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 0

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 0

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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Ride the Ducks Voted Best City Tour 0

Ride the Ducks Voted Best City Tour

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog

Thanks to all of YOU, Ride the Ducks was ranked #1 of 20 for Best City Tour on Pacific Northwest A-List, which features more than 2,000 businesses contending for the title of Pacific Northwest’s best. Whether you’re a local looking for an exciting family outing, or a visitor wanting to see the city, Ride the Ducks is the most fun way to experience Seattle! We’d like to thank everyone who voted and we hope to see new and returning faces #onaduck in...

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National Rubber Ducky Day 2017 0

National Rubber Ducky Day 2017

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Blog

Rockin’ dance moves, T-shirt giveaways, and Wacky Quackers all around! That’s how we celebrated National Rubber Ducky Day. How ‘bout you? On January 13th, we partnered with the Seattle Children’s Museum and spent the day honoring our famous yellow friends. Throughout the afternoon, groups of Wacky Quacker-bearing little ones paraded outside to board the Duck parked near the International Fountain at Seattle Center. They were greeted by Vinnie the Duck himself, along with Captain Bjorn Toorun. After hopping on board, Captain Bjorn Toorun taught the guests about our WWII amphibious DUKW vehicle and pumped up some music for a dance party. We also gave away awesome “Future Duck Captain” T-Shirts for kids to take home. The fun continued inside the museum with ducky-related stories and games. What a great day! Thank you to our friends at the Seattle Children’s Museum and, of course, to all of our Future Duck Captains out...

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