Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt-burns, the segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour: for $20, you get a guided 75-minute Segway waterfront tour from Glide Dynamics & Cape Fear Segway Tours (a $40 value), located on Water Street in Wilmington.
Rated the #1 Attraction in Wilmington by TripAdvisor, the fun-loving bipedal pied pipers of Glide Dynamics lure wanderlusting sightseers on various tours of Wilmington's historic landmarks and majestic scenery. The Segway Waterfront Tour commences with 20 minutes of training, including an introductory video followed by hands-on learning in a spacious practice area, which gets you and about five fellow travelers acclimated to your amazing new upright moped appendages.
The stage-trained tour-guides pleasantly narrate this daytime playdate, as two-wheelied wanderers drift past geographical benchmarks, such as the Cotton Exchange, Wilmington Railroad Museum, Governor Dudley Mansion, and the oldest home in Wilmington. Following the Carolina history lesson, the tour group will wheel-walk down the newly extended river walk to the recently opened Wilmington Convention Center. Every one of Glide Dynamics' cheery cruisers must be at least 13 years old and weigh 275 pounds or less.
Cape Fear Segway Tours
In a city known for its Hollywood ties, it’s no surprise that many of Wilmington's residents moonlight as actors. Such is the case with Cape Fear Segway Tours' guides, who tap into their flair for theatrical performances and excellent autograph penmanship, as well as their intimate knowledge of Wilmington’s famous filming sites. Cape Fear Segway Tours also offers advanced tours for seasoned segway riders and Two hour Historic tours that glide past museums and historic landmarks.
106 N Water St.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401Get Directions