Lightning Bugz Rentals provides affordable, eco-friendly Low Speed Vehicles and Charleston golf cart rentals to vacationers and commercial businesses. We take the hassle out of getting around your destination. Whether it is going from your rental property to the beach, wedding and event set-up and transportation, or property maintenance needs, we have a Bug just for you. We provide LSV and golf cart rentals in Charleston, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah, and Seabrook. We also serve Anna Maria Island, Florida!

Mark Thorn (843) 609-8776
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We are sorry but we won’t be doing rentals out on Folly any longer due to increase in fees the City of Folly is requiring. Please click here to visit our friends at Folly Beach Golf Carts.

Folly Beach

Home to the 1,000-foot Folly Beach Pier, Folly Beach South Carolina is a must-see destination. Explore the shops along Center Street, spot some wildlife at the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, and take in the beauty of the beachside sunrises on your family vacation.

Folly Beach has tons of activities for your family to enjoy—and getting around will be a breeze with one of our LSVs DAY OR NIGHT unlike a normal golf cart rental!


What makes us different than other rentals on the island?

  • You CAN drive after dark!
  • The ONLY GAS LSV option!

All regular automobile driving and parking laws and restrictions apply to your LSV rental in addition to the following location specific restrictions:

  • NO driving on bike paths, sidewalks, golf course paths, beach accesses or the beach!
  • Some condo or villa locations do not allow cart rentals of any kind. Make sure you check this before renting as well as get whatever permission or pass may be needed for the cart. Gas carts are obviously great for locations that may not have a spot to charge the cart!
  • Rental refunds are not given to those that rent a cart at a location they are not allowed and renters are responsible for any tickets or towing fees incurred due to illegal parking.
  • All riders must be seated in a seat and use seatbelts.


  • Please return the cart or the 2 gallon gas can we provide fully fueled or incur a $50 re-fuel fee.
  • You must have access to a 110v (three prong) outlet to charge.
  • You must be able to charge the cart out in the open, not in a covered area or garage.
  • Do not alter the power cord provided.
  • Please return the cart fully charged or incur a $100 fee.

Cancellation Policy: 

This is a non-refundable reservation but you have options. You may cancel at any time, for any reason and receive a future rental credit that does not expire without any additional expenses.

When you are making the reservation you will have an option to buy a $30 covid coverage plan with Lightning Bugz. This plan allows you to cancel up to 5 days prior to your arrival and receive a full refund of the rental rate. The ticket service fee from the reservation system is not refundable. This coverage is only applicable if someone you’re traveling with has a positive test result and you are canceling your entire trip. Proof of positive test results as well as proof of trip cancellation will be required to be emailed to

After booking you have the option to buy “excursion protection” through Allianz which covers most reasons, other than Covid related issues, why you would not be able to continue with your rental. You will be able to read their coverage before you buy it.

6 Passenger - Gas Cart

Drive day/night 75+ miles before refueling

6 Passenger - (4 adults) Electric Cart

Drive day/night approx. 12 miles before re-charging

8 Passenger - (6 adults) Electric Cart

Drive day/night approx. 12 miles before re-charging