Captain Mandy Lifeboats
Mandy is proud to be one of the handful of female Captains at Ride the Ducks. Women are largely responsible for building the original DUKWs during WWII, (Rosie the Riveter, anyone?) “But I have to tell you”, she says –“ I’d MUCH rather drive ‘em!” Doubling as a Captain AND Tour Guide, one of the things Mandy likes the most is when she’s playing a song and sees everyone on her Duck, (and even people on the side of the street!) dancing along with it. Or that giggle that washes forward when someone realizes that it’s a lounge version of Gilligan’s Island that she plays before going into the water. Musically, Mandy likes anything she can dance/bounce around to…. or just completely rock out and get everyone to do it too; and the Ducks give her plenty of opportunity for both!
So far, her favorite moment was when she had a small group of Seattle tour guides from a different company ride her tour then later tell herit was the best tour of the city they ever had! “It’s all the smiles that are worth it to me – not to mention all the big hugs I get from the cute little kids for being so much fun!” When she’s not running Duck tours, Captain Mandy Lifeboats may be found on the water, either kayaking or running along the coast. On rainy days she goes on plastic clad walks in the Emerald City’s best parks, or studies for her 100 ton Captain’s License. Mandy says, “I would characterize my tour like it’s me showing 34 of my closest friends my favorite parts of our amazing city. And I get 34 brand new friends with each and every tour- how fun is that?!”
As you can imagine, being a tour guide at Ride the Ducks is a ton of fun and you get to listen to a lot of great music. Our Quackmasters of Fun have compiled a Spotify playlist of some of their favorite songs that you might hear on your Duck Tour.