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Florida Segway® Tours

Sightsee while you glide on transporation of the future

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Sarasota Segway Tour
Dawn Henthorn
I found the perfect birthday present for my older brother this year. He has been crazy about finding an opportunity to ride a Segway® ever since they were introduced several years ago. Of course, I couldn't afford to buy him one — they cost thousands of dollars — but I did the next best thing. I treated him to one of a handful of Segway® tours in Florida — Florida Ever-Glides. We both had a wonderful time!

For those of you that don't follow the techno trends, a Segway® Human Transporter (HT) is a first-of-its-kind, two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transportation device that runs on rechargeable batteries — going about 15 to 24 miles on a single charge. It is compact enough to maneuver on a pedestrian sidewalk or a crowded store, yet powerful enough to commute just about anywhere you want to go. Its advanced technology uses gyroscopes and tilt sensors to emulate human balance. When a person leans slightly forward, the Segway® HT moves forward. When leaning back, the Segway® HT moves back. The older models required riders to turn the left handle to turn right or left, but with new technology the entire shaft is flexible — moving left or right — making turns much easier. Riders can travel up to 12.5 mph, although most tours keep the pace much slower because of rider's inexperience.

These tours are a great way to see the sights and experience a new technology in personal transportation. No experience is necessary, because they all provide pre-tour training. Costs will vary, but expect to pay from $60-$85 on average for a tour lasting from one to two hours.

Around the World at Epcot
"Take a Spin" around the World on a Segway®

Now guests to Epcot, the ever-changing theme park of discovery, can experience a Segway® HT for themselves at World Showcase. Guests are allowed to operate the two-wheeled, one-person transportation device throughout World Showcase before the area opens to other guests.

Innoventions, Epcot's technology playground, has featured the first public display of the Segway® HT since 2002. The display includes interactive stations and daily demonstrations by cast members on how the product works. Plus, they have recently added an

The "Around the World at Epcot" tour is a two-hour experience that is available twice a day at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. The cost is per person and Epcot admission is required. Call 407-WDW-TOUR for more information or to make reservations.

Bayside Tours at St. Petersburg Museum of History
Walk into the past, or a glide into the future on a Segway®

Bayside Tours has teamed up with the St. Petersburg Museum of History to give you a walk into the past, or a glide into the future on a Segway® HT. Enjoy this new "high tech" way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful waterfront St. Petersburg, while you take advantage of glorious photo ops!

All 1 1/2 hour tours leave at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday and are $50.00. The $35.00 one-hour tours leave at 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday and 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday. All tours leave from The Museum of History, in downtown St. Petersburg.

Disney's Wilderness Back Trail Adventures
Tour Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort on a Segway® X2

Discover nature and the pristine landscape on the two-hour adventure in and around Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. You will glide aboard a Segway® X2, equipped with all-terrain tires.

The "Wilderness Back Tour Adventure" is a two-hour back-to-nature Segway® experience. Participants must be 16 years of age or older (otherwise parents' signature is required) and weigh 250 pounds or less. The cost is $85.00* per person. Call 407-WDW-TOUR for more information or to make reservations.

Florida Ever-Glides
Ride the future... while exploring the past!

Florida Ever-Glides was this country's first Segway® guided tour. The tour is a two-hour-long glide along the beautiful streets of Sarasota's historic district, downtown waterfront and the city's artist alcove; and, the past, present and future of beautiful Miami Beach is brought together during an "awesome" tour experience.

Florida Ever-Glides two-hour tour (plus half hour instruction) is offered twice a day — morning and afternoon — each for up to nine riders. The cost is $68.00* (plus tax).

Florida Segway® Tour Directory

    Fort Myers
  • Segs On the Beach
  • Parrot Key Guided Segway® Tours
*Prices subject to change.

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