Segway Tour of the Portland Waterfront

SK Northwest

Zerve Seller: SegPortland
Activity #1235
Enjoy the wonders of the famous Portland Waterfront on the innovative personal transporter, the Segway.
Available Dates & Times Price Duration
All times listed are Pacific time zone


Try this fun Segway tour today and visit all of the main sights of the Portland Waterfront!

As we begin our tour of Waterfront loop, which curls around the heart of Portland, we will glide along the Vera Katz Esplanade on the edge of the east bank providing a beautiful view of the Portland skyline.

Pass under some of the city's most beautiful bridges, including:
  • The Hawthorne bridge
  • The Morrison bridge
  • The Burnside bridge
  • The Steel bridge
Visit River Place, a great spot for tourists looking for unique crafts, Portland memorabilia, and great food!

Cruise through the famous Tom McCall Waterfront Park before visiting the also famous Salmon Street Fountain.

We will have many opportunities to stop and take pictures along they way so be sure to bring your camera!

Meeting Location

East Portland near OMSI (Portland, OR) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is strongly recommended, as tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chance of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. You can do this online or over the phone using only Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Who can ride a Segway?
Anyone physically able to drive a car can ride a Segway as long as they meet the age and weight requirements. All Segway riders must be at least 14 years old, and participants 14 to 17 years of age must have an accompanying legal guardian. Furthermore, all riders must weigh at least 90 pounds in order to participate.
How much time of the tour is spent on the Segway?
There will be a 25 minute presentation explaining the proper and safest way to ride a Segway, and then the tour will last approximately 90 minutes, however we will stop for pictures and breaks along the way.
What are the age requirements / restrictions?
Segway riders must be at least 14 years of age, and riders 14 to 17 years of age must have an accompanying legal guardian with them. Participants 18 years of age and up are welcome to come on their own if they'd like!
What are the weight requirements?
Operators of Segways must weigh at least 90 lbs and less than 280 lbs.
Do you have to wear helmets?
Yes, and helmets are included in the tour price. Adult sizes are available, and we will help you find a well-fitting helmet before the tour starts.
How many people can go on one tour?
We limit the tour size to 10 people maximum in order to keep your experience intimate and informative.
What is the weather policy for the tour?
We run rain or shine, so bring a poncho if it's wet outside. Umbrellas will not work as you will need both hands to operate the Segway.
Will I still enjoy the tour if I'm from the area?
Definitely! The tour is less about exploring the city and more about gliding along Portland's beautiful waterfront in a new and exciting way!
Will we go into any of the featured sites on the tour?
No, we will stay outside for the entirety of the tour. However, we will break for photo opportunities!
Where will the tour take us?
From our starting point, we will glide down the bike path along the east side of Portland's beautiful waterfront. We will cross the steel bridge and venture down the west bank of the Willamette before turning around and returning to our starting point.
Can I buy food or drinks along the way? What about souvenirs?
Unfortunately there will not be time to stop to buy things. Eat a good breakfast and bring a bottle of water!
Are restrooms available?
Yes! We will have two different opportunities on the tour to use the restroom.
Is there a deposit to ride or rent a segway?
Yes. There is a $500 damage deposit. We do require a credit card from each party for this deposit; we just need to know that you have $500 available per machine in case of damage. Segways are kept in new condition and ALL accidental damage will be the responsibility of the rider.
Do I have to sign a liability waiver?
Yes. Segways are fun to ride but we cannot be held liable for accidents and irresponsible riders. There will be a 25 minute presentation explaining the proper and safest way to ride a Segway.
Can I store personal belongings on the Segway?
Each Segway has a small pouch on the front big enough to store a water bottle, camera, and a cell phone but not much more than that. Please only bring what is necessary for the tour.
How fast does the Segway go?
We will start the tour with a speed restriction of 6 MPH but once you are used to your Segway the restriction can be lifted and your machine will top out at 12.5 MPH!
Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes, English is the only language our tour guides speak!
Where does the tour end?
The tour will end right back where we started.
Can I rent a Segway?
Yes! A one day rental will cost $200 but we offer multiple day rentals at discounted rates. If you're interested in a rental of any kind, please click on the "Contact SegPortland" link to let us know what you're interested in doing.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes! To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the "Contact SegPortland" link to make a request.
Are private tours available?
Yes! Private group tours are available. If you're interested in a private tour, please click on the "Contact SegPortland" link to make a request.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity may be cancelled due to severe weather.
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability) or receive credit for a future event.

Other Policies

Participants must meet age and weight requirements and sign a waiver at the start of the tour.
All participants must be at least 14 years of age, and weigh more than 90 lbs and less than 280 lbs. Participants between the ages of 14 and 17 must have an accompanying legal guardian attend the tour with them. All participants must sign a liability waiver at the start of the tour.
All tours require a credit card authorization deposit.
There will be an authorization (not a charge) deposit on your credit card in the amount of $500 per machine. You will need either a credit card or a debit card present with enough available credit for $500 per machine.


SK Northwest

Segway of Portland, part of SK Northwest, is the largest Segway dealer in the Northwest. They offer Segway tours and rentals and carry both the new Segway i2 and the off road model x2. Come try a Segway tour today to experience the newest way of getting around!

In 1999, SK Northwest specialized in Sea-doos and Bombardier ATV's. In early 2005, SK Northwest added the Segway Human Transporter to their impressive line-up of equipment. They carry a full line of Segway HTs, accessories, and more!

The exclusive Portland area Segway Dealer, Segway of Portland features trained service technicians, expert guides, and continues to set their standards of customer satisfaction even higher in order to offer the most to their customers.
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