Full disclosure – I always thought this whole Ride the Ducks thing looked pretty silly. Even though I love Hop On Hop Off busses and walking tours in cities around the world – I had never done a Ride the Ducks in any of the countries or cities I have visited. Until last week when I joined Seattle Ride the Ducks for a Quacking Good Time.
Additional full disclosure. My son was our Ducks Tour Guide (alias Kirk O’Bane).
If it wasn’t for the fact that my son has joined the Seattle Ride the Ducks team as a tour guide, well, I probably would still be a Ride the Ducks virgin. But of course we wanted to see our son in action so my husband and I took our two moms to Seattle for a day on the Duck. So much fun.
And seriously, my son was a great guide, but now that I have done a Ducks tour I am sure it would be awesome no matter who your guide is. We didn’t stop smiling the entire time.
The tour is high-energy and interactive with lot’s of cheering and clapping and singing along. But of course it’s also interesting and informative. We learned a lot about Seattle, its history and current rapid growth. The tour included fun facts and figures, and interesting little known quirky bits about the city.
It was particularly fun to get out on Lake Union and see the very Seattle lifestyle of living on a houseboat (Remember Sleepless in Seattle?) as well as seeing the Seattle skyline from the lake and watching a Kenmore Air floatplane fly low over us and land on the lake.
The 90 minute tour is worth every bit of the $35 ticket price. I highly recommend checking out Ride the Ducks of Seattle if you are a visitor or a local. You will have a quacking good time.
Be sure and ask for “Kirk O’Bane”. Proud Mama. Fabulous.