The word tour, derived from the Latin for "circle," describes the shape tour groups create as they surround and attack their "guide," which is French for "fact piñata." Obtain candied information by any means necessary with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a two-hour segway tour from Newport Fun Tours located in Newport Beach (a $90 value).
Newport Fun Tours' fleet of factory-fresh segways rolls visitors along the coastline to soak up scenic vistas and sunshine. Groups gather at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to depart for two-hour, battery-powered expeditions around the Balboa Peninsula. The Pacific Ocean greets visitors at the Wedge, a legendary bodysurfing site rocked with crashing waves and the barely audible refrain of "Cowabunga." Brisk breezes guide visitors toward the historic Dory Fishing Fleet at Newport Pier, a bustling fish market founded at McFadden Plaza in 1891. The nearby Balboa Pier earned its status as a California Historical Landmark for launching the first water-to-water flight in 1912. Segways segue past pedestrians and sparkling beaches as their operators gawk at the line of magnificent waterfront homes presided over by a wise old sandcastle.
Newport Fun Charters
Located at a private patio and dock upon the 880-acre Newport Harbor, Newport Fun Charters launches self-guided or escorted jaunts that allow customers to explore the harbor’s sandy beaches, gentle surf, and varied marine life. Guests ride down the beachfront boardwalk on bicycles, tandem bikes, and surreys, taking in the sights of moored yachts and million-dollar mansions with moored yachts on their roofs. Knowledgeable Newport natives lead Segway tours on land, while kayak and standup paddleboard tours explore the surrounding waters.
2122 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, California 92663