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Getting The Most Out Of Your Moped in Hawaiian Style Rentals

When you’re on vacation, several modes of transportation will get you to your destination as quickly as possible, but during that time, you may miss out on all the beauty around you. This doesn’t happen on a moped! When you rent a moped in Hawaii, you get to take in the sights and sounds of the glorious Hawaiian Islands and have so much fun. You can appreciate more of what Hawaii is all about when cruising in the open air. You may be surprised at how easy they are to get around on, even for the inexperienced moped or scooter driver.

What Is A Moped?

A moped is like a light motorcycle. They are made for just one person to ride on. They go about the same speed as a bike, but slower than a scooter and therefore do not have as many restrictions attached to it as other motor vehicles.

They cannot go any faster than 45 mph on the roads and are limited as to where they go. In Hawaii, they can go on all roads legally except the H1, H2, H3, H201, the Pali Highway (Route 61), and the Like Like Highway (Route 63).

What Is A Moped?

Why Moped Rental In Hawaii?

You can rent a moped to tour the islands in style! With moped rentals, the whole island is easy to explore. You can take in and appreciate all the island has to offer while getting to your next destination to explore. If you want, you can rent them for half day, a complete 24 hrs or up to a week. And don’t worry if you are not in Oahu, there are many moped rental service that give you the option to reserve online.

As stated earlier, mopeds are for single-person use only. However, if you prefer a two-seater, try a scoot coupe! These super fun vehicles are three-wheeled mopeds and look like little cars, but you steer it like you would a moped or scooter. Don’t want to risk using something run by motor? You can also go for a bicycle.

Why Moped Rental In Hawaii?

For something a little more advance, you can opt for a more powerful scooter rental. But remember, since these are advanced ways of transportation, You must be at least 21 years old with a motorcycle license to be able to rent scooters.

Of course, this isn’t something everyone has, and you can get the same Hawaiian outdoor experience with a moped or scoot coupe. You can even rent two-seater scooters if you prefer. A motor scooter also has fewer restrictions as to what roads it can go on.

Whether you are staying on the Big Island, Oahu, or Maui, there is something available for anyone wanting a different way to explore.

What If I Have Never Been On A Moped Before?

Generally, if you can ride a bike, then you can ride a moped! No prior experience on a moped or scooter is necessary, but you must be at least 18 and have a valid driver’s license to be able to rent and ride a moped.

For first time riders, the company will give you free lessons before you drive off and make sure you are completely comfortable with the moped before leaving you to it. They usually provide helmets, bike locks, and tour maps. Just remember to follow all the road traffic laws and signs as normal.

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What Can I Expect During My Moped Rental?

You will be given a map and tips of tours to take around your island, but here are some of the best sights Hawaii has to offer to explore Oahu.

You will probably start your tour by the famous Waikiki in Honolulu. From Waikiki, you can travel around the Hawaiian landmark Diamond Head. A tour around the Diamond Head crater will take you on a three-mile cruise along the coast.

A hike up Diamond Head can be done in about two hours, but if this isn’t your thing, a moped tour is just as fun. From there, your moped tour can take you to the picturesque Hanauma Bay. From Waikiki, it is a 12-mile coastal journey, allowing you to appreciate the island’s natural beauty before you arrive at this gem that is known as Hanauma Bay.

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This volcanic cone, which you can see beautifully from a helicopter tour in Oahu, is now a ring-shaped ecosystem for some of Hawaii’s most precious wildlife. You may choose to do a snorkeling tour here and witness the amazing reefs and fish that call Hanauma Bay home. From there, you can pass the Halona Blowhole, watching nature shoot water 30 feet into the air, and then the famous Sandy Beach.

A bit further up the coast is the Makapu’u Lighthouse. Further on from that along the coast is Waimanalo and Kailua Bay where you can relax and have a great experience on one of Oahu’s most beautiful beaches before going back to Honolulu/Waikiki or traveling up to the North Shore.

If you’ve decided to travel up to the North Shore, be prepared for a long day as it is a 120-mile trip along the coast from Waikiki as the moped cannot be taken on the highways. However, it will probably be the most scenic trip you have ever taken to have a great time!

Are You Guys Ready to Feel the Thrill on Moped?!

If you choose to rent a moped you will experience Hawaii like never before. It is okay to take a car to get to destinations, but a moped will get you to see the real Hawaii, making it about the journey too and not just the destination.

Moped or scooter rentals are easy to find and easy to drive, even if you never had experience before (for the moped). With a moped rental, Hawaii is easy to tour, whether it be on the Big Island, Oahu, or Maui. Take the opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of Hawaii. Consider one to rent during your trip to one of the tropical islands.

Book with us and experience Oahu like never before!


  • Brian K

    Brian K has been a writer and publisher for 10+ years and has worked for LiveYourAloha as a freelance author and content manager for several of them. There's not much about Hawaii he can't tell you about!