Big Island of Hawaii

Unique Buggy Rental on the Big Island, Hawaii

Kailua-Kona, United States
Unique Buggy Rental

From $166.21

per group (up to 4)

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Big Island of Hawaii in your own VW Manx-style buggy with this independent 4- or 8-hour rental. Drive yourself around the island, stopping wherever you like for as long as you like (with the exception of off-road destinations). Stop by historical sites, volcanic sand beaches, and coffee farms; take the soft top off the buggy for unobstructed views and photo ops.
  • Bluetooth speaker in the vehicle to pair with your device
  • Beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers available on request
  • Self-guided tour for independent travelers
  • Choose from 4- or 8-hour rental periods

What's Included

  • Hawaii Excise Tax: 4.712%
  • Hawaii Vehicle Rental Surcharge: $6.00 per vehicle per day.
  • Beach chairs, beach towels, soft cooler and umbrella, upon request at the time of you reservation.
  • Let us know what you need, and we’ll do our best to assist you.
  • Personal FULL COVERAGE auto insurance required or purchase from Rental Coverage website
  • RENTAL COVER purchase Collision Damage Waiver and Supplemental Liability Insurance. BOTH REQUIRED

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 74-5596 Pawai Pl unit a4
    74-5596 Pawai Pl unit a4, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

    10min.walk.Walk toward the main street Ali'i/Palani and go left, past the King Kamehameha Marriott. Cross the street at light and go left on Kuikini. Walk towards the Kona Brewing stainless steel kettle. Go up stairs and past Puna Chocolate Co. At street go left. We are at Kona Town Storage on left.

Start time

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Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Yellow "Tang", Blue "Mako" and Red "Tiki" are STANDARD/STICK-SHIFT TRANSMISSIONS transmissions. Green "Honu" is the only fully automatic transmission.
  • What is required in order to rent a buggy?
  • Service animals allowed
  • 1. Be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.
  • Near public transportation
  • 2. Full coverage personal auto insurance required or you can purchase from RENTALCOVER.COM BOTH Supplemental Liability and Collision Damage Waiver i
  • 3. Be present at the time of the rental to complete contract.
  • 4. All drivers must be registered on the rental contract.
  • 5. One registered driver will also need to Authorize Use of a credit card for purchase of optional insurance policy deductible, if accident occurs and /or any other incidentals.
  • Can the Buggy be taken off road?
  • No, our buggies are only allowed on paved roadways and parking lots. Our buggies are equipped with GPS tracking devices, so we will be notified as soon as the buggy enters onto a dirt or lava road. There is a $500.00 charge for attempting "off road" excursions.
  • How Many People Can Fit in a Buggy?
  • We offer 2 and 4 seater options for your convenience.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • What is the Cancellation Policy?
  • 1. Cancellation within 24 hours of your reservation are non-refundable.
  • 2. Due to inclement weather, we would make a decision for the refund the day of the rental. Please keep in mind that showers and storms will blow in and blow out quickly.
  • Let us know what you need, and we’ll do our best to assist you.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Driving around the Kona area with the sun and warm breeze, these buggies are street legal, fast and a lot of fun to drive.


