Renting a car is usually a pretty cut-and-dry process. But, sometimes, issues arise, and a seasoned traveler will want to be prepared for any hiccups or special situations. At St. John Car Rental, we recommend perusing our FAQs page to review possible scenarios that might apply to your situation. We take great pleasure in providing excellent customer service, and we are happy to address any questions regarding our policies and procedures. In the meantime, here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. We hope you find them helpful as you plan your trip!
What can I expect when driving on St. John?
First, it is important to remember that on St. John, you will drive on the left side of the road. If you’re not used to this, it can take a lot of concentration, so please drive carefully! Also, we ask that you always use appropriate seat belts both for yourself, and any children in the vehicle. We do not provide child car seats, but there are companies on the island that rent them to visitors. Finally, renters must be at least 25 years of age and must have a valid U.S. license. For foreign drivers, we can provide a temporary license for a small fee.
Where can I drive my rental?
There are certain restrictions on where you can travel and what you can do with your rented car. You can’t leave the island with our rentals; they must stay on St. John. Beaches are all designated national parks, so driving your rental car is not permitted there either. The use of our vehicle rentals for off-roading is likewise prohibited. The natural roadways on the island are already hilly and a bit treacherous, which is why four-wheel drive is necessary.
Do I need auto insurance?
Yes. According to US Virgin Islands legislation, all drivers must be protected by insurance in order to operate a vehicle there. To make sure you are protected to drive in the USVI, please get in touch with your insurance agent. You will need to obtain rental car coverage through a third-party travel insurance company if you don’t have automobile insurance or if your domestic insurance provider doesn’t cover you.
Hopefully, we have helped you get on your way today by answering a few important questions. St. John Car Rental is the oldest and most highly-regarded rental company on the island. Offering a wide variety of Jeeps and SUVs for rent, our impressive rental fleet is well-maintained and constantly refreshed with new makes and models. If you have any more questions, contact us at (340) 776-6103.