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 and 4 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 picture $50.00 off for Monday morning to Friday evening rentals!

Four Wheel Drives

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer guest pickup?

Yes, we offer FREE Guest Pick Up and FREE Golf Cart transport in the Tri-Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, & Salvo.

What about child safety?

All vehicles will accept child safety seats, provided by the rental guest. 

Why can’t I drive on the Dunes?
You cannot drive on the dunes for two main reasons. First, the dunes are the defensive line to our cherished islands. They protect us against rising flood waters when deadly hurricanes and harsh north east winds blow and threaten our land and lives. Driving and walking on them, loosens the vegetation and disturbs the sand, causing erosion an weakness. Second, the beaches are regulated by the National Park Service and it is strictly prohibited. It is ILLEGAL and subject to a $5,000 fine & up to six months in federal prison.”
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?

Possible additional fees:

  • Fuel: we send all vehicles out with a full tank. The vehicle is to be re-fueled by the renter prior to return, or additional fuel charges will apply.
  • Sales tax applies to all golf cart rentals, accessory rentals, and merchandise purchases.
  • A Renter’s Collision Policy (RCP) is available for purchase. This is required for any driver that does not have full coverage; it is optional for those who do. 
  • Rented accessories such as car seats (for children), bike racks, fishing rod/cooler rack, or extra storage cargo racks
  • Excess mileage; $0.20/mile over 200 per day
  • Delivery and pick up outside of Rodanthe Waves, or Salvo
  • Cleaning fee for excessively dirty returns
  • Late fee
  • Cancellation Fee
  • Damages incurred during rental

Beach driving is a rare privilege and all laws must be respected & obeyed.

  • There is absolutely NO DRIVING ON THE DUNES!
  • Vehicles are NOT permitted to be driven through the water.
  • Reckless & / or competitive driving is prohibited both on and off-road.
  • We provide each guest with a binder full of detailed maps, instructions, and ideas of what to do and where to go. We also supply you with coupons and menus of other local businesses. We strive to do all we can to make sure your “Island Cruise” is safe, fun, & memorable.
Can I bring a cooler? What can't I bring?
Yes, we recommend bringing whatever gear you may need. We ESPECIALLY recommend: sun block, sunglasses, towels, water, snacks, etc. We do have cargo racks you can  put on the back of the Wranglers and 2-wd SUVs if you are planning to take large coolers, chairs, umbrellas, fishing poles, or bikes.
Items NOT permitted in vehicles are as follow: Open alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, fireworks, and 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 1st – September 30th):

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

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

Fall, Winter, & Spring (October 1st – April 30th):

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.  Availability is limited so the sooner you book, the better chance you have of getting the vehicle, time, & day you prefer. 
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 and current proof of auto insurance.
  • One registered driver 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 released once the rental is returned, checked in by our staff, and deemed to be in the same condition as on day one of rental.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made within two or more weeks prior to the rental start date will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made with less than two weeks notice will not receive a refund; however, the deposit may be applied to a future rental and is valid for one year from the original reservation date. 
  • Cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice or no-shows are subject to an additional 20% fee.
  • If you have paid in full at booking and later need to cancel, 80% is refundable when less than two weeks notice is given. The 20% deposit is still applicable to any rental within the following year.

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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