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Local business owner wants to bring segway tours to Pensacola Beach

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. -- You could soon cruise through Pensacola Beach on a segway.
It's an idea a Pensacola business owner has, and he's working to make it a reality.

Channel 3' s Anthony Pura shows us what he has planned on these tours.

Emerald Coast Tours started segway tours through Downtown Pensacola more than a year ago.
It's been such a success, he hopes to do the same thing on Pensacola Beach.

You might've seen groups like this making their way through town.
From Plaza Deluna to the historic district.
Nick Schuck is the brain child behind bringing these standing-only, tours-on-two-wheels to Pensacola.

Nick Schuck, Emerald Coast Tours
"Biggest compliment is that 'I'm gonna start vacationing in Pensacola instead of panama city or Destin.'"

The downtown tour showcases the city's historic sites.
The Pensacola Beach tour will be a little different, focusing on the area's beauty.
Many have taken notice of the segways in downtown and say there's no reason why it wouldn't work on the beach.

Pensacola Resident
"I don't know if it'll be as successful because there's just so much sidewalk here in town and there's so many places to go...but I think it'll do well, I think it's a great idea."

Pensacola Resident
"I just think it looks like fun and the beach is the place to do something like that...to have fun, I think they'd do good."

Schuck has five segways now, he plans to get another set for Pensacola Beach.
He's arranged to make the Hampton Inn their home base.
That's where riders will start their hour long segway ride along the gulf.

Nick Schuck, Emerald Coast Tours
"From our starting point headed down to Via Deluna towards the residential neighborhoods...and take them cruising through there...get them a nice view of the beach."

Here's the paperwork to get the segway tours started on the beach.
Nick Schuck plans to file it this week, and hopes to have it on the Santa Rosa Island Authority's May 22nd agenda.
Reporting in Downtown Pensacola, Anthony Pura Channel 3 News.