• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

What is the Best Place To Rent Beach Gear From?

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
For our trip to Maui in August, the kids have told me they want to rent, snorkeling gear, chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and I'm looking to get a recommendation for a company that will drop off and pick up at my resort...

What do most of you do that have young adults, 21 and 18 when you go to Maui?
 

Luanne

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
19,480
Reaction score
10,367
Points
1,198
Location
New Mexico
Resorts Owned
Maui Lea at Maui Hill
San Diego Country Estates
We have rented snorkel gear from Snorkel Bob's. I don't know if they drop off and pick up, but I'd think you'd want to go into the shop to get fitted properly. Snorkel Bob's has locations on all of the islands.

http://snorkelbob.com/maui-store-locations/

For the other beach supplies we check to see if the resort has them available. Some do, at no fee, for their guests.
 

BJRSanDiego

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
3,507
Reaction score
1,983
Points
398
Location
San Diego
Resorts Owned
Sands of Kahana, Desert Springs I, DSV2, Shadow Ridge Enclaves Dlx
I recall from a previous post that you will be staying at the SOK. If you walk across the street, there is a small shopping center and a Boss Frog's rental place. They rent by the day or by the week. Reasonable rates. Since it is so close, it is really convenient for drop off.

If you are really a big planner, consider pre-checking their weekly prices versus just buying a cheaper set at Costco (by the airport).
 

DeniseM

Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
57,980
Reaction score
9,528
Points
1,849
Resorts Owned
WKORV, WKV, 2-SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim)
We also use Boss Frogs - check the tourist magazine that the car rental place gives you for discount coupons.

With the amount of equipment you want, I don't think buying everything is feasible - it will be cheaper to rent.
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
I recall from a previous post that you will be staying at the SOK. If you walk across the street, there is a small shopping center and a Boss Frog's rental place. They rent by the day or by the week. Reasonable rates. Since it is so close, it is really convenient for drop off.

If you are really a big planner, consider pre-checking their weekly prices versus just buying a cheaper set at Costco (by the airport).

Thanks, your right, I'm staying at SOK...I appreciate the tip...

My hubby just found a company online that has internet specials and their name is "The Snorkel Store" has anyone rented from them before?
 

crf450x

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2012
Messages
502
Reaction score
77
Points
238
Location
So Cal
I would also get the noblow umbrella buddy. It's basically a bag you fill with sand attached to a leash you tie to the umbrella so it doesn't blow inside out or blow away and spear someone. There have been many times we were the only ones on the beach with umbrellas because everyone else's umbrella were turning inside out and blowing away
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
I would also get the noblow umbrella buddy. It's basically a bag you fill with sand attached to a leash you tie to the umbrella so it doesn't blow inside out or blow away and spear someone. There have been many times we were the only ones on the beach with umbrellas because everyone else's umbrella were turning inside out and blowing away

Do they places that rent gear, rent these or do I need to purchase this and bring with me...thanks great suggestion.
 

DeniseM

Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
57,980
Reaction score
9,528
Points
1,849
Resorts Owned
WKORV, WKV, 2-SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim)
So true - a light weight umbrella will either blow away, or turn wrong side out. Don't get an umbrella, unless you can get a heavy one. A small beach type tent actually works better.
 

crf450x

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2012
Messages
502
Reaction score
77
Points
238
Location
So Cal
Do they places that rent gear, rent these or do I need to purchase this and bring with me...thanks great suggestion.
They don't rent the noblws. I have been using these for the past few years and use it with the tommy bahama umbrellas. No problems even in the strongest of Tradewinds of which they are usually pretty consistent in the kaanapali area where we usually stay.
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
They don't rent the noblws. I have been using these for the past few years and use it with the tommy bahama umbrellas. No problems even in the strongest of Tradewinds of which they are usually pretty consistent in the kaanapali area where we usually stay.

Where do you purchase the noblws at to attach to the umbrella's? thanks
 

DeniseM

Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
57,980
Reaction score
9,528
Points
1,849
Resorts Owned
WKORV, WKV, 2-SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim)
Before you purchase them, I'd ask the rental place what they offer. The big screws that screw deep into the sand work well too.
 

crf450x

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2012
Messages
502
Reaction score
77
Points
238
Location
So Cal
Where do you purchase the noblws at to attach to the umbrella's? thanks

You can find the noblo umbrella buddy on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Noblo-Umbrella-Buddy-Simple-Beach-Anchor/dp/B00AJQUU7I

I purchased several of them from http://babyhalfoff.com/noblo-umbrella-anchor
but it appears that they are sold out of them. The Tommy Bahama umbrellas have a screw in base that goes into the sand, but with the trade winds that alone is not usually enough. Having an umbrella on the beach while sitting on some beach chairs makes a world of difference and worth not only the price for the weekly rental but when we are on the same island for longer than a week, definitely worth the purchase price directly from Costco.
 

pspercy

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2007
Messages
317
Reaction score
93
Points
388
Location
North Texas
Resorts Owned
Maui Ocean Club x2
DC points
For our trip to Maui in August, the kids have told me they want to rent, snorkeling gear, chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and I'm looking to get a recommendation for a company that will drop off and pick up at my resort...

