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“Amazing views of the city and loads of fun for adults and kids alike”

Ride the Ducks of Seattle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft! You'll view all the must-see sites of Seattle including the bustling Seattle waterfront, historic Pioneer Square, the famous Pike Place Market and the heart of the downtown shopping district! Next, head out to Fremont where you'll SPLASH into Lake Union and cruise past Gasworks Park, the Sleepless in Seattle floating home and a breath-taking view of the Seattle skyline! Along the way, your Wacky Tour Guide will entertain with colorful stories about the city’s history, jokes, music, and more! It's a party on wheels that floats!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Our captain...Salty Dog was very funny and informative. You get to play games, sing and dance along and have a whale of a time. Not that cheap, but you're on the duck for at least an hour and you get to see so much and have a lot of fun, so it's very much worth the cost. All the drivers are official captain's, Salty Dog used to be a fishing vessel captain, so you are in very good hands when they take you to Lake Union for an amazing trip past all the gorgeous house boats and floating houses etc with stunning views of the space needle and city thrown in as well. This is a must do when in Seattle.

Thank gonzocbr
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We did this with our three year old and my parents this summer. What a blast and a great way to learn more about Seattle. If you want a great tourist experience Ride
The Duck even if you are new to living in Seattle. It is worth every penny.

Thank rubymitch
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I consider myself a Seattle native, and I guess I should be embarrassed to admit that I have ridden the ducks three times. I took my 13 year old niece and grandma, my little sister through big brothers/big sisters, and even once with just my husband because he had never been on it before.

The experience is fun. The captains can be a bit cheesy but it's a great time singing to fun songs, quacking the quackers, and getting into the lake right in the car. I have learned a ton about Seattle through the tours and they give a great overview of so many parts of the city.

It is pricey and I am sure that there are tours that are much cheaper (and quieter!), but it's a good time to do at least once.

Thank AlexandraKDG
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

You will have fun signing and laughing on this 90 minute ride through Seattle and on the water of Lake Union. ( about 20+ miles )

Our guides name was Captan Dan Tanneal ( like Capt & Tanneal the music group from the 70" )
Capt. Dan ( not his real name ) was funny and made the experience a great one.

We sang songs by Devo, YMCA, MC Hammer and many many more and got the people out on the street involved as well.......this trip will put a smile on your face.

Yes the bus/boat goes into Lake Union and you will tour the lake and view the house boats and pass by Gassworks Park as well.

Please make sure to make a reservation in advance because the boats will fill up.

Price $28.00 for adults plus tax ( $2.00 for a quaker - you must get at least one of them )

They have two locations, Westlake Center and then the other is just across the street from the EMC/Space Needle ( cant miss it ) I would encourage everyone to do this and then visit Seattle Center and everything this area has to offer........it is a must do and me and my wife cant wait to do it again.

Thank you Capt. Dan for a great ride and not sinking the ship/boat/bus or whatever it is =)

Great for ages 8 to 80 and everyone inbetween


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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Duck tour of Seattle is a great way to see a lot of the city in a short time. The Captain of our Duck (Captian Bob labla) was very knowledgable of the area and its history. He was very funny and had a lot of stories to tell. During the tour he had several different songs cued up to play at appropriate times. The Duck is open on all sides and the Captain tries to get the tour participants to sing along or wave and yell at pedestrians to try to get them involved in the fun. It was great fun when he drove the duck down a ramp and into Lake Union for a little cruise. The captains knowledg and passion for the area and its history was very evident in the stories he told and the information he gave. Overall, a fun tour and I highly recommend

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