Posts by HayleyGjertsen

Seattle Pride Parade ’17 0

Seattle Pride Parade ’17

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog

Last Sunday, the city of Seattle came together for one of the biggest parades of the year–the 43rd Annual Pride Parade! Though temperatures soared well past 90 degrees, people flocked to the streets sporting rainbow-themed costumes and signs in support of the LGBTQ community. The parade marched along 4th Avenue and ended at Seattle Center, where a vibrant rainbow flag waved proudly at onlookers from the top of the Space Needle. Ride the Ducks was lucky enough to partake in the festivities with Expedia on board our decked-out Duck! Captain Bjorn Toorun was at the helm, Tour Guide Heidi Claire practiced her princess waves at parade-goers, and Captain Dan Tennille busted out some sweet moves along the route. Catch a glimpse of the fun in the gallery...

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When Your Dad Is A Duck Captain… 1

When Your Dad Is A Duck Captain…

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Blog

Fathers. What would we do without them? They raise us to be strong, they always have a collection of dad jokes waiting to be unleashed (usually at the wrong moment), they love us unconditionally and they pick us up for prom…in a Duck? Forget limos, forget fancy sports cars. That’s right. Captain Owen Money picked up his son Scott, and his date Zoe, IN A DUCK for one of the biggest nights of their high school experience! So much preparation goes into this all-important event: finding a date, buying the perfect dress or tux, making pre-prom plans and of course, transportation to the venue. With his son’s permission, Captain Owen Money surprised Scott’s date with a sweet ride to prom—Seattle style! After the initial shock of it all, Zoe was thrilled to hop #onaduck and roll to prom with Scott in one of the city’s most iconic vehicles. Dads are always looking for ways to make their kids happy, even if it embarrasses them a little—and that’s why we love them! Ride the Ducks of Seattle wishes a Happy Father’s Dayto all the quack-tastic dads out...

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Duck Diaries: Volume I 0

Duck Diaries: Volume I

Posted by on May 12, 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 Captain Beau Dacious—delivering smiles to guests at Ride the Ducks for 8 seasons! He recently visited Pier 57 on the Seattle Waterfront PIER 57: Seattle Great Wheel and Wings Over Washington  After walking along the Waterfront in Downtown Seattle, I was ready to soar above it! Two of the newest attractions that reside on the bustling Waterfront are the Seattle Great Wheel and Wings Over Washington. Tickets to both attractions can be bought at the same kiosk and since they’re located right next to each other, it made for an easy one-two punch! First up, was the 175 ft. Great Wheel—which by the way makes it the tallest Ferris Wheel on the West Coast! Thankfully, the line was short! I could tell...

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Why We Love Spring in Seattle

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Blog

  Spring is a funny time in the Pacific Northwest. Locals begin breaking out their shorts and sandals the moment temperatures hit the mid 50’s (What?! We’ve been waiting all winter for this!). Seattleites truly relish the spring and summer seasons, and even argue that the Pacific Northwest is the most beautiful place in the world when the sun is shining. Here are 8 reasons why we LOVE spring in Seattle:   1. More people get to experience Ride the Ducks! Spring time means our Westlake Center Kiosk is open—and we couldn’t be more excited! Starting March 17th you can hop on a Duck from TWO convenient Seattle locations. Our Westlake Kiosk is located on 4th Ave & Pine St.   2. After a long winter, we exhale a sigh of relief when we see the spring blooms and flower buds. This is the surest sign that warmer weather is on its way! There are many noteworthy places to take in the sights of spring in Seattle—however the gorgeous cherry blossom trees at the University of Washington are hard to beat! 3. Another great spot to visit is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon. It is located about an hour north of Seattle, but well worth the...

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Valentine’s Day Guide 0

Valentine’s Day Guide

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog

If you feel like making this Valentine’s Day one to remember—cancel your dinner reservations and think outside the box! Wait—we did it for you! Here are 5 totally unique and fun ways to celebrate V-day in Seattle with your loved one. Not only is the zoo ALWAYS a fun date idea, but this Saturday you can watch as adorable animals munch on heart-shaped food and play with herbal bouquets as part of the Woodland Park Zoo’s animal enrichment program. Cost: $15 When: February 11 from 10a-2:30p Discover hidden mysteries of Seattle by turning the city into an interactive game board on your smart phone! With Urban Adventure Quest, team up with your partner for a two to three-hour sightseeing scavenger hunt starting at Seattle Center! Cost: $39.50 for a team of 2-5 people (Use Promo Code: SEATTLEPIPELINE) When: Anytime within daylight hours Tour Seattle the BEST way possible—on a Duck! Laugh and learn about the Emerald City with your lovely partner by your side! See the highlights of Seattle by land AND water while being entertained by our Wacky tour guides! Cost: $35 each When: Tours depart daily from our Seattle Center location Venture over to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market and pick up fresh, local ingredients for a...

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