FAQs & Terms of Rental


1. Do I need a permit to drive in Dominica?

It is a legal require that all visitors wanting to drive on the Nature Island be issued a Visitor’s Temporary Driving Permit. This can be issued at any of Island Car Rental’s location for a fee of US $12. 

2. What are your car rental age requirements?

In order to rent with Island Car, you must be at least 25 years of age with two years driving experience.

3. Do I require a Security Deposit?

Yes, a security deposit of US$1250 is required. This security deposit will be released at the end of the rental period once there is no damage to the rental vehicle and all accounts are settled. The deposit is taken in the form of an authorization transaction. In an authorization transaction the funds are frozen or held on your credit or debit card. This is NOT a purchase transaction. For renters who opt to take Island Car’s optional CDW plans the security deposit will be adjusted to fit the respective CDW plan.

4. I have Car Rental Insurance with my credit card company; do I still have to make a security deposit or take the CDW option?

Yes you do. Currently Island Car Rental does not have any agreements with credit card companies; and as a result you would be required to do a security deposit. Based on the renter’s credit card’s car rental insurance policy, the renter would decide whether they take Island Car Rental’s optional CDW. In the case of a collision or any damages to the rental vehicle, Island Car would charge the renter directly. All documentation related to the incident would be made available to the renter via fax or email. Island Car Rental, doesn’t not deal directly with Credit Card Company’s insurance.

5. What happens if I cancel my reservation?

If you wish to cancel a confirmed reservation please contact Island Car at least 48 hours before the confirmed date.