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Gregory Cardello
Gregory Cardello
2022-07-06
Renting a car from Paul at Maui Cruisers was one of the best decisions we made on our Maui trip. Pickup and drop-off at the airport was easy and flawless. Yes, the cars are a little older than what you will find at the national car rental places, but the car was spotlessly clean and in perfect condition with ice cold a/c. And this is why we paid far less than HALF of what we were quoted at the other rental car places. The Toyota Camry we rented was everything we needed to get around the island comfortably and reliably. I will only use Maui Cruisers on future Maui trips and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
NA
NA
2022-06-28
So grateful to have an affordable option to overpriced car rental companies! The Toyota ran well and the AC worked. Paul was very helpful and friendly!
Moises Laqui
Moises Laqui
2022-06-24
Great customer service, great van and great prices! Also convenient pick up and drop off service. We will definitely use Maui cruisers again and will recommend to all!
Jerica Rosario
Jerica Rosario
2022-06-14
BEST DECISION, hands down! I only leave reviews when things are really, really bad or really, really good. And going with Paul was GREAT! I read through a lot of reviews, and the reviews for maui cruisers had the same theme and after the trip, everything I read was true! The process is SEAMLESS. I didnt have any mix ups, I didnt have to stand in a customer service line or be on hold. All i did was fill out my info on the site and got an email from Paul pretty quickly. Once I provided the info, he called me and the entire conversation was effortless and we talked like we already knew each other. Easy pick up/drop off. The car was not the fanciest but was RELIABLE which was my biggest priority. Plus you can't go wrong with Toyota! Even after pick up, I was able to check in with Paul and asked about recommendations and he was super kind and gave me info about snorkeling/road to hana. Great guy! I cant wait to go back and will definitely book with Paul again! Paul - thank you again for everything! See ya next time!
Trenton Reisinger
Trenton Reisinger
2022-06-14
Paul at Maui Cruisers was really nice and easy to deal with. He was very detailed on how to find the rental car and what to do when we dropped it off! The car we got was an older but absolutely perfect little Toyota corolla that was great on gas and has ice cold AC. We will definitely be calling maui cruisers next year! Thanks again Paul. Mahalo, Trenton
Brooks Martin
Brooks Martin
2022-06-09
This was the easiest car rental experience we've ever had. Nice clean Toyota Camry. The car was ready and waiting for us when we got to the airport. No catching a shuttle or waiting in line! It was in the lot outside of baggage claim. Paul is a great guy who provides excellent customer service and I will be recommending him to all my friends who visit Maui. I will only rent from him in the future.
Justin Janich
Justin Janich
2022-06-07
From the moment I first talked to Paul on the phone, I knew that we were speaking the same language: honesty, humor and a passion for Toyotas, which are without question the world's most reliable cars! There are four main reasons why this is THE place to rent from (and why we'll rent from him again on our return trips): 1. Price. Its no secret that the "national" rental car companies sold and shipped a ton of cars off the island during Covid, and with the resulting rental car shortage, prices are through the roof. I did a comparison, and our car from Maui Cruisers was about 1/3 the price of renting a subcompact from Enterprise. That means more money in your pocket to spend on other things. Let me put it this way, for the same price as getting an Enterprise rental, my wife and I got the car, a couples massage, and dinner at Merriman's, with money left over to put towards a Molokini snorkeling tour. How can you beat that? 2. Convenience. While everyone else waits for a shuttle to take them to "rental car hell" where they'll wait in more lines, we walked straight out to the parking lot and had left the airport in under 5 minutes. Dropping off the car was equally easy. Unless you're someone that enjoys standing in lines, this is a huge benefit! 3. Local Vibe. Paul's cars may have some scrapes or dings... maybe even a touch of rust, but they definitely blend in with the island traffic. I threw a shell necklace up on the rear-view for a little added "aloha" and off we went! Driving on Maui, it's immediately clear who the tourists are, especially all the brand new Wranglers and convertible Mustangs. In our 2004 Camry, I didn't feel like I was being judged by the locals, which is really nice if you're a surfer like me or are planning to go to the less touristy spots. I can't understate the benefit of cruising around incognito. 4. Reliability. Renting out nothing but old Toyotas is a smart business move, because they basically NEVER break. We drove our Camry around the entire island, literally, and it never missed a beat, while giving us very good gas mileage. Yes... we took it "counterclockwise" to Hana (starting from Kula), chuckling at the folks in Jeeps. Also drove clockwise along the northern side from Lahaina to Kahului which gets extremely narrow. We just made sure to use our low gears ("2" and "L") on any steep or super twisty sections and had no issues. I believe most of Paul's cars now have a full size spare tire, which is comforting should you ever get a flat. Bottom line, renting from Maui Cruisers was a win-win all the way around and in a way, it even made our trip more fun! Looking forward to next time. Side note: I had a good laugh pulling up to the valet guy at Merriman's and telling him "Careful, don't scratch it!" LOL
John Susoeff
John Susoeff
2022-06-02
At a time when rental cars cost a fortune, Paul at Maui Cruisers set us up with a Toyota Corolla at a phenomenal price - we'll definitely use them again.
michael beckmann
michael beckmann
2022-05-28
This is Gayle posting! Thank you Paul, for making our car rental feel like we were borrowing it from a friend. We rented an older Camry for 9 days for a fantastic price. The car ran great, was super good on gas mileage, had a constantly cold air-conditioner and didn’t look as old as it was! It really was a great experience. The price was half of what the bigger companies charge but 1 1/2 times the service. Mahalo Paul. You will definitely be our first call next time we head your way! Aloha! Michael and Gayle from St. Louis!

