Segway Fort Lauderdale owner Johnathan Rosen views Segways as about as simple to get the hang of as walking (he's seen clients ages 5 to 92 master them). On these jaunts of Fort Lauderdale, groups roll through scenic areas, visit piers, and take optional jaunts down back alleys. There, they can try out their Segways' top speed?roughly 12.5 mph, about as fast as a cheetah wearing substantial ankle weights.
As participants roll along, guides can share tidbits about the comings and goings of area celebrities in the area and the Segway's history. There's also plenty of time for participants to talk amongst themselves while a company photographer snaps complimentary action shots.
It doesn't matter how many times you've watched the Dolphins play at Sun Life Stadium or walked along the golden sands of Hallandale Beach?Miami looks completely different when you're thousands of feet up in the air. Miami Jet Helicopter Tour's pilots make it their mission to reveal that unique perspective, welcoming passengers into the comfy cabins of Bell 206 Jet Helicopters for birds-eye tours of the city.
The aircrafts set up ideal photo ops of sights both manmade and natural. Their rotors whir over the towering luxury condominiums of downtown's Brickell neighborhood, above the Spanish-style mansions of Fisher Island, and past the lush mangrove forests that stretch over Oleta River State Park. To thrill as many passengers as possible, Miami Jet's pilots fly tours of three different lengths. The company also provides free shuttle service to and from nearby hotels, as well as helicopter pick-up from levitating fortresses.
South Florida is beautiful at ground level?but from in the air, it's truly spectacular. Heli Rides takes passengers above the ornate homes of Miami and Hollywood, granting them panoramic views of sea and sky. Each safe and comfortable ride takes place inside a Robinson R-44 Helicopter, which features four leather seats, air conditioning, and a book of bird calls to communicate with the pelicans down below.
Film the opening credits for your documentary about rooftops as you whiz along the shoreline, over the Ritz Carlton and Manalapan, then north past the Lake Worth Pier along Palm Beach, where the view includes famous mansions, Worth Avenue, and the Breakers Hotel. Tours depart from the Palm Beach County Park Airport in Central Palm Beach County Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Flit fearlessly in one of Palm Beach Helicopters? safe, reliable air-slicers, which include the piston-powered Robinson R22 and R44, and the turbine-powered Bell 206 JetRanger and Bell 407. Any additional passengers will require their own Groupon or be subject to the standard ride rate. Extend your tour to half an hour ($100 extra) to stockpile views of the Port of Palm Beach, the Kennedy estate, and Peanut Island; upgrade to an hour ($275 extra) and choose your own locales to peer down upon like an angry god.