Connecticut Coastal Segway Tour

Enjoy a Conneticut Shoreline Segway Tour For Two

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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!

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Where It's Located hide

  • Guilford, Connecticut

Who Is Included hide

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

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

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

How Long Is It hide

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

Weather hide

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

What To Wear hide

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

Additional Information hide

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.


Reservation Information hide

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.


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.


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.

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