5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:St Petersburg, Florida
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

St Petersburg Historical Segway Tour

Experience Florida's St Petersburg like never before on this entertaining 2-hour small-group guided Segway tour. Learn about the Sunshine City’s historic sites and Victorian homes on a loop around the city. See where the world’s first commercial flight took off from and hear about the history of the area’s former Tocobaga tribe, whose princess inspired the Disney story of Pocahontas. Guided Segway training, helmet and safety equipment, plus bottled water and an audio headset are included. This small-group tour is limited to seven people, ensuring personalized attention.

Highlights

  • 2-hour historical Segway tour of St Petersburg
  • Coast along Tampa Bay, pass the St Petersburg Pier, and cruise by Victorian homes
  • Visit numerous historic sites including where the world's first commercial plane took off from
  • Learn about the history of the area’s former Tocobagan Indians, whose princess inspired the Disney story of Pocahontas
  • Choice of several departure times throughout the day
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

St Petersburg Historical Segway Tour

The Pier in St Petersburg

There are walking tours and there are bus tours, but this unique Segway tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of St Petersburg in Florida.

Your tour begins at North Straub Park with a brief but thorough training session to make sure everyone feels comfortable and knowledgeable about their Segway. A helmet and safety equipment, plus bottled water and an audio headset are provided.

With the training out of the way, it’s time to hit the open road.

On this 1-hour Segway tour around St Petersburg, cruise along Bay Shore Drive next to Tampa Bay, past Victorian-style homes to the downtown area. Learn about the history and culture of the Tocobaga Indians, who lived in small villages at the northern end of Tampa Bay from the year 900 to the 1500s. It is believed that their princess was the inspiration for Disney’s story of Pocahontas.

Then visit the spot where the world’s first commercial flight took off — the St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line on January 1, 1914. See pictures of the pilot, Tony Jannus, as well as the aircraft he used on that first flight. Continue down to St Petersburg Pier, a landmark and tourist spot that extends into Tampa Bay. Learn about its development and importance to the city and check out the once-endangered brown pelicans mixing with the locals and diving into the water for food.

Finally, return to North Straub Park to conclude the tour.

Customer Reviews

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic tour. Guide took us everywhere. Detailed explanation, great photos. Highly recommend this tour to everyone!

Karen N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The Segway tour was great!! I would highly recommend it!!

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip! Doo was great tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Sara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an amazing time! It was very informative and loads of fun! It was so easy too! We were all over 60 years old and were concerned! Loved our guide! She was adorable! Very highly recommend this adventure! Young and old!

Steven M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fun and informative guide. A beautiful route and we got to move along at a good pace.

James P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The St. Pete historical Segway tour was an outstanding tour. Our tour guide, Doo, was absolutely incredible and insightful. She was constantly offering little tidbits of historical information that was totally unknown to my Segway partner and I. This was a pleasant surprise since we have lived in the area for a number of years and had no idea of why some things were the way they were or how the names of certain structures, streets, avenues, etc. received their names.. She was very open and knowledgeable when answering any questions we may have offered up. I would certainly entertain going again in the very near future because it was just a fun and entertaining 2 hours. Doo always seem to know when a break was in order which was most appreciated because the day was quite hot and humid. For those that have some athletic ability and good foot/leg strength then I would recommend taking a Segway tour and I would most certainly recommend booking with Doo and her fellow tour guides either directly or through Viator. Using Viator was so simple and easy to do and the reviews they set forth on this particular historical tour were absolutely "spot on" so to speak. I thoroughly enjoyed my Segway ride and became quite comfortable with the use of a Segway due to the excellent "preliminary training" that Doo offered... Look forward to going again...

Rand F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The tour was great fun as well as informative. Doo does a great job and I highly recommend the tour. I wouldn't mind doing it again just to ride the Segway.

Valerie Kent A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This is a wonderful tour. This is, in fact, the second time I have taken it. The segways are a lot of fun and not difficult to ride. Just takes a few minutes to get the hang of it. The star of the tour is Doo, our guide. She is well versed in everything St Pete. Her delivery is excellent and she keeps on informing us and pointing out important and/or oddities along the whole route. She plays suitable music. I really enjoyed her presentation.
Now I know where I would like to return to see the individual sights. In fact, we returned to the market for lunch after the tour and it was really good. A big Bravo to this tour.

julie a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A fantastic trip, Doo was a great guide as well as being a great instructor. She made it very easy to get used to the Segway and her fun and relaxed manner put you at your ease. There was only the two of us on this trip but that didn't reduce the tour and Doo still put everything into it. The tour was very informative and we also had the added bonus of seeing dolphins in the harbour. A great value, great fun tour which everyone should try.

Sue Ann H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Excellent. What a fun method of seeing the historical sites.

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