What do most of you do that have young adults, 21 and 18 when you go to Maui?
We like Maui Dive Shop.
http://www.mauidiveshop.com
 

n777lt

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2007
Messages
362
Reaction score
21
Points
378
Location
MDW

If it matters to you, I think Maui Dive Shop carries better equipment than Boss Frogs. Maui Dive Shop used to have a location in the Lahaina Gateway (shopping center across the highway from teh Cannery [Safeway, Longs Drugs, etc.]) but now the closest to Kaanapali is in the Kahana shopping center. They have 3 other locations on Maui as well.
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
We also use Boss Frogs - check the tourist magazine that the car rental place gives you for discount coupons.

With the amount of equipment you want, I don't think buying everything is feasible - it will be cheaper to rent.

Denise, That is what I thought, I want to be on the beach watching while the kids snorkel and I want to do it sitting on a chair vs sand and not getting sunburnt in the process....thanks for all of the help.
 

klpca

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2006
Messages
8,393
Reaction score
7,481
Points
749
Location
CA
Resorts Owned
SDO, Quarter House, Seapointe, Coronado Beach, Carlsbad Inn, Worldmark
If it matters to you, I think Maui Dive Shop carries better equipment than Boss Frogs. Maui Dive Shop used to have a location in the Lahaina Gateway (shopping center across the highway from teh Cannery [Safeway, Longs Drugs, etc.]) but now the closest to Kaanapali is in the Kahana shopping center. They have 3 other locations on Maui as well.

We like Maui Dive shop too. Their process seems much quicker than the other places. And I agree - the gear is nicer. We use the Kahana Gateway location.
 

Kel

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2005
Messages
721
Reaction score
173
Points
403
Location
So. Calif
It would be less expensive and more convenient to purchase the equipment than to rent it. You want to buy your own snorkel gear – not rent. You want to make sure you have a mask that fits properly and I wouldn’t want to use a snorkel that others have used. You can buy that at home and have it for many trips. A mask, snorkel and fins don’t take that much room in a suitcase.

Sometimes resorts have beach chairs you can use. Or, you can buy inexpensive beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards for everyone at Wal-Mart or Costco.

Have fun!
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
Would Costco be a good place to purchase a snorkel set from?

It would be less expensive and more convenient to purchase the equipment than to rent it. You want to buy your own snorkel gear – not rent. You want to make sure you have a mask that fits properly and I wouldn’t want to use a snorkel that others have used. You can buy that at home and have it for many trips. A mask, snorkel and fins don’t take that much room in a suitcase.

Sometimes resorts have beach chairs you can use. Or, you can buy inexpensive beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards for everyone at Wal-Mart or Costco.

Have fun!
 

SmithOp

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 17, 2010
Messages
7,739
Reaction score
3,538
Points
499
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Resorts Owned
HGVC King's Land 2BR Premier 23.040K Points.
Would Costco be a good place to purchase a snorkel set from?



Yes, I just picked up one of the US Divers sets they have for an upcoming trip. I've also purchased at Big5 if you have any of those stores nearby, they carry the US Divers brand also. At Big5 you can replace just a mask or tube, Costco only sells full sets, I find the fins last a lot longer than mask/tube.
 
Last edited:

artringwald

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2011
Messages
4,794
Reaction score
3,783
Points
448
Location
Oakdale, MN
Resorts Owned
HVC: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
For our trip to Maui in August, the kids have told me they want to rent, snorkeling gear, chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and I'm looking to get a recommendation for a company that will drop off and pick up at my resort...

What do most of you do that have young adults, 21 and 18 when you go to Maui?

We were at Kaanapali Beach Club last month and there wasn't much beach left. I hope the tides bring back some of the sand by August. Here's where the beach used to be at the public access next to KBC.

2016-02-28%2018-15-13-M.jpg
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
Yes, I just picked up one of the US Divers sets they have for an upcoming trip. I've also purchased at Big5 if you have any of those stores nearby, they carry the US Divers brand also. At Big5 you can replace just a mask or tube, Costco only sells full sets, I find the fins last a lot longer than mask/tube.

I don't have any Big 5's in our state, but thank you for the info on Costco....
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,084
Reaction score
2,998
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
We were at Kaanapali Beach Club last month and there wasn't much beach left. I hope the tides bring back some of the sand by August. Here's where the beach used to be at the public access next to KBC.

2016-02-28%2018-15-13-M.jpg

That is a bummer, is KBC near SOK?
 
Top