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Giving Never Goes Out Of Style 0

Giving Never Goes Out Of Style

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Blog, Community

Every year we donate more than $10,000 in tickets to non-profit organizations around the Pacific Northwest. Whether we are getting involved in local events, or paying it forward through fun campaigns like Random Ducks of Kindness, Ride the Ducks strives to make Seattle a better place. This fall we supported the 6th Annual Ride into the Holidays event with the Seattle Monorail and Treehouse, an incredible non-profit organization that provides youth in foster care the opportunities and services to be just as successful in school and in life as any other kid. On November 25th, smiles were put on the faces of hundreds of foster children and their families. They rode the Monorail from Seattle Center with balloon animals in hand, and participated in raffles with awesome prizes. Each family left with a FREE annual membership to the Pacific Science Center and lots of other goodies—how cool is that? Next stop: Westlake Center! Families walked over to the IKEA Holiday Carousel where they were welcomed with hot chocolate, cookies, and plush toy donations, followed by the tree lighting celebration and—of course—going on a spin around the carousel itself! This event could not have happened without the generous donations from the Seattle community. The holiday season may be coming to...

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Seattle’s Top 5 Holiday Attractions 0

Seattle’s Top 5 Holiday Attractions

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog

Have you had your fill of holiday festivities yet? No? Of course not… the limit does not exist! If you haven’t already noticed—the staff at Ride the Ducks LOVES the holiday season. Over the years, we’ve dressed up as wacky winter characters, we’ve gone caroling through Seattle on a Duck, we’ve plugged holiday lights into every outlet we can find, and the office is abuzz with cheerful chatter about our upcoming staff holiday party. We’d love to celebrate with you, too! Hop #onaduck this December and experience our original land and water tour with a festive twist! Hope we see you there! Seattle is a city that has so much to offer during the holiday season, so we want to hook you up with our list of Seattle’s Top 5 Holiday Attractions. In no particular order… 5. Wild Lights at the Woodland Park Zoo Let it glow! Grab your loved ones and explore the incredible light displays at the Woodland Park Zoo this season featuring wild creatures from far off lands in two and three dimensional recreations. You can also go for a night ride on the historic carousel, partake in an indoor snowball fight, take a photo with Santa, and even meet some of his real reindeer! 5:30...

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Random Ducks of Kindness: Summer Edition! 0

Random Ducks of Kindness: Summer Edition!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Blog, Promo

It’s time for another edition of Random Ducks of Kindness! This summer, we want you to pay it forward with your Duck Tour ticket. When you ride the Ducks, your ticket could be good for $5 OFF a Duck tour – but, there’s a catch! You have to give the ticket away. We want you to share the fun of the Ducks with a good friend, your barista or even a stranger on the street! Just traveling through Seattle, give it to a concierge at the hotel to give to another guest! Happiness happens when you give it away, check out what we did last summer. Pssst… We’ve also channeled our inner Willy Wonka for a super secret surprise that you can only learn about ON a Duck! We love to support the Seattle community. Each month we donate tickets for our tour to a number of local organizations, but every few months, we like to get our staff involved and do something really fun. During the holiday season, we got dressed up to give away free coffee, donuts, groceries and gasoline to some lucky locals. Last summer, we gave away ice cream, Frisbees, popcorn from our friends at Kukuruzu with a free tour for the local Boys &...

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Free Tickets for the Seattle Community

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Blog

Ride the Ducks actively supports the Seattle community throughout the year through participation in fundraisers and social events. In July 2016, we proudly supported the following organizations with ticket donations totaling more than $1500: American Association of Zoo Keepers American Cancer Society Arthritis Foundation Asian Counseling and Referral Service Avery Strong Defeat DIPG Foundation Battlefield Addiction Birthday Dreams Boys and Girls Club Of South Puget Sound Camano Center Chang Family Foundation Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital Guild Association Clark Planetarium Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Dream Factory of Oregon Easter Seals Washington Education Foundation of the Philippines Emergency Feeding Program Emergency Food Network Environmental and Adventure School Foundation for International Understanding Through Students Fraternal Order of Police French-American Chamber of Commerce of the PNW Helping Hands for the Disabled Howard Cohen Bladder Cancer Foundation Kingston Community Center Kitsap Mental Health Services Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Low Income Housing Institute Pacific Asian Empowerment Program Pregnancy Aid Puget Sound Kidney Center Foundation Rainier Chorale Seattle Area Feline Rescue Seattle Mariners Women’s Club Snohomish Education Foundation The Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13 and Related Disorders Toys for Tots United Way University District Food Bank Violent Crimes Victim Services WA State Fair World Association for Children and Parents WS Coalition Against Domestic Violence Gift certificate...

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Take the Duck Tour Home with Spotify

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Blog, Promo

It’s not just the ‘Girls who Wanna Have Fun’ at Ride the Ducks! We had ‘The Time of Our Life’ with you as we ‘Hit the Road Jack’ on the streets of Seattle. ‘Three Little Birds’ told us you danced in your seat, played an air guitar to ‘Purple Haze’ and ‘Shout’ed at the top of your lungs while you toured on Seattle’s #1 city tour, so why let the fun end when your tour does? ‘Rock This Town’ and take your Duck Tour home with you by following SeattleDucks on Spotify! We channeled our inner ‘Disco Inferno’ to have a ‘Celebration’ of your amazing Seattle Duck Tour. You’ll enjoy classics like ‘Love Shack’ by the B-52s and if you’re single, maybe this playlist will encourage someone to ‘Put a Ring on It’! You’ll hear at least one song that you wished your Wacky Tour Guide never pressed play (‘Chicken Dance,’ anyone?). Regardless of whether you ‘Electric Boogie’d’ to the ‘YMCA’ dance or rolled your eyes, ‘We Got the Beat’ at Ride the Ducks and we want to share it with you. Listen to it in the ‘Car Wash’, listen to it in ‘Margaritaville’, but by all means, listen to it with a ‘Wink and a Smile.’ ‘We are...

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2016 Bite of Seattle

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Blog

Bite of Seattle is this weekend. It’s one of our favorite summer festivals because “You can’t spell Seattle without ‘eat’!” We’re drooling just thinking about our next meal. From the Krispy Kreme birthday cake to the deep-fried PB&J, as well as American classics to twists on all kinds of ethnic dishes, you won’t leave the Bite of Seattle hungry. For three days, our staff comes back from their breaks with some of the most amazing cuisine Seattle has to offer. The smells, the eats, all the things to do – it’s all at the Seattle Center this weekend, right across from Ride the Ducks’ Seattle Center location. We are big fans of the food scene here in Seattle and you should be too. If you can’t make it for “The Bite,” check out the foodie scene on a Duck Tour! Pike Place Market On the Duck Tour, you’ll see the iconic Pike Place Market – a mecca of local with Washington’s freshest fruit, seafood and delectable treats. Swing by Chukkar Cherries and then go see the fishmongers throw salmon at Pike Place Fish. Tom Douglas You’ll also go by Tom Douglas‘s first restaurant: Dahlia Lounge. Tom is our local celebrity chef in Seattle and has been honored by the...

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