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Discover Papeete by Segway

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Papeete, French Polynesia
Discover Papeete by Segway

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the culture and daily life of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, on this guided Segway tour that provides a complete overview of the bustling city. You'll be able to explore more than you ever could on foot, including the city center and more than 20 landmarks and sights like Papeete Market (Marche de Papeete), Territorial Assemby Gardens, Notre Dame Cathedral, and more. Your local guide shares insider tips along the way.
  • Informative Segway tour covers Papeete, the French Polynesian capital
  • Local guide makes sure you see as much as possible on this excursion
  • Convenient meeting location at Vaiete Square in the center of Papeete
  • A Segway training session and helmet ensure your safety
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Tahiti Tourisme , 98714 Bd de la Reine Pomare IV, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The service is provided only on reservation
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Maximum weight is 118 kg (260 Lbs)
  • Minimum weight is 45 kg (99 Lbs)
  • Cancellation
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All started turn is due
  • Maximum age is 70 years
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Being in good physical condition
  • No cardiovascular problem
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
  • OPERATED BY MAEVARIDE
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Terrible
James_H
, Sep. 2020
TERRIBLE!!! operater cancelled the tour but never contacted us. Was also charged for the tour. Fighting to be refunded. Stay away not good. Lost two hour we could have done something else.
star-3
Papeete Segway Sept 30 2019
Terry_S
, Oct. 2019
Very confused and slow start due to over-booking and Segway breakdowns limiting available Segways. Once underway a young girl collapsed at the first traffic crossing. Our guide handled the situation very well calling an ambulance and assistance for the tour. It continued with me as the only customer. The tour was very good with some additional distance included as we were travelling well ahead of time. I would rate this excursion higher except for the confusion in getting it underway. I would recommend doing the tour as I think it usually operates much better. The guide was articulate and had a wealth of local and historical knowledge. The Segway was great fun and not too hard to operate. Snow skiers will manage well.
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2019
Thank you for your testimony. Indeed, we had a discomfort during the tour. At the moment, a lot of work in Papeete which causes a lot of disturbances on our tours. The work will be completed by the end of 2019 ... finally! :) Laurent
star-4
A Fun Ride
Rosemary T
, May 2019
It was difficult to find exactly where to meet our guide but it was Easter and everyone was late so it worked out ok. Once we got going, our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable and tried hard to take us places we wanted to see. Riding along the waterfront in the park was most enjoyable and, hey! Segwaying is always fun!
star-5
Our guide Chloe was great. The other...
Charles R
, May 2018
Our guide Chloe was great. The other two that had reserved the tour did not show up so we had a personal excursion. Chloe was an exceptional guide and was fun and informative. She took a video of us riding the segways which we definitely enjoyed. We would recommend this excursion to anyone.
star-1
This was not our first time for a...
Janet_N
, Apr. 2018
This was not our first time for a Segway tour but was much different from our previous tour. The difference was that our first tour in Rome was on wide paths and lanes that was not crammed with pedestrians, bicycles,, cars, and merchants wares that you had to maneuver around. About 20 minutes into the tour my wife hit a pole causing her to fall off and we could not continue on. Even though we were wearing helmets, she most likely had a mild concussion. Later in the day, we met up with another rider from our ship, stating a man hit a obstacle in a cramped area causing him to fall off but was able to continue. He was an experienced rider as well. And then to top it off, we were told our guide also hit an obstacle and fell. Long story short, the tour is in a way too congested area.
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star-4
Great way to see Papeete and our...
Terry C
, Jan. 2018
Great way to see Papeete and our guide, Chloe, was awesome and knowledgeable - we even shouted her a drink after the tour ! Highly recommend this tour ....
star-5
We were met by Chloe and given some...
Tom C
, Jan. 2018
We were met by Chloe and given some instruction on balance and turning, stopping and going for3ward. Just two couples in the group and we headed across the main road up into the market, past the local Parliament and a beautiful park with ponds and gardens. Chloe was very informative and in front of the church we were informed it had actually survived an earthquake when everything else had been destroyed. Hmm makes you wonder! At the end of the tour Chloe bumped up the speed of our Segway's and let us have some fun on the lagoon esplanade, great fun. We had a ball and didn't want to surrender our trusty steeds. My husband still wants to buy one now we are home! Great fun.
star-4
We had visited Papeete once before...
