Covid -Please read covid and quarantine travel updates hereHawaii Department of Health Travel FAQ
Cleaning process- We use the Ambu-stat disinfecting system (like they use in Ambulances, NASA, etc) 

The Big Island is just that, BIG!  There are many places you cannot explore here without a Jeep.

*Free beach gear included with every rental - chairs, umbrellas, coolers, snorkel fins(sorry no masks right now), body boards, hammocks, reef-safe sunscreen, pool noodles, car seats and booster seats, sand toys, etc. 


All Jeeps have a hitch for a cargo carrier or bike rack (which we supply)

Jeep Gladiators come with the Mopar hard-style locking tonneau bed cover


We have two options for booking, depending on your insurance coverage:

1- Book directly in our system if you have a U.S. or Canadian full coverage auto insurance policy on your personal vehicle. If you do NOT have your own full coverage car insurance, please contact us for options.

Click here to reserve and book with our reservation system- Reserve a Jeep – U.S. Insured


We are located a short 4 minutes from the airport at 73-4156 Hulikoa Drive Bay #6

We are by appointment as we are literally a mom and pop shop (Stephanie and Joe)

Big Island Jeep Rental operates differently from other car rental agencies. Due to the pandemic we don’t meet our customers face to face for now. Your Jeep will be fully stocked with your beach gear at our office and the key will be left for you in a lockbox inside the center console. Our office is 4 minutes from the airport and due to COVI9-19 public transportation is limited on the island.
It is highly recommended you schedule your ride a minimum of 48 hours before your arrival. We have 3 companies we recommend and they are listed below.
We suggest scheduling with a company or private driver because there are very few Uber or Lyft drivers driving right now.
-Armand (private driver): 808-383-2791
-R Jay Taxi: 808-201-1780
-Gold Coast Town Cars/limos (808) 756-7375

If you could please, email for any questions and provide your arrival/departure dates and times and how many in your party.


-Joe and Stephanie

We have a limited number of jeeps available for rent and are always expanding. Our jeeps book way in advance so don’t hesitate to rent one of these amazing vehicles!



Why book with us?-

The short answer is- "What is your time worth?"

People book with us because they want to spend the vacation at the beach and not in lines or at a walmart shopping for beach chairs and sunscreen.

*Get personal concierge service... tips where to eat, where to stay, what to see, beaches, hikes, how to visit Mauna Kea ,etc.

*Extras- We offer reef safe sun screen, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, hammocks, body boards, bike racks, roof racks, cargo racks, etc. at no additional charge


Why You Need a Jeep

A 4wd vehicle is needed in order to descend some of the very steep grades. Using low gear prevents break failure. Some areas need high clearance.

We put together a little video to answer this question for yah-


We're hoping a cool custom jeep will make your visit one to remember!

If a vehicle doesn't appear to be available, please email and we will try to accommodate your Jeep Rental.



-Joe and Stephanie


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Joe's Big Island Jeep Rental
Based on 6 Reviews
Joseph D.
Joseph D.
2021-01-13 14:45:57
Fantastic service. Impeccably clean, fully-functioning and fantastic vehicle. Perfect for exploring the Big Island! Thank you for a great experience! read more
Tel T.
Tel T.
2020-01-30 13:17:08
Scott was amazing! Able to rent the Jeep short notice. He included chairs, snorkel gear, beach umbrella, and a ice chest bag that really came in handy.... read more
Siobhan E.
Siobhan E.
2019-10-25 10:53:42
Fantastic experience with Big Island Jeep Rental, they were amazing. Car was waiting in parking lot right outside of the airport terminal. They loaded the... read more
Brian C.
Brian C.
2018-07-14 19:02:55
Easy peasy lemon squeezey. Best rental car experience ever. Jeep waiting for us when we arrived off our plane, no rental counter. Just grab and go.... read more

