Rent a Golf Cart and Explore Anna Maria Island Like a Local

Getting around Anna Maria Island does not require a car. Far from it! Visitors to AMI can have a more eco-friendly, affordable experience just by renting golf carts!

Cruising the island in a golf cart is practically a staple of life on AMI. It is easier to navigate a golf cart around AMI’s slow-speed roads and get them into cramped parking spaces that a regular vehicle might have trouble fitting into. Plus, they are just downright fun!

While you are booking your Anna Maria Island rental, consider the benefits of renting a golf cart. Not only are golf carts affordable and more eco-friendly than cars, but they also give you a glimpse of what life is like as an AMI local, and let you enjoy the Anna Maria Island weather with the Gulf wind blowing through your hair.

GEM Cars

GEM Cars are Lizzie Lu’s specialty! These electric carts are faster than bikes but just as eco-friendly. Aerodynamic and versatile in their design, GEM Cars can get you anywhere on the island that motorized vehicles are allowed. They are road-legal and super fun to drive on your way to the beautiful beaches on Anna Maria Island.

A 4-seater GEM runs for $100/day and $450 weekly while a 6-seater goes for $125/day and $575/week. All you must do is fill out the online form. But be aware, these vehicles are held in limited quantity and go fast. Definitely book as far in advance as you can! They are popular choices, and Lizzie Lu’s will bring them right to the front door of your rental cottage.

Beach Bum Rentals

Beach Bums Rentals is another popular rental company on AMI. In fact, they were featured in Southern Living Magazine! Their focus is on having old-fashioned fun in old-time Florida. But do not think for a second that they do not have up-to-date rentals!

Beach Bums gives you a few different golf carts to choose from, and they have eco-friendly electric options available. The 4-passenger carts go for $30/hour and up to $390/week. The 6-passenger carts go from $45/hour to $460/week, and the 8-passenger carts are $50/hour to $485/week.

Want a touch of luxury? Grab one of the lux cart rentals! They have everything from a 4-passenger white Jeep (“Luxie”) to an 8-passenger Bently Limo (“Lux Limo”). These come with onboard chargers and features/specs like Bluetooth music, comfy Custom Sweet Seats, and up to 25 miles of electric range. And the vintage-style “Lux Taxi” is the happiest golf cart on the island.

Fun & More Rentals

So, where should you rent your golf cart from? Fun & More Rentals serves AMI as well as Siesta Key and Longboat Key. The company was started by a fun-loving couple who hailed from a big city but totally fell in love with AMI. On a hunch that they could start a great life for themselves on the island, they packed up and made AMI their home – and business!

The company started by renting out bikes to visitors, but it really took off from there. Fun is in their name, and it is their mission to provide it. Fun & More Rentals will welcome you to Anna Maria by bringing your rental right to your front door.

In addition to golf carts and bikes, they rent out all sorts of water sports items and beach supplies.

Getting an Anna Maria golf cart rental is easy and affordable. Pick-up and drop-off are free of charge, and the rates are very reasonable. If you are 25 or older and have a valid driver’s license and insurance, you can rent a cart – gas or electric!

Plan Your Vacation

You can easily park your golf cart at your choice of Lizzie Lu’s Anna Maria Island vacation rentals. Golf carts on Anna Maria Island are the best way of getting to and from your rental each day. Just take your pick from one of our amazing rentals situated on the beach, then pick your cart!

The gas carts get 150 miles to the tank, which will get you around AMI quite a few times over. They do get a bit noisy, but they are the best option if you plan on using it as your main transportation source. The electric carts get 1.5 hours per charge and run quietly. Charging time takes 8-10 hours.

You can take your pick from different sizes depending on your needs. A 4-passenger LSV ranges from $100-$375 while a 6-passenger LSV goes from $150-$440. The biggest you can go is an 8-passenger LSV, which prices between $200-525. You can book online through their website or by calling them.