water like the rigid hulled inflatable’s that are used by Blue Water Rafting.