Mike's Carts
Mike's Carts
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HavePillowWillTravel
Seattle, WA1,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I have rented golf carts from Mike's Carts before and when I came back to Portland I had to book with them again when I went to Peaks Island.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND making a reservation. It's super easy to do online. I had a reservation and my golf cart was waiting for me. There was a long line of people without reservations who were just hoping one would become available.

Friendly staff and they give great instructions for operating the golf carts and where to go. This is a MUST DO on Peaks Island.
Written September 12, 2021
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Claudia H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
One tip.. MAKE A RESERVATION! This was an awesome experience and Mike is great to work with. I 110% would recommend renting a golf cart to tour this island. Unbelievable views and a great day.
Written July 28, 2020
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Norman S
Andover, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We rented 15 carts for a tour of the Peaks Island fortifications on a rainy day in early May. Mike and his crew had the carts ready for us and sending us off was fast and smooth. The carts ran well with no problems. Note that this was arranged months in advance.
Written May 18, 2023
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Stephanie K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Mike's is located on the left at top of the hill after you exit the Ferry to Peak's Island. Rent a golf cart $50/hour with a 2 hour minimum. The golf cart is legal to drive on the roads on the island. A very fun way to see all the sights and park as you want to explore or get something to eat. They have carts to accomodate 4 people and it is easy to pickup and return. Definitely recommend!
Written September 8, 2023
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Scott
Minnesota12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Very rude. First told me to wait by the sign since I didn’t “reserve”. Then shamed me for not reserving. Then said not enough carts will be charged and others have reserved so I should have reserved. Could have been empathetic but carried his attitude during my walk around the island. He is in need of a n attitude check.
Written August 25, 2022
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MNJ700
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
My husband and I visited Maine and caught the ferry to Peaks Island and decided to get a golf cart. We waited in a long line approx 45 min and was told by ‘ Mike’ that we just made the cut because all the other carts would be out.. so we waited patiently along with another African American couple and another Muslim family with an adorable son. We chatted and noticed that no carts were available and it appeared that the owner, Mike was calling people on his cell phone to return the carts, so of course we continued to wait. A customer returns and my husband and I were next in line, so Mike ( a disabled older white guy with leg braces ) proceeds to walk by me and throw the clipboard and pen at me as he walks away, the other African American couple was in shock and so was I. Trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, I asked , “ Did you just throw this clipboard at me?” He shouted back, “Do you want the cart or not?” I proceeded to throw the clipboard back at him and he indicated that he was calling the police and was going to advise them that WE were harrrassing him????!!!!!!! I advised him that I would love to speak to the police.. we waited patiently for the police to arrive but of course he never called the police.

My husband and I left and walked around the island to try to salvage our day due to the raciest bigot running Mikes Golf Cart Buisness . I will give you some advice.....it appears that Mike’s Cart buisness doesn’t like doing buisness with people of color so please beware!!!
Written September 5, 2018
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I believe you have the wrong business. I’m extremely sorry that this happened on Peaks Island. However, from the way you have described the experience, I am certain that you were not at our business. There is another cart business on the island and I am certain you were there. I spent twenty years working with low-wage and immigrant workers and our family run business would never treat anyone that way. We do not have the person you described working at our business, Mike’s Carts is in a driveway off the ferry landing and we do all of our “call backs” for our waitlist through an app. Again, my wife and my sons who operate our business are sorry that this happened on the island. Best in the future.
Written September 23, 2018
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Lauren C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Mike is the biggest clown I have ever encountered. This business is an absolute JOKE! I do not support people that can't run their own business and neither should you. Good luck mikes carts, one day you'll get yours.
Written June 25, 2017
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Vydon
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Had us wait two hours after we were told 45 minutes so we checked out reggae Sunday for about 10 minutes and came out and was refused service. I could understand but Mike could have let us know so we didn't waste 2 hours of the time we had to visit the island. Put a real damper on the trip, please avoid mikes carts and find someone who cares about you having a good time on the island.
Written July 14, 2019
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It is true that we do not rent to people who have been drinking, have coolers of beer or have clearly been in bars like the Reggae Sunday events before they arrive to rent a cart. Our neighbors and the police thank us for that. We ask our Reggae Sunday friends to come rent before they go in. So if drinking and driving is your idea of fun, it’s true, we are no fun. As you can see in many other reviews, having a reservation is the best plan. If you come without a reservation on a Sunday in July or August, you will generally be on the “wait list”. As the name implies, this means you will have to wait, sometimes for a long time. Thanks. - Mike’s Carts
Written July 28, 2019
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Bruce D
Silver Spring, MD278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I reviewed Mike's Golf Carts some years ago, but based on my last two experiences, thought I'd offer a word of advice. Touring the island by golf cart is a great experience. But many who come over by ferry end up being disappointed because demand exceeds supply. Mike's gives great service, but if you want to rent a cart from him, RESERVE a day or more in advance. Mikes is about a half block up the street on the left when you get off the ferry.

There is one other renter, Peak's Island Golf Cart, which is around the block to the left. When I tried its website given on Yelp, I got a 404 message and the number wasn't operative. I did get in touch, though. The number now is 207747-8309
Written July 13, 2018
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137HappyTraveler
Boston, MA8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
I sent in the reservation form and called twice attempting to confirm the reservation of a cart weeks ahead of time. When I arrived to pick up the cart, I was told I was fortunate one was available because ithey had no record of my reservation. One hitch: I would have pay a week's rate for six days, actually a few hours short of six days. Why? I asked. Because we want the cart back on Saturday. They would not reduce the rate for 6 rather 7 days. Take it or leave it, I was told. Of course, having planned a cottage rental months in advance with family members arriving, I had no choice but to take it. I asked to speak to "Mike" but was told he was in Ireland. Spending the money he rakes in from helpless tourists, I guess.
Written August 22, 2016
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