Believing that the chauffeur industry was ripe for more courtesy and punctuality, Jon Walcher founded I-Drive in September of 2012. Now more than a year into the project, Jon offers a wide range of transportation services, ferrying passengers inside his vans and sleek black sedans. Whether you're catching a ride to the airport, going out on the town, or dispersing free samples of Grey Poupon, you can simply inform the driver of your intended destination, then sit back and enjoy the ride.
Wheel Fun Rentals has provided locals and tourists with an engaging, active means of sightseeing for more than a decade. Visitors can traverse the local terrain in fun pedal-propelled vessels while soaking in oft-overlooked scenery, which would not be possible while being buckled to a car seat or an ACME rocket. With a $30 credit, customers are able to rent a wide range of vehicles by the hour, including a pedal boat, surrey, or bike (check each location page for pricing). Groups of Groupon holders can embark on land or sea adventures by renting multiple chopper bikes or a roomy single surrey (room for two children and three adults) or double surrey (room for two children and six adults).
Lux Bus America’s sturdy, deluxe street schooners scoot passengers to and fro Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Las Vegas in short order and in style. On the trip from Anaheim to Sin City, passengers sink into comfy leather chairs for 4.5 of hours of mobile luxury. If watching opposite-lane clown-car traffic turns stale, feel free to take in silver-screen stars on one of many LCD monitors or occupy idle ears with free Sirius satellite radio. Meanwhile, a fountain of wireless Internet flows freely throughout the whole trip, allowing passengers to electronically parse through their destination city's great buffets, loose slots, and lovably corrupt croupiers. Or, feel free to kick back with pillow and blanket as you comfortably nosh complimentary snacks and beverages. After a few days of sights, lights, and Wayne Newton fights, Lux Bus America returns weary winners to Anaheim while safely securing baggage or newfound spouses.
"We don't judge a successful day on how many miles we rode, but by the smile on your face." With that motto as their driving force, the expert guides at MotoQuest play a role in each step of the tour planning—from manning the phones during initial queries to scouting out routes that's tailored to each group's comfort level. The multilingual team, who are also trained in First Aid and Professional Comedic Stand-Up, amiably lead groups of no more than 10 bikers all around the world, from Alaska to South Africa to Vietnam.
Riders board a fleet including Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, and Yamaha bikes and either follow guides down roads that veer off typical tourist paths, or pick up a road map and carve out their own epic journeys. They may also opt for hourly or weekly rentals of the motorcycles and scooters. Journeys may take riders across scenic landscapes or through bustling towns that acquaint them with the local culture.
Updated merchant profile to read: From its beach-adjacent headquarters at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, OC Helicopters whisks clients away on aerial tours that deliver a rare vantage point for familiar southern California places and Los Angeles and Orange County beaches. Owner and head pilot Ric Webb mans air-conditioned and reliable Robinson R44 helicopters and other aircraft that can comfortably seat three to six passengers in chairs that provide a 180-degree view. Customers choose from a number of aerial tour routes, sending Ric veering south over Laguna Beach's luxury golf courses and sprawling houses or hovering near Crystal Cove and Huntington Beach. Helicopters can also head northwest and take the Surf City Tour, which traces the shoreline while supplying an aviator's eyeful of Huntington Beach's population of surfers as they come ashore to lay their bronze eggs.
As an FAA-approved Flight School, Orange County Flight Center prepares aspiring pilots to handle aircraft of all sizes, from private Cessnas to commercial jets. They employ a mix of classroom time, actual flight hours, and simulator training to increase their students' aerial aptitude, following the Skyroamers syllabi to the letter. Each new certification builds on the one before it, allowing private pilots to earn commercial licenses, multi-engine ratings, or even become instructors themselves.
Once licensed, students get to opportunity to return to their alma mater to rent aircraft for private excursions. Available vehicles include a selection of Cessnas, a pair of Pipers, and a twin-engined 1976 Beechcraft Duchess.