Seattle Monorail (Seattle Fun Fact #2)

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

The best, cheapest, and fastest way to get from Downtown Seattle to the Seattle Center is the Seattle Center Monorail! Tickets are only $2.25/Adult and $1/Youth each way and rides depart every 10 minutes! Plus, Duck tours at both ends! When we posted this fun fact, our favorite comment was from Facebook fan Megan: “The Duck tours are like pots of gold on either side of the [Monorail] rainbow.” Well said,...

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Downtown Ambassadors (Seattle Fun Fact #1)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

Have you ever been lost in Downtown Seattle and needed some help? Just look for a bright yellow jacket! These Ambassadors are all over downtown to help with directions, what to do, where to eat or to walk you safely to your car at night!  Powered by the Metropolitan Improvement District, these Ambassadors also have a Clean Team which provides cleaning services daily including sidewalk sweeping, alley cleaning and graffiti...

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100 Days of Seattle Fun Facts

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Whether you’ve lived in Seattle your entire life, moved here a few years ago or are just visiting for the weekend, there’s much more to Seattle than originally meets the eye. Some of you may have explored the city to the max, but some of you may be surprised about how much there is that you may have missed out on right here in your own backyard. Here at Ride the Ducks, we like to refer to the time period from the First Day of Summer through Labor Day as “The 100 Days of Summer.” It’s the time of year when we are creating more smiles per capita than the average dentist, making more jokes than a stand-up comedian about how a true Seattle-ite orders their double-skinny-mocha-cappuccino and singing Y-M-C-A more times than the Village People did over their entire career.  This year, for The 100 Days of Summer, we’re going to highlight one Seattle Fun Fact every day and share that with you on Facebook. (We’ll also update it weekly on our blog, in case you miss it.)    We might share an interesting event in a local neighborhood or an easy trick to get the most out of your time in the Pacific Northwest. Or maybe, we’ll...

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Learn or play? Play or learn? Let’s do both!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Are you a history buff?  Do you like fun?  Perfect! Have we got the tour for YOU! We encourage our guests to join in the fun while learning great tidbits about our beautiful Emerald City.  Our hilarious Captains love to take the guests on an adventure tour of Seattle while they narrate historical information and local folklore, dance to funky music and Quack people up with jokes and comedy!  Learning while playing?  Yep!  It happens here daily at Ride the Ducks!   Throughout the tour, we will tell you about the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, show you historical Pioneer Square and the original Skid Road. You’ll learn that the Seattle Waterfront is really just landfill and that the Fremont neighborhood is the Center of the Universe, plus a lot of other textbook-worthy features of the city. Come join us to learn, laugh and play on Ride the Ducks of...

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

In Seattle, Memorial Day weekend means that summer is almost here!! The holiday weekend always has a ton of fun activities and this year is no different. Check it out! Folklife Festival – Seattle Center will be celebrating the return of the sun with yummy food, great tunes and lots of entertainment at this free festival right across the street from our 5th & Broad location! While wandering through the festival, I can almost guarantee you’ll see something new and unique! Northwest Folklife King Tut Exhibit –This rare exhibit opened this week at the Pacific Science Center and features over 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient Egyptian sites!  It runs through January 6, 2013 so if you miss it this weekend, be sure to plan another time to go. This is the final stop for the exhibit before it goes back to Egypt… FOREVER! Pacific Science Center’s King Tut Chihuly Garden and Glass – You’ve likely seen Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures, but never like this before! Chihuly Garden and Glass is the most comprehensive exhibit of his exquisite glass art in the world, featuring eight galleries, a glass house plus garden space.  It’s a downright breath-taking, gorgeous display of sheer beauty! Chihuly Garden and Glass Of course, the number...

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2012 Starlight Day was a Huge Success!

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Yesterday, Ride the Ducks of Seattle was thrilled to partner with Starlight Children’s Foundation-Northwest and Swedish Hospital to take seriously ill children and their families on a tour around the city! The 5th Annual Starlight Day was a huge success! We had such a blast and were honored to donate three of our amphibious WWII Ducks for this event! “It’s incredible to watch the children’s faces light up when the Ducks splash into Lake Union. To be a part of this is really heart-warming for the entire staff,” said Brian Tracey, President of Ride the Ducks. Ride the Ducks has been a proud partner with the Starlight Children’s Foundation of Washington since 2008 and has raised more than $10,000 each year for the organization through various events. We had such a blast yesterday; check out this video and photos from the event! Captain Oliver DeRhode and Captain Chaos at your service! These kids are ready for a quackin’ good time! Captain Chaos dons his life vest to show the kids how it’s done! All lined up and rarin’ to...

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