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Electric Scooter Rental 101

Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea aims to make travel both possible and a reality for people with special needs, we believe in accessibility for all!

Mobility scooter rentals can make a vacation more enjoyable for a slow walker or someone with limited mobility. Using a motorized wheelchair rental allows you the freedom to get around easily on your own.

A client enjoying a mobility scooter rental while sailing in Alaska.

Why Should You Reserve a Mobility Scooter Rental?                  

Here are some reasons why using a motorized mobility scooter or wheelchair can be worthwhile:

  1. Motorized wheelchair rentals are easy to maneuver.
  2. It allows you to visit places that you otherwise may have missed.
  3. It’s easy to reserve mobility scooter rental as Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea services all major Cruise Lines and port cities worldwide!
  4. You can travel in the motorized wheelchair rental in comfort without getting exhausted or fatigued.
  5. You don’t have to rely on someone to assist you in getting to where you want to be, you can come and go as you please with your mobility scooter.
  6. We deliver your scooter rental directly to the ship or hotel and have a 24 hour emergency line should you need assistance with your scooter during your trip.   

How to Rent the Right Scooter for Your Needs?

When setting up a mobility scooter rental, you will need to have the height and weight of the person using the scooter.  Providing this information accurately will help insure that you are renting the right scooter for your needs.  Scooters come in three difference sizes; Standard, Heavy Duty and Bariatric.  A standard scooter can accommodate a guest up to 249 pounds, a Heavy Duty scooter can accommodate a guest up to 349 pounds, and a Bariatric scooter can accommodate a guest up to 500 pounds.  Please be sure to keep in mind for cruises, the Standard and Heavy Duty scooters fit through standard cabin doors so you do not need an accessible cabin.  If you rent a Bariatric scooter you would be required to have an accessible cabin.  

Client in a motorized wheelchair rental in Cozumel, Mexico.

Electric Scooter Rentals from Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea

Scooters from Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea are of top quality and all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and tested before each rental.  With Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea you can rest assured that you will receive the quality customer service you deserve.

Nancy J from Seattle says:

        “The first time I rented a scooter for our annual family cruise I quickly realized how much I had been missing.  Many times when my family went places I would decline and just stay behind.  I honestly had no idea how much I’d missed.  Now I am able to go along with my family and I don’t feel as if I’m keeping anyone back.”


“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” –Maya Angelou

July 9, 2014

Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea is the leading global provider for Special Needs travel. We offer a broad range of Special Needs equipment including wheelchair rentals, electric scooter rentals, power chair rentals, oxygen and more. We are recommended by ALL major cruise lines for superior service and value. Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers. For more info, visit



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