As a keiki on Kauai, I grew up hearing amazing stories about the menehune. Menehune are “magical little people” and did many spectacular things that humans could not do. One of Kauai’s greatest attractions is the Menehune Fishpond, believed to have been built by the menehunes.

This fishpond is special to me because it represents the ancient peoples’ connection to and knowledge of the natural environment. When you are there, try to imagine how people in the past depended on the fishpond and how this relationship resonates throughout their entire lifestyle. Hawaii’s natural environment was preserved through generations of native Hawaiians so that we all have the pleasure to enjoy its natural beauty today. It’s almost impossible to live by the ancient people values, but Kauai’s beauty will always be a valuable reminder of why we should conserve our natural landscapes even in our modern way of life.

Kauai Mopeds would like to thank you for the opportunity to share with visitors a little bit of our island’s beauty and culture.

Call (808) 652-7407 for your moped or scooter rental.

Mopeds are commonly referred to as scooters. However, these two vehicles are classified and regulated very differently. There are four main differences between a moped and scooter: classification, requirements, vehicle speed, and carrying capacity.

On Kauai, mopeds are classified as bicycles and can carry only one person. A drivers license is required to operate the moped and you need to be at least 15 years old (18 with an out of state DL) Mopeds are also limited to a maximum speed of 35 mph.

Scooters are classified as motorcycles on Kauai so you need a motorcycle endorsement and be at least 21 years old. Our 150cc scooter travels up to 60 mph, is fully automatic, and seats up to two people.

I tell people that mopeds are like bicycles you don’t have to pedal and scooters are like automatic motorcycles you don’t have to shift.

Either way two wheels are a great way to get out of the box and actually enjoy traveling from one destination to the next.

Kauai Moped Testominals

“Absolutely better than any shuttle or tour that you can find and the best $75 spent on the island!”

(Mark Villasenor, Kirstan Villasenor, Kim Gides; Los Angeles, CA)


Scooter? Moped? What’s the difference?

Mopeds are commonly referred to as scooters.  However, these two  vehicles are classified and regulated very differently.  There are four main differences between a moped and scooter:  classification, requirements, vehicle speed, and carrying capacity.

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When people first see our two-wheeled rentals, they commonly refer to both type of vehicles as “scooters.”  One being just a little larger than the other.  However, they are entirely different.  Mopeds are 49cc vehicles and one only person is allowed on the moped.  You only need a valid drivers license and be at least 18 years old to operate.  So the thing you see everyone  zipping around on is most likely a moped, not a scooter.  A scooter is entirely different, they are classified as a motorcycle and you may seat two people.  A motorcycle license is required and you must be at least 21 years old to rent a scooter.