The Snorkel Store
The Snorkel Store
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
TURTLE READY. Our mission is to empower Maui enthusiasts to explore the island's beautiful beaches and invaluable turtle habitat responsibly. Know where to go for snorkeling each day with our daily Maui Snorkel Report and personalized Maui beach map. Get custom-fit with dry-mouth snorkel technology that's comfortable and safe for the ocean—and for snorkeling with turtles! Mix-and-match your Maui Beach Bundle items—Tommy Bahama beach chairs, boogie boards, turtle cruisers, float belts and coolers. And even SWAP your items for FREE during your trip. The Snorkel Store is committed to INFORM (education), REDUCE (disposable plastics) AND PROTECT (turtles and reef) our fragile Maui ecology. We use reef-safe, turtle-safe sunscreen, exclusively. The Snorkel Store: your first stop shop Maui beach shop.
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  • Deborah
    Bloomington-Normal, Illinois4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    Great service from everyone at the store. We were fitted when we went to pick up our snorkeling gear after I ordered online. We got excellent direction on where to go and parking for those areas too. They provided fish guides and anti fog spray. I recommend getting the Tuttle floats as they were very helpful in the water.
    We provide everything you need to be Turtle Ready! Our Turtle Cruisers put you in the perfect position to snorkel with the turtles and we get you to the right beach every day with our daily snorkel report! Mahalo for the fantastic review Getaway60084853905 :-)
    Written July 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • JerseyTex98
    Houston, Texas69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Experience
    We rented two snorkel sets, a float belt, and two boogie boards and had a great experience with the staff. They made sure everything fit and were very helpful with identifying the best places to snorkel nearby. The daily snorkel report email was very beneficial as well. Renting the equipment here cost half as much compared to renting through our resort, and the personalized experience we received from the Snorkel Store made it even better! I highly recommend renting your equipment from here if you’re staying in Kaanapali.
    We get you Custom Fit and Turtle Ready! Our team loves to make share their local knowledge with our guests and highlight all the best snorkel spots on our Turtle Ready Map! The Daily Snorkel Report makes sure you get to the right beach every day! We really appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the chance to get you Turtle Ready again in the future. Mahalo JerseyTex98.
    Written July 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 12, 2023
  • DrRachie
    Victor, Idaho261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best snorkel store in Maui, hands-down.
    There's a reason this shop consistently gets voted # 1 on Maui. It's quite simply the best. We recently booked beach chairs and snorkel gear online for 50% off, and when we arrived to pick up our gear, we were given a beach umbrella for free. Last time we booked here (2021), the booking was for ten days, but now it's for the entire duration of your trip. This is amazing because otherwise, we would have needed to make two bookings as we were staying fourteen days. The daily Snorkel Reports are excellent! –– but they make me sad when I'm back on the mainland :( I will only ever hire my stuff from The Snorkel Store. We even drove forty-five minutes from Kihei just to go here. The staff and service are top-notch. All the stars.
    Our daily Maui snorkel report makes sure you get to the right beach every day. We appreciate you making the beautiful drive over from Kihei and many of our guests do because they love our entire stay pricing and high quality of gear. We look forward to getting you Turtle Ready again in the future. Mahalo for the 5 stars Dr.Rachie_09.
    Written February 28, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Lisa Hern
    Sunnyvale, California104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best People, Best Snorkel Gear and Advice, Best Shave Ice - all in one spot!
    Greatest snorkel shop, and the shave ice canNOT be beat! First, the Snorkel Store Daily Report. This is curated with such care and aloha, it amazes me that they publish this daily (via email). It covers three broad areas for snorkeling: Northwest (Napili, Kapalua, & Honalua); Ka'anapali (Black Rock, & Kahekili (aka Airport Beach, for the airstrip that used to be here many moons ago); and South Shore (Olowalu, Wailea, & Mokena). The lest gives a rating from 1 (Play Scrabble) to 10 (Perfect). It gives a comprehensive breakdown of current and expected conditions for the day, and includes amazing detail including webcams as well as golden tips for parking near each spot. Stop by the store and on your first visit, someone will walk you through a map of snorkel spots, give you loads of tips that you will not find anywhere else, all for free. There, you can sign up for the daily report. You will not be unhappy. Grab the most fluffy and delicious shave ice in Hawaii (not kidding) while you are there. If you are Turtle Ready, and tell them about it, you get a buy one get the other half off. They are nice enough that someone will remind you of this code each time you visit - which I would bet is every day that you are in the area. Jonathan, Lisa, Dan, Rob, Leiganie (I should have gotten her name spelling, she is there on Sundays. . . omg every single person here is amazing and helpful, no kidding Great gear and advice. We bought awesome leggings and other items, many from local artists (check out the line of Alpha tights from alphamaui808.com. These folks want you to have an amazing snorkel experience, and they truly embody the spirit of Aloha. I look forward to sending everyone I know here and I mostly look forward to going back next time I am in Maui. Mahalo you fine folks, Love Lisa and Joanna - your friends from the south bay area, CA
    Mahalo Lisa and Joanna! We are so appreciative of your support and the thorough detailed review. We can't wait to see you again soon and get you Turtle Ready in the future.
