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. Would rent again from them for sure. Thank you Valerie and Eric.
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!
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!
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 waited for the paperwork to be done which was very much appreciated. The instructions and binder they provided were also hugely useful for our day of exploration. The Jeep was great too and we had no issues at all.
We dropped the Jeep off out of hours and all the payment paperwork was mailed to our home address very promptly. Opening the envelope and seeing the photos that Valerie had taken of our family before setting off was a wonderful surprise and a lovely touch.
Overall a great experience, and great to see a family run business run so well. We will be back!
Ed, Lara, Jessie, Arlan, Lola & Sansa
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 explain to us all that was involved with driving on the sand. We rented 3 vehicles from them for our large group, Valerie had taken the time to put together binders that included how to drive on the beach and phone numbers where they could be reached and also stuff ( Wild horses & Lighthouses our favorites) to do in the outer banks. Each vehicle had its own binder which was very helpful. We rented the vehicles for the entire week and when we had an issue with anything they came and took care of it. Which was a huge deal considering they are about as far south as you can go and we were staying about as far North. They are VERY ACCOMMODATING!!! We will definitely rent from them on our next visit and would highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of rental vehicles while visiting OBX. Thank you Eric & Valerie for making our trip a huge, fun success !!!!
The Jennings Clan
Matt & DeAnn Jennings
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 campsite later on Thursday and on the way back to Island Cruiser’s rental office I was given a bit of a tour of Rodanthe and had a great conversation about the Outer Banks, Rodanthe, Ocracoke, and some of the history of the area. I also learned about this wonderful little business called Island Cruisers. I would recommend Island Cruisers, 110% completely and without second thought. Great experience, delightful vehicle, great people.
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 plenty of instruction on how to take the top and sides down, use the four wheel drive, and tips/rules for driving on the beaches. They also provided a book with a lot of local info as well as how to contact them if there was a problem. They live there and know there area well and suggested areas to check out. I rent a lot of vehicles on business and deal with all the major car rental agencies, but Island Cruisers, INC. is definitely above the other agencies in terms of vehicle availability and customer service. If and when I get back to the area, I will rent from them again. I highly recommend them and they have several locations and drop off/pick up points for convenience.
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 family vehicle for beach driving, Island Cruisers is the way to go. They are very friendly, helpful, and easy to do business with. They provide training on their vehicles and tips for beach driving, including a great binder full of information on places to drive, and things to see in the Outer Banks.
We stayed in Corolla the first week of June 2014. One of the things we were so excited for was seeing the wild horses. You must have a 4×4 vehicle to do so. We thought about a tour but at $50.00 a person for a short time, we just didn’t think it was worth it, so we found Island Cruisers! The drive down and back from Corolla was beautiful and allowed us to see the southern shores of the Outer Banks. We rented the 8 person suburban for the 8 of us to go. Valerie went over everything with us that we needed to know. Answered all my questions and we thoroughly enjoyed talking with Valerie and her husband Eric. We had the best time on the beach and because we rented a vehicle we were able to stop on the beach for a few hours, go swimming, play some ladderball, spend time really watching the horses and taking pictures. We were SO happy we made the choice to rent the vehicle because we would not have had such a fun experience had we not done this!!! It was everyone’s favorite day of the trip ? The whole process was easy as pie and we are so thankful we could give Valerie and Eric the business and have an amazing experience…. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for something they wouldn’t do at home!! Thanks again!!
Me and my family and 3 friends of ours went on vacation in corolla. One of the things we wanted to do was go and see the wild horses. The only way to get to them is by driving on the beach, and you need 4 wheel drive. My wife looked for tours online but for seven of us to go it would have been over $300!! So she started to look for 4×4 rentals. Currituck county no longer alows the rental of 4 wheel drive vehicles for diving on the beach. Then we found island cruisers inc. We rented a diesel suburban for 24 hrs with 150 miles included. We drove an hr and a half to and from this business, and it was 100% worth it. We saved 100 dollars by getting this truck. We also got to spend time on the beautiful beach after we saw some wild horses. You wont get that with a tour. Eric and Valerie are the couple that own this family business, and they are the nicest people you will ever meet. These guys are living the american dream on that island, and doing what they love by helping other people get the same enjoyment out of the OBX. Its small businesses like this that I will always support. Just visiting this establishment and seeing Eric’s VW bugs and dune buggies was one of the highlights of my vacation. Let me know if you are willing to sell a manx or a bug!! ? God bless