2, 4 & 6 Seat GEMs

(252) 987-2097

Vintage Buggy Rentals

(252) 987-2097

Golf Cart Rentals

(252) 987-2097

Hatteras Island Rentals, VW Buggy Rentals,  Golf Cart Rentals, and Street Legal GEM cars; most for use on the Outer Banks. (252)987-2097

Which one fits your needs?

  • Village Cruisers – Vintage Buggies: Rent a Vintage  Buggy for a fun way to cruise the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo completely topless and with retro island style. Read more details and rates…
  • Campground & Neighborhood Cruisers – Golf Carts: Rent a 4 or 6-passenger Golf Cart to cruise through your campground or the private streets of your neighborhood. If staying in the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, or Salvo, we will deliver and pick it up for FREE! Read more details and rates…  
  • Village Cruisers – GEM Cars – 2, 4 & 6 passenger options available. All GEMs are for use on the streets of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo ONLY. The GEMs are NOT for use on the beach and cannot be driven when the roads are flooded. Colors may differ from the pictures. Read more details and rates….

Four Wheel Drives

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my rental if I do not have transportation to your office?

We offer FREE delivery and pick up to all of our guests staying in the Tri-Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo.

What about child safety seats?

All street-legal vehicles will accept child safety seats, provided by the rental guest.
PLEASE NOTE: The Vintage Buggies have lap belts only.

Can our dog ride in the vehicle?

By all means, yes; dogs are welcome! If your dog is likely to jump from the vehicle, we do not recommend bringing him/her in any of the convertibles. If any damage is caused by your pet, you will be held responsible (i.e. torn seats, “potty spots”, chewed up parts, etc.) Also, if your dog sheds excessively, please clean it yourself or pay an extra fee.

Are there any extra fees?

Additional fees:

  • Sales tax and a processing fee are applied at checkout.
  • A Renter’s Collision Policy (RCP) is available for purchase. This is required for any driver of our street-legal rentals that does not have full coverage; it is optional for those who do. 
  • Fuel; we send all gas-powered vehicles out with a full tank. The vehicle is to be re-fueled by the renter prior to return, or an additional fuel charge will apply.
  • Cleaning Fee for exceptionally dirty vehicles (ie. lots of trash, fur, and buckets full of sand). 
  • Cancellation Fee (please see “cancellation policy” below).
  • Repair Fee &/or Loss of Use Fee for Damages incurred during the rental period.
Is there anything I cannot bring in the vehicles?
Items NOT permitted in vehicles are as follows:
  • Open alcoholic beverages
  •  Illegal drugs
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms. 
  • Smoking of all kinds is prohibited; this includes all vaping, tobacco, and e-cigarette products.
Where are you located?
We are located on Hatteras Island, in the village of Salvo.  We are on the West side of NC Highway 12, just South of the “Sun Realty” office.  If coming from the South, we are just North of the “Surf or Sound Realty” office.
Are you open year round?

Yes, we are open year-round. Please note our hours of operation for various times of the year.

Summer  (May 15th – October 14th):

Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday: CLOSED (except for pre-authorized and booked reservations)

Fall, Winter, & Spring (October 15th – May 14th):

We are OPEN by pre-booked reservation ~ PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE!! 252-987-2097

What are your rental requirements?
Reservations are REQUIRED and should be made AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE; however, it has become apparent over the past few years, that the sooner you book, the better chance you have of getting the vehicle, time, & day you prefer.
* Please Note: June, July, and August are extremely busy. As of 2020, we recommend booking at least a month in advance. *
                    HOLIDAY Rentals should be booked at least two months in advance. 
A 20% deposit on a credit card is required to secure your reservation. The balance is due on the rental start date.
  • All drivers must be at least 25 years old.
  • All drivers must be registered on the rental contract.
  • All drivers must submit a valid driver’s license.
  • For STREET-LEGAL rentals, ALL drivers must submit a current proof of auto insurance (ie. an ID card – the policy dates must coincide with your rental dates) 
  • One registered driver per vehicle will also need to authorize the use of a credit card (in his / her name) for a security hold of $350.00. This hold will be secured on the start date of the rental period. It will be released at the end of the rental period, once the rental unit is checked in by our staff, and as long as no other fees are due.
Cancellation Policy
  • A 20% deposit is required at time of booking and is refundable up to two weeks prior to reservation. Cancellations with less than a 14 day notice will not receive a refund; however, the deposit may be applied to a future rental and is valid for one year from original reservation date.  Cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice or no-shows will result in NO refund, nor a store credit.
  • If you have chosen to pay in full, and later need to cancel, 80% is refundable when less than two weeks notice is given. The 20% non-refundable deposit is still applicable to any rental within the following year.
  • The 20% deposit will be deducted from your total balance due, payable by rental start date.   As long as no other fees apply (extended rental time, damages, etc.), then the balance due will be as stated on your receipt.

Island Cruisers

We had the absolute pleasure of renting a golf cart from Valerie and Eric the past two vacations.  There are just no words to express how awesome Valerie and Eric are!  They are the absolute best and go above and beyond for their clients.  They are kind, caring,...

Barry & Vickie Hull-Gilliland

We vacation at OBX every year, in the past we have always towed our personal vehicle with our Motorhome. This year, we decided to call Island Cruisers to reserve a two door convertible from Tuesday until Friday. The weather was supposed to be beautiful, but thanks to...

Jerry rothrock

We rented a car in late August from Island Cruisers and it was perfect. The owners are extremely nice and provided us with all the info we needed. They even gave us some info on the area. This was our first visit to the Outer Banks and they helped make it a great one....

sara puskar

we rented a wrangler for the day last week and it was so much fun. Valerie and Eric are super nice and we will definitely be back next year!

Phyllis Burrill

Thank you for the great customer service during our short trip to OBX! We look forward to visiting again and renting from you!! Very positive experience!

ed alsford

we rented a jeep cherokee for one day to cruise the beaches along the hatteras shoreline. It was an awesome experience and so glad we did it! Valerie & Eric were fantastic; accommodating, flexible, helpful and friendly. Valerie gave our kids a juice box as they...

DeAnn Jennings

We can not say enough about Island Cruisers and owners Valerie & Eric. This was our first trip to the Outer Banks and they were very nice people to deal with. We were staying on the beach in Corolla, which involved driving on the sand, they took the time to...

John Reiter

What a great experience. I called Island Cruisers on a Thursday morning and they had a couple options. We chose a Jeep Cherokee. What a pleasant surprise to find an older model Jeep in beautiful condition, lovingly cared for and maintained. I was picked up at my...

Dudley Wireman

I rented a Jeep Wrangler for two days (12-13 May). I called ahead a made a reservation and Valerie met us promptly as agreed. The Jeep was very well maintained. It was a 97 model with slightly more than 200K miles but it drove great! Before departing they gave you...

Paul and Marylou Jonesd

Driving the beaches on the Outer Banks is a special experience. You are able to get to areas that you would not easily be able to walk to, especially if carrying equipment like beach chairs, surfboards, etc. If you don’t have 4 wheel drive or don’t want to use your...
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