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Seattle Summertime Activities 0

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 0

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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Mandy Lifeboats

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Captain Mandy Lifeboats Mandy is proud to be one of the handful of female Captains at Ride the Ducks. Women are largely responsible for building the original DUKWs during WWII, (Rosie the Riveter, anyone?) “But I have to tell you”, she says –“ I’d MUCH rather drive ‘em!” Doubling as a Captain AND Tour Guide, one of the things Mandy likes the most is when she’s playing a song and sees everyone on her Duck, (and even people on the side of the street!) dancing along with it. Or that giggle that washes forward when someone realizes that it’s a lounge version of Gilligan’s Island that she plays before going into the water. Musically, Mandy likes anything she can dance/bounce around to…. or just completely rock out and get everyone to do it too; and the Ducks give her plenty of opportunity for both! So far, her favorite moment was when she had a small group of Seattle tour guides from a different company ride her tour then later tell herit was the best tour of the city they ever had! “It’s all the smiles that are worth it to me – not to mention all the big hugs I get from the cute little kids for being so...

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The Fremont Tour 0

The Fremont Tour

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized

Our Tour Guides wear many different hats (literally…) and when they aren’t entertaining guests at Ride the Ducks, they often find other ways to show off Seattle. Meet Sonny Daze. He joined the Ride the Ducks family this year and enjoys sharing the city with guests any chance he gets. In fact, Sonny Daze operates a walking tour in the Fremont District of Seattle! With public art around every corner, Fremont has a colorful history and is known as one of the most unique parts of town. This 90-minute walking tour, just a half mile long, promotes public art using a mix of public sculpture and improvisational street theater. During The Fremont Tour, a Street Theater you will participate in an ART ATTACK, fire a 47” tall Fremont Rocket, and meet the Fremont Troll’s long lost cousin under the Aurora Bridge. Your Guide will dress in costume and tell the story of the neighborhood’s public art, even playfully involving strangers at times! Each walking tour is fun and unique. Did you take a tour with Ride the Ducks recently? Receive a 33% FAMILY PLAN discount on The Fremont Tour by using the promo code DUCK2017 when purchasing tickets—just be sure to select “enter a password or discount code.” The...

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Duck Diaries: Volume II 0

Duck Diaries: Volume II

Posted by on Jul 5, 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 Dot S’Hilarious—an amazing addition to the Ride the Ducks family this season! She took a day trip with her husband to downtown Tacoma (about 35 miles South of Seattle) where the 2017 Festival of Sail was in full swing. She had a quack-tastic time…for one particular reason. Keep reading to find out! Tacoma’s Festival of Sail  This June, Mr. S’Hilarious and I headed to Tacoma for the 2017 Festival of Sail. The festival spanned one mile of the Thea Foss Waterway, including the spectacular outdoor exhibits of the Museum of Glass and the Thea Foss Seaport Museum—which was free to enter for the entirety of the festival! We were able to view ships of all kinds-sailboats, schooners, mast ships, and even a...

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