Connecticut Coastal Segway Tour

Enjoy a Conneticut Shoreline Segway Tour For Two

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$186

Connecticut Coastal Segway Tour

Enjoy a Conneticut Shoreline Segway Tour For Two

5 stars rating 2 Reviews
participantsparticipants Price for 2 Participants

Explore Connecticut’s beautiful coastal town of Guilford via Segway during a fun an exciting one-hour Shoreline Segway Tour. Each of these Coastal Segway Tours provide you and your guest with the chance to Ride on a Segway as you discover the beauty of New London and New Haven Counties.

Connecticut Segway Tours include a brief 20 minute orientation on how to safely ride a Segway. Once acclimated to this modern marvel, you will be on your way to see the beautiful sights. On the Guilford Tour, you will glide through the historic district, past the Agricultural Fair Grounds to the Marina on Long Island Sound. The marina area offers a beautiful view of Long Island Sound, Falkners and Grass Islands as well as the Tidal Wetlands. 

You and your guest are sure to have a great time on this exciting Segway Tour. So, whether you are a local or a first-time visitor to the CT Coast, this sightseeing tour makes a great gift!

Who Who
The Connecticut Costal Segway Tour Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be additional participants on the tour.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
Connecticut, Guilford

When When
The Costal Segway Tour in Connecticut is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability.

duration Duration
The New England Costal Segway Tour has 20 minute orientation, a 1 hour tour and a total duration of 1½ hours.

Weather Weather
The Connecticut Shoreline Segway Tour may be cancelled due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat, closed-toe shoes and layers are recommended for this segway adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
As your safety is priority, initial rider training and orientation is completed in a private training area with instructors who will teach fundamental handling and safety. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice on the Segways until all participants feel comfortable.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and sidewalk speed to not exceed 10mph. Individuals must weigh between 100 and 260 lbs and able to stand for a period of 2 hours. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times.

Gratuities are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1221-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Connecticut Costal Segway Tour Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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Ever wondered where the futuristic-looking Segways came from? The one-of-a-kind mode of transport has been around for over 14 years now, yet still looks like something that would've come from a Back To The Future inspired film. We decided to do a bit of research and find out exactly where the machines came from.

To start with, we should explain exactly what a Segway is for those who still aren't quite sure. A Segway Personal Transporter - Segway for short - is a battery powered vehicle set on two wheels that moves and steers by the rider leaning their weight left, right, forwards or backwards. This little machine weighs about 65 pounds and can reach speeds of 12.5 mph - it won't knock your socks off, but it's not speed that makes them so fun. Riding on a Segway can make riders feel like they are floating on air due to the tilt sensors which monitor riders centre of gravity up to 100 times per second. It uses five gyroscopes (mounted rotating wheels and an axis) to enable the Segway to be "self-balancing".

So back to the history, Segways were invented by Dean Kamen as a way to revolutionise how people commuted and travelled through busy cities. The name Segway comes from the word "segue" meaning 'smooth transition from one thing to another'. The grand revealing of the transporters in 2001 was on ABC's Good Morning America program and received an abundance of positive feedback.

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The step by step creation process of the Segway includes invention, development and financing - and the machines innovations don't come cheap. The creation of the Segway even became the narrative of the nonfiction book - Code Name Ginger (in bookstores as Reinventing the Wheel) by Steve Kemper. The publication of the book caused a huge media buzz before the Segway's release, so huge that is was quoted by Steve Jobs "as big a deal as the PC" (although this quote has later been disputed). South Park even created an episode mocking the hype of the product.

If you were lucky enough to have a few thousand dollars spare (around $5000 to be precise) in 2002, you could have purchased one of the first Segways as they were made available to the public. However, you may not have been able to ride it around on the streets as some states have restricted their use in public areas. That being said, Segways are widely used by more than a thousand police and security agencies and have apparently caught criminals in the act, from car thieves to chasing gun-men in Chicago!

We hope you have enjoyed learning a bit more about Segways. The gift of a Segway adventure is a fun day out for all, whether it's for a couples experience looking to take a sightseeing tour with a difference, or a family looking to spend quality time together. We hope we've inspired you to try one out! You can see the selection of Segway experiences we provide here.

Price Price: $186


Who Who:
The Connecticut Costal Segway Tour Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There will be additional participants on the tour.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The Costal Segway Tour in Connecticut is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability.


duration Duration:
The New England Costal Segway Tour has 20 minute orientation, a 1 hour tour and a total duration of 1½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The Connecticut Shoreline Segway Tour may be cancelled due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat, closed-toe shoes and layers are recommended for this segway adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

As your safety is priority, initial rider training and orientation is completed in a private training area with instructors who will teach fundamental handling and safety. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice on the Segways until all participants feel comfortable.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and sidewalk speed to not exceed 10mph. Individuals must weigh between 100 and 260 lbs and able to stand for a period of 2 hours. Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times.

Gratuities are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1221-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Connecticut Costal Segway Tour Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Segway Tour Review 

5 stars

 Experience was great. Guide was wonderful. Gave us guided tour of historic Guilford on segway. Would highly recommend. 

- - Guilford

Segway Tour 

5 stars

 Great time. 

- - RI

Question: Exactly where does this trip ride by? Do they make stops for lunch?

Answer: There are no stops for lunch as this is only just over an hour in duration. The route of the tour will depend on which tour you choose. The following descriptions are taken from our tour guides site: The Guilford and Hammonasset tours begin at our shop at 260 River St. in Guilford where you'll be trained and practice riding. In Guilford we glide through our historic district, past our Agricultural Fair Grounds and to the Marina on Long Island Sound. The marina area offers a beautiful view of Long Island Sound, Falkners and Grass Islands as well as the Tidal Wetlands. For the Hammonasset ride we will transport the Segways to the park and meet our guests there. At the Park we ride along the bike trails near the beach and out to the Wetlands viewing platforms. With Hammonasset there's a minimum of 6 people needed to conduct the tour. The Hammonasset trip takes an additional half hour, as we need time to transport the equipment to the park from our shop. Our Mystic tour starts from the Mystic Depot Welcome Center located at 2 Roosevelt Ave. in Mystic. Our Mystic glide goes through town, across the historic Mystic Bascule Bridge and along scenic River Rd. You get a great feel for the town and a wonderful view of the Mystic Seaport from across the River.

Question: We've never driven a Segway before. Do most people that take the tour already know how to drive one? How hard is it to learn?

Answer: If you asked 100 people 99 would tell you they'd love to try a Segway but, because of the cost, wouldn't purchase one. Therefore a majority of people on the tour have never driven a Segway. They are incredibly easy to use and you should pick it up in a few minutes. The tour starts with a 15 minute instructional period and your guide will make sure you're comfortable before you start the tour.

Question: Do I need a driver's license to drive a Segway?

Answer: No. The Segway's used are classified as Personal Assistance Mobility Devices. You are considered a pedestrian when riding.

Question: Does the Connecticut Coastal Segway Tour require a deposit?

Answer: Yes, a credit card is required for deposit before you start your tour.

Question: I'm not sure what my friends weight is, but I think he's close to 260lbs. How strict are they about the weight?

Answer: The Segway can handle up to 300lbs. One of the reasons for the weight limit is the strain on the machine and the battery. If your friend is a couple of pounds over he'll probably be okay. But if he's much more than that he won't be able to keep up with the tour and the battery may die before you finish.

Question: Are the tours cancelled if it rains?

Answer: No, tours run rain or shine. Segways themselves run just fine in all weather. Shoreline Segway tours run in fog, light rain or sunshine. In the rare case of a tour cancellation due to a severe weather you will be rescheduled directly by the tour operator.