- $45 for 90-minute segway tour of lighthouse and tide pools tour for one ($69 value)
For the first 15–30 minutes, guides instruct tour-goers on the basic Segway skills, teaching them how to accelerate, brake, and operate their vehicle safely. Groups then make their way along oceanside paths to view popular sites such as the historical Santa Cruz Lighthouse and the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. Riders may spot seals and sea otters as the tour continues down past Mitchell’s Cove tidal pools and seal rocks. Riders 10 and up can take part in the Segway tours and may choose to ride on the mini-Segways.
Segway Santa Cruz Tours
From the shore, Seal Rock—with its rounded crags and compact shape—looks like an oversize mass floating on the Pacific Ocean. Upon closer examination, one can see its silhouette shifting as hundreds of sea lions atop the rock bob their heads or dive into the water. In addition to hosting this majestic hoard, the rock makes for a popular stop for Segway Santa Cruz Tours, which peer at it from shore on their way to other sights. After a hands-on training session, guides lead groups aboard the eco-friendly two-wheelers along scenic Westcliff Drive en route to an array of seaside attractions, including Santa Cruz Lighthouse and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. The tour continues past Bird Rock, stops at Mitchell's Cove to take in the ocean views and watch local surfers catch a wave, and then glides back to the Santa Cruz Wharf's boardwalk, restaurants, and shops, ending with a slice of fudge at Marini’s and a specialty coffee or hot chocolate. The tours are open to guests of all ages with no experience driving a Segway, as guides prep each person on safety of the Segways before taking off on sightseeing around the town.