Segway Fort Lauderdale owner Johnathan Rosen views Segways as about as simple to get the hang of as walking (he's seen clients ages 5 to 92 master them). On these jaunts of Fort Lauderdale, groups roll through scenic areas, visit piers, and take optional jaunts down back alleys. There, they can try out their Segways' top speed?roughly 12.5 mph, about as fast as a cheetah wearing substantial ankle weights. As participants roll along, guides can share tidbits about the comings and goings of area celebrities in the area and the Segway's history. There's also plenty of time for participants to talk amongst themselves while a company photographer snaps complimentary action shots.
Andres Kerllenevich began flying helicopters as a hobby while making a living as a lawyer. As time passed, he earned his license and left to fly tours over Alaska and New York City. He eventually settled in St. Augustine, the historical city where his wife fondly remembered vacationing as a child. Now, seven other FAA-certified pilots join him in leading tours over the coastal castles, historic lighthouses and colleges, and vibrant downtown areas of St. Augustine, Tampa, and the Florida Keys.
At the helm of Robinson R44 helicopters, the pilots soar at heights of up to 1,500 feet past Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Porpoise Point, and the towering red cross at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. They also guide tours above Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and the Florida Aquarium, while granting passengers glimpses of coastline populated by bottlenose dolphins. Pilots have also orchestrated aerial marriage proposals, during which the groom-to-be points out his question written on the beach or on a rooftop sign. The tours grant a bird's-eye view for photography and videography sessions.
Film the opening credits for your documentary about rooftops as you whiz along the shoreline, over the Ritz Carlton and Manalapan, then north past the Lake Worth Pier along Palm Beach, where the view includes famous mansions, Worth Avenue, and the Breakers Hotel. Tours depart from the Palm Beach County Park Airport in Central Palm Beach County Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Flit fearlessly in one of Palm Beach Helicopters’ safe, reliable air-slicers, which include the piston-powered Robinson R22 and R44, and the turbine-powered Bell 206 JetRanger and Bell 407. Any additional passengers will require their own Groupon or be subject to the standard ride rate. Extend your tour to half an hour ($100 extra) to stockpile views of the Port of Palm Beach, the Kennedy estate, and Peanut Island; upgrade to an hour ($275 extra) and choose your own locales to peer down upon like an angry god.