Segway tours represent another step toward the inevitable fusion of man, machine, and commentary track. Give in to technological destiny with today’s Groupon to Angel Island Company. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a two-hour segway tour of Angel Island for one person (a $65 value).
- For $60, you get a two-hour segway tour of Angel Island for two people (a $130 value).<p>
During the two-hour Angel Island segway tour, gliding docents guide groups of up to 10 sightseers to notable landmarks and vantage points across the historic island. Tours begin in March, when temperatures begin to climb, and continue through October, when territorial ghosts render the island uninhabitable. After checking in at a kiosk near the Cove Café, segway neophytes learn to handle the vehicles in a brisk on-site lesson. Explorers then embark on the scenic expedition, catching panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the bay, and the downtown skyline.
The island tour guides display equal proficiency for raconteurism as for segway piloting, regaling patrons with historic tales while executing improbable backflips. Sightseers can perch atop verdant slopes to look down on sandy shores or stare off past the oceanic expanses at the seagulls and sailboats that often drift about. Transportation to the island is not included with this Groupon, though tour takers can get their first taste of the misty bay air on a ferry to the island.
Angel Island Company
Enhancing the opportunities for adventure and views on its namesake state park, Angel Island Company curates a host of activities and tours, and offers noshes at its café and oyster bar. Listed as a National Historic Landmark and on the National Registry of Historic Places, the island features miles of hiking trails and panoramic views of the Bay Area from its highest point at the summit of Mt. Livermore. Tram tours journey across the scenic terrain, stopping at historic and picturesque sites, including the US Immigration Station, which served as a passageway to America for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from 1910 to 1940. Bike rentals allow self-guided exploration of the five-mile perimeter road, and two-hour guided tours via Segway or scooter give visitors a more in-depth perspective of the area. During summer weekend afternoons, local artists fill the air with free live music, and Hog Island Oysters are served hot off the cantina's grill through September.
Great for a mini-vacation from the city. Also some of the best views imaginable looking back at the city.Clayton M., Yelp, 9/2/11
Just unreal sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, the rolling hills of Marin, and or course the beautiful San Francisco skyline.Dave A., Yelp, 8/8/11