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Address: 4000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: (956) 761-1569
Description: Dunne Buggies, Jeep, Trackers, Bikes & Electric Scooters Rentals

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Operator Rents Equipment with Questionable Mechanical Integrity

BEWARE OF THIS OPERATOR!!!!! Their equipment has questionable mechanical integrity.... My son and I rented a dune buggy from Padre Activity Rentals in July 2014. Now (as of... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2014
Mark N
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Houston, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We rented an Alligator 700 UTV for an hour (you rent by the hour). What a blast we all had!! The young man in the office explained that we could ride on the beach but we had to enter at either entrance 5 or 6 for beach access. He could not tell us how far down it was to that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

BEWARE OF THIS OPERATOR!!!!! Their equipment has questionable mechanical integrity.... My son and I rented a dune buggy from Padre Activity Rentals in July 2014. Now (as of August 2014 credit card statement) they are refusing to refund the deposit on the dune buggy because they said we burned up the clutch! We feel like we were set up because... More 

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Erath, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

First we rented a 4 person surry bike and it wasn't in the best condition but we got a good work out in and it worked the entire time! Next, we returned to rent a jeep to take down the 26 mile stretch of the beach. The owners were helpful and though the gauges, seatbelts, a/c, and radio did not... More 

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Temple, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Horrible experience, rented a jeep from them and discovered the gauges, horn, and seatbelts didn't work. When we pointed this out and decided not to keep the jeep the owner replied "a deal is a deal", he also stated that he knows his vehicles should not pass inspection but he knows who to take it to to get it inspected.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We rented a jeep to take on the beach. One of the back seat belts did not work and the horn was broken. We rented for 5 hours but there is no way the motor would have lasted 5 hours. We brought it back and their reply was a deal is a deal. And when we told them about the... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Unfortunately, we did not come to Trip Advisor BEFORE we decided to rent a dune buggy from Padre Activity Rentals. Upon return, the owner indicated that we "burned the clutch" - we drove the dune buggy for about two hours and it was a blast. The owner claimed that he was unable to get into first gear, but both my... More 

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Austin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

My husband and I along w/ our 2 children deciced to rent a dune buggie from Padre Activity Rentals during the Thanksgiving trip we took recently. Even though it was quite expensive we rented one @$250.00 for the first two hours and a optional third hour. We had been on the buggie for about 50 minutes when it broke down.... More 

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