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Glide Ride Tours & Rentals
Segway of Hawaii

by Alain Gayot


The Segway: everyone seems to know its name, although few people have experienced this curious device. These much-touted, futuristic machines had a tough beginning, but they are definitely here to stay. Besides applications including law enforcement and warehouse inventory control, beach communities are offering Segway experiences and Honolulu is no exception. It's a great way
to check out Waikiki.

Alan Rice, the official authorized dealer in the islands, runs a tour and rental operation along with his sales activities. If you have an extra $100 or so, you can treat yourself to a fun afternoon along the shores of the Pacific. You will learn how to master the device and about the history of Hawaii thanks to an expert tour guide…and you'll get a bit of exercise in the process. Tours start with a training session—usually one guide per five people maximum—and as soon as everyone is comfortable, it's off you go! There is a progressive approach to technical skills, and during
your ride you'll go from the easiest mode to the most challenging one. The Segways reach a maximum speed of 16 mph. Tours are conducted on basic machines, but at the end you will have a chance to jump on the more rugged X2. The Segway experience is totally fun, safe and well worth every penny.

Segway of Hawaii Tours
Type of Tour
Length of Tour
Individual Rates
Waikiki, Diamond Head Tour
3 hours
$125
Honolulu History & Culture Tour
3 hours
$130
Segway Intro Tour (on premises)
Full/Half
$89/$49
Sunset On The Beach Tour
2.5 hours
$125
Waikiki Fireworks Tour
2 hours
$120
Waikiki Glide Ride
1.5 or 2 hours
$99/$110
Private Glide
hourly
$60
Waikiki Swim & Glide
3.5 hours
$135


Visit www.segwayofhawaii.com or call 1-808-941-3151 for more information.

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