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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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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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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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