106 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Highly recommend!
Catherine_A, Aug 2023
Family owned and ran operation. Delivered our buggy right to our condo/Air BNB with a smile and lots of recommendations. We rented “Tang” the yellow manual transmission buggy, it was so much fun! The buggies have covers in case of rain, but we didn’t need it. Worth every penny, my husband LOVED driving Tang around the island. We will be doing this again.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
MAHALO Tony and Cathy for the wonderful review! ( We LOVE the pics too!) We are so happy that you enjoyed your buggy and our recommendations of things to see and do. Enjoy the rest of your vacation! Much ALOHA! Debi and Aaron
We took the buggy down to...
Jessica_A, Jul 2023
We took the buggy down to the pier. There you will found local boutiques, souvenirs, and the beach. It’s good on gas and the people delivering the buggy’s are knowledgeable of the area if you have any questions.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Mahalo Jessica for your review! Aloha, Aaron and Debi
Highly recommend. Beautiful
Laura_W, Jun 2023
Wow! A great day sightseeing. We found a great spot with spectacular views. Overall quite an enjoyable day! Highly recommend Big Island Buggy rentals. What a fantastic way to experience the island.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Aloha Laura, We love hearing that! Thank you for the wonderful review! Aloha and Mahalo, Aaron and Debi
The buggy was so much...
Eli_C, Feb 2023
The buggy was so much fun! Definitely recommend if you are staying in Kona! They picked us up from our resort so that was a huge plus! Super gas efficient we did a lot and it barely waisted any gas! Customer service was 100/10 super friendly staff who event recommended us snorkeling spots!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Big Mahalo Eli! We love hearing about your experience! Thank you for your review. Aloha and Mahalo, Aaron
Well worth the money for the fun we had !
Joe_H, Nov 2022
Renting these dune buggies was REALLY fun. Our family rented (2) of these for (4) hours. Wish we would of rented them for the entire day ! The couple that owns the business was so so helpful telling us what places were worth driving to. Gave us a. list by e-mail prior to our trip which really help navigate where to go and what to do. Boy did we ever get the looks driving on Kona in town and around the beaches. Worth every penny - one of the best excursions we did in Hawaii !
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Aloha Joe, Thank you for the WONDERFUL REVIEW!! We appreciate knowing how we compare to your other excusions. We try our best, as a small business, to treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. Thank you so much!! Aloha and Mahalo, Aaron and Debi
Why rent a boring rental car when you can rent a buggy!
Cory_M, Nov 2022
This was an amazing experience. Communication from the very beginning was fantastic. We flew in for the day and was met at the airport with the buggy mere minutes away. We rented for 8 hours and loved every minute of it. I wish there was the option to rate them above 5 stars as that is how great they were. Highly recommend Why rent a boring rental car when you can rent a buggy!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank You Cory! It was nice meeting you and your wife. We really appreciate the Wonderful review!! Please look us up again if you come back. We can show you some amazing spots on the North side of the island. Thank you again! Aloha and Mahalo, Aaron
They are so nice and flexible!
Liushan_Y, Sep 2022
Highly recommend this experience, I booked it for my sons birthday and everyone on the road seemed to be jealous =D
Response from Host, Sep 2022
We get that alot! "Where did you get that?" Glad you all enjoyed. Mahalo, Aaron
4 Hour Adventure~
Sunny_C, Jun 2022
My husband and I rented a buggy for a date adventure while in Kona. We had an amazing day. We drove up towards Captain Cook, ate lunch at a coffee shop, toured a coffee farm, and visited a few antique stores. The 4 hour block was perfect for us. Debi & Aaron (the owners) were amazing! We would do this again!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! It was nice meeting your family. Aloha and Mahalo, Aaron and Debi
Great Buggy Trip in Kona
Sarah_H, May 2022
We had a great time cruising around the Kona side of the Big Island for 4 hours. It was well worth the time and money. We suggest wearing shoes if you’re going to drive any buggy that has a stick shift.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Aloha Sarah, We appreciate the great review!! Nice meeting all of you! You can also drive barefoot. Mahalo, Aaron
This is a must do
Cindy_H, May 2022
It was a really fun time. The owners gave us a map and gave suggestions of things to see and do so we could see what things we wanted to see at our own pace. The buggy was open air so we could see everything. When we got back the owners were so accommodating and drove us to the ship to make sure we got back in time. Thank you Unique Buggy Rentals
Response from Host, May 2022
Aloha Cindy, We are happy to make your stop in Kona hassle free and memorable. Thank you for the wonderful review!! Aloha and Mahalo, Aaron and Debi
Great Experience!
Ann_M, May 2022
Great time! The weather was iffy, and we had the option all the way up until our scheduled rental time to change our minds. I was o so glad we didn’t - we had a blast!
Response from Host, May 2022
Aloha Ann, So glad you enjoyed our buggy! Thank you for the great review! Mahalo, Aaron
What a Riot!!
Dan_L, Oct 2019
What a way to tour Kona!! Aaron and Penny were accommodating providing my wife and I with the must see beaches, snorkeling spots and scenic sites. Driving around the Kona area with the sun and warm breeze, these buggies are street legal, fast and a lot of fun to drive. Cooler, beach chairs, umbrella and blue tooth speaker were included which were used constantly. We rented for 4 hours but needed to tag on extra time because we were having so much fun!! We highly recommend this experience!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Aloha! It was nice meeting both of you! We appreciate the wonderful and descriptive review. We hope to see you both next year. Mahalo, Aaron
Totally Awesome
rfm0609, Sep 2019
We booked two buggy's and owner Aaron was in contact by text from day one. We arrived in port from Norwegians "Pride of America" a little early and Aaron and his wife were there within 15 minutes to drop off buggy's. Pick up is in walking distance from ship. Buggy's included: cooler, towels, umbrella, beach chairs, and a blue tooth speaker. We drove all over the island and had a lot of people asking where we rented them. There is no other excursion like this on the island. It's not offered through the ship which keeps the cost so reasonable. This was one of our highlights of our trip and would give it more stars if possible. Mahalo Aaron🤙🤙🌈🏄🌋🏝
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you! We really appreciate the review. We are so happy you all enjoyed your time on the Big Island in our buggies. We enjoyed meeting all of you and loved your enthusiasm! It makes our day to know that you all had such a wonderful time. Mahalo, Aaron and Debi Caccamo
Buggy Rental
Gregory_T, Aug 2019
We had so much fun cruising in our buggy. They even supplied a beach umbrella, chairs and towels for our trip to the beach!
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you Peggy for the review!! Mahalo, Aaron
Fun Ride
David_M, Aug 2019
We booked the car several weeks in advance. Aaron was very prompt and helpful in getting the proper documents needed for the car. He also offered us suggestions of where to go. His recommendation for a beach was wonderful. He met us at a restaurant near the pier where we got of the boat. It was well worth having the beach chairs, umbrella and towels. It was a great ride and wonderful experience for my daughter and me.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
We are so glad you two had a wonderful time! We appreciate the awesome review and were happy to get you to visit one of our favorite beaches. Mahalo, Aaron
Unique Buggy Rental
Barbara_L, Apr 2019
This was SO MUCH FUN! Aaron and Debi were very easy to work with. Everything with this reservation went according to plan. We had a great time driving around the west side of the Big Island, in the sunshine, with the top down. Lots of people were jealous!

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