Friends Of The Ducks

Friends of the Ducks

Press Room

Write a feature article, blog or news story about Ride the Ducks of Seattle

We work with a number of media outlets, journalists and bloggers throughout the year. If you’d like to write a story featuring Ride the Ducks of Seattle, we’d love to hear from you! Please send an email to our Director of Marketing with the following information:

  • Name and contact information
  • Location where article will be published with demographics of your reader base
  • Overview of the story concept
  • If you are requesting tickets to Ride the Ducks as part of writing your story, please note that certain criteria needs to be met in order to access complimentary tickets. If that is not possible, we’ll do our best to offer discounted tickets based upon availability.

Images featuring Ride the Ducks of Seattle availability.

If you are hosting an event at Ride the Ducks of Seattle or need images or logos for your printed materials or website, please send an email to our Director of Marketing with the following information:

  • Publication where photos will be published
  • Date of publication or of event
  • Background information on event and/or publication

We’ll give you the password to access our photo library below.

Photo Library

Our Partners

Developing partnerships in the tourism and travel community is an important of part of this industry. We’re proud to partner with a number of great organizations!

American Bus Association

ABA’s 1,000 members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services (commuter, school, transit). Another 2,800 member organizations represent the travel and tourism industry and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry. Ride the Ducks attends the national conference annually and our very own Mikie Coffman, General Manager of Ride the Ducks, is a current ABA Board Member!

ABA-American-Bus-Association

Fremont Chamber of Commerce

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is a business organization that has fun! Fremont is not a geographic region, but a state of mind! The Fremont Chamber of Commerce strengthens the business climate and improves the quality of life in the Fremont area.

Fremont Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Seattle Association

The Downtown Seattle Association is a non-profit member-based organization dedicated to ensuring Downtown’s health and vibrancy through advocacy, economic development and marketing, as well as a variety of commuter and neighborhood cleaning, hospitality and safety services. Ride the Ducks is a proud partner of DSA.

DSA-Downtown-Seattle-Association


Go West Summit

Go West Summit introduces the world’s top international tour operators to specialty suppliers offering tourism-related products or services in the Western United States and Canada. The Summit provides the international and U.S. based receptive tour operators a venue to meet with suppliers from the America West to generate tourism business into the Western United States. Ride the Ducks attends the national conference annually.

Go West Summit


National Tour Association

NTA is the leading business-building association for travel professionals. 1,500 tour operator “buyer members” create travel packages throughout the United States and around the world. NTA “seller” members consist of 600 destinations and 1,500 tour suppliers – that includes customers and products in every U.S. state, Canadian province and more than 40 countries. Ride the Ducks attends the national conference annually.

NTA-National-Tour-Association


Puget Sound Attractions Council

The Puget Sound Attractions Council is a non-profit organization of premier tourist attractions and tourist-related businesses formed to coordinate and focus marketing efforts toward visitors and residents of the Puget Sound region. PSAC members believe that the best way to attract visitors is through a coordinated, cooperative alliance.

PSAC-Puget-Sound-Attractions-Council

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse business association in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing 2,200 companies and a regional workforce of approximately 700,000.

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Puget Sound Business Travel Association

PSBTA members include 231 Washington business leaders who are responsible for supplying and purchasing travel related services. The Puget Sound Business Travel Association (PSBTA) is the collective voice of business travel management in Western Washington, providing a forum for the constructive exchange of information, education, and ideas among members. Our Director of Sales attends meetings on a monthly basis and Ride the Ducks donates to the annual fundraiser.

Puget Sound Business Travel Association


Visit Seattle

Visit Seattle connects more than 1,000 local businesses, their products and services with the lucrative visitor market. The Visit Seattle Partnership Services team also offers professional development events, orientations and a variety of networking tools throughout the year. Ride the Ducks participates frequently by hosting international tour operators and media for Visit Seattle. We are also proud to be part of their 2daysinseattle.com campaign.

Visit-Seattle

Washington Tourism Alliance

The WTA was born of tourism industry advocacy initiatives to sustain the Washington State tourism program. The WTA was created in February 2011 following the announcement of the closure of the Washington State Tourism office at the end of the 2009-2011 biennium. Ride the Ducks attends the business meeting annually and submits information to be used at international trade shows. Our Director of Sales served on the 2012 Marketing Committee.

Advertising Opportunities

Reaching Ride the Ducks guests is an unmatched opportunity to contact both tourists and locals exploring Seattle! We have three advertising opportunities available.

Ticket Stock Advertising

This is the one and only way to ensure that your business is mentioned on the standard land and water tour! All guests receive a Ride the Ducks souvenir ticket with your advertisement or coupon on the back and Tour Guides are trained to mention your business as we pass by. This is limited to one promotional partner per year. Email us or give us a call if you’d like to be featured. 206.441.4687

Ticket stock advertising.


Hotel Packages

Ride the Ducks works with a limited number of hotel partners each year for great hotel packages. If you’re interested in creating and selling a hotel package, please contact our Director of Sales at 206.812.0495.

Current Hotel Partners

The quality of our sightseeing tour is of paramount importance to us. Our guests come to Ride the Ducks to experience Seattle and to hear about the best, neatest and most interesting places, attractions and points-of-interest along our tour route. For that reason, we limit the advertising opportunities that we have available and reserve the right to choose to discontinue advertising promotions or opportunities at any time and for any reason.

If you feel that you have an interesting story or intriguing tidbit of information for our Tour Guides to share on the tour, we’d love to hear from you! Email us! We can’t promise that it will be included on the Ride the Ducks’ tour of Seattle, but we work consistently to keep the information on our tours current, fresh and up-to-date.