DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Renting at a Port

Many are concerned about the safety of a vehicle (golf cart, jeep, atv, etc) that you can rent in a port.  I LOVE having my own transportation to tour an island and have never had any issues or problems. 

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glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We have never rented an thing at a foreign port.  One couple we knew once had flat tires on a rental car and had to walk back to the ship.  They made it though.  Some entertainers on adifferent  cruise rented motorcycles & they ran out of gas on the other side of the island.  They also got back to the ship on time.  On still another cruise, a couple got lost and we had to wait 20 minutes for them to get back to the ship.  These are rare occasions, I'm sure.  Is is good to know that you have never had a bad experience.

SlonedM
Contributor Level: Purser

the fact that they ran out of gas on the other side of the island wasn't their fault?

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Not really. When you rent something, you expect a full gas tank. Most motorcycles do not have a fuel gauge, or very possible that the fuel gauge was not working. If they were expecting 150 miles before a fill-up, and only got 25 before they ran out of gas, I can see how they could be stranded.

We rented a car in Aruba and it was fine.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

We rented a car on Oahu because one of us knew her way around. Loved driving around for the day. It comes down to how well we know the terrain and if there is reliable GPS. We can't afford to miss the boat.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I rented a scooter in Cozumel and had a blast.  Before I rented it I checked all the basics to make sure they worked and proper air pressure.  Had no issues and it cost $25 anf $3 in gas.  Only a fool would run out of gas.  Thats just ridiculous.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

If you are in the Caribbean or Hawaii and many of the other touristy type places. These are not third world countries. If you are smarter than a 5th grader, you can judge for yourself how safe or reliable something is. It's like buying a stereo from the back of a van.... Really????

Buyer beware....

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