The only way to get around Harbour Island in the Bahamas is by golf cart. Not only are you helping the environment, but your helping to protect the quality of island life. Golf carts are the gold standard when it comes to transportation around Harbour Island. And the best part is, be it a visiting tourist or local Billionaire, everyone drives a golf cart!
Renting a golf cart upon your arrival is even easier! The golf carts are literally waiting for you by the docks upon arrival. For around $50.00 American, you can have a golf cart all day long! Inorder to get to your hotel comfortaby, and depending on the number of guests you may have with you; it may be wise to consider that you will need a larger golf cart. Not a problem though, because they have every size imaginable.
For larger groups, it is highly recomended that you get at least a 4 seater golf car. Sizes range from 2 to 8 seats per vehicle. The reality is that most people will only need a two seater; however additional family or friends may requier you to rent a larger one.
Golf carts can be rented at many locations on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. The unofficial estimate for number of golf carts on the island is over 800. Many rental places will offer the “7th day free” when renting on a weekly basis. If in doubt, fill the tank up at the government boat dock before returning the cart.
Certain details are worth paying attention to before reserving and accepting a cart.
- Does your golf cart have a windshield for protection/poor weather conditions?
- Is it a newer or older cart?
- Does it have working lights, horn, emergency brake, etc?
- Don’t be shy about asking to take a cart for a short spin before accepting it.
- Ask for a better cart or maybe look for another vendor if you are not happy with what you are renting.
Be on the lookout for the occasional pothole and the speed bumps at the south end of the island. Most importantly, be sure to always drive on the left side of the road and take your keys with you when you leave the cart.
It is best to make advance reservations in advance, especially during the busy season. Ask your rental contact or hotel what best company they would recommend.
Below is a list of Harbour Island golf cart rental companies:
Majors Golf Cart Rentals
Michael’s Cycles – Bicycles, golf carts, scooters, boats & jet ski rentals
No Limit Golf Cart Rentals
Ross Golf Cart Rentals