Explore Sanibel Island Like a Local on a Sanibel Cart Rental

Driving around a small island like Sanibel Island may seem more hassle than it’s worth. The numerous Sanibel Island condo rentals are in close proximity, making driving somewhat unnecessary for the flexible visitor. In such a beautiful place, it may seem wrong to be traveling back and forth in a regular motor vehicle. Sanibel carts offer the perfect solution. Match the laid-back atmosphere and lifestyle of the locals by getting around a cart! 

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Rules & Regulations

On roads where the speed limit is 35mph or less, Sanibel low-speed vehicles (LSVs) are permitted. This is ideal for Sanibel Island, where no roads exceed 35mph. The City of Sanibel equips all vehicles with an official “B” non-resident parking permit, which allows drivers to avoid $5 per hour parking fees at public parking lots at Sanibel beaches.

While you can drive a cart to the beach, you cannot drive them on the beach, bike paths, or the Sanibel causeway. With these exceptions, you can drive just about anywhere else! The minimum age to rent an LSV is 21 years.  

Types of Carts

The image of a cart likely conjures up images of your typical 2-seater cart used to golf greens. However, the carts available on Sanibel Island certainly are much more than this! The carts can have 4 or even 6 seats – enough to transport the whole family from one end of the island to the other, along with all your personal items. Carts include the latest safety features such as seat belts, turn signals, mirrors, and street-legal headlights. 

Plan Your Vacation

Spend a perfect day carting around the island, taking in the sun and sea breeze, before returning to the comforts of your Sanibel Island rental. Contact us today to turn that vision into reality!

As an added bonus, these carts are powered by customized solar panels. Instead of filling up on gas, power up with a recharger. Carts are efficient, avoid traffic, and lower your carbon footprint! Keeping pollution to a minimum is important for preserving the clean air and natural beauty of the island. 

Where to Rent One

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Sanibel Island cart rentals from reputable local providers, like Sanibel Carts, are all street-legal. The company was started by Jeff Blackman and Laura DeBruce, who have been frequenting the island since the 1980s, and finally decided to make Sanibel Island their permanent home in 2010. Laura has always preferred traveling around the island by cart, as it gives you an open-air experience that brings you closer to nature and is more in touch with the leisurely pace of the island. The couple wanted to share this love of carts with others, and so the company was born!

Both 4-seater and 6-seater carts are available for rent. Carts can be rented anywhere from a day trip to three weeks! Prices vary according to the amount of time you are renting, with prices decreasing as your rental period increases. Sample prices include $150 for a 4-seat one-day rental and $700 for a one-week rental period ($100 per day). 

All rentals come with an onboard charger, 25ft and 50ft charging chords, and the assistance of Sanibel Cart’s friendly and knowledgeable staff. They guarantee to provide excellent service to all of their customers. Additionally, they offer door-to-door delivery and pickup service. 

Enjoy a great view of the wildlife and scenery from your cart, but also from a Sanibel Island beachfront rental. Our beachfront rentals provide the full amenities of the home while providing the best views the island has to offer. Rentals include custom designs, close proximity to attractions, screened balcony, and more.

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