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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

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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Thank you, Marshawn Lynch

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Blog, Community

Ride the Ducks has been showing locals and tourists the beautiful city of Seattle for the past 20 years and we frequently get involved in local events. From taking Starlight kids from Swedish Hospital to splash into Lake Union or delivering Random Ducks of Kindness to passersby on the streets, we have hundreds of fond memories of celebrating our amazing city.   When we heard Marshawn Lynch took out a full page ad in the Sunday Seattle Times, there was an immediate buzz as we were instantly transported back to that chilly February day. Who could forget the day when one million 12s from around the city lined the streets to support the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks? We started talking about all of the Seahawk signs and jerseys, and how many people skipped work and school to celebrate for hours in the cold. We laughed at how the cell towers were overloaded and how we’ve still been meaning to put together the footage into a montage video. Then Captain Rik O’Shay walked into the office. “All of a sudden, I turned to my right and Marshawn Lynch was there, next to me. Beast Mode was RIGHT THERE! I couldn’t believe it!”   We can’t tell you how many...

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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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