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Boss Frog's Dive and Surf Shop

75-5725 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 331-1990
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Ranked #2 of 31 Shopping in Kailua-Kona
Type: Specialty Shops
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Florence, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We just returned from our 10 day stay in Kona. We were a group of 4 ladies from Oregon & went to Boss Frog's for our snorkeling equipment on the recommendation of one of our group that had rented there before. Joy was the best! She was so friendly - and funny! She fitted us all with our face masks... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were first time Kona, Hawaii visitors. We were staying across from Kahaluu, one of the best snorkeling beaches on the island. When we were walking through downtown Kailua-Kona, we saw Boss Frog's and walked in to ask about snorkel rentals. Joy was very helpful in fitting our equipment. We rented in the late afternoon so we had the snorkels... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii is amazing unto itself with all of the natural and majestic beauty! Stopping in at Boss Frog's for a few tips and meeting Mama made it even better! Checking with her about tours and stuff to do helped us to meet the great staff of Splashers and snorkel the Bay at the Capt. Cook... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Mama Leah was so great in hooking us up with prescription snorkel gear for myself and my daughter. Whatever you need, she will take care of you at Boss Frogs in Kailua Kona!

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Bozeman, Montana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I was very happy upon wandering through Boss Frog's. I was immediately greeted with a huge smile by Mama Leah. She rented me a great surfboard and drew me a surf map (and gave me an interesting history lesson on Hawai'i surf) of the area. I also rented snorkel gear which all functioned great. My little sister and I we're... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We wondered into Boss Frogs to rent snorkel gear and were welcomed by Moma Leah! She was so informative and had the most loving spirit about her! Every suggestion she gave us was fantastic and we highly recomend her to anyone looking for authenticity!!

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Lovetravel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Thanks Mama for welcoming us with your Aloha spirit. All your recommendations were spot on. We appreciate the time you took with us. You helped make my husbands 40th birthday unforgettable. Mahalo

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Austin, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a terrible place to rent gear. The snorkel gear we rented, which was the highest quality and highest price, was horrible. The mask's leaked and really hurt our heads. Too much pressure to purchase side trips also. My advice, stay away.

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ChrisKasper, General Manager at Boss Frog's Dive and Surf Shop, responded to this review

Aloha: Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your experience with Boss Frog’s Dive & Surf. Helping travelers rent high-quality, affordable snorkel gear is one of our highest priorities, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. We are looking into every aspect of your experience to find... More

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had the best vacation ever thanks to Mama Leah.We went into the shop just to get our snorkel gear for the wk and ended up meeting Mama Leah.She showed us how to snorkel.It was our first time.Mama helped us out with everything from where to snorkel where to eat what boats to swim with manta rays and dolphins.My sister... More

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Eureka, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wandered into Boss Frog's to rent snorkel gear for the day. Was lured by the sign $1.50 per day. Of course, the $1.50 per day gear was out of stock but also not the best choice for gear. We ended up with the $10 gear (which is still a decent price). After being pitched to get our gear for free... More

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ChrisKasper, General Manager at Boss Frog's Dive and Surf Shop, responded to this review

Aloha: Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your experience with Boss Frog’s Dive & Surf. Helping travelers rent high-quality, affordable snorkel gear is one of our highest priorities, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. We are looking into every aspect of your experience to find... More

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