Renting a Bike or Scooter in the Bahamas

Bikes in the Bahamas offer a great alternative method to see some of the islands' more secluded sights

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Much of the natural beauty of the Bahamas remains unseen by visitors who stay within the confines of their resorts and private beaches and never experience the less populated regions of the islands.

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Even those who venture out on hired tours are generally restricted to the areas that are easily accessible by automobile, causing them to miss a wealth of island scenery. For travelers who don't want to miss a thing, bicycles and mopeds are a great way to sate the explorer within.

In the Bahamas, bikes are an attractive way to travel around. Many travelers enjoy leaving the hustle and bustle of crowded metro streets for the peaceful atmosphere of trails and dirt roads. Because they require nothing more than a rider, bikes are an extremely convenient option for vacationers who crave activity, solitude, and fresh air. Most hotels offer rentals by the day or week, and rates are often discounted for guests.

Mopeds and scooters also make good travel alternatives, although they require riders to be aware of service stations, which can be somewhat hard to find. Gas prices in the Bahamas tend to be much higher than American tourists are accustomed to, but these vehicles also get fairly good mileage. Rental rates vary but should be somewhere in the neighborhood of $40(USD) per day. A deposit of around $200(USD) will also often be required.

Moped and scooters are fairly easy to come by, with many hotels renting them out on a daily to weekly basis. Cruise ship passengers can find scooter rental stations in the Freeport Harbour area, and other stands can be spotted throughout Freeport and Lucaya. Helmets are required, but typically included in the cost of your rental.

Options

If you are intrigued by the idea of feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will find multiple different places that can help make it happen.

If you'd like to go riding, you might want to contact Hope Town Cart Rentals. Renting golf carts to visitors of Hope Town since 1996, Hope Town Car Rentals is a safe and reliable place to get an easy form of transportation that lets you explore the island. They are located within Elbow Cay, in northwestern the Bahamas.

A second option is T and N Cart Rentals. Family owned and operated, T and N Cart Rentals have supplied visitors to Elbow Cay with reliable transportation for over 16 years. They can be reached at (242) 366-0069.

A third good option is Island Jeep Scooters. They offer scooters that can be rented daily and hold either one or two people. If you're looking for an automobile rental, Island Jeep & Car Rentals also does that. located in William's Town Beach, in western the Bahamas. They're

Take a minute to read the table just below for a listing of rental services in the area.

Bike and Moped Rental In the Bahamas
Name Phone Location Island
Bahamas Out Island Adventures (242) 551-9635 Gregory Town, Western part of the Bahamas Eleuthera
Blue Marlin Rentals (242) 365-8687 Treasure Cay, Northwestern part of the Bahamas Great Abaco
Bowcar Scooters East (242) 328-7300 Downtown Nassau New Providence
Brendal's Bike Rentals (242) 365-4411 Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
Cash's Carts (242) 365-8771 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Treasure Cay Great Abaco
Cruisin Carts (242) 365-4047 Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
D & P Rentals (242) 365-4655 Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
Dean's Bike Rental (242) 367-8117 1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Great Harbour Cay Great Harbour Cay
Dexter Bootle (242) 332-2229 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Eleuthera Eleuthera
Donna Sands Golf Carts (242) 365-5195 Great Guana Cay Great Guana Cay
Dunmore Rentals (242) 333-2372 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Mano Creek Harbour Island
Elbow Cay Carts (242) 366-0530 0.9 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Green Turtle Carts (242) 365-4081 Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
Harbour View Cart Rentals (242) 365-4411 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay
Hope Town Cart Rentals (242) 366-0064 0.5 mi. West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Island Cart Rentals (242) 366-0448 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Island Jeep Scooters (242) 373-4001 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Island Jeep Scooters Cruise Harbour (242) 351-7333 6.0 mi. West of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Island Jeep Scooters FPO (242) 351-4810 1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central downtown Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Island Rentals (242) 524-8191 Central the Bahamas Staniel Cay
Island Road Runner (242) 365-4160 Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
J & S Scooter and Buggy Rentals (242) 363-1283 Downtown Nassau New Providence
JR's Cart Rentals (242) 366-0361 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Johnson's Rentals (242) 333-2376 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Mano Creek Harbour Island
Kool Karts (242) 365-4176 Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
Lucaya Watersports Bikes and Scooters (242) 727-0968 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Major's Golf Cart Rentals (242) 470-5065 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Mano Creek Harbour Island
Michael's Cycles (242) 333-2384 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Mano Creek Harbour Island
Paradise Bay Scooter Rental -- Central the Bahamas Great Exuma
Rental Wheels (242) 367-4643 1.6 mi. East of Central Dundas Town Great Abaco
Ross Garage Cart Rentals (242) 333-2122 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Mano Creek Harbour Island
Seaside Cart Rentals (219) 979-7618 0.1 mi. Northwest of Central Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
Summer Boyz Golf Cart Rentals (242) 551-3648 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Mano Creek Harbour Island
T & A Golf Cart Rentals (242) 365-4259 Green Turtle Cay Green Turtle Cay
T and N Cart Rentals (242) 366-0069 0.8 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Unique Rentals (242) 457-1906 0.7 mi. East of Central downtown Nassau New Providence
Wendell's Bicycle Rentals (242) 365-8687 Treasure Cay, Northwestern part of the Bahamas Great Abaco

Travelers should be extremely wary of biking or driving mopeds in the congestion of larger city traffic. The European style roadways cause many accidents and much confusion for riders who are not familiar with roundabout procedures and driving on the left side of the road. While visiting the Bahamas, bikes and mopeds should not be one's primary form of transportation, but vacationers should feel encouraged to use them for more out-of-the-way exploring.

When traveling in the Bahamas, bikes and mopeds allow visitors to see remote spots that they may never have known existed if they limited their transportation to taxis, rental cars, and buses. The fresh air of the Bahamas makes open-air travel enjoyable for adventurous travelers who are eager to find a bit of seclusion, and the convenience of two-wheeled travel is perfect for a laid-back vacation.

 

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