    Written February 28, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Apassionfortravel11
    Toronto, Canada1,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing service!
    The service and equipment we received with the Snorkel Store in Kaanapali was amazing on this trip (we arrived on Maui on February 21). Lisa was so wonderful at the Snorkel Store...She sized us up perfectly for our fins, gave us a wonderful snorkel map, a fish guide, and complimentary mask cleaner (we have our own masks). Pricing was great...Moreover, her tips for snorkeling were amazing!!!! We have never experienced such stellar service before. I also love their daily Snorkel Report. As a result, we will forever be Snorkel Store customers! Mahalo, Lisa + Drew from Toronto, Canada
    We only rent the best quality gear, everyone gets the good stuff! Our rentals are priced for your entire stay, allowing for peace of mind and ease of planning. Our agents are dedicated to being your island insiders. Your support means so much to our small business and we can't wait to get you Turtle Ready forever.
    Written February 28, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 27, 2024
  • ClemsonGuy
    Algonquin, Illinois60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything You Need
    Found the store online and signed up for the morning snorkel report before even arriving in Maui. We went to the store that was less than 5 minutes from the Westin and got educated by Jonathon. He was very patient as he advised us on the gear we needed and then detailed many snorkeling locations on the map with the pros and cons of each. The best part was one price for as long as you were keeping the equipment, so pick it up when you arrive on Maui and drop it off when you leave. In addition to the snorkel gear, they had umbrellas, chairs and just about anyting you need to make your beach days enjoyable. I salute the marketing department for doing such a great job of making it inviting, interesting and easy.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2024
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DjEgedy
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Service was outstanding. So helpful. Rented snorkel equipment that was fitted to me for only $35/week. I had taken my own snorkel equipment but this was far better! No leaky mask, no water in the snorkel and comfy fins. Cannot say enough about how kind and helpful the staff were. They were above and beyond and pointed us to some amazing snorkel spots. When I am back, this will be my first stop.
Written November 3, 2020
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PA_FanMan
California138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Superb service! We're here in Maui until next week. Weather is wonderful with clear sky, sunny and warm (not hot) temperature! We stopped by The Snorkel Store yesterday to pick up our snorkeling gears! There was no waiting. The store was well stocked with all different sizes. The gears looked in great condition. Their service was quick and friendly. For a fixed price, we get to keep the gear for the length of our stay, which worked out to less than $5 per day! What an amazing deal for top notch gears!

At checkout, I signed up for their daily email alerts on the best snorkeling sites and locations!
Written February 12, 2021
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shemmy2
San Jose, CA155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We've been coming to Maui every 8-10 months for the past 5 years. Sometimes it is just the two of us, sometimes with other couples or family of 4 or more. We always get our snorkel gear and tours (whale watch, Hana tour, Maui Aquarium, Oh-Oh farms, and Luau's) through TSS. Lisa and Stephanie handle our online, email & phone queries with expert knowledge and aloha everytime. Since we stay at the Westin KOR, we always get our stuff at their Keka'a store just 1 mile away. Thanks to Rob for fitting us and getting our last minute whale tour vouchers. If you are in Maui during whale season, you must snorkel (you can hear the whales while snorkeling, really cool) and you must do a whale tour ... we saw a mother and calf within 2 minutes of leaving the dock and dozens more during our 2 hour leisurely tour. TSS also maps out the best places to snorkel througout the island. They also give you bogo and freebiee food coupons to popular eateries, too! I can't wait for our next trip to Maui. Oh yeah, duh ... I almost forgot, you can swim with turtles while snorkeling, too!
