Need island car rental options for ground transportation while visiting Jekyll Island? You have several choices.
Conventional Automobile Transportation -
Flying into an air hub like Jacksonville or Brunswick? There are several automobile rental companies serving these markets.
A good many car rental companies operate out of Jacksonville International Airport: choose from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, or Thrifty.
At Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, go with Avis, Hertz, Budget, or Enterprise.
For families on a budget, economy and compact cars are good bets for great gas mileage - as long as you're not packed in like sardines.
Redbug Motors -
If you fly directly into Jekyll Island Airport, or arrive by RV and want an easy, economical way to get around the island, or just want to park the family car and save gas, Redbug Motors is the ideal choice for alternative transportation.
Redbugs are Global Electric Motorcar (GEM) electric cars. GEM cars are low-speed vehicles designed to be used in neighborhoods with a maximum 35 mph speed limit. They are "open-cockpit" vehicles, and come in 2, 4 or 6 passenger models. Small trunks provide space for luggage.
Redbugs are perfect for flitting about the island.
You can rent a Redbug at the Jekyll Island Airport (912)635-9330. You need to be 21 years old and have a valid drivers license and show proof of insurance to get one.
Rent your Redbug by the day, or for 5 days. Prices below are as of this writing, so be sure to call the number above to check on current prices.
Daily (24 Hours) 2 Passenger $95.00 $75.00
4 Passenger $115.00 $95.00
6 Passenger $150.00 $150.00
5 Day Rental 2 Passenger $285.00 $225.00
4 Passenger $345.00 $285.00
6 Passenger $450.00 $450.00
They add in 6% sales tax to the above rate.
For a worry-free, environmentally friendly way to get around Jekyll Island, Ga., a Redbug is hard to beat.
Jekyll Island car rental choices aren't your only option.
Bicycle riding is a great way to see the island, combining freedom of movement with exercise. They're best, of course, after you get to your hotel or rental home.
Jekyll Island has over 20 miles of bicycle trails. And, if you're like us and love to explore, you can discover more places to ride than just the trails shown on the map.
There are several spots on the island you can rent bikes. Pick up a trail map from your rental place of choice, or from most any store.