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Where To Rent Golf Carts On St. George Island

The bags are packed, the vacation rental is booked, and you’re almost ready to enjoy a carefree trip to St. George Island. Now you’re just knocking out a few last-minute items before you get to enjoy endless hours soaking up the sun and sipping on tropical beverages.

All of this sounds great—but have you considered how you’re going to get around the island? While St. George Island is more than equipped to handle vehicles of any size, sometimes less is more. Golf carts are a beach staple, and renting a golf cart is a fun and memorable annual tradition for many island guests!

Wondering where you can rent a golf cart on St. George Island? Scoot around the island in style with a rental from one of these top-rated local companies:

Island Dog Outdoors


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140 E Pine Ave, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 927-7700

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

Located in the heart of St. George Island, Island Dog is known for fast, friendly service and a local expertise that can’t be beat. This trusted rental company offers everything from bicycles and beach carts to paddleboard and more! Golf cart rentals are available both four and six-seat golf carts for rent. All golf carts are gas powered and feature all-terrain wheels for each island access. Golf carts may be rented daily or weekly, if available; please call Island Dog for seasonal rental pricing.

Journeys of St. George Island

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240 3rd St E, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-3259

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

Tucked right off 3rd Avenue in downtown St. George Island, Journeys is a premier provider or rental gear and equipment. Their impressive golf cart fleet features four and six-person golf carts with plenty of bells and whistles to help you ride around town in style. Each rental is gas powered and includes all-terrain tires, a 12-volt charger for phones and electronics, and a storage rack for coolers and beach gear on the back. Outdoor speaker systems are also available as a fun add-on. Journey golf cart rentals start at $50-$75 for two hours and top out at $550-$750 for the week.

Jolly Roger Beach Shop

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139 W Gorrie Dr, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 927-2999

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

With a friendly name and a friendly, local staff to match, Jolly Roger Beach Shop is your one-stop-shop for all of your beach rental needs. This expansive rental company offers everything you could need for beach fun and adventure, including gas-powered golf carts. Jolly Roger offers both four and six-seat golf carts that are equipped to carry all of your other beach gear and guests. Golf cart rentals start at $35-$44 per hour and max out at $495-$595 for a week.

St. George Island Golf Cart Rules and FAQs

Are you a first-time renter or unsure about the island regulations? Here are a few FAQs and general rules about renting a golf cart on St. George Island.

Are there any restrictions for driving a golf cart on St. George Island?

Yes! There are restrictions for where golf carts are allowed on the island and what times golf carts can be driven.

Golf carts are not allowed on Gulf Beach Drive and Franklin Boulevard. Golf carts are permitted to cross these roads but are not allowed to drive on the road or on the bike path. If your rental is past 11th Street on the East end of the island you will not be allowed to drive your cart home. We recommend checking your rental address prior to reserving your golf cart.

Additionally, driving a golf cart is only permitted sunrise to sunset. The only exception to this rule is if the golf cart is equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and a windshield—most standard golf cart rentals on the island do not meet this criteria, so stick to daylight hours for your golf cart adventures.

Is there an age limit for renting and driving a golf cart?

Yes, you must possess a valid driver’s license to drive a golf cart on St. George Island. Additionally, some rental agencies require the driver to be at least 25 years of age. There is no age limit to be a golf cart passenger.

How fast do golf carts go?

By law, golf carts can go no more than 20 miles per hour. During your cruises, you’ll likely average around 15 miles per hour.

How much does it cost to rent a golf cart?

The cost to rent a golf cart on St. George will vary based on the size of the cart and length of the rental. In general, expect to pay around $35-$45 an hour for short rentals, $100-$150 per day for daily rentals, and $550-$750 for weekly rentals.

Are golf carts subject to local driving regulations?

Yes. Golf carts on St. George Island must obey all local and state traffic laws, and a golf cart driver may be charged or ticketed in the same manner as a motor vehicle operator.

St. George Island is calling your name! Be sure to see our seasonal specials page to get a great rate on your vacation rental, and check out our official St. George Island blog for more island inspiration.


Seafood Markets on (and nearby) St. George Island With The Freshest Catch

It wouldn’t be a trip to St. George Island without indulging in fresh, local seafood. From succulent shrimp, clams, and oysters to mouthwatering mahi, grouper, and flounder, you simply can’t beat boat to table dining.


There are a few ways to enjoy fresh seafood during your stay in St. George. First, you can try your hand at bringing home dinner by enjoying an afternoon of fishing. Options include leisurely fishing off local fishing piers and from the beach or more adventurous fishing through a charter company.  


If catching your own dinner seems like too much work for a vacation, St. George is also home to several fantastic local restaurants where you can get your fill of various local catches. Or, take the middle road and snag a fresh catch at a local seafood market and prepare dinner from the comfort of your vacation rental.


If the latter sounds like the perfect night in, check out these St. George Island seafood markets that are sure to please your palate.


Dail’s Seafood

Dails Seafood

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E Gulf Beach Dr, St George Island, FL 32328 | (850) 323-2514

Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Daily (closed Thursdays)


Conveniently located right on St. George Island, Dail’s has been family owned and operated for five generations and counting. Customers rave about the fresh, local shrimp, the handmade crab cakes, and Dali’s famous fish dip.

Doug’s Seafood


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St George Island, FL 32328

Hours: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Daily


Another great nearby option for St. George Island guests, Doug features all of the essential seafood selections, including shrimp, oysters, scallops, snapper, grouper, and much more. Doug has been providing the island with fresh seafood for 25 years with no end in sight!

Lynn’s Quality Oysters


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402 US-98, Eastpoint, FL 32328 | (850) 670-8796

Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily


Located just over the bridge in Eastpoint, Lynn’s is a fast and convenient spot to stock up on fresh essentials on your way to St. George Island. The charming seafood market features locally sourced shrimp, crab, seasonal fish filets, and oysters—of course! And, Lynn’s features several grocery items to compliment your meal.

13 Mile Seafood Market


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227 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320 | (850) 653-1399

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday


Scenically situated along the Apalachicola River, 13 Mile Seafood is the perfect spot to grab a fresh catch while visiting St. George Island’s neighboring town. The spacious market has a stellar reputation for featuring fresh fish, including grouper, flounder, mahi, and sushi grade tuna—to name just a few.

Allen’s Seafood

462 US-98, Apalachicola, FL 32320 | (850) 653-9882

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday


Conveniently located right along Highway 98 in Apalachicola, Allen’s Seafood is the perfect place to stock up on your seafood needs on the way into St. George Island. This local purveyor is always well stocked with shrimp, oysters, and various fish varieties.



After you’ve secured your fresh catch, get everything else you need for the perfect seafood feast at one of these St. George Island grocery stores. A few ingredients and a bottle of wine and you’re all set!


Looking for more island inspiration? Be sure to visit to our St. George Island blog for insider info on the latest news, events, deals, and more!