Scooter rental in Macau
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Oct 25, 2012 3:26 AM Last Post By: ppro
Oct 23, 2012 10:04 PM
Scooter rental in MacauJust wanted to let everyone know about a wonderful experience I just had touring Macau by scooter recently. I visited Macau from HK via ferry for a daytrip (I ended up staying there about 10 hours). By the way, the ferries run quite frequently, and leave from terminals in both Kowloon and HK Island for your convenience (please note that ferries returing to Kowloon stop at 10:30pm whereas ferries returning to HK Island run 24 hours--very convenient!). The daytime Kowloon-Macau (downtown) ferry costs $151 HKD at this time, and I paid about $170 HKD for my night ferry from Macau downtown back to HK Island. There was a mini-bus running back to Kowloon (I was staying in Mong Kok) which was a much cheaper option than the taxis would have been.
Before arrival, while looking at Wikitravel/Macau, I came across the name and website of a scooter rental company in Macau. Unable to reserve online due to short timing, I emailed them. The owner, Florence, was more than accommodating in her prompt replies and flexibility in meeting me. I think you'll find their website (macauscooters.com) very well organized and the pricing quite fair, and flexible. For example, I rented for 6 hours, but Florence was willing to reimburse me if I returned sooner and pro-rate the cost for extra hours if I arrived back after more than 6 hours (which was the case). Togehter with her father (he's currently the mechanic), they began operations just this year and they tell me they're the only scooter rental company in Macau. Florence noticed a void in this area and decided to give it a try, and they seem to be doing very well. They're conveniently located a short walk from Senado Square, however please note that at this time they do not have a physical office...I met Florence at an agreed upon location (a smaller Square near Senado) and we took care of everything right there. So, there are no walk-ins, rather you can arrange pick-up time and place via the website, email, or phone with Florence, she's accommodating in that respect.
Macau is very small and manageable, and with the free map from the ferry terminal, touring around is pretty easy. You just have to make sure you use only the scooter-friendly bridge (there are 3 bridges connecting Macau's main peninsula to the southern Islands). Traffic is orderly and exploring the small villages and National Park is really fun and quick on the scooter.
Please ask any other questions and I'll do my best to answer.
Oct 23, 2012 11:10 PM
Oct 25, 2012 3:26 AM
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