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Guided tours along the seawall at Apia

Guided tours along the seawall at Apia

In our 23rd November 2015 edition we shared a new service that was currently undergoing business refinement of its tours prior to its official launch.

Recently, I had the pleasure to catch up again, with Samoan entrepreneur, Shawn Lindenmuth of Aleisa to trial this new exciting “activity based” service in the heart of the CBD. Samoa Surf & Turf is now taking out return tours from Mulinu’u to Vaiala, via the seawall highlighting historical and current happening places. 

I received a quick briefing on handling the trike and with plenty of open tarmac around, I was riding like a pro! This was exhilarating but I was a bit uneasy about riding the edge of the road given the tendency of some drivers who get their kicks in scaring people on two wheels. This was an improvement.

A three wheeler! I followed Shawn out on our tour and the smile  I had the whole trip was a good indication of how I felt at the end.  Needless to say, I will be back with a group of friends to do another tour…a fully paid one! Personally, I can also see these machines being used by law enforcement for crowd control purposes or running of events like the triathlons. 

Samoa Surf & Turf offers funky three wheeler  “Trikkes” which you ride standing upright. They are responsive and speed controlled to avoid accidental unexpected take-offs. Additionally Shawn will shoot a GoPro  video of his guests  during the ride which is provided for free if you bring a flash drive to load to, otherwise a nominal fee will be charged to provide the footage.

Shawn also operates another trike service in Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand for two years now. He is the sole agent of the Trikkes in NZ and Samoa.

The second service is the increasingly popular Stand Up Paddle Board or SUP as most refer to. The exception with Shawns’ SUP Boards is that they are inflatable boards. The beauty of this is you do not need to worry about lugging a large board to the beach.  Simply unfold, inflate and voila! An air pump is supplied with the inflatable. No need to stress or pressure your children to blow up the board ☺

There is a maximum of four people per tour. Individual booking rate is SAT60. Whilst a group or family booking of 4 goes for a flat rate of SAT200.00. The additional inclusive is your GoPro video.

If you want to give your family or visitors something totally different to do, this is a recommended activity for them.  Please note that these trikkes are not available in children sizes and is strictly for adults only.

Contact Shawn and his team at Samoa Surf & Turf on: Mob: 7515911 or check out their url: www.samoasurfandturf.com  for more details. Happy & Safe  Riding! 

 

Nynette Sass is a passionate “foodie”, traveller and supporter of #localbusinesses. A former Air Traffic Controller besides many other roles, she is an Accredited Mediator with the Min, of Justice & Courts Administration, Master Educator with OSEP and principal at Sass Consult, specialising in SMEs and NGOs. She is also the Secretary for Samoa For Real Inc., and writes weekly for SFR’s Events Page. Contact nynette.sass@gmail.com  if you have any exciting new developments that can be shared with our readers


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