One thing you will notice in Honolulu right away is the fact that there are many visitors and locals who use mopeds or scooters as a mode of transportation. One morning I decide that might be a great way to explore the island. These are some of the places I started calling after picking up a yellow pages book.
Area code for Honolulu is (808)
First, I found many places went out of business. I also had a tough time finding a place that was open, or in business, or had a unit available. I will list the name of business, address, phone and what happened;
Adventure on 2 wheels, 1946 Ala Moana, 944-3131 - No answer
Extreme moped rentals, 923-4577 -No answer
Inter island rentals, 234 beach walk st 926-6656 [wrong number] correct number is 926-3356
-$18.95/day, $9.95/per 4 hours- Yamaha 50cc pay with cash if with credit card $3 more
Wikii wheels, 1827 Ala Moana, 951-5787- No answer
ABC rentals, 2556 Lemon Rd., 923-3339 - Not answering
1920 Ala Moana, 944-3131 -Scooter not available
946-7777- Scooter not available, usually $35/day
2011 S. King St., 943-1868 - Not answering
847 McCully St., 952-9253 -Opens at 10am
3065 Kapiolani Blvd., 735-0111 - Disconnected
748 Kapahulu Ave., 735-8887 - Opens at 9am
1695 kapiolani, 946-3404 - No Answer
1827 Ala Moana, 951-5787 - Disconnected
234 Beach Walk, 924-3422 - Disconnected
875 Waimanu, 596-2888 - Answering machine, a bit far...3 miles from downtown.
1019 University Ave., 942-9253 - no answer
1695 Kapiolani, 946-3404 - no answer
1610 Kalakaua, 955-1550 - answering machine, 10am opens
1888 Kalakaua, 979-0200 - disconnected
2446 Koa Ave., Honolulu, 926-2847 - $45 per day, $35 if return by 6pm $25 for 4 hours
2333 Alahao Place, 841-2453 - way too far, 5 miles from downtown area
2131 S. Beretania St., 951-7433 - 1230 to 5pm store hours
94-148 Leowaena St., 676-2180 - way too far, 18 miles away
As you can see it became a very frustrating experience. I was also told by a vendor that apparently it is illegal to ride two persons on a scooter, which is the first time I have heard such a thing. I think they were trying to make me rent two scooters rather than just one.
In the end I felt it was not worth it to rent a scooter.