You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Check out the list of frequently asked questions below and let us know if there’s anything we missed!
Sanibel Carts are street-legal, electric golf carts that are designated under Florida law as low speed vehicles (LSVs). These LSVs are permitted to drive on any street where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less. All the roads on Sanibel and Captiva Islands are 35 mph or less.
In Florida, a street-legal golf cart is a golf cart that’s equipped with seat belts, turn signals, mirrors, and other safety features. All our Carts include these mandatory features and are titled and registered in the State of Florida. For more information, seethe Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Guide to Owning Low Speed Vehicles. https://www.flhsmv.gov/pdf/mv/lowspeedvehicles.pdf
Yes. You must be 21 years old to rent or drive a Cart.
No. You have to be at least 21 years old to drive one of the Carts.
The Carts go up to 25 mph.
No. The Carts may only be driven on the roadways on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. The Carts cannot leave the perimeter of Sanibel Island and Captiva Island.
No. It is illegal to drive any motorized vehicle, including a Cart, on the bike path.
The Carts can travel approximately 35 miles on a full charge. Please return or charge your Cart when the battery gauge on the dashboard indicates low battery.
Sanibel Island is 12 miles long and 5 miles wide. You can travel from Lighthouse Beach Park on the east end of the island all the way to the shops and restaurants on Captiva Island and back in just under 30 miles.
All of our Carts are insured, but your current auto insurance will be listed as the primary insurer.
Discover the beauty of Sanibel & Captiva Islands with the freedom, fun & excitement of your own golf cart from Sanibel Carts! We are your Sanibel source for street-legal golf cart rentals and Island service and support.