Verified review
Kona was a great Jeep to drive around the Big Island, well maintained and plenty capable. Pickup and drop off were more convenient than a conventional rental, and Joe provided us with beach gear, a cooler bag, and reef safe sunscreen. Joe also provided personal advice that helped us make the most of our vacation. Mahalo
Greg M
Greg M
Verified review
Our Jeep was in great shape, with little things like a turtle decal on the front fender and an “island life” tire cover on the back so that our car didn’t scream “tourist rental car”. Super easy pick up and drop off. Great communication with Joe. Car came with our requested beach chairs, snorkel gear, beach umbrella, boogie board and he even through in a beach bag for our convenience. All items were top quality. Highly recommended!
Kevin V
Kevin V
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Very happy with my Jeep rental! Easily the best rental experience I've ever had. Joe was super flexible when I changed both my pickup and drop off time. I was able to pick up and drop off right at the airport which was so convenient. Beach gear he threw in was awesome to have. I would definitely encourage any of my friends/family traveling to the big island to get a Jeep here. Renting a Jeep is also clutch to allow you to get more places!
Verified review
We took a family vacation to the big island. We wanted to rent a Jeep but didn’t know how to go about it needing 3 car seats. Joe did everything in his power to make this trip amazing for us. He even went so far as to buy a slim fit car seat so we could fit all three in the back seat. It was also so convenient to just walk to the parking lot at the airport and have the vehicle there waiting for us. No need to go to a rental agency who just throws a car at you and doesn’t care about your actual experience. The communication was also out of this world. I would receive messages back almost immediately after asking questions. He also provided us with everything we needed for all of our trips to the beach. The Jeep was everything joe described it as and the quick top made opening it and closing it (per the kids requests) very easy. If you want to rent a Jeep on the big island please don’t hesitate. Use Joe. I promise you will NOT regret it. This experience made our trip so much better.
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We rented 2 of Joe and Scott's jeeps for our 8 day stay in Kona. Many forums tell you that a 4 WD is not necessary on The Big Island. If you want to see all The BIg Island has to offer renting from Joe and Scott is the greatest. We had airline issues and Scott answered the phone himself and we talked through my problems and everything worked out great. Even before I reserved they answered all my questions through texting, then asked if we could talk on phone instead which made it much easier. The pick up and drop off process is the best. NO LINES at airport, get in and drive. Rental car places do not allow you to see the sights that take 4 WD, Mauna Kea and Waipio Valley to name a few. Sights that should not be missed. My son even ran into Joe at the gas station. Great dealing with local business and knowing if I had a problem either Joe or Scott would answer the phone. They even give you reef safe sun screen, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, and cooler. They have other items they will throw in if you ask for it. The Jeeps were clean and cool looking. No advertising on them, you look like a local driving around in it. Had people ask us where we bought the spare tire cover because they liked it. Don't let the erupting volcano keep you away from The Big Island. Would not even know it was happening if you were not told, except if your major plan in Volcano National Park. Would rent from them again. If every business was run like this it would truely make traveling much better. They made our Hawaii trip unforgettable! Mahalo Kim

Raving Reviews

Doug C.March 13, 2020 Jeep Wrangler JK 2018 - "This was the best rental car experience I’ve had! The Jeep is a must while on the big island of Hawai’i! Joe’s communication was great and suggestions on things to do were amazing. Trying to figure out how to come back soon! Definitely recommend using one of his Jeeps!!"

Patrick W.March 17, 2020 Jeep Gladiator 2020- "Joe was amazing! Very accommodating. The Jeep was wonderful, and got me up Mauna Kea and back without a problem. Mahalo, Joe!"

Dale P.March 18, 2020 - "Booking with Joe was an all around great experience. He answered all our questions promptly and was always available for any further questions we had during our trip. The little extras such as chairs and an umbrella that he stored in the Jeep were great extras. The Jeep was well taken care of, clean and a great ride. Thanks Joe for providing such great customer service and making our cruisin the island a memorable and enjoyable experience.!!"

