Snorkeling in Kauai

The clear waters of Kauai are warm enough for everyone to enjoy the underwater world. Kauai snorkeling is full of ocean wildlife that will dazzle your eyes. Be sure to pick the right time for your snorkeling adventure, as low tide is generally the best. It is important to wear flippers or water shoes while snorkeling. You can rent flippers at the shops or buy water shoes at Kmart or Wal Mart in Lihue. Several locations are good for beginner or experienced snorkelers. Our own Poipu Beach is the best for beginners that are snorkeling in Kauai. For experienced snorkelers Ke’e or the Tunnels will be the best bet. Getting the right gear is simple with rental shops available for all your needs. You can see a sampling of what is available through our preferred providers listed below.

Kauai Snorkel

Kauai Snorkel Rentals is the only snorkel shop on Kauai with exclusive rentals and sales of the new Aria full face snorkel masks. These masks allow you to breathe easy through your nose or mouth as you snorkel while giving you a full view of Kauai’s breathtaking underwater beauty. The snorkel automatically closes off if you dive beneath the surface so you don’t have to worry about choking on water. They are super helpful and a fantastic resource for where to enjoy the best snorkeling each day. Call them at 808-626-5221.

Kauai Z Tours

Kauai Z Tourz provides fabulous tours that “go beyond the beach.” Choose from snorkel tours, whale watching tours, or private charters. The company is conveniently located in Poipu and is ideal for Villas guests. With the ability to accommodate families and small groups, the office is located a just few minutes away in Old Koloa town. You’ll have the adventure of a lifetime when you encounter sea turtles, tropical fish, and even humpback whales! Visit their website at or call 808-742-7422.

Boss Frogs

Boss Frog’s Dive & Surf shops of Kauai and Hawaii Three great locations on Kauai offering: Super affordable panoramic snorkel gear, the best silicone snorkel gear for extra comfort and best fit, EZ Breath Snorkel gear with the best mask and a “Dry Snorkel” invented (by Jacques Cousteau). Sporty surf and boogie boards (also with viewports for casual sea life discovery), digital underwater cameras for striking photos of your snorkeling adventures, great activities booking, and also Island wide tips for eating, shopping, and having the best vacation ever. Call Boss Frogs today at (808) 742-9111.

Snorkel Bob’s

(808) 737-2421

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