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Tortola and VG Car Rentals #204134
09/09/2019 12:32 AM
09/09/2019 12:32 AM
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Lodi, California
shiloh8912 Offline OP
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Six of us with luggage will need a suitable vehicle to get us from the airport to Sea Cow Bay along with a drive to Bananakeet for dinner at the end of October. We’re also hoping to rent a vehicle while on VG for a day drive around the island the first week of November. Any suggestions on current rental car companies? It’s been 5 years since we’ve been to the BVI so I presume companies have changed since Irma.


"We lost our corkscrew and were compelled to live on food and water for several days.
~W.C. Fields"
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Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204141
09/09/2019 08:02 AM
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Va Beach
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We've used Mahogany Car rentals on VG for over 20 years. Can't go wrong with them! http://www.mahoganycarrentalsbvi.com/

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204155
09/09/2019 10:11 AM
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Adagio Villa, Mahoe Bay,Virgin...
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Mahogany is good as is Speedy's (you might be able to get a discount if you travel by ferry as well) also L&S and Harrigans - all are good on Virgin gorda - links are here http://www.adagiovilla.com/touring-virgin-gorda.php cheers

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204171
09/09/2019 12:26 PM
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I like mahogany. Used them many times.


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Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204265
09/10/2019 02:32 PM
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We had some problems with Speedy's in January so will be using Mahogany from now on and have only heard good things about them.

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204266
09/10/2019 02:48 PM
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Lodi, California
shiloh8912 Offline OP
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Thank You for the recommendation, we will contact Mahogany. Any suggestions for Tortola?


"We lost our corkscrew and were compelled to live on food and water for several days.
~W.C. Fields"
Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204269
09/10/2019 04:05 PM
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Since the hurricane, the only place, that I have found, with a vehicle big enough for your group is at Avis. I like to use local companies, but I have not found one with a van.

Avis was very responsive, delivered the vehicle to us in Cane Garden Bay. No complaints.


Colleen


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Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204272
09/10/2019 04:18 PM
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For Tortola you might just consider a taxi for those two trips. Are you leaving on a boat charter the day after your Banankeet dinner? You’ll have to allow time to return the rental car and then you’ll need to get back to the charter boat. We’ve used AC Taxi on Tortola and always been pleased with the service. His van was large, clean and had AC.

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204273
09/10/2019 04:26 PM
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Had a good experience with Avis for a one day rental (when no one else would do a one day) in June 2018. We walked over from Moorings but they said they would have picked us up, and did drive us back after the return.

Multiple good experience with L&S, though Nick would always handle the bookings.

And can second AC's taxi if you end up going the taxi route. Great guy and great van!

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204278
09/10/2019 06:16 PM
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AC is the way to go..check sponsors here..

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: CottageGirl] #204299
09/11/2019 12:39 AM
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Lodi, California
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I guess it makes sense to just use a taxi on Tortola. We’ll need to go from the airport to Sea Cow Bay, drop our gear then a trip to Callwoods Distillery and Bananakeet then back to the boat for the night. Another trip into town and back the next AM to pick up groceries and any additional alcohol we may need. I’ll check with AC’s Taxi. Thanks all for the advice.


"We lost our corkscrew and were compelled to live on food and water for several days.
~W.C. Fields"
Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204305
09/11/2019 04:26 AM
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Agree with Mal, A/C is the way, his van will fit everybody


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Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204329
09/11/2019 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by shiloh8912
I guess it makes sense to just use a taxi on Tortola. We’ll need to go from the airport to Sea Cow Bay, drop our gear then a trip to Callwoods Distillery and Bananakeet then back to the boat for the night. Another trip into town and back the next AM to pick up groceries and any additional alcohol we may need. I’ll check with AC’s Taxi. Thanks all for the advice.

If you're doing all that moving around on Tortola, it will be cheaper to rent a car. Check and see if Avis will give you van at the airport and pick it up for you at Sea Cows the next day.

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #204341
09/11/2019 12:42 PM
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FYI..there is a decent rental car outfit right in Sea Cow's Bay now..

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204343
09/11/2019 12:44 PM
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We rented an 8 passenger van last fall from Enterprise at Maria's By the Sea. We needed to pick up the rest of the family at the airport. The service from them was great.

Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: shiloh8912] #204372
09/11/2019 09:45 PM
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Better to rent a van and pay for the pickip and drop off fees. The trip from EIS to Nanny Cay for 6 totals $110 plus luggage fees. Then from Nanny Cay to Cane Garden Bay is another $79 each way. Then a couple of you will probably need to run in to Riteway for some last minute provisions. Another $30 each way. About $300 total plus tips.
You coud rent two cars for that price.


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Re: Tortola and VG Car Rentals [Re: GlennA] #204378
09/11/2019 11:51 PM
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Lodi, California
shiloh8912 Offline OP
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I’ll check with Avis. Now have to deal with Seaborne-Silver changing our return flight home today only giving us a 55 minute layover in San Juan. I know that’s not gonna work...🤬


"We lost our corkscrew and were compelled to live on food and water for several days.
~W.C. Fields"

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