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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Important Rental Information

Rules and Regulations ALL locations

  • Pull over to let vehicles pass.
  • Drivers MUST BE 21.
  • Drivers must have a valid driver’s license.
  • No driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Everyone must be seated in a seat and using the seat belts provided.
  • No driving on the bike paths, golf course paths, beach accesses or the beach!
  • All regular automobile driving and parking laws apply to Low Speed Vehicles.

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.

If your dates are not available: “not enough available resources”, then make sure to try to decrease your rental by 1 night to check availability!

(Example: If you try Saturday to Saturday (7 night rental) and you get the above message, then try a 6 night rental)

Weight, temperatures, and speed are determining factors on how far an electric cart will go. Generally we see around 16 miles to a full charge. 100 miles on a gas cart!

(The info below is applicable to all locations except for Seabrook Island:)

Think of it just like a hotel room stay, rental is by the night. All carts will be delivered between 12pm-6pm and picked up between 8am-11am according to the dates you put on the reservation form. You do not need to be present for delivery or pick-up.

Electric carts: Fully charged by 8am on pick-up day or you may incur a $100 fee.

Gas carts: Fully fueled by 8am on the pick-up day or incur a $50 charge. We provide a 2 gallon gas can that you can fill or you can stop by a gas station on the cart.