DECA only. Classic folks will start on Kauai.
Pickup is based on when you arrive. Return is Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm, or earlier depending which departure flight the athlete selected.
Honolulu is a large international airport. There is usually a wait for the shuttle, then a 10 minute ride to the Rental Car lot, checkout, and a drive back to baggage claim. Expect the whole process to take 45-60 minutes, occasionally will get lucky with only half hour if you’re setup as a preferred renter with the rental car agency.
Kauai is a small airport & there is a 2 minute shuttle to the Rental Car lot, or walk-able in about 5 minutes
UPDATE: DECA athletes, book your Kauai car rental time based on the flight you’ll be on. When in doubt, book later vs earlier so it doesn’t get canceled.
ARRIVALS at 6:05, 7:42, 9:00pm. Book pickup for 20 minutes after arrival time.
Maui is a larger airport, not nearly as big as Honolulu though. There is often a short wait for the train, then a 5 minute ride to the rental car lot. Alternately, it’s about a 7-10 minute walk.
We are arriving at the ferry docks. There are no mainstream rental car companies on this island.
808DayTrip.com is the only rental car company that will deliver to the docks, though they do not have enough cars for our full group.
Turo is a great option and as of the publishing of this post, there are some SUV, hatchback, truck and station wagon options. They are often flexible about where they can drop off the car to you and many of their rentals will deliver to the docks.
Lanai Cheap Jeeps is an option in town. You will need a ride into town (either shuttle or with another car in our group)
Lanai Car Rental is another option in town, and has minivan options for those who might want a car with space to nap. As with Lanai Cheap Jeeps, you’ll need a ride into town from the ferry.
There are two taxi/ shuttle options if you go that route. Reservations must be made in advance.
1 – Rabaca’s Limousine Service offers a shuttle from the ferry into town for $10 per person. Call (808) 559-0230
2 – Dela Cruz Taxi Service, call 808-649-0808 or email Alberta de Jetley at email@example.com
We will have a pickup truck to help transport bikes as needed.
UPDATE: We will be returning cars to the AIRPORT not the ferry dock/harbor.
Molokai is a tiny airport and there is only one rental car company (Alamo) that carries minivans. There is typically only 1-2 people working at the counter so checkouts can take some time. Minivans can sell out so be sure to reserve early.
Kona is a fairly small airport & the rental car offices are located nearby via a short shuttle ride.
Cars should be reserved in the driver’s name, not the athlete. Island #1 may be an exception with the early arrival. The athlete should be resting and conserving any and all energy, while the driver picks up the car.
Due to the nature of the event, we do not recommend pre-payment.
Costco Travel – Often the best rates though membership is required
Alamo – sign up for their Insiders Club (free) for a 5% discount [NOTE: Alamo is the only rental car company on Molokai]
Priceline – We often find that Priceline has the best rates around. They operate like a normal rental car reservation & bidding is not required.
AutoSlash – Once you have made your reservations, we recommend registering them with AutoSlash, a service that will continuously check rates & let you know if prices drop so you can get a better rate. NOTE: This service will not work if you have pre-paid and unable to cancel/change your reservation.
Some car rental agencies (such as Avis), have programs (i.e. Avis Preferred) where your credit card number is on file in advance. This makes for an expedited rental car check out as often you can bypass the typical line and go straight to the preferred counter. A nice time-saver. Be sure to check if your car rental car companies offer this.