Snorkel Bob’s Kona

Create Your Hawaiian Adventure with Help from Snorkel Bob’s in Kona
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Get connected with luaus, helicopter tours, whale watching, boat trips, surfing, and snorkeling by visiting Snorkel Bob’s in Kona. This snorkel rental shop has high-quality, specially engineered, and sanitized gear for rent. Plus you have a one-stop place to book several types of Hawaiian experiences in Kona. Don’t miss visiting Snorkel Bob’s for your gear and experiences.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Forget lugging snorkeling equipment with you on the plane to Hawaii. Rent it when you arrive instead. Snorkel Bob’s in Kona makes the rental process simple and affordable. But Snorkel Bob’s does much more than rent snorkel equipment. This shop allows helps you to book a variety of tours near Kona, so you can create your ultimate Hawaiian adventure, whether you want to explore by land, air, or sea.

The most well-known service provided by Snorkel Bob’s is snorkel equipment rentals. They have a large range of mask, fin, snorkel, and goggle sizes to fit anybody. Plus, you have the option of selecting from several 24-hour or weekly rental packages based on your budget.

Snorkel packages differ in the quality of their included gear. Package levels from lowest to highest price are Budget Crunch, Split Level, 4 Eyes Prescription, and Ultimate Truth. Each ensemble includes a mask or goggles, snorkel, net gear back, lens defogger, fins, and a map with snorkeling tips. Except for the Budget Crunch package, you also can upgrade the standard snorkel to a MoflO2 Fresh Air model on the gear ensemble. Prescription and Ultimate Truth packages allow you to also choose Moflex fins as another upgrade option. Additionally, all snorkel rental packages come with fish identification cards so you can know the names of the fish you see on your dive.

To ensure that everyone in your group has the most comfortable equipment, you should have an in-store fitting. Proper fit is essential to keep water out of your mask and ensure that you can use the snorkel correctly. Fitting is especially important for kids and smaller adults who often have a narrow range of sizes that will work for them. Snorkel Bob’s stocks extended sizes. Everyone in your family can find the fins they need, including babies with the smallest feet and adults with feet in sizes 15 to 17.

When renting equipment, you don’t need to worry about the cleanliness of the gear. Each set of equipment undergoes a three-step cleaning and sanitizing process before it goes out to customers. First, the equipment soaks in chlorine bleach to kill any germs on the surface. After soaking, each piece gets a thorough washing with soap and water to clean off the bleach and any remaining debris. Lastly, every piece gets a rinse of fresh water and air dry to complete the process.

With equipment rental and sales, Snorkel Bob’s also provides customers with valuable information about the best places to dive. Get maps on the website for dive spots near the Snorkel Bob’s Kona location and others or ask the knowledgeable staff for recommended dives and snorkeling tips.

Other rental equipment at Snorkel Bob’s includes beach chairs, coolers, wet suit tops, boogie boards, floatation belts, snorkeling floatation vests, and boogie fins. Like the snorkel equipment, you can pick these up at the Snorkel Bob’s location in Kailua-Kona and drop them off at any other location, even on other islands.

You don’t have to plan on snorkeling to visit Snorkel Bob’s. This store also provides bookings for a variety of adventures including helicopter tours, luaus, boat tours, whale watching, ziplining, and kayaking. Book one or more of these experiences to create a customized Hawaiian adventure that will give you plenty of memories and new views of the Islands.

When you want to rent or buy snorkeling equipment, need gear for the beach, or are seeking your next Hawaiian adventure, stop by Snorkel Bob’s in Kailua-Kona to get exactly what you need to enjoy your time in the Hawaiian Islands.

Insider Tips:
-All Snorkel Bob’s locations have 24-hour drop-off boxes to return your snorkel gear after hours, even if you are on another island from where you rented the equipment.
-If you find that your rented equipment has a problem, bring it back to the store for a free repair, exchange, or refund.
-Easy off-street parking at the Kona location.
-Make sure to return everything in the rental package, even the defogger, to avoid unexpected charges.