13 Chinese Journalists Get a Taste of Seattle area During Visit to Prompt Tourism

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Uncategorized

Thirteen Chinese journalists who departed Monday after a five-day Puget Sound stay came for a lot more than Washington wine, and local officials say showing off the state to to journalists can influence thousands of other travelers to come visit and spend money. Jack Broom, Seattle Times staff reporter, writes about the adventures of 13 Chinese writers, editors and photographers were on a “familiarization tour” for overseas journalists hosted jointly by Washington State Tourism, Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Port of Seattle. Riding “the Duck,” the amphibious World War II landing craft that takes riders around town and into Lake Union, was a big hit. “We thought a bus was coming to pick us up,” Liu said, “When all of a sudden, with the horn blowing and pop music going, a Duck boat appeared in front of us. … It was hilarious.” Click here for the entire article published on Tuesday, November 3,...

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Ride the Ducks of Seattle – Many Hats…

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in Uncategorized

SeattleTravel.com blogs about their tour with Captain Clem Chowder! “How many feet deep is Lake Union? Where can you find a cigarette-burned guitar originally owned by “Layla”’s Eric Clapton? In what part of Seattle did the first pioneers settle? What are the names of the sculptures decorating the Space Needle’s lawn? And where in Seattle can you find the country’s largest butterfly exhibit? You’ll find out all of this, and much more during one of Seattle’s Ride the Ducks sea and water tours—and all to the tune of The Bee Gee’s, MC Hammer, Frank Sinatra, and more.” Wow! What a fun tour! Click here to read...

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Starlight Day was a success!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

Thank you to everyone who helped make Starlight Day a huge success! Yesterday, we raised more than $6,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation of Washington! Starlight Children’s Foundation helps seriously ill children and their families deal with pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Ride the Ducks is excited to partner with an organization whose goal aligns with our own: create smiles! Plus, every dollar raised stays right here in Washington. On September 30, 2009, Ride the Ducks offered free admission in return for a $10 donation to the Starlight Foundation. Sharpshooter Imaging, a partner of Ride the Ducks, also offered souvenir photographs for a discounted price of $10 with half the proceeds donated to Starlight. Ride the Ducks is proud to have partnered with Starlight for two years and has raised more than $10,000 this year alone for the...

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2009-2010 ESPN Winter Gear Guide

Posted by on Sep 29, 2009 in Uncategorized

Ski and snowboard product testing, taken to the streets. This is a test. Each fall, thousands of hardgoods, softgoods and accessories hit retail outlets worldwide, destined to fulfill the aspirations of 14.8 million folks, from novices to pros, young and old, male and female, who participate in a snow sport each season. But how do you pick the best stuff? Well, first you take a staff of four editors with 100-plus years of combined lifetime on-snow experience and let them decide, because it’s their job to do the legwork for you. Then, for the real test, you bring the gear to people who’ve never seen it before, to places it’s never been, to do things that were never in the blueprints during their creation. Then you wait and see what happens. ESPN hit the streets in four snowy epicenters of the country to determine the best gear for each location. Here, Captain Rocky Bottom from Ride the Ducks models the new ThirtyTwo Boots. The lightest boots in the industry, ThirtyTwo has been perfecting foot fit and comfort since 1995 and with the Sole Tech Institute, they have the world’s only action sports research lab to prove it. Would their floatability aid in a Duck Boat water rescue? “Probably not,”...

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Seattle THEN and NOW

Posted by on Sep 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

Paul Dorpat reminds us of the many ways people have explored Seattle over the last 100 years with his recent article published this past weekend in the Pacific Northwest section of the Seattle Times! THEN: By 1907, it was possible to bump about Seattle on spring seats visiting its favored attractions for a fee. NOW: Just beginning to dip its skirt into Lake Union, a captain-driver takes his decorated Duck and passengers for a little swim along the north shore of the lake. Photos courtesy of Lawton Gowey and Jean Sherrard. Please visit www.pauldorpat.com for the whole story! OR, if you’d like to explore Seattle for yourself, click here to buy tickets to Ride the Ducks of...

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Q13 Fox Seahawk Text Alerts!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

If you want to be the first to know the latest on the Seattle Seahawks, sign up for Q13 FOX Hawks Alerts. Just text the word “HAWKS” to 71313 and you’ll get the latest breaking football news on the team sent right to your cell...

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