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“It's Fun and Easy”
Review of Magic Carpet Glide

Magic Carpet Glide
Ranked #1 of 80 Tours in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: There is not a better time to be had in Tampa. Come and experience the fun and adventure to be had riding your very own Segway I2 personal transporter through beautiful downtown Tampa and its surrounding islands. Admire the sun setting over the water, dolphins playing and even a few celebrity homes as you whiz about on a Segway personal transporter.
Tampa, Fl. USA
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It's Fun and Easy”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

My wife and her sister were a bit nervous about trying a Segway, but we immediately got comfortable and were scooting around in a few minutes. Tom, our guide, was low key and congenial and had basic knowledge of the area. Tampa's River Walk allowed us to enjoy the fantastic vistas of the U of Tampa's minarets and the wonderful park by the Tampa Museum of art and the Children's Museum.

Overall we had a blast and I would have rated it excellent except that we had requested a private outing, which had been verbally confirmed by Sharon on several occasions; but, when we arrived Tom was busy signing up two additional people. When asked what about our private tour status, there was really no reply other than words/actions to the affect "take it or leave it". We reluctantly took it and I'm really glad we did. I should also add that the two additional travelers to our group were delightful companions.

A previous poster expressed an outstanding idea of supplying wireless head sets so that a running commentary could be offered as we traveled along. This combined with a guide having a bit more knowledge of the area would make this already enjoyable outing a truly outstanding one.

Visited February 2013
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Segway of Tampa”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Our guide, Tom, was excellent and the tour route provided great veiws of the waterfront, bay, beautiful architecture and stop at see the University of Tampa historic building, formerly Henry Plant Hotel (just gorgeous). We also enjoyed the free time to ride on our in the park. The 2 hours went by quickly and totally pleasantly!

Visited January 2013
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San Antonio, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful tour of Tampa”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This segway tour was awesome. After practicing for a few minutes and getting the knack of it, riding the segway in a beautiful city in beautiful weather with a wonderful guide ranked as one of the best tours we ever took. Our guide, Tom was patient, helpful, knowledgeable, personable and an excellent guide through Tampa as he pointed out historical buildings with a vast knowledge of the area. We also had about 20 minutes to ride freely in the park, along Riverwalk, Channelside, or relax , enjoy a beverage, use restrooms, and relax. This tour is definately a must-see in any visit to Tampa. You can see the fabulous waterfront, restaurants, bars, etc. and finish up the day with a cocktail after the tour in any one of the many waterfront bars we passed along the tour.. Don't hesitate...book the tour and have a ball...you will love it!!!

Visited January 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always Fun”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I bought through Groupon on a few different occasions & had a blast every time.
1st Reason to do Magic Carpet Glide - Segways are AWESOME!!!
2nd - Every tour guide was entertaining.
3rd - The people who work there are friendly & cool.
4th - Even if you are familiar with the city you are doing the tour in, your gonna learn & see new things.
5th - In case you missed the #1 reason, Segways are AWESOME!!!

Visited December 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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603 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Fun half day trip around town on a segway”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is your chance to ride a segway! Very easy for all types and ages of people. Super fun!The leader gives you a brief instruction and then you take off from Channelside down the riverwalk past the convention center with lots of scenery and on to Curtis Hixon park. If you are lucky an event or concert will be taking place. You can stop and get a drink or vendor food here or eat at Channelside on your return. You may have the option of continuing your ride by the Henry B Plant Museum at University of Tampa or the Hyde Park area. Travel light - some of the segways have a pouch to carry a camera or small bag on the front, but most do not and you want your hands to be free. Very fun! We have also done St. Pete which was great and heard they are opening Tarpon Springs as well - yeah for the sponge docks! We'll be on the look out for a Groupon which is a great way to experience this trip for the first time.

Visited January 2013
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