Duck Diaries

Duck Diaries: Volume IX 0

Duck Diaries: Volume IX

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 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 Ellie Kopter- our enthusiastic Tour Guide who’ll quack you up on land and water- but not in the air like her name suggests! Follow her to Theo Chocolates, where you can take a tour of their chocolate facroty and try endless flavors that will amaze you. Theo Chocolates My dad is a frequent visitor to Seattle, so I’m always trying to hunt down unique and cool experiences for us to do while he is visiting. We found that unique and awesome experience in the Theo Chocolate Factory tour! Located in Fremont, just a few blocks west of our tour route, is the Theo Chocolate Factory. In the mornings when we leave the Duck Nest and head on up to the ticket booth,...

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Duck Diaries: Volume VIII 0

Duck Diaries: Volume VIII

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 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 Ellie Kopter- our enthusiastic Tour Guide who’ll quack you up on land and water- but not in the air like her name suggests! Follow her to Butchart Gardens, where you can view gorgeous scenery all year long. Butchart Gardens at Christmas Time   If you are looking for a fun weekend getaway and want to get into the holiday spirit all at once, check out Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada! For most of the year, Butchart is known for it’s spectacular gardens and gorgeous flowers, but for the month of December, the gardens are transformed into a truly EPIC Christmas light display. The photos included in this blog are from our trip in 2017, but we had such a great time...

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Duck Diaries: Volume VII 0

Duck Diaries: Volume VII

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 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 Ellie Kopter- our enthusiastic Tour Guide who’ll quack you up on land and water- but not in the air like her name suggests! Follow her to Enchant Christmas Seattle, the world’s largest Christmas light maze that’s landed in Seattle’s own Safeco Field. Enchant Christmas Seattle Tis the season for holiday cheer! If you are like me and have eggnog running through your veins (and highly suspect you are secretly an elf raised by humans) then you are always looking for a new way to dive into the holiday season. When I found out about Enchant Seattle, the largest light maze in Seattle located at Safeco field, I knew it was a must see. This is the first year that Enchant has...

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Duck Diaries: Volume VI 0

Duck Diaries: Volume VI

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 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 Bjorn Toorun and Tour Guide Heidi Claire! These two are Ride the Duck’s dynamic duo–and if you’re ever on tour with them both at the same time, be ready for the best tour ever! When they aren’t quacking up guests on board, they love to gather a group and learn more about the sights that can be seen along the tour route. This time, the two of them test drove a Tesla! Follow along as Captain Bjorn shares their Tesla adventure!   Tesla Test Drive   I have been a Tour Guide and a Captain for Ride the Ducks for six years and I’ve driven by the Tesla showroom hundreds, if not thousands, of times. I try to read up on...

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Duck Diaries: Volume V – Chihuly Garden and Glass 1

Duck Diaries: Volume V – Chihuly Garden and Glass

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 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 Braveliver—quacking with us since 2013! He recently visited the incredible Chihuly Garden and Glass, which is just a stone’s throw away from Ride the Ducks of Seattle! We don’t actually recommend throwing a stone at a glass art exhibit, though… Anyways, read about his experience below!   Chihuly Garden and Glass   I’ve been to the stunning exhibit that is Dale Chihuly’s Garden and Glass three times. The first was right after they opened in 2012—everyone was oohing and aahing, asking each other “Isn’t that incredible?” It really was! The second time was when my family visited to celebrate our parent’s 50th Anniversary. I treated them + a duckload of friends to a party on a Duck out on beautiful Lake...

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Duck Diaries: Volume IV – Electric Boat Ride 0

Duck Diaries: Volume IV – Electric Boat Ride

Posted by on Sep 25, 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 Ellie Kopter. She’s always up for an adventure! This month Ellie took her family and friends out on Lake Union–first on a Duck, then on an Electric Boat! Check out how much fun they had cruisin’ the lake!   Electric Boat Ride This past weekend, I was super excited to have my dad and sister visiting from a far away land called Oregon! Naturally, we had to do a Duck tour! After they experienced Lake Union #onaduck, they couldn’t wait to explore the lake even more! What better way than with The Electric Boat Company?! We snagged my husband and our friend, loaded up our coolers with cold drinks and our picnic baskets with delicious treats. Off we went! It’s easy...

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