Philip M.March 21, 2020 - "Kona was a great Jeep to drive around the Big Island, well maintained, and plenty capable. Pickup and drop off were more convenient than a conventional rental, and Joe provided us with beach gear, a cooler bag, and reef safe sunscreen. Joe "also provided personal advice that helped us make the most of our vacation. Mahalo

Brandon W.March 23, 202 - "The Jeep was an awesome choice for the Big Island. So glad I rented it. We drove the 40 mile Mana Rd and had a bumpy blast. Joe was super easy to work with. Answered all my questions and had the Jeep waiting for me at the terminal. So convenient! It was great to skip the rigmarole of the typical rental places. Just jumped in and drove away while the other travelers waited in the hot sun for a shuttle bus. Only notes might be, take their advice and get four-door if you have more than two people. We were a couple, so it wasn’t a big deal, but there definitely isn’t much room inside once you put the back seat down. Also, the gas mileage on the Jeep isn’t great and you are going to be doing a lot of fun driving. So make sure you budget for fuel! But you weren’t shopping for a Prius anyway 🙂 Thanks Joe. I’d recommend renting your Jeeps to anyone."

"Lynne X.March 26, 2020" "Great service! Joe was super responsive to messages throughout our stay. The Jeep worked great and was clean and in good condition. And it even got better gas mileage on the long hauls than I was fearing. We filled up the tank in Kona and made it to Volcano (via Hilo) with 1/3 tank left.

"I mentioned I was traveling with a lot of luggage (SCUBA gear) when I spoke with Joe a few days before arrival. The next day he sent a text to tell me he bought and installed a trailer hitch mounted cargo carrier for me to use. His idea not mine and a good one at that. We wouldn't have fit everything otherwise. This was our first time using Turo and everything worked out great. The level of personal service just cant be matched by old time corporate rental agencies."
Gregory D. – August 14, 2017

"Great rental, and easy to pick up and drop off at the airport. Joe was very communicative, easy to reach, and awesome to deal with. Would definitely rent from Joe again!"
David F. – June 9, 2017

What can we say? If it wasn't for Scott and his Jeep our trip to the big island's fun would have easily been cut in half. The vehicle itself was clean and in great shape. Bright red contrasts well with the island colors along with nice mud tires you will receive a lot of smiles & shakas. No "Hey look at me i'm a tourist and i'm renting!" stickers / license plates on this bad boy. Driving Scott's Jeep you are basically the Big Kahuna of the island (at least it feels that way). Having the 4x4 made it so we could get off the beaten path, breaking outside the usual tourist boundaries. Also be respectful of the island and any private property or sacred areas.
Scott is a super nice guy and communicates well, we wouldn't rent from anyone else. Thanks again brother!
Joe H. – February 24, 2017


"The owner was very kind and incredibly fast in communication. We enjoyed our trip through and through. If you want to drive in the big island, it is the best to rent JEEP from him. Bright red Jeep is going to make your trip unforgettable."
Hiroki K. – May 27, 2017

"I arrive late at night and the Jeep is already waiting for me! During me stay on the island, I took this Jeep to so many places that a rental car would not allow me to go. Green sand beach and Mauna Kea are really amazing to visit. I enjoyed having the flexibility not to join a tour so i can decide where to go and what to do. This jeep was super clean, when I dropped it off, I didn't have to time to get rid of the garbage I left behind, Joe took care of it. He even took us to an amazing road off the highway on our way to airport. 10 out of 10 experience!"
 Li. Z– August 14, 2017
I like to rent Camaro type of cars for vacation, but it might not be a good choice if you drive around Hawaii Island. So we chose Scott's Wrangler in the sexy red color and it proved that we made the right decision. The price is reasonable compared to those listed by car rental companies. Also, Scott is very responsive and flexible to make convenience for us. I recommend.
Rayna C. – January 22, 2017