Cheap & Easy Car Rentals with Aloha at Kahului Airport Maui (OGG)

Get the Best Cheap Car Rentals at Maui’s Kahului Airport with Maui Cruisers Car Rental Service.

We have great rates, reliable cars and much aloha. 

Maui Cruisers Car Rental Service is a Maui favorite for cheap & easy airport car rentals that are market rate affordable and have a great support system. We strive to keep you in a clean reliable car for cruising Maui. Owner Paul McKiernan says, “I used to get rentals when I traveled for business and the price quoted never matched my credit card statement and it was all just a hassle, so I wanted to create a service that delivered the Maui car rentals to you and picked them up, and made sure that the cars are reliable & in good condition (we are not a “rent a wreck” shop) and that customers would have the full support of Maui Cruisers Car Rental Roadside Service.”

  • No hassle 24×7 airport pick-up and drop-off
  • No shuttle buses, no lines, no upsells
  • No hidden fees
  • No deposits or holds
  • Total upfront pricing
  • Free miles
  • Excellent service
  • Plenty of Aloha

With our Discount Maui Car Rentals, *EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED! Our Cheap Maui Car Rental pricing reflects all of the applicable general excise, airport concession and road use taxes, liability insurance as well the rental itself. There is no confusion whatsoever as to what the entire rental will cost.

Our car rental fleet, which consists of 1999-2003 vintage Nissan Sentras and Toyota Corollas as well as our newest addition of “family friendly” Dodge Caravans are all purchased right here in Hawaii so you will have the “Local Look”? and blend right in when you get behind the wheel.

Maui Driving Tips

After living on Maui for many years we offer the following advice when you get behind the wheel of a car here: Don’t speed , don’t tailgate and most of all don’t blow your horn (unless it is a dire emergency). There is a certain philosophy associated with the above mentioned caveats which most folks, coming from the fast-paced lands of the more northern latitudes, are little aware of.

Taken separately the first caveat, “Don’t speed” is one worth noting not only from the standpoint of the law (you could get a ticket) but also from the standpoint of missing the awe inspiring beauty Maui has to offer if you only slow down and look! Also in a larger sense, when someone is rushing to get “there” he is missing the sublime beauty of “here” which is the precious present. There are very few places on earth more precious to visit than here. So try to slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the tropics. After all isn’t that one of the reasons you came here?

The second caveat , “Don’t tailgate” is as much about respecting the person in front of you as it is about your own self respect. After all, on some level, we human beings (and all creatures for that matter) are connected. If you are tailgating the person in front of you you are creating animosity in that person which could very well come back to you in a negative way. Or the person in front of you could become upset and tailgate the person in front of them.

