Have you ever wanted to experience a kiting adventure of a lifetime? Kiting.com is now offering day and overnight guided kiteboarding trips for intermediate to advanced kiteboarders from Maui to Lanai.
Prerequisites: Must know how to stay upwind consistently
1 Full Day (6:00am to 7-30pm) for Day Trips - Overnight Trips Will Add 24 Hours
for Day Trips - Add $300 for overnight trips
1:2 Safari participant to instructor ratio
Year-round when conditions permit. Summer is the most consistent
Lahaina, Maui to Manele Bay, Lanai
Begin Your Experience
Meet at the Lahaina Harbor, Maui public loading dock in front of the Pioneer Inn at 6:15am. The Ferry will promptly leave at 6:45am. If you would like us to pick you up and drop you off from your hotel on Maui, please let us know.
NOTICE: ALL PASSENGERS MUST SHOW VALID PICTURE IDENTIFICATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE TICKETS.
Lahaina Harbor at 6:45am
Manele Bay, Lanai at 7:30am
Luxurious 5 Seater New Land Rover - The Lanai Kite Express - Takes you to and from your secluded kite spot on Lanai - Expect about an hour of adventure off-road driving each way
Arrive At Kite Camp
Camp Federation, Lanai - 9:00am
Depart Kite Camp:
Camp Federation, Lanai - 5:00pm
This means you will have 8 hours to kite!
Manele Bay Harbor, Lanai - Lahaina Harbor, Maui - leaves promptly at 6:45pm
Lahaina Harbor, Maui - arrives at 7:30pm
This is an all-inclusive kiteboarding adventure where only the faint of heart are encouraged to participate! Many people kite, but only a select few have ever really kited! You must be a confident kiteboarder that can stay upwind; however, you will have at least one professional kiteboarder with you at all times!
If you have your own gear, great! If not, we will gear you up with our 2015 Naish Kiteboarding Gear at no additional fee!
Water, snacks, and soft drinks will be available throughout the trip. A catered lunch will be provided for our day/night trips
Dinner, a continental breakfast, and a second lunch will be added for our night trips.
Overnight Safari Sleeping Accommodations
Sleep under the stars at Camp Federation in a Hennessey Hammock with a camp fire on the beach (The True Hawaiian Experience!)
Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Lanai City (additonal $300 / night)
What should you expect while kiting on Lanai?
If you've never kited on Lanai, you're in for an experience of a lifetime. We will take you to our exotic Lanai kite camp where the only other kiter on the water with you will be your professional kitesurfing instructor. He or she will inform you on when and where you're allowed to kite. And if you need any assistace, we will be right there for you!
Winds are very similar to Maui. Kiters should expect strong easterly winds from 20 to 25mph with higher gusts.
This basically means a 200lb kiter will usually be riding a 6 or 8 meter kite on Lanai.
Due to the fact that there are very few people on Lanai, it's possible to get a glimpse of the rare Hawaiian Monk Seal. There are fewer than 1200 of these seals left in the world!
Taking a kiting Safari to Lanai, is like taking a trip back in time James Dole's Hawaiian Pineapple Company bought the island for 1.2 million dollars in December of 1922 and construction was immediately started on a model village named Lanai City, which was to house the new immigrant workers from the Philippines, Korea and Japan. The island of Lanai would become the largest pineapple plantation in the world and at its peak produced ninety percent of the world's pineapple. Larry Ellison (the CEO of Oracle) recently purchased Lanai in 2012 reportedly for $500 or $600 million.
Some people think Lanai has the friendliest residents in the islands. There is a slower pace of life and locals certainly have more time to talk story. A visitor once remarked that even the teenagers say hello to strangers here.
All thirty-three hundred residents live within a one mile radius of Dole Park. And there are only 2 resident kiteboarders on Lanai!
Can we do anything besides normal kiting?
Yes, this is your kite safari, and we can customize your trip however you would like. Please call or email us for availability and pricing for our additional activities.
- ATV Rentals
- Camp Fires
- Boogie Boarding
- Spear Fishing
- Shoot rifles
or bow and arrows
- Kite Fishing
- Foil Boarding
- Kite Downwind for miles with a pickup provided
- Kite To Another Island (boat support required)
Professional Kite Photography
Lanai has had its share of famous visitors. Bill and Melinda Gates got married here. Governor Arnold Schwarzneggar, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkely, Joe Montana, John Elway, Madonna, Oprah, Gene Hackman, Bobby Flay, Tom Selleck and many other celebrities have graced our shores. Lanai has two championship golf courses, scuba diving, world class snorkeling at Hulupoe Bay Marine Life Preserve, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, deep sea fishing, and miles of remote beaches. If you feel like relaxing and doing nothing, Lanai is the place to be.
Lanai is a remote and pristine island just waiting to be kited!
Stops Along the Way:
Manele Bay - Lanai City - Camp Federation - Lahaina Harbor
Why Is Lanai Such A Great Place For Kiting.com To Hold A Kite Safari?
- Consistent strong wind
- It's just a 45 minute ferry ride from Maui
- Dry climate to avoid the rainy days
scenery and exotic wildlife (Access Deer, Rams, & Wild Boar)
- Secluded and remote kite location (kite
with just your professional kite guide)
- Kite around a wrecked ship
Get professional advice and reassurance from your kite guides
Gear up with high quality Naish kite gear provided by Kiting.com
- Do something that few kiters will ever be able to experience!
- Customize your kite safari
with our fun activities
- Let us take care of the details!
Please call us at (808) 852-1938 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your kite safari. We're looking forward to expanding your kiting horizons!