There are lots of ways to explore downtown Naples, Florida with its parks, historic pier, shopping, and beautiful beaches. However, one of the most fun tours is riding your own state-of-the-art Segway vehicle. Not only does it provide a fun means of transport, it also gets you speedily around the highlights of the area as you follow your informative local guide. Segway Gliding Adventures tours of Naples take in the natural beauty of this lovely area of Southwest Florida along with settler history and the stories behind some of the historic homes in the area.
How to Drive a Segway and Other Frequently Asked Questions
Segways are two-wheeler self-balancing vehicles that can reach up to 12mph. Passengers stand up and hold onto the handle bar. Leaning forward and putting your weight on your toes propels you forward and rocking back on your heels helps you slow down and stop. It takes a little practice but you’ll have it in no time! Steering is also all about your body weight. Lean left and you will turn in that direction; lean right and you will go that way. You can even spin on the spot in a full circle once you have mastered driving your Segway.
Segway tours are safe and suitable for anyone from age 12 to 70+ who is a minimum of 90lbs. and a maximum of 300lbs. You just need to be in good physical condition and able to stand and control your balance for speed and steering. These AAA approved tours last 90-minutes and include an initial Segway training session to ensure you can control your Segway before setting off. Put your safety helmet on and cruise along in the sunshine, enjoying the fresh air on this fun Naples, Florida sightseeing tour.
Naples, Florida Segway Gliding Adventures Tour Itinerary
Each Segway Gliding Adventures sightseeing tour starts from Extreme Family Fun Spot’s store located at 423 Bayfront Place in Naples. Trips will take in waterfront stops including the Naples City Dock and historic Crayton Cove before heading towards the Naples Pier. Ride past Naples Historical Society’s Palm Cottage, the oldest home in Naples. After a couple of stops to rest and hear more info from your guide, your Segway tour will skirt around Cambier Park prior to arriving back at the start near Tin City.
Your narrated 90-minute Segway tours of Naples, Florida includes a local guide who will point out the highlights as you cruise smoothly, and quietly along shady streets and parks. It’s a great way to explore life in Naples away from the beach and the busy main thorofare, US-41/Tamiami Trail. Your guide will stop regularly to tell your entertaining stories of local points of interest and you’ll learn some of Naples’ highlights. They will also be happy to answer questions and provide tips on where to go and places to eat during your stay in Naples, Florida.
This fun and informative Segway tour around Naples are subject to availability and reservations or pre-booking is required. Private tours are also available for corporate groups and events. Include a Segway tour in your Naples, Florida vacation itinerary–it’s a novel way to enjoy a new experience and you get to learn more about Naples and its fascinating history!