Hawaii Cruise Line Car Rentals for Visitors Arriving on Cruise Ships
Renting a car while on a cruise ship in Hawaii can be a great way to explore the stunning beauty of the islands at your own pace. Each island has its unique charm and natural beauty, and a rental car can give you the freedom to see the sights you’re interested in without being confined to a set schedule or route, or relying on a guided tour that might not get you everywhere you want to go.
When your cruise ship docks at a port in Hawaii, you can pick up a rental car from one of the major car companies, by booking on our website. Before your trip, you can research the car rental companies in the area and compare prices, vehicle options, and policies. You should also check if the rental company offers pick-up and drop-off services at the port to make the process more convenient for you. Most of the car companies do not send shuttles to the ports, so in most cases, you will have to take a taxi or Uber to the car company. We can help, just give us a call, as all of our agents are very knowledgeable on Cruise Ship car bookings.
Once you have rented a car, you can set out to explore the island. In Hawaii, there are numerous scenic drives that will take you through breathtaking landscapes of lush forests, towering mountains, and sparkling coastlines. For example, on the island of Oahu, you can take a drive around the North Shore to see the famous surf breaks and beaches or drive to the top of the Ko’olau Mountain Range for panoramic views of the island.
In addition to scenic drives, renting a car also allows you to visit attractions that may be difficult to access without your vehicle. For example, on the island of Maui, you can drive the winding road to Hana, which takes you through numerous waterfalls and scenic lookouts. Similarly, on the island of Kauai, you can drive to the end of the road at Ke’e Beach and hike the Kalalau Trail for stunning views of the Na Pali Coast. Make sure you research these options ahead of time to make sure they are open, and accepting visitors. Some places require reservations. Also, make sure you have enough time on shore to get to and from your destination.
It’s important to note that driving in Hawaii may be different from what you are used to, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the local driving laws and customs. For example, in Hawaii, drivers must stop for pedestrians at crosswalks, and speed limits can vary depending on the area. It’s also important to be aware of the weather and road conditions, especially if you plan on driving on mountainous or rural roads.
For those arriving by Cruise Ship we do have some suppliers that provide shuttle pick up and drop off service.
To book online you are best to choose “CRUISE PASSENGERS” under the island location you are looking for from the location drop down menu. You can view the details to see if there is shuttle service provided, and the email we send you will also include cruise ship shuttle information. To have an agent review the best options with you, please call us at 1 800 292-1930.
All vehicles are booked with our discounted rates. No credit card information is required until you pick up the vehicle. You have no obligation to use the reservation and there is no penalty for cancellations. All vehicles will be newer models with automatic transmissions and air conditioning.
Although we have several suppliers that offer free shuttle service to and from the various piers there may be a benefit if you are willing to take a taxi. Firstly, a lower rate may be available from a supplier that does not provide shuttle service at all. Additionally, you will probably end up claiming the vehicle faster and get more time exploring the island than if you waited for the shuttle bus service.
In conclusion, renting a car while on a cruise ship in Hawaii can be a fantastic way to see the natural beauty of the islands at your own pace. By researching cruise car rental options, planning your route, and familiarizing yourself with local driving laws and customs, you can enjoy a safe and memorable road trip during your visit to Hawaii.