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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Wild Dunes

The sprawling Wild Dunes Resort is an ideal place for family vacations, with golf courses, tennis courts, and boating opportunities right outside your door. Experience one of South Carolina’s premier resorts with our Low Speed Vehicle so you can explore as a family and experience everything there is to see at the Wild Dunes Resort.

Wild Dunes Resort 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!


Golf cart rentals are not allowed inside Wild Dunes, that’s why we rent Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs).

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

  • Carts can not be driven on bike paths, sidewalks, golf course paths, beach accesses or the beach.
  • Carts must pull to the side to let cars and trucks pass.DO NOT HOLD UP TRAFFIC!
  • Grand Pavilion rental carts must be parked up under the house (garage) if there is one!
  • ONLY Owners or friends/family of Owners are able to park at designated “Owners Only” parking areas as long as you have an “Owners pass” provided by us.
  • The Owner of the property can request an “Owners pass” for the cart by emailing us at
  • All riders must be seated in a seat and use seatbelts.
  • 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.

The following locations can NOT rent LSVs due to each locations HOA rules.

  • Port O’Call, Summerhouse, Shipwatch, Tidewater, Ocean Club, Seascape Villas, Lagoon Villas, Shipwreck, Mariners Walk, Beach Club Villas, Seaside Cottages/Grand Pavilion (74-77 & 80-99 Seaside Cottage Lane also known as 74-77 & 80-99 Grand Pavilion).

Seagrove Villas can ONLY rent a gas LSV due to no charging areas at the buildings.


The best parking area for closest beach access is on Summer Dunes Lane and Island Cottage Lane.


  • Please return the cart or the 2 gallon gas can we provide fully fueled or incur a $50 re-fuel fee.
  • The cart or gas can can be filled at the Isle of Palms Marina right outside Wild Dunes on 41st Avenue.
  • 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.

What makes us different than other rentals on the island?

  • You CAN drive after dark!
  • The ONLY GAS LSV option!
6 Passenger - Gas Cart

Drive day/night 75+ miles before refueling

6 Passenger - Electric Cart

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

8 Passenger - Electric Cart

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