After our lunch at Joe’s Bar and Restaurant, we returned to our hotel, Bayshore Resort to meet with Amanda and Kristine to embark on our segway excursion! I pre-booked the tour ahead of time with A&S Tours, operating out of the Put in Bay Resort and Conference Center. By booking the tour in advance, I saved $10 off each tour ticket so we took the tour for $39 instead of the regular price of $49. With this option, we would be allowed to cancel within a day’s notice if need be, plus we would get a full refund if it rained. Thankfully, there were no clouds in sight and we met up with our tour guide with ease! It was just a short golf cart ride across the street to the Put in Bay Resort and we met with our friendly and helpful tour operator, Tom. Tom was a great teacher when it came to learning how to drive the segways and we picked it up quite easily!
We walked our segways down to a vacant parking lot down the street where Tom set up the segways for us to ride. One by one, we stepped up onto the segway and we were given a quick private lesson on how to ride them around. At first, it was a little unnerving being up on the segway and not knowing what to do. Tom was a fantastic instructor and showed us the ropes. It is very cool how you shift your weight forward to go ahead or backwards to slow down, stop, or ride backwards. You can move the handles from side to side to control the direction in which you drive. It soon became second nature riding these vehicles around! I also learned after practicing around the driveway that we weren’t supposed to take photos or videos from up on the segway (oops!). I refrained from taking any more on our journey and enjoyed the ride!
We rode up into the northern part of Put in Bay – the only section of the island that Justin and I hadn’t taken the golf cart yet, so it worked out rather well. The five of us (including Tom) drove in a line down the main roads going pretty fast! It was so much fun zipping around. We could take the corners and spin around with ease. Our group reached the most northern tip of the island that had a small sandy beach with a great view of the lake. Our trip was about 1 1/2 hours in length including the training, and it was well worth the price! I would ride a segway around all day if I could! It was such a treat as we both had always wanted to try riding segways. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone since it was very easy to learn how to drive them, and it was so much fun! I definitely see many more segway trips in our future!
Here is a quick video of Justin and I practicing riding the segways! We were still in the learning stages at this point so we were going pretty slow on the training mode, “turtle mode”. Once we got going, Tom took us off turtle mode and we were going pretty fast. Stay tuned for the next blog post, where Justin and I go kayaking around Put in Bay!
Read more about our trip to Put-in-Bay, Ohio:
Driving to Port Clinton towards Put-in-Bay
Traveling to Put-in-Bay on the Miller Ferry
Staying at Bayshore Resort, Put-in-Bay
Put-in-Bay Nightlife, Day 1
A Golf Cart Tour of the Island
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Tower
Perry’s Cave and Joe’s Bar
Segway Excursion Around Put-in-Bay
Kayaking to Gibraltar Island
Our Last Evening in Put-in-Bay
Leaving Put-in-Bay on the Miller Ferry