Either way, the results of your initial action of tailgating has a negative effect on a lot more than the person in front of you. It sounds crazy but people who live here are sensitive to and believe in these types of philosophies. So, while you are here, relax. If the person in front of you is a slow poke, be grateful that you have more time to enjoy the scenery. Wherever you are going it will still be there when you get there!

The third caveat “Don’t blow your horn” again falls into the category of courtesy and respect for other drivers on the road as well as peace and quiet on an already crowded island. Alot of times we blow our horn because we are impatient to get “there” as stated above (sound familiar?). Again remember that the “there” we want to get to isn’t going anywhere. Try to leave a little early so you can relax and enjoy the ride!

Hopefully these words of wisdom not only can apply here on Maui, but could be also be applied when you get back home. Can you imagine what a peaceful, wonderful place it could be? Thanks again for choosing Maui Cruisers!

Maui Cruisers Customer Reviews

So incredibly appreciative of Paul and Maui Cruisers! If you want to let go and relax absolutely the best way to go. Been renting from Paul for years. He embodies what aloha means and my family will use his car service forever. Thank you so much Paul!

Jason M. – Kahului, Maui

Don’t even think about using anyone else!

Paul made the entire rental car process smooth and very easy.  Like others mentioned I was frantically calling around to all the rental companies and they were either priced WAY too high or didn’t have anything available. When I called Maui Cruisers (about to give up on my search for an affordable car) Paul answered and was very helpful in getting my family and I into a great car for our 12 night vacation. Even included a booster seat for my daughter at NO additional charge, unlike the other companies. I was a little nervous at first with it being an older vehicle, but it was obviously very well taken care of. The car was very clean when we picked it up and ran great even with the AC blaring. The best part was the pickup and drop off process. After being on the airplane for 7 hours and finally reaching paradise the last thing you want to do is go stand in line at some stuffy overpriced car rental building with two screaming children and a very irritated husband. With Paul, we landed, turned on my phone, and there was a text message with pictures of our vehicle and where it was parked in the parking lot right outside of baggage claim. NO LINES! Drop off was just as easy! Now if you would rather spend your vacation money on a newer overpriced car, that’s your call, but if you would rather use your hard earned money on making memories in paradise then Paul with Maui Cruisers is the way to go. This little gem helped my family and I have the most amazing and memorable vacation! Thank you Paul!

