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“Great day in Tampa”
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, Florida
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67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great day in Tampa”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The weather couldn't have been better. Took my sister and her husband who are from out of town. The Segways are a blast. We were all so good at it we did the Segway Slolum (our guides bit of humor). The ride along the Riverwalk is beautiful. Makes you proud of Tampa. Bobby was a great guide, very personable. The Jose Gaspar was docked so that provided a bonus photo op. Bobby was very knowledgeable about the latest events in Tampa. We've done Segway tours in Atlanta and San Antonio this one rates right up there with the rest. After the tour we went to Ybor City for some Cuban food. The tour location (Channelside) is very convenient to Ybor City. Fabulous experience.

Visited February 2013
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Valrico, Florida
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“Four novices now experts”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

With some trepidation I booked the trip for the cousins from the north. Yes we are up there in years and questioned if folks our age should even attempt the Segway but alas it was fantastic! Marty our guide was patient, entertaining and knowledgeable of the St. Pete downtown history. Marty made the trip unforgettable and the experience of a lifetime. Can't wait to do it again in St. Pete and then Tampa! Don't forget your camera.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice guide and fun!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went and really enjoyed the tour! Marty was great! We went to several spots around the Pier. Fun day!

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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“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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