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 for a guided tour with SegZone in Annapolis gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour. Choose between with the following tour options (both include an additional 20–30 minute training session):
- $25 for a one-hour Segway tour (a $51.50 value)
- $36 for a two-hour Segway tour (a $73.50 value)
SegZone's two-wheeled excursions give sightseers a comfortable, entertaining way to see Annapolis's most notable sights and to learn about its lengthy history. During one-hour tours, participants glide through the streets as if carried by roller-skating angels, passing some of the pivotal points in local, state, and national history. The tour takes in sights such as the Maryland State House, the Sands House, and the Naval Academy. The two-hour version includes an extended voyage along the waterfront of Spa Creek and through Murray Hill, a residential neighborhood of Victorian-style homes built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For maximum informational uptake, tour-takers wear personal earpieces during their journeys, with live narration from tour guides being piped in. Helmet use is mandatory, and each participant is provided with nearly a half hour of extensive training before setting out to ensure they know how to properly use the Segway and know where it likes to be tickled.
Except for cases of extreme weather, tours take place rain or shine and are generally composed of eight riders, allowing for the formation of an octagonal fighting pattern in the case of a run-in with a Vespa gang. Call ahead to schedule your tour for vertical horizontality with SegZone.
Reviews are limited, but SegZone gets an average of five owl eyes from 25 TripAdvisors:
- Our group of eight people took a two hour segway tour of Annapolis. We have [sic] a great time. The tour guides were very informative and were a great addition to our day of fun – lilneeld
- It was definitely a great find. It was all of my group's first time riding a Segway. It was definitely an experience we will all remember. – BobaTitan
Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.
131 Prince George St.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401