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Unique Buggy Rental provided by Big Island Buggy

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per group (up to 4)
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 12/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Unique Buggy Rental
Hit the road confidently with clean and disinfected buggies Big Island Buggy is committed to having cleaned and disinfected buggies before every trip. We clean our buggies interiors and wipe down all surfaces with disinfectant, paying special attention to all frequently touched areas.
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Updated 12/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
4–8 hours
  • Free deliver and pick up KOA airport, South to Captain Cook area. Kailua-Kona Pier for cruise ships.
  • Hawaii Excise Tax: 4.712%
  • Hawaii Vehicle Rental Surcharge: $5.00 per vehicle per day.
  • Beach chairs, beach towels, soft cooler and umbrella, upon request at the time of you reservation.
  • Use of provided Bluetooth speaker, upon request at the time of you reservation.
  • Let us know what you need, and we’ll do our best to assist you.
  • Rental Collision Protection Insurance: $18 per day. Covers up to $20,000 damage to vehicle. $250 deductible. REQUIRED FOR ALL FOREIGN DRIVERS.
  • Delivery and pick-up fee total of $52.36 for locations North of KOA airport. Waikoloa Areas, Etc.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Yellow "Tang", Blue "Mako" and Red "Tiki" are standard/stick-shift transmissions. Green "Honu" is the only fully automatic transmission.
  • What is required in order to rent a buggy?
  • 1. Be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.
  • 2. Personal automobile insurance. Foreign drivers must provide Supplemental Liability Insurance and purchase Rental Collision Insurance for $18 per day.
  • 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.
  • 6. We require at least 48 hours notice for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steve wrote a review Nov 2020
Kingman, Arizona10 contributions
We were on vacation for one month on the big island, so what better than to rent a sand/ street Buggy from Big Island Buggy. We had it for the day and it was Great! We asked for the yellow Buggy “Tang” and yes it caught a lot of attention to say the least. I had just sold my VW
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Date of experience: November 2020
Response from Aaron C, Owner at Unique Buggy Rental
Responded Nov 29, 2020
Big MAHALOS Steve and Ellie for such a kind review! We are so happy that the two of you had such a wonderful time in "TANG" creating memories that will last a lifetime!
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Nanci Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, CO3 contributions
Husband and I were on our Norwegian Cruise Line Hawaiian cruise docked in Kona for the afternoon with no plans. While walking the streets near the dock, husband mentioned how much he'd like to check out the view from the top of the island and see something outside the local
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Aaron C, Owner at Unique Buggy Rental
Responded Apr 1, 2020
It was so nice meeting you both! We were glad to get you in a Buggy! Thank you for the wonderful review and hope you come back to visit the Big Island of Hawaii. Aloha and Mahalo, Aaron and Debi Caccamo
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Relax598770 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
What could be more fun! These buggies are a blast to drive up and down the Kona Coast. Aaron was accommodating and prompt. Vehicle was delivered and picked up as scheduled. He also took the time to point out some locations worth a visit. All this added up to a really great
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Aaron C, Owner at Unique Buggy Rental
Responded Mar 16, 2020
We appreciate the great review! So glad you had a wonderful time! Mahalo, Aaron
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sunnysusan2016 wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas19 contributions3 helpful votes
Aron & Debi were so friendly & helpful orientating us how to drive the dune buggy (Our 1st time driving one!) We rented for 4 hours to drive to the beach as there was no rental cars available in town & we didn't want to go to the airport to get a car.Convenient location for
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Aaron C, Owner at Unique Buggy Rental
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review! We were happy to show you where to go in the buggy and enjoy the Kona side of the island. We look forward to seeing you again, so you can enjoy more great sightseeing locations. Mahalo!
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Lisa P wrote a review Feb 2020
Taylorsville, Kentucky10 contributions15 helpful votes
We booked this several months in advance, and were looking forward to doing this since we have enjoyed similar experiences in the past. I had a few questions prior to booking because we were coming in aboard a cruise ship, and I wasn't sure about timing, meeting location, etc.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Aaron C, Owner at Unique Buggy Rental
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Aloha Lisa, Thank you so much for such a AMAZING review! We wish it could have worked out with the buggy rental but we are so happy that we were able to get you refunded. Hopefully next time when you are on the Kona side, you can experience seeing the island in a Big Island Buggy! Mahalo, Aaron
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About the operator

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By: Big Island Buggy
Fun Outing on the Big Island
We had a blast cruising around the island in this dune buggy! The owner provided different places to check out so
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Fun driving!
Really cool buggies! Had a blast navigating the Kona area roads. The owners were super friendly and very helpful w
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So much FUN!
Debs and Aaron are them so welcoming and kind! They arrived promptly for drop off and pick up. Everything was smoot
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Adventure for any level of adventure seeker!
Aaron and Debbie were so nice and we loved getting to chat with them about their journey to owning this adorable bu
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Big Fun
We rented a dune buggy for 4 hours and had a great time. Good idea to plan your route better then we did. Aaron the
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Son had a blast!
My husband and son rented a buggy for half a day. The rental process was easy and Aaron was so great to deal with.
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8 hours of action-packed fun!!!
What a fantastic experience. I moved to the Big Island in January and my wife arrived in March. We wanted to do s
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Awesome way to explore big island Hawaii
Aaron was awesome, bringing the buggy to us and offering to pick it up wherever we wanted. The buggy is too cool!!
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Beau M
Loved our buggy rental
We rented two buggies (yellow & blue) for the day and had an amazing time. The owners (Aaron and Debi) were super f
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Best way to experience Kona!
Sorry for our delayed review....Our family of 6 rented the 4 seater and the 2 seater on our on full day on Kona ove
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Jamie F
The. Best. Day. Ever.
My friend and I wanted a day to explore the island and discovered Big Island Buggy. I was able to reserve via phone
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Doris G
Met Aaron and Deb on my birthday, not only was the buggy a kick but they so generously provide beach chairs, cooler
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Fun Fun Fun
I rented the red one for one day and 4 of us drove around here on the east side in Kona, Capt. Cook areas. Was a l
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Fun! Fun! Fun!
Owners Aaron and Debi are wonderful and welcoming— buggy maintained in excellent condition. We enjoyed driving the
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Erica D
Buggy fun
The owners Debi and Aaron were nothing short of amazing. They were so kind and really easy to work with. We didn’t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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