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Solid ATV Scooter Rental-Recommend

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Godfrey, Illinois
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Solid ATV Scooter Rental-Recommend

In June 2012, my family took the Allure of the Seas Royal Caribbean cruise which included St. Maarten as one of the destinations. We were looking for an ATV excursion and did not see one through the cruise line that we liked. We decided to “go out on our own” and reserved two ATVs and one Cube (like a golf cart) with Solid ATV Scooter Rental (http://www.solidatvscooterrental.com/cube.html ). I would recommend this company to others.

My daughter (13) and I rode one ATV and my son (14) and husband road the other ATV. My parents (64 and 65) rode in the cube. Solid ATV was very honest and straight-forward to deal with and their prices were very reasonable for all day rentals (about $95 each for the ATVs and around $110 for the cube). The equipment was in good working order – one of the ATVs had some problems starting a couple of times. The owners did a great job explaining the equipment, providing maps, and giving us (free) soda/water.

We went to Orient Bay (and Solid ATV even directed us to the non-nude side that was more family oriented). When we got there, it was like having our own beach and was breath-taking. We thought the island was cleaner and more beautiful than St. Thomas.

We had two challenges with our day. (1) We kept getting lost. The island is a series of round-a-bouts and very few were labeled with street signs. We kept taking the wrong roads and ended up traveling on the inside of the island more than we wanted. (2) Initially getting to Solid ATV was a little tricky. You have to completely leave the port area and walk all the way out to the street. From there you can catch a taxi to Solid ATV, which is less than one mile away. You can call Solid ATV and they will pick you up but that would have been an expensive cell phone call for us. One Caution: When we got to the street we heard someone yell out ATVs and when we said “Solid ATV?”, the girl said “yes”. We thought she was from solid ATV and hopped in her car. She took us to Solid ATV but once there we found out she wasn’t actually with the company. She had an arrangement with the owner to bring people to his business and then she would get a percentage of the booking … as long as the renters didn’t already have a reservation. Since we had a reservation, the owner would not pay her a percentage of the booking. She was mad because we didn’t tell her we had a reservation. We said “you never asked – you acted like you worked for this company”. At that point the owner removed her from our presence and “took care of the situation”. When he returned he explained she had been in the wrong, not to worry about it, and proceeded to take good care of us.

Renting from Solid ATV Scooter Rental is definitely something we would do again.

Mississauga, Canada
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Too bad we are there on different days. We are on Royal Car Brilliance. Would have been nice to get together and ride together. Have a group of 6 going may look into this if the others are interested. Thanks for the info

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Last week we had our wedding on the Oasis of the Seas cruise and 30 of us rented ATVs from Solid ATV rentals to tour around St. Maarten for a day. The owner of the shop was great, honest and really nice to work with. If you want to rent ATVS from Solida ATV Rentals, you can also contact Twin Island Excursions. It's the same owner, but the owner uses Twin Island Excursions as an agent. Unfortunately, the owner's computer equipment were stolen twice so that is the reason why you may not have received a response when you try to contact solid rental. Our guide Dusty was great and the ATVs were pretty new. We got to tour around the entire island and spent some time at Orient Beach. The price is very reasonable as well, and guaranteed you will be satisfied with the tour.

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Be careful! We rented from Solid ATV rentals as well. Mandy was prompt, she did respond to all emails. The ATVs were there for us and we absolutely loved touring the island on ATVs.

We recommend you prepare yourself for a couple of things that could go wrong when renting through Mandy as they had with us.

You needn't book this ahead of time as there are many people trying to rent you an ATV as soon as you get out of the main gates of this port.

Be careful when renting with Mandy. If you have an excursion booked later in the day, rent from another vendor. Mandy holds your ship cards as a form of security deposit. When we made it back to port for our excursion, customs officials would not let us through without our cards. We missed our pre-paid excursion because Mandy had our cards (we did rush back to Mandy and negotiated exchanging drivers license and credit card for our ship cards but by the time we made it back to port, the excursion had left).

Be sure to inspect the ATVs for damages and take a time-stamped picture of them. When we returned the ATVs, she charged us $95 for cracks in the front bumper (bumper also had duct tape on it). It cost us over $500 to rent two ATVs from Mandy ($200 rental, $95 bumper, $14 gas, $218 for the excursion we missed).

One of the ATVs we rented wouldn't go in reverse, requiring you to push it back to get out of parking areas. The same ATV had trouble starting (sometimes it would start, others it required a manual start with the pull cord).

All of this being said, it is a beautiful island and ATVs are an excellent way to get around. We went around the entire island, following the coast line, in about 3 hours which included several stops to admire views, take pictures, walk on the beach and stopping at some shops.

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Our visit to beautiful St. Maartins was greatly enhanced by our visit to SOLID ATV,. We had a BLAST !! Traveling with a large group, 40 plus, was handled quickly and safely. No better way to REALLY see this island. Our guides were fearless in handling the local traffic, we felt like royalty !!

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Where can I find contact information for Solid ATV???

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