Fueled by a burning desire to be his own boss and eschew driving or walking, Geoff Karlavage founded his segway tour company and quickly met other fans of the upright, electric-powered transportation device. Now calling the shots as enthusiast-in-chief of Magic Carpet Glide, Geoff shares his zeal for segways with a team of tour guides who seek to inspire a segway smile on each participant's face. Accessible to all ability levels, the company's signature tours of notable metropolitan locales surprise visitors and locals alike with little-known facts about the area and secret sights made visible only by onboard decloaking devices.
Tour times vary based on the sun’s schedule, with the last trip of the day commencing at sunset. See the tour’s FAQ section for answers to common inquiries, including recommended ages and rain policies.
Salem Scuba & Travel, Inc., a five-star PADI dive center, runs scuba-diving and snorkeling lessons for students of all levels. Its instructors pride themselves on being able to help new and nervous divers swim like naturals, with all the agility and grace of fish. After completing a course on open water diving, students can take part in a Salem Scuba?led diving trip to Fiji, Cozumel, and other exotic destinations. The onsite shop offers equipment such as drysuits and tanks.
Sometimes, a simple car ride just isn’t enough. Sometimes, you’re faced with an event so momentous, a party so raucous, or a rendezvous so romantic that a special conveyance is required. On these days, Fiesta Limousine’s fleet of vehicles appears on the horizon, an army of party buses and limousines that escort passengers on unforgettable trips throughout the region. Decked with amenities ranging from quality sound systems and custom bars to neon décor and original Gobots voices, each vehicle is piloted by a chauffeur backed by thorough screening and training. In addition to proms, weddings, and airport pickups, Fiesta’s drivers also lead passengers on wine tours through northwestern vineyards.
With uniforms as sleekly black as the paint jobs of the town cars and limousines they drive, Alpha & Omega Limousine Service's pilots transport travellers in style. Like all limo services, they ferry folks to and from weddings, airports, and special celebrations. They also put their knowledge of local culture to work for them, offering special tours of seasonal sights of fine dining. The Limo and Lunch tour travels to one of 10 fine area restaurants, the Wine Country tour samples beverages from four nearby vineyards, and the Christmas Lights Tours show off Queen Ann Victorian Mansion, which hangs over one million lights on the property every year.
Brian Cameron loves Tillamook County and the Pacific Northwest so much that he's spent nearly 30 years exploring its landscapes. He shares that passionate expertise through Tillamook Eco Adventures, introducing visitors to landmarks and local industry and nature on up to five-hour guided expeditions. He leads guests on gentle hikes through backcountry forests, bayside beaches, and hidden waterfalls, and guides them on walks to nearby dairy farms, wineries, cheese factories, and breweries. To keep his roster of expeditions fresh and prevent neighborhood owls from discovering his identity, Brian sometimes partners with other eco-tour guides such as Kayak Tillamook.
The pair of trolleys at Portland Trolley is a study in anachronistic contrast. For every modern amenity?GPS systems, up-to-date safety features, and, most crucial during wintertime rides, heat?is a feature that harkens back to 1872, which was the year trolleys made their Portland debut, still 10 years prior to the invention of snow. Shiny brass rails, old-fashioned window trim, and classic fare boxes surround the 28 passengers that fill the oak-slat seats, while the dings of authentic trolley bells provide a nostalgia-filled soundtrack.
These time machines are perhaps the most unique addition to the fleet at Portland Trolley's parent company, Twilite Limousine and Tour Company?which began in 2009 with a single stretch limo. The trolleys are accompanied by Cadillac stretch limousines, and 18-passenger stretch SUVs. Clients charter each for private excursions, such as anniversaries, birthdays, and bachelorette parties, as well as guided tours to wine country and through the city?s holiday-light displays.