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We’ve got the 12th Man Spirit!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Blog

With the Seattle Seahawks competing in the NFC Divisional Championship tomorrow against the New Orleans Saints, today is an extra special Blue Friday and the city is a buzz with excitement! The 12th Man logo is popping up all over town and we decided Vinnie needed to get in the spirit! Vinnie is our ENORMOUS inflatable Duck balloon that sits on our roof at our Seattle Center location. He’s surprisingly much larger than you would think and the Seahawks Team Shop was unfortunately out of quadruple-double-macchiato-XXL Russell Wilson jerseys. With true, make-it-happen 12th Man spirit, our Marketing Director teamed up with Operations and after many discussions about how big Vinnie actually is, we finally decided on his jersey specs. But, the million dollar question was: How would we actually create this jersey monstrosity? Enter the amazing wife of our Director of Operations! Not only does she put up with her husband’s long hours and infamously dirty clothes, she’s a master seamstress! Vinnie’s jersey is hand-crafted from 4 giant king-size sheets! After sewing the sheets together, we painstakingly sewed the sleeves on, plus a 12th Man Flag and voila! The biggest Seahawks jersey in Seattle was created! It was a blustery, cold morning, but with the help of our entire...

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Ride the Ducks is Hiring!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Blog

Do you love Seattle? Do you love meeting new people? Are you often told that you’re the ‘Life of the Party’? Have you always wanted an office with a view? If you answered ‘YES!’ to all of these questions, RIDE THE DUCKS of SEATTLE wants to hear from you! Ride the Ducks is Seattle’s #1 Land & Water Tour and we’re currently hiring enthusiastic, outgoing, conscientious and responsible individuals for our 2014 season. In this unique position, you’ll have a lot of fun, never be bored and you’ll never experience the same day twice. We asked our Captains why they LOVE their job and here are a few of our favorite answers: “I get to meet interesting people from around the world and drove them into a lake!” “ I cannot recall another job where almost every workday ends with ‘Wow, today went by quickly!’” “I get to drive a truck in the water a boat on land!” “I am an Ambassador of Seattle!” Full-time & Part-time positions available. We provide all safety, driving, maritime, and tour/entertainment training necessary. However, prerequisite boating experience is required to qualify. Interested? Email your resume with a cover letter describing your boating experience to: careers@ridetheducksofseattle.com with subject: I want to be a Duck...

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2013 Stuff the Duck a HUGE Success!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Blog, Community

Ride the Ducks is thrilled to donate $10,000 to Starlight Children’s Northwest along with toys we have collected for this holiday season! Our 2nd annual Stuff the Duck toy drive was a huge success and we are honored to partner with such an incredible organization. Starlight Northwest works hard year-round to help seriously-ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.   This year’s Stuff the Duck kicked off with the Macy’s Parade in downtown Seattle, where we filled three Ducks with Starlight families and drove them through the parade! We had a blast with the families on board and were overjoyed to give them the opportunity to participate in this Seattle holiday tradition.  We also collected new toys and games for Starlight Northwest from November 29th through December 18th at our Seattle Center and Westlake Center locations. After weeks of soliciting donations and filling our toy bins, we are excited to donate all the items to Starlight in hopes of making the holidays a little brighter for seriously-ill children and their families. In addition, we are adding a $10,000 donation to help this organization with all of their amazing...

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This Thanksgiving, Spend Time with the Family… on a Duck!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized

Do you have family visiting for Thanksgiving? Show them the sights of Seattle on a wacky Ride the Ducks tour! The 90-minute land and water tour will roll through the streets of Seattle and then SPLASH into Lake Union for gorgeous views of the city skyline from a Duck’s eye view! Plus, families and groups of 20 or more get great discounts on group tickets! Be sure to look your best before your tour! Our photo partners will take a group photo as you board the Ducks! If you like how your hair looked before the tour, they can make as many copies as you’d like for a great family keepsake! For more information, contact our Group Hotline. Don’t forget your Wacky...

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Military Reunions are more fun #onaduck!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Blog

DUKWs have a rich history in connection with the armed forces! Did you know our Ducks served in WWII? Military reunion groups love riding the Ducks! Duck tours are a great way to show your reunion attendees the highlights of our gorgeous city and share a bit of history in our amphibious vehicles. Each duck seats up to 34 guests and some military reunions have their own private Duck tour that includes pick-up and drop-off at your downtown Seattle hotel! Our Lunch on the Lake package can provide affordable and scrumptious boxed lunches on board the Ducks! You can also check out our restaurant partners for a sit-down meal after your tour. For more info about planning your military reunion #onaduck contact our Director of Sales, Tammy...

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Don’t Fly South for the Winter… Get on a Duck!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized

It’s officially fall in Seattle and while we’ll miss the longer days and warmer evenings, we couldn’t be more excited! As the leaves turn and the days get a little shorter, this is a great time to get onboard a Duck and tour Seattle, especially if you missed out this summer!  Open Year Round. Ride the Ducks is open year-round from our Seattle Center location and through December 31 at our Westlake Center location. With 362 days a year to tour Seattle by land and water, there’s no excuses for why you haven’t been on a Duck recently! We happily spend Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be with our families and we hope you do too. Blankets Onboard. We know it can get a bit chilly this time of the year so we’ve equipped all of our Ducks with blankets to keep you toasty! Coffee and Hot Chocolate are Welcome Onboard. As always, we allow any food and non-alcoholic beverages onboard, but this time of the year is particularly enjoyable for bringing your favorite warm beverage to enjoy on the tour! If you’re departing from Westlake Center, check out the Starbucks right next to the kiosk! From Seattle Center, walk less than a block north and you’ll...

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