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“Don't be a coward!”
Review of Zegway by the Bay

Zegway by the Bay
Ranked #1 of 26 Tours in Holmes Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A segway tour with Zegway by the Bay is the best way to see Anna Maria Island. As we embark on a guided segway tour of Anna Maria Island, we'll explore the hidden paths most would never know as you won't find them on a map. We'll share with you, as our guests the story of Anna Maria Island from Ponce de Leon, the Seminole Indians, George Emerson Bean, to "Island Stewards" of today. We promote all businesses as we roll along our Anna Maria pathways. We have the weekly updates for several events you may wish to attend. From bands like Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, playing regularly at local pubs and restaurants, to artists like Cheeta, who's art work is painted across the island. We'll share the stories and show the way to newcomers from Leffis Key to Bean Point.Your tour guides live and play on the island and love to share stories with their guests on the guided segway tours. Safety is always important. We do training prior to the tour so no worries and it won't cut into your tour time! We'll train you properly and make sure it is safe for all to roll prior to the tour. Our guides have trained thousands of riders, so rest assured that even if you are riding a segway for the first time, allow these two ladies to train you and you'll be rolling on a segway effortlessly in a matter of minutes.Our full two hour tour is $65 per person, covering just under 8 miles round trip. We stroll along the entire north half of the island. Our one hour tour at just under 4 miles is $45 per person. We do accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard. Reservations are requested as we fill up quick. Please give us 24 hours notice if at all possible.REQUIREMENTS:14 years and up. We've trained up to age 95 years old on a segway. Want to know the story, just ask.100-300 pounds are our weight limits.Any rider under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Four of us, all at or just beyond the 70 years of age mark, decided to give this a try. In particular, my wife who had knee replacement surgery 7 months ago, was very nervous. We spent about 20 minutes in the parking lot getting trained/acclimated. Within minutes, each of us had enough confidence to head out. What a blast. Balancing is not a problem; steering is pretty easy; the toughest thing is keeping in check the feeling of superiority you have as you zoom by the walkers and even the bikers. What a great way to tour part of the island.
Casey, our tour leader, is an example of the entrepreneurial spirit in practice. Four years ago she packed up and left Kansas; found a job on Anna Maria Island; purchased and runs the Zegway by the Bay business; wrote and published a book; and, now is starting up a radio station on the island. It is great to see such ambition.
Tips: If you don't like the heat, set up a reservation for early in the morning; we began at 9am. Bring you bike helmet; if you don't have one, a sanitized helmet is provided; wear flat shoes or go bare-foot; don't bring young kids...liability insurance requires that riders be at least 14 years of age; enjoy.
We have no experience with Segways so I cannot say that this is the best or the worst but, I do know that we very much enjoyed this experience and I do not hesitate to recommend it.

5  Thank Lkwashburn
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Great service- my 72 year old mom had no problem. Beautiful beaches, interesting facts. Great value. Been on 3 different Segway tours, and Loved this one!

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Casey was a wonderful Segway trainer and tour guide for Anna Maria Island. She was fun and knowledgeable about so many things and we especially liked her restaurant recommendations - since this is our first time on the island we needed to know the best places. I highly recommend the tour!!

2  Thank Antietam788
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

After Christmas, six of us, ranging in age from 23 to 88, took the Segway tour of Anna Maria Island. Although most of us had lived in the area in the past, we traveled along paths we wouldn't have noticed from a car. I was the only one who had been on a Segway before, but everyone, including my 88 yr old father, took to it in a matter of minutes. A fun way to see the island and learn more about it. Definitely recommend it to locals and tourists alike.

3  Thank CarillonO
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We loved our first Segway Tour! We had a wonderful time. We were provided with some practice in the parking lot before we embarked on our two hour tour. This is a teriffic way to see the Island. I recommend this highly.

1  Thank Kat3Oh
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