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Looking for a better way to see the sights in Sarasota than simply walking or driving around? Catch a ride on a Segway with Sarasota Segway Tours and explore the streets of downtown Sarasota, the bayfront and the Ringling bridge. Fun for the whole family, these tours are led by guides who will teach you how to ride the high-tech motorized "transporters" and share fun facts about the city.

Where

1370 Boulevard of the Arts, Suite C, Sarasota

When

Tours take off daily at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Choose from a 90-minute tour for $55 or a two-hour tour for $65. Book your tour in advance online. A maximum of eight people can join, and children ages 10 and up can participate. No need to worry about the optimal time of day to avoid the heat. These fast-moving Segways will have you catching a breeze and never breaking a sweat. Tours may be canceled due to weather concerns, however you will not be charged.

What to Bring

If you are wanting to carry your phone, camera or other items with you, strap on a backpack or cross-body bag to keep secure while riding. Helmets are required on the tour, but will be provided once you arrive. Wear closed-toes shoes and don't forget to wear your shades.

Segway tours cross the Ringling bridge and travel out to St. Armands Circle. 

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What to Expect

Tours begin in the Rosemary District. Before embarking, tour guides will give a brief lesson in Segway riding, which you'll find surprisingly easy, since Segways balance for you and move as you lean forward. Then, the tour begins. You'll cruise down to Main Street, stopping by shops, restaurants and historic buildings. Then, you'll head to the bayfront and down John Ringling Boulevard and reach the height of the Ringling bridge. Be sure to stop for a photo op.

Finally, you'll ride to St. Armands Circle and past Lido Beach, where you can peep the white sand and rolling waves. The tour ends back at Bayfront Park, where you can stop and take in the scenery of Sarasota's skyline, the water in the bay and the boats parked at the marina.

To reserve a time with Sarasota Segway Tours, click here or call (941) 312-2615.

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