Are you in Seattle? Then, you should spend at least one day in this water city by taking a scenic cruise or a boat ride. Experiencing the local charm and scenery of the town in this manner can be rewarding for any enthusiastic traveler. From chartered to self-drive cruises to the famous Duck boat tours, the choices are plenty. However, if you want to have fun unlimited, then the last option can prove to be the best.
What to expect from this boat tour?
One of the first things that you are going to enjoy about this journey is a ride in an amphibious bus that can convert into a boat and vice versa depending on the surface. The tour will not just be a simple sightseeing trip as it includes all the elements of entertainment to keep you hooked till the end. From theatre to stand-up comedy type of things, you can imagine your day filled with craziness.
From the bus
You will get an opportunity to see the Seattle Waterfront where some of the attractive tourist spots are easy to find, such as the Seattle Aquarium, the site of Alaskan Gold Rush, the Great Wheel, etc. From there, the ride will lead you to some historical background of the city in the district of Pioneer Square. You will gain an insight into the transformation of the city and its toilets after the Great Fire of 1889. The funny tour guide will then take you to Pike Place Market to show you the Original Starbucks and much more.
From the boat
And after that, your actual boat trip will begin as you leave the downtown for Lake Union. From the boat, you can indulge in the glorious skyline of the city without any disturbance. Also, be ready to take in the mesmerizing views of Gasworks Park and floating home. These sights are forever to behold for a real travel connoisseur. You can also come across the much-talked-about floatplanes of the city, landing and taking off in front of your eyes just ahead of your Duck boat.
Overall, you can expect to have a blast of a time on this boat journey. From singing, dancing to props, you can enjoy everything while listening to the local stories with rapt attention.
How to book this tour?
You can get tickets for this kind of tour from online portals quickly. From infants to adults and seniors, everyone can opt for it. However, when you buy tickets, make sure to make a note of the timings. Generally, these tours start from 9.30am to 5 pm from Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 6 pm from Friday to Sunday.
The total tour time can be 90 minutes, including both bus and boat rides. The ticket prices may begin from $5 to $38. If you are a serviceman, then you can look for the discount rates for you and your children (if any). However, you may have to produce identity proof at the time of collecting tickets. Since group tours are also possible, you can call all your dear family members and friends to join in the fun.