Marilyn S
, Jun. 2017
We had visited Papeete once before, but this Segway tour was an excellent way to cruise around the town. We felt like we saw much more than on our previous visit. We were also delighted to find that since our last visit they had built a new harbor-side park/pedestrian walkway that was perfect for a Segway tour. The only thing that could have been improved was a greater emphasis on safety. We had done Segway tours before, in Chicago and Indianapolis, but they were always done in a park and/or pedestrian-only areas. On this tour, they took us out on city streets and sidewalks where we were often encountering vehicle traffic and/or squeezing through narrow areas on sidewalks where we had to weave our way among LOTS of people on foot. Toward the end of our tour we came to an area where a construction project had shut down the sidewalk, which then required us to go out into the street and go against traffic in a very narrow area. While trying to avoid the oncoming vehicles, my husband's Segway wheel brushed up against the curb and the Segway began to spin and threw him to the pavement. He narrowly missed getting hit by a car! Fortunately he didn't break any bones, but he was very bruised and very sore for several days. The company needs to check its planned route each day before they take a group out so there are no surprises like closed sidewalks to deal with...that's just common sense. I will give praise to Viator,however. My husband's injuries were such that we were not able to take part in our planned jet ski tour the next day also booked through Viator. Even though we were past the deadline for canceling without penalty, I explained the situation to them and they gave us a full refund for the jet ski tour we missed as a result of the Segway mishap. Thank you.
star-4
Learning to ride was fun. Leader...
RichardD_E
, May 2017
Learning to ride was fun. Leader was good. only slight problem was necessity to go in street due to construction work. I would take a Segway tour again. I am 85
star-5
Wow! What a great way of seeing the...
Geoffrey M
, Mar. 2017
Wow! What a great way of seeing the area. Great instruction, great guide and superb value for money. If you are worried about falling off - don't be! There were 2 guys over 70 on our tour and they had a ball!
star-5
My wife and I have never been...
Reed O
, Jan. 2017
My wife and I have never been disappointed using Viator. We booked a 21 day cruise to Hawaii and then sail to Tahiti and surrounding islands. While on Tahiti, our cruise ship did not have any shore excursions. We looked at Viator web site and found a 2.5 hour Segway tour of Papeete, Tahiti. We loved it! The local contact Viator used was Maevaride and the tour guide's name was Chole. She was a wonderful host and ensured we were comfortable operating the Segway prior to the tour. She provided water and a helmet and on the slow speed of the Segway we zipped around the city. Once we were more confident of operation the Segway Chole asked if we wanted to go a bit faster. We said yes and the programed the Segways to go a bit faster - but we still had complete control of the speed. Chole answered all our Papeete questions. Some questions stumped her and she got on here cell phone after we stopped and found out the answer using Google or other means. Overall the tour was a huge success. My wife and I highly recommend it and we are 67 years old. We are attaching a group photo of us with Chole at a site in Papeete.
star-5
Awesome way to see the city. Guide...
Elizabeth_T
, Jan. 2017
Awesome way to see the city. Guide was fantastic. Really new his history and local stories. Showed us some very pretty government buildings along the boulevard plus especially loved riding along the harbour side and waters edge. Even got to see the markets and buy some pearls.
star-5
Very fun time on the Segway! After a...
Michael_F
, Jan. 2017
Very fun time on the Segway! After a training lesso, we were off to see the local attractions in Tahiti. We rode around town, saw the church, the presidential palace, the market, Bougainville Park. Segways are new to the area, so many of the locals were amazed to see something like this and many were inquiring about them. At the end we were able to ride them at a higher speed around the square. This part was great! Helmets and water were included. Very nice tour guide. Bring sunscreen!!
star-5
Great tour, great instruction first...
John D
, Dec. 2016
Great tour, great instruction first, always made sure we were ok, very safety conscious, great value for money
star-5
Gerald was such a super fantastic...
Stephanie N
, Oct. 2016
Gerald was such a super fantastic guide! My husband and I had never ridden Segways before but with Gerald's instructions we had no problems! And it was so nice that it was just us 3! What an amazing way to see the city! Gerald was a fountain of information and just super!
star-5
Easy to find. Prompt to start...
Tessa R
, Jul. 2016
Easy to find. Prompt to start. Safety first. One-on-one instruction. A little practice. And then we were off for two hours of fun, sights, photo-stops, with just the right balance of information about each location, monument, tree, activity etc. This was, for us, a brilliant way to do a fast, value-for-money tour in the sunshine, with an English speaking, enthusiastic guide. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend to others.
star-5
Our guide, Elise was terrific. Great...
David K
, Feb. 2016
Our guide, Elise was terrific. Great way to see some of Papeete.

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