Neither KJ or Sheppy's
have any restrictions or additional charges for
Rodriguez Car Rental apply an
additional driver charge of US$5 per day for each
driver other than the hirer and spouse.
All of our rental agencies can provide child
seats at a rate of US$5 per day per seat
(inclusive of all taxes). All agencies offer car
seats suitable for infants and children for up
to 7 years old.
If the vehicle or any of its parts of
accessories are damaged while on rental,
CDW limits your liability (assuming that you
have complied with all the terms of the
Rental Agreement). Different rental firms offer
different levels of basic insurance cover and
CDW, making direct comparison of total
The various options are as follows. All
currency conversions are approximate and may
Vehicles rented from K.J.Car Rental
are subject to an excess of US$1,500
if no CDW is taken.
Sheppy's Auto Rental
Vehicles rented from
Sheppy's Auto Rental are subject
to a maximum hirer liability of TT$10,000
(US$1650/£1000/€1250) for cars and
TT$15,000 (US$2500/£1500/€1875) for
jeeps and vans.
Sheppy offers CDW protection
on cars limiting liability to TT$5000
(US$840/£500/€625) at an additional
cost of US$10 per day (for Jimny
Jeeps US$15 per day), or CDW with
NO excess at US$20 per day
(US$30 per day for Jimny jeeps).
CDW protection on the 8-seater Nissan Serena is
US$20 and $US40
per day). The new Suzuki Vitara 1.6 and 2.0 also
carries a surcharge, with Basic CDW costing
US$20 per day and Full CDW
costing US$40 per day.
**** Full CDW is only available on vehicle
rentals of 7 days or more. ****
Please read Sheppy's Terms & Conditions
detailed on the page below.
Rodriguez Car Rentals
Rodriguez offer two CDW
options (Rodriguez refer to CDW
as PDW - Physical Damage Waiver). Basic CDW cost
US$10 / $US15 /
$US20 per day * and limits your
liability to just US$ 1500.
Rodriguez's Full CDW costs
US$20 / US$30 /
US$40 per day * and limits liability
If you do not accept either CDW option from
Rodriguez, you will be totally
liable for all recovery and repair costs if the
vehicle is stolen, lost or damaged. For your own
peace of mind, we strongly recommend that you opt
for the full CDW option. If not, please ensure
that you have read and understand section 5 of
Rodriguez's Terms & Conditions
detailed on the page below.
* Rodriguez's minivans and SUV's
are an additional US$5 per day
for all Basic CDW and US$10
per day for full CDW rates. The Nissan Urvan Micro
Bus carries a supplement of US$10
per over normal CDW rates and an additional
US$20 for full CDW .
You may either collect your rental vehicle
from the rental agency office, on arrival on
the island (or at any other time) or have it
delivered to your hotel or villa. We will
obviously do our very best to deliver the
vehicle at the time specified by you on the
The rental agencies offer free delivery and
collection of vehicles throughout the popular
areas of Tobago. They do, however, reserve the
right to apply a charge for collection and delivery
on short term rentals to addresses in outlying
villages such as Castara, Charlotteville and
The minimum driver age is 25. All driver's
must have had at least two years driving experience.
You will be asked to produce your full national
driving licence on delivery of the rental car. It
is essential that everyone who wishes to drive the
rental vehicle remembers to bring their licence and
all additional drivers must be declared on the
rental Hire Agreement. Do not rely solely on
an International Driving Permit (IDP).
The rental rates quoted do NOT include
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW). When
considering the price of rental, please bear in
mind the liabilities shown under "No CDW" in
the following table.
For your own protection, please see the
section above entitled 'Collision Damage Waiver
(CDW)'. The figures below are in US$.
Liability = Daily Cost
||up to $1,500
||$750 = $5
||$800 = $10-$15*
||$1,000 = $10-$15*
* other terms may apply
** Minivans and some 4WD
K.J. Car Rentals
Keino John has been known to us
for several years, having worked for one of our
tour colleagues. He now has his own car rental
business with a small fleet of new vehicles and
has proven to offer a good reliable service.
Vehicles sourced from K.J.Car Rentals are
prefixed with a 'J' in our vehicle
Sheppy's Auto Rental
Colin Shepherd started
Sheppy's Auto Rentals in 1997.
His fleet now consists of 90 cars, jeeps and
minivans, all between one and five years old.
Vehicles sourced from Sheppy's Auto Rentals
are prefixed with a 'Y' in
our vehicle rate listings
Rodriguez Car Rental
an international franchise and has been operational
in Tobago since 1992. The firm maintains a fleet
of around 40 self-drive rental vehicles on Tobago.
Their hire vehicles have an average age of two years
and all cars are replaced after four years.
Vehicles sourced from Rodriguez Car Rental
are prefixed with the letter 'T'
in our vehicle rate listings
Payment can be made by VISA and Mastercard
credit cards and will be in local currency TT$.
Rodriguez Car Rentals also accepts AMEX
credit cards which will be charged in US$.
Minor variations between the price we quote
and the final chanrge may occur due to currency
When paying with cash, a security deposit
might apply; please enquire with us.
All rates are quoted in US Dollars
and are fully inclusive of mileage charges and
all local taxes.
If you have a specific requirement
for a make or type of vehicle not, or would like
to consider options from any other rental agency,
please email us. We have links with most rental
agencies on Tobago and will gladly advise you.
Your choice of vehicle will obviously be largely
dependent upon personal preference and budget. You
may, however, wish to bear the following points in
mind when choosing a vehicle.
roads are narrow, twisty, hilly and of
variable quality. Small cars and 'Jeep'-type
vehicles are particularly appropriate.
topped vehicles are ideal for all-round
visibility and to make the most of the
cooling breezes, but liberal and frequent
use of sunscreen is essential if you are not
to ruin your holiday.
4WD jeeps are fun, but obviously less secure.
Do not leave cameras, video cameras and other
valuables in these vehicles, even with the top
- You are
unlikely to ever require true 4WD drive (driving
a rental vehicle anywhere that requires this
facility could compromise your CDW).
The rental fleets on Tobago are extremely small
by North American and European standards. In some
cases, the rental firm may only have one or two
examples of specific models. Early reservation
is essential and we strongly recommend that you
list at least one or two alternative models,
in order of preference.
Petrol (gas) is cheap on
Tobago. The normal procedure is to return the
vehicle at the end of the hire with the same
amount of fuel as in the tank on collection