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“OH MY GOODNESS--A HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!!!”

Segway Off Road at Botanical World Adventures
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$59.37*
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Segway Aloha Intro Tour
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Hakalau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover Hawaii’s only Segway off road rainforest adventure!!In the land where rocks talk, birds sing and flowers grow, you can now take a magic carpet glide deep into the rainforest under the canopies, waterfalls, exotic plants and flowers on the all new Segway Off Road Adventures. Your certified guide will lead you through our botanical gardens where you can experience the taste of spices and a variety of organic fruits, listen to the soothing trade winds and then off to places deep into the rainforest you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to experience, unless you are a true hiker. On a Segway, these trails become rites of passage, that makes this a once in a lifetime opportunity for a fun and tropical adventure in a way you call your own.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
San Fernando Valley, CA
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“OH MY GOODNESS--A HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!!!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was the MOST fun we have had in a long time!!! Our "leaders", Janelle and Arlen, were wonderful to us, and they trained us so well that even a KLUTZ like me felt confident. It definitely was something we could have done far longer than we did (although we felt it the next day!!). We're in our early 60s and thought we'd be too old to enjoy it, or that we would get laughed at. NO WAY!! This was just utterly too much fun!! I have been recommending it to anyone that will listen, and if anyone out there is planning a visit to the northern end of the Big Island, you MUST do this!! We visited Hawaii for 18 days, and this was the #1 attraction for us. It is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY...DO IT!!! :)

Visited September 2013
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St. George, Utah
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth your time and money”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had a group of 4 people out tour guide "Alohi" was amazing very knowledgeable about local plants. It was a blast riding the Segways through the garden and upto the water fall! If you have 2 hours to spare DO IT!

Visited May 2013
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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Day”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Had a lot of fun, bought the Groupon package which was a zip line, Segway and tour of the gardens. It is impossible to ride a Segway and not be smiling! The gardens were just right, not to big, not too small. We visited in May; the weather was perfect. It's a long trip, a few hour's drive, especially from the Kona resort area but worth it.

Visited May 2013
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Salinas, CA
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Too much fun for one day!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We decided to do both the zip line and the segways. Our experience started off very positive with Alohi in the office. I think the 3 guys (can't remember their names) who took us on the zips, were having as much fun as we were. They were good, helpful and fun to be with.
The segways were much easier to use than I expected. The girl who instructed us did a great job! Loved the race track (I'm a NASCAR fan!) was waaay to much fun! Wanted to bring the staff home with me....loved them all! A fun experience for us 60+year olds!

Visited May 2013
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Tucson
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not so great”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

I will preface that my wife and I are a young 66. We do adventurous things and are active. Sometimes my wife does have reservations, and was scared, but went for it. The receptionist was great. Said she had some fears, but was ok when she did her trip. The two young ladies who assisted were great, BUT the young man needs to rethink. From the get go when we went to suit up, he was making comments of getting hung up, falling, injury and putting fear back into into people who could have been working up the nerve to do this. I had to ask him to back off and he thought it was funny. He finally said his last bit just before we were to step off. My wife sat in the harness and said "No". There was a sign in the reception area.. "No Refunds". This apparently is the bunny slope of ziplining according to a seasoned zipliner. But that someone works there can't think that novices hang on their words is something to be looked at. I did the "adventure", and did thought it really was the bunny slope. It may be worth the $79.00 that you pay on Groupon, but not worth the retail.

Visited May 2013
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Mark R, Manager at Segway Off Road at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Aloha!

So much has changed in the gardens since your visit last year. Management, staff and so many projects. We want to offer you an opportunity to come back and visit on us. We have made significant improvements and investment to make the gardens more informative and share the huge varieties of plants, flowers, trees, spices, fruits, waterfalls and other amazing areas of the gardens.

Your satisfaction is important to us. Please contact our guest services right away to allow our staff to make this right. We want to listen to what would have made your experience better if you have not had an excellent time. We offer your entrance fee back if not satisfied, so please contact us immediately.

We hope we may have another opportunity to show the improvements we are making each and every day. We would like to share the wonders we offer on the zip lines, Segway or a guided tour with our Garden Director. We look forward to you contacting us.

Mahalo and A hui hou!
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