Written February 25, 2020
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Mahalo for such a kind and comprehensive review :} A hui hou!
Written February 26, 2020
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dydy401
Kailua, HI34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
Our large group didn’t phase them. They got everyone set up quickly and gave great recommendations on locations. My only slight peeve is that he claimed to give us a 50% discount. Are people really paying $70 for snorkel rental?? Because that seems excessive.
Written October 15, 2021
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Ricardo
Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Top notch service - I can’t recommend these folks highly enough. Rob was very attentive and gave us super detailed recommendations. Equipment rental cost was very reasonable and it’s good for our entire stay (6 days). They also send out this neat “snorkel report” that they make themselves every morning and tell you which places are likely to give the best dives.
Written December 16, 2022
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Tara N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We walked in planning on just buying cheap snorkel gear to get us through the week - I’m so glad this is the store we came to - the owner told us they have weekly rentals of really good snorkeling gear for really reasonable prices. Plus she was so lovely and helpful - guiding us through all the best spots to snorkel and making sure everything we were renting fit right so we would be comfortable. I’m so happy we came here, made our trip so much better.
Written January 8, 2020
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Mahalo, we are happy you did too :}
Written January 9, 2020
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tulsaparrothead
Broken Arrow, OK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
On a recent trip to Maui we decided just to rent snorkel fins rather than use a bunch of luggage space to bring ours with us. I found the Snorkel Store on Google and arranged to have them waiting for us when we arrived. Expecting to just drop in and be handed some fins, we were in for a big surprise. Nixon greeted us, had us sit down and actually had us try on several fins to make sure we got the proper fit. However this was just the beginning of the great customer service he provided. He provided us anti-fog liquid for our masks (even though we were not renting masks but using our own), a fish identification chart and a map of Maui showing all the snorkel areas around the island. Nixon then unfolded the map and gave us detailed information on where to snorkel in several areas. He also threw in a few tips on places to eat and drink. Rarely these days do you get the great enthusiactic customer service that Nixon provided to us that day. If you need to rent snorkel or beach gear, The Snorkel Store is the place to contact. Also sign up to receive their daily Snorkel Report, it provided us great daily information. I rarely take the time to write reviews, but this place was too great not to!
Written March 16, 2023
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Wow! Looks like Nixon really hit the mark when helping you all out. We will be sure to let him know about your experience. We love to make sure our guests get all the local knowledge so they can stay #Turtle Ready. Mahalo for the 5 star review Steve.
Written March 17, 2023
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Donna R
Schaumburg, IL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Top notch service! My daughter and I were visiting my nephew Michael last February. Michael (a local) highly recommended we rent our snorkel gear from The Snorkel Store. We were greeted promptly and by friendly, knowledgeable staff. They were great at fitting us with proper, safe, clean gear. I was amazed at how Rob found the perfect mask to replace my glasses! I needed to see clearly and I did! They are great at finding you the best location to snorkel, they provide laminated reference cards, and an easy to carry snorkel bag as well as clear and easy instructions on using the gear safely.
The store was easily accessible, clean and has a variety of gear to make your vacation more enjoyable.
Highly recommend and we will certainly be repeat customers!

Thank you for helping us enjoy every minute of our snorkel time!

P.S. You will want to rent gear for more than a day!
Written January 10, 2021
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gagenie
Georgia45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Can’t say enough about the excellent service we got! I had tried snorkeling in the Caribbean but my mask leaked! Well let me tell you that my mask didn’t leak any because they fit you with the right mask when you go into pick up your snorkel gear!! And you get to keep it the whole time of your stay! The lady that fit us was so kind and answered all our questions! If back in Maui I would definitely rent from the again! Highly recommend!!
Written March 2, 2023
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Sorry to hear that your mask leaked in the Caribbean and so glad that we were able to get you custom fit and Turtle Ready in Maui. Our agents custom fit every guest to make sure that they get the ABCs and 123s of snorkeling. Mahalo for the 5 star review Annette.
Written March 10, 2023
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Blessed_Travel_Buddy
Phoenix, AZ44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We rented beach chairs, an umbrella, a boogie board and two sets of snorkel gear for our week on Maui. They have great rates and I especially like their daily email with snorkel conditions around the island. Makes it easy to find a good place to snorkel. The umbrella had a tough time standing up to the winds on a really windy day, but otherwise everything worked well. They usually have good specials online if you book ahead of time.
Written August 8, 2021
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