Samantha Y – USA

Gregory Cardello
Gregory Cardello
2022-07-06
Renting a car from Paul at Maui Cruisers was one of the best decisions we made on our Maui trip. Pickup and drop-off at the airport was easy and flawless. Yes, the cars are a little older than what you will find at the national car rental places, but the car was spotlessly clean and in perfect condition with ice cold a/c. And this is why we paid far less than HALF of what we were quoted at the other rental car places. The Toyota Camry we rented was everything we needed to get around the island comfortably and reliably. I will only use Maui Cruisers on future Maui trips and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
NA
NA
2022-06-28
So grateful to have an affordable option to overpriced car rental companies! The Toyota ran well and the AC worked. Paul was very helpful and friendly!
Moises Laqui
Moises Laqui
2022-06-24
Great customer service, great van and great prices! Also convenient pick up and drop off service. We will definitely use Maui cruisers again and will recommend to all!
Jerica Rosario
Jerica Rosario
2022-06-14
BEST DECISION, hands down! I only leave reviews when things are really, really bad or really, really good. And going with Paul was GREAT! I read through a lot of reviews, and the reviews for maui cruisers had the same theme and after the trip, everything I read was true! The process is SEAMLESS. I didnt have any mix ups, I didnt have to stand in a customer service line or be on hold. All i did was fill out my info on the site and got an email from Paul pretty quickly. Once I provided the info, he called me and the entire conversation was effortless and we talked like we already knew each other. Easy pick up/drop off. The car was not the fanciest but was RELIABLE which was my biggest priority. Plus you can't go wrong with Toyota! Even after pick up, I was able to check in with Paul and asked about recommendations and he was super kind and gave me info about snorkeling/road to hana. Great guy! I cant wait to go back and will definitely book with Paul again! Paul - thank you again for everything! See ya next time!
Trenton Reisinger
Trenton Reisinger
2022-06-14
Paul at Maui Cruisers was really nice and easy to deal with. He was very detailed on how to find the rental car and what to do when we dropped it off! The car we got was an older but absolutely perfect little Toyota corolla that was great on gas and has ice cold AC. We will definitely be calling maui cruisers next year! Thanks again Paul. Mahalo, Trenton
Brooks Martin
Brooks Martin
2022-06-09
This was the easiest car rental experience we've ever had. Nice clean Toyota Camry. The car was ready and waiting for us when we got to the airport. No catching a shuttle or waiting in line! It was in the lot outside of baggage claim. Paul is a great guy who provides excellent customer service and I will be recommending him to all my friends who visit Maui. I will only rent from him in the future.
Justin Janich
Justin Janich
2022-06-07
From the moment I first talked to Paul on the phone, I knew that we were speaking the same language: honesty, humor and a passion for Toyotas, which are without question the world's most reliable cars! There are four main reasons why this is THE place to rent from (and why we'll rent from him again on our return trips): 1. Price. Its no secret that the "national" rental car companies sold and shipped a ton of cars off the island during Covid, and with the resulting rental car shortage, prices are through the roof. I did a comparison, and our car from Maui Cruisers was about 1/3 the price of renting a subcompact from Enterprise. That means more money in your pocket to spend on other things. Let me put it this way, for the same price as getting an Enterprise rental, my wife and I got the car, a couples massage, and dinner at Merriman's, with money left over to put towards a Molokini snorkeling tour. How can you beat that? 2. Convenience. While everyone else waits for a shuttle to take them to "rental car hell" where they'll wait in more lines, we walked straight out to the parking lot and had left the airport in under 5 minutes. Dropping off the car was equally easy. Unless you're someone that enjoys standing in lines, this is a huge benefit! 3. Local Vibe. Paul's cars may have some scrapes or dings... maybe even a touch of rust, but they definitely blend in with the island traffic. I threw a shell necklace up on the rear-view for a little added "aloha" and off we went! Driving on Maui, it's immediately clear who the tourists are, especially all the brand new Wranglers and convertible Mustangs. In our 2004 Camry, I didn't feel like I was being judged by the locals, which is really nice if you're a surfer like me or are planning to go to the less touristy spots. I can't understate the benefit of cruising around incognito. 4. Reliability. Renting out nothing but old Toyotas is a smart business move, because they basically NEVER break. We drove our Camry around the entire island, literally, and it never missed a beat, while giving us very good gas mileage. Yes... we took it "counterclockwise" to Hana (starting from Kula), chuckling at the folks in Jeeps. Also drove clockwise along the northern side from Lahaina to Kahului which gets extremely narrow. We just made sure to use our low gears ("2" and "L") on any steep or super twisty sections and had no issues. I believe most of Paul's cars now have a full size spare tire, which is comforting should you ever get a flat. Bottom line, renting from Maui Cruisers was a win-win all the way around and in a way, it even made our trip more fun! Looking forward to next time. Side note: I had a good laugh pulling up to the valet guy at Merriman's and telling him "Careful, don't scratch it!" LOL
John Susoeff
John Susoeff
2022-06-02
At a time when rental cars cost a fortune, Paul at Maui Cruisers set us up with a Toyota Corolla at a phenomenal price - we'll definitely use them again.
michael beckmann
michael beckmann
2022-05-28
This is Gayle posting! Thank you Paul, for making our car rental feel like we were borrowing it from a friend. We rented an older Camry for 9 days for a fantastic price. The car ran great, was super good on gas mileage, had a constantly cold air-conditioner and didn’t look as old as it was! It really was a great experience. The price was half of what the bigger companies charge but 1 1/2 times the service. Mahalo Paul. You will definitely be our first call next time we head your way! Aloha! Michael and Gayle from St. Louis!

“Dude! … Its not rocket science, the bigger car rental companies just can’t compete with our aloha service … and we have the cheapest Maui car rentals

Call Paul !