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“Best snorkel gear we used on or vacation”
Review of Kapaa Beach Shop

Kapaa Beach Shop
Ranked #17 of 50 Tours in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Right on the Kapaa bike trail we have very reasonably priced bicycles for rent. Kapaa Beach Shop has other beach gear for rent such as boogie boards, beach chairs, wet suits and all your snorkeling needs. We have a very large selection of snorkeling and diving masks even if you have a prescription. A great range of fins including those for free diving and scuba, a good selection of spear guns, knifes, gloves, booties and water socks. We have some of the best prices for new bc's and regulators and gauges. We have wet suits for sales for adults and even toddlers, a good selection of rash guards for adults and children.
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best snorkel gear we used on or vacation”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

I recently took a week long trip to Kauai, and went on several snorkeling trips, using gear from several different shops and gear provided by the excursions we were on. While I was staying on Coconut Beach, I Googled snorkel rental and Kapaa Beach Shop came up along with a few other establishments. I chose KBS because of their convenient location, straightforward website, and great deal ($6 a day for full snorkel gear rental).

It was the BEST snorkel gear we used on the island. Operation of the snorkel worked very well. I dove under water several times with all of the different gear we had, and most were a little tricky (sometimes taking on water) and did not quickly flush out all of the water when I resurfaced, but Kapaa's gear, which looked brand new, was awesome.

The staff was friendly and provided us with great tips, both on using the gear and the best places to snorkel on the island. The kit we rented came with goggles, snorkel, fins, defogging solution, and a bag to keep it all together.

I highly recommend taking your business to Kapaa Beach Shop. Thanks guys!
Charles L.

Visited May 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to rent bikes and fins”
Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

Really glad we picked this place to rent bikes and snorkel equipment. Super friendly staff, and the price was right. Will definitely go there again.

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4 Thank Amy D
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Los Altos, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Shop, helpful staff, nice bikes”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Great bike and beach shop for adults and kids with reasonable prices, high quality bikes and super friendly owners! Nice dog too. Classy touch with fresh, clean towels after a short Kauai afternoon shower. We had 4 kids and 4 adults, and it worked out really well!!

Visited April 2012
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5 Thank Archiemoore
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great spot for rentals”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

We were honeymooning in Kauai and were told there was a mellow 4 mile bike route along the coast. We stopped at the kapaa beach shop and were greeted with a warm welcome from the owner Mike. We got new bikes for a great rate! They were cool about being flexible with us not knowing how long we wanted the bikes...
Great couple and adorable dog:-)
We even went back for a second trip

Visited April 2012
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4 Thank leahcrystal
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly service, advise, teaching; willingness to share knowledge, genuine in helping others.”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

My wife and I went to Hawaii for the first time as our Honeymoon. Coming from Ohio we knew very little about the island of Kauai, and much less about snorkeling in the various locations there. The Kapaa Beach Shop made the experience much easier, and the pricing for rental gears were the most reasonable we can find. Most importantly we felt the interactions were more personal than purely business.

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5 Thank alphaethan
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