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Chance O’Rayne

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain Chance O’Rayne Ordinarily, if there’s a chance of rain, you’d carry an umbrella. But there’s nothing ordinary about Captain Chance O’Rayne; his Pacific Northwesterness is proven by the fact that he’s never even owned one! Hailing from the soggy woods of the Kitsap Peninsula, Capt. Chance’s family tree is dripping with artists, sailors, loggers, skiers, and car salesmen. Instead of a bus, he rode the ferry to Seattle to study theatre and pre-law at the University of Washington so he could be a Husky just like his parents and childhood pets (Go Dawgs!). Poring over his options after graduation, he made a precipitous choice to be an actor and musician. But, the memory of a Duck tour he took in college came flooding back to him, and the clouds parted as he realized that this could be the perfect job: Fun facts and information, loud music, bad jokes, puns, and boating? The convergence of all these elements left him thunderstruck, and Chance O’Rayne blew in and showered us with his talents here at Ride the Ducks. He loves working at Ride the Ducks of Seattle because it offers a sprinkling of all the things he loves to do and even gave him his first featured TV appearance on...

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Rob R. Ducky

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain Rob R. Ducky When not piloting a Duck around Seattle, Rob R. Ducky can be found traveling around the world. His favorite places…? Anywhere by the sea…see? His favorite places include San Diego and Costa Rica. His dream was to be a writer for Jay Leno. Now that Leno is off the air, well… who knows what he’ll dream of next! What a lot of people don’t know about Captain Rob is that he can type really fast! As you can imagine, being a tour guide at Ride the Ducks is a ton of fun and you get to listen to a lot of great music. Our Quackmasters of Fun have compiled a Spotify playlist of some of their favorite songs that you might hear on your Duck Tour.   Back to Tour...

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Hugh Manatee

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Tour Guide Hugh Manatee Hugh Manatee comes from a long line of historically prominent sea mammals. Eye witness to the Hindenburg incident, he has a wealth of knowledge in pop culture as well as history. Some say there is a painting of him aging in an attic in London. Hugh Manatee enjoys long walks on the beach, Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. He is a San Diego native, but spent a number of years in the Big Apple. As you can imagine, being a tour guide at Ride the Ducks is a ton of fun and you get to listen to a lot of great music. Our Quackmasters of Fun have compiled a Spotify playlist of some of their favorite songs that you might hear on your Duck Tour.   Keep up with Hugh’s latest adventures in Duck Diaries: Volume III! Back to Tour...

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Seattle Summertime Activities

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog

Seattle offers a plethora of fun activities for locals and tourists to take advantage of during the summertime. So many in fact, it can feel impossible to pick! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of must-dos during your ‘Summer in Seattle’ experience! Get out on Lake Union There are two amazing ways to bask in the sun on Lake Union if you don’t have a boat (or if you’re not #onaduck): try a stand-up paddle board or a kayak! Both pieces of equipment can be rented at various spots around the lake, but a great option is the Northwest Outdoor Center located on Westlake Avenue (you’ll pass by it on our tour route!). The NWOC is a great place to get started and they even teach classes for those who want a little extra help. Nothing can beat that relaxing feeling out on the water while soaking in the gorgeous views of Seattle surrounding you! Explore the Seattle Waterfront Looking for the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon? Head down to the Waterfront for endless entertainment! Ride the Great Wheel Visit the Seattle Aquarium Go for a scenic ride with Argosy Cruises Stroll through Myrtle Edwards Park Go on an aerial adventure with Wings Over Washington Take flight...

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Duck Diaries: Volume III

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog, Duck Diaries

Tour Guides at Ride the Ducks are incredible at their jobs not only because they’re passionate about entertaining all of you, but they truly love the city of Seattle—really, they just can’t get enough! Our Guides are always exploring and constantly on the look-out for new and exciting tidbits to share on their tours. In this enlightening blog series we call Duck Diaries, prepare to follow our Wacky Tour Guide’s adventures and experiences around Seattle—plus get some tips written by none other than the pros themselves! Meet Hugh Manatee. He loves exploring everything Seattle has to offer any chance he gets! This time Hugh visited the Museum of Pop Culture, the colorful and wacky-shaped building right across the street from Ride the Ducks! Check out what he saw! Museum of Pop Culture   Even on my days off from running tours at Ride the Ducks, I am still a dedicated tourist myself. With a few extra hours of sleep, I am dressed and out the door! Today’s adventure is the Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPop for short, formally known as the Experience Music Project. A name change and a fresh facelift, this multi-level, multi-sensory experience hits you over the head right when you walk in. I would enter...

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