Auntie Snorkel

Best Beach Rentals in Maui at Auntie Snorkel
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Auntie Snorkel offers the very best in beach rentals, including beach gear, snorkeling must-haves, and other equipment. This in addition to their booking services as well as island know-how makes them a wonderful resource to utilize when visiting the area to learn everything about the must-try activities in Maui. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Since 1985, Auntie Snorkel has boasted the best snorkel rental and gear shop in the area, featuring premium snorkel rentals as well as beach chair and umbrella, bike rentals, boogie board, beach toys, sunglasses, go-pro, and even paddle board rentals. Snorkel gear featured at Auntie Snorkel includes gear like fins, sunscreen, and more. Located right across the street from two amazing beaches, Kamaole 1 and Kamaole 2, at the front of the Rainbow Mall in Kihei, Auntie Snorkel’s premiere location ensures guests have easy access to everything they need to enjoy the beach while visiting the area. 

The Kamaole Beaches which are the nearby site of this company’s epic location feature lifeguards and boast lots of marine wildlife like turtles, making it a favorite spot to enjoy not only the beach but snorkeling as well. The huge, colorful reefs right offshore feature an abundance of reef fish and other interesting marine life. Auntie Snorkel will even provide guests with a map that highlights the best snorkel spots island-wide, so you are sure to enjoy all the islands have to offer. 

Auntie Snorkel is rated five stars on both Trip Advisor and Yelp for their excellent rentals and reasonable prices. However, along with many rental options that ensure the beach scene is all it can be, this company also helps arrange or book various Maui activities like Molokini Snorkel Boat Tours, tours of Hana, and Zipline adventures, and other memorable Maui excursions and activities. This comes complete with free advice on what are must-do activities that can only be derived by those who call the island home. 

It’s important to note that the sunscreen sold by Auntie Snorkel is a reef-safe variety that is free from harmful chemicals like oxybenzone that can be detrimental to the coral reefs. Auntie Snorkel also offers a variety of natural and organic products designed to protect guests’ skin and prevent damage to the beloved coral reef, ensuring a healthy shoreline ecosystem for all future generations. 

Beach rentals that are available at Auntie Snorkel, like beach umbrellas, beach chairs, life vests, beach wagons, coolers, and more ensure all guests visiting the beautiful beaches nearby can enjoy their day without the hassle of hauling gear. This company caters to guests who don’t want to drag a bunch of gear with them on the plane or to and from their room but still want the comfort and fun such items provide.  Maps, coupons, and detailed instructions are also freely given by the professionals working at Auntie Snorkel, which will have a huge positive impact on the way any trip to the islands goes! 

Guests can book virtually any Maui activity through Auntie Snorkel, though some of the favorites of Auntie Snorkel include a choice of snorkel excursions including the Pacific Whale Foundation Molokini Snorkel Tour and the Blue Water Rafting Kanaio Coast Snorkel Tour. Favorite zipline courses you can try via Auntie Snorkel’s arrangements include the seven-course North Shore Zipline, the Maui Jungle Zipline eight-line course, and the Kapalua Zipline, which is a six-line course. Zipline courses present an ideal way to experience the lush, green jungle of Maui, zipping across the tree lines. 

Of course, the whale watching tours cannot be missed either, with some of the favorite options being the Ultimate Whale Watch Raft Whale Watching Tour, the Pacific Whale Foundation Whale Watching Tour, and the Alii Nui, a Luxury Whale Watching Tour. 

Other must-try activities that can be arranged through Auntie Snorkel include Maui Luau tickets, which is the perfect activity to enjoy after a long day of whale watching, ziplining, or snorkeling. Choose from several luau options including the Ocean Tide Luau, the Feast at Lele Luau at Lahaina, Myths of Maui Luau at Royal Lahaina Resort, and the Drums of the Pacific Luau at Hyatt Regency. 

Insider Tips:
-All snorkel rental gear comes with a bottle of defogging. 
-All fins are appropriately sized for each guest upon their arrival, ensuring a secure fit. 
-Renting gear online will save you up to 50% off regular prices, plus online rentals come with a free rental item or camera. 
-A credit card is required for rentals. 
-Guests can snorkel right from Auntie Snorkel’s location. In fact, it is a great place to see lots of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
-Guests can enjoy free parking at the mall.