The Diva Duck Blog
September and October is an excellent time of year to visit south Florida. The summer heat has cooled down and most of the tourists have returned home. Many children are in school now, leaving the week day tours for the adults to enjoy without the crowds. Morning tour times during the week allow for pleasant cruising on the waterways, then a delicious lunch at one of the excellent restaurants located in CityPlace. Check out Taverna Opa for their famous $5 lunch menu, good selection and very yummy! See you on the duck - the DivaDuck!
The summer has now given way to beautiful tropical Fall in south Florida! Not too hot and certainly not too cold either. So come check out the DivaDuck. We are open every weekend for tours and on Thursday and Friday during September. Call us 561-844-4188 for a QUACKING GOOD TIME!
"See you in September..." so the Beach Boys song goes and here we are September 1st, already. Where did the summer go to? Very busy summer season for DivaDuck and now that September has arrived our tour schedule will be limited (after Labor Day weekend) to 4 days a week, Saturdays - Tuesdays. Be sure to book seats ahead of time for your tours by calling our office 561-844-4188 The Florida Resident special of $5 off the full Adult fare remains valid through October. Once again, thanks to all our loyal fans (some of you have been on the DivaDuck 5 times) and we look forward to our 9th season of FUN.
The best way to beat the heat is a cruise on the water. The Intracoastal Waterway is calm and crystal clear, just beautiful this time of year. Many of our school aged friends will be going back to school soon and we wish them a successful year of learning. DivaDuck will still be open everyday for tours through Labor Day. Then a limited schedule will be offered until mid November. Hope to see you on board the DivaDuck!
There are a few free events in downtown West Palm this week. On Thursday, August 19th Clematis by Night from 6pm-9pm with live music on the square. Then on Friday at 8pm Jazz on the Palm is a FREE concert series with the featured artist Kieth and the Heat playing Cool Caribbean sounds. All these concerts take place on the new waterfront at Flagler Drive and Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach.
The DivaDuck tour is a great way to get an overview of the area and see all these venues. Come join us as we "Quack" you up!
This is the last weekend before school starts on Tuesday, so, celebrate the summer by taking the kids out on the DivaDuck this weekend. Florida Residents are still $20 with an ID and these reservations can be made by calling 561-844-4188. Come down to our ticket booth and welcome our new Ticket booth gal, Courtney! She will be happy to answer any questions you may have and get you signed up for DivaDuck. Our ticket booth is now open Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm-10pm, located across the street from the Cheesecake factory in CityPlace.
Hard to believe that summer break is almost over for our school aged friends. Palm Beach County schools open Aug 17th, just 10 days away! Don't miss out on the affordable and entertaining ride on DivaDuck. We also have coupons for other businesses in the area so come over to our ticket booth located in CityPlace - downtown West Palm Beach. Across from the Cheesecake Factory, yummy, and next to the fountain is the exact location of the ticket booth. Call us 561-844-4188 for more info.
Everyone loves a good discount! Here are just a few good deals in the downtown area: Taverna Opa, located in CityPlace, offers a $5 lunch special Monday - Friday. Buy one entree get one entree free coupons for Taverna Opa are also available at the DivaDuck ticket booth. Also, DivaDuck offers $20 Adult Fare for Florida Residents! So, why not take a duck ride around the area then head to Opa for a great lunch, all at a great price!
"Summertime and the Livin' is easy"...so the song says and this time of year can be easy on the wallet as well. Summer is a time for families to spend time together, visiting relatives, relaxing around the pool and exploring the sights of the surrounding area. West Palm Beach has a lot to offer: shopping at CityPlace, riding the trolley around the downtown area, and of course seeing the sights by land and water on the DivaDuck Amphibious Vessel. Tours leave from CityPlace every day and take passengers through downtown West Palm Beach, a cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway (don't worry no barge traffic here!) then over to Palm Beach for a land tour past many historic sights on the Island of Palm Beach. So give us a call, 561-844-4188 and we'll quack you up!
Greetings all beach lovers! Palm Beach has one of the most beautiful beaches in south Florida. Plenty of parking, lots of shells and beautiful blue green ocean. The only oil found here is suntan oil. Take a ride on the amphibious tour boat DivaDuck to see the area and hear some of the history surrounding this beautiful island. From Henry Flagler 1800's to Bernie Madoff of today the hits just keep on coming!
Summer breezes are best enjoyed on the water, and the Intracoastal waterway around Palm Beach is a beautiful way to experience the tropical paradise of South Florida. Relax with DivaDuck while you cruise past the mansions of the rich and famous, listen to the native folk lore narrated by our entertaining tour guide and experience the thrill of driving in and out of the water on a great big amphib!
Summertime is busy for us and the tours do fill up quickly, so please call ahead to secure your seats on DivaDuck. Have a Ducky summer!
Welcome to Summer with DivaDuck discounts! ALL Florida Residents receive $5 off the full Adult fare of $25. Just present your Florida Drivers License or other proof of residency at the Ticket Booth when you check in for your tour. DivaDuck is very busy in the summertime so be sure to book in advance either by phone or by internet. Florida Residents need to book by phone 561-844-4188 to make use of the Florida Discount.
Our Ticket Booth and Pick Up location at CityPlace have changed. We are now conveniently located by the Valet Parking drop off at the intersection of Rosemary Avenue and Hibiscus Street. Ticket Booth is on the S.E. corner and Duck Stop is located on the N.W. corner. Just look for The Cheesecake Factory and Macy's - now that's a good combination! See you soon on the DivaDuck! Quack! Quack!
DivaDuck has a new Duck Stop! Still located in CityPlace, but now we park in front of Macy's on Hibiscus Street. The DivaDuck ticket booth is just across the street from Macy's and the Cheesecake factory. Look for our signs and of course look for the Duck, she's a big gal. The nearest parking garage is right behind Macy's and costs $1/hr, cash only.
Come celebrate this beautiful weather and scenery of Palm Beach with DivaDuck. Be sure to call or check the updated tour schedule on our web site. Quack! Quack!
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms! DivaDuck had a great weekend with all our ducky customers, especially all the Moms. Thank you to all the families who made this weekend so special for the ladies in your lives.
Back to my series on Palm Beach for Free! One of the most beautiful places to visit on Palm Beach is the Bethesda-by-the -Sea Episcopal Church. Located on South County Road just south of the Breakers Hotel, the majestic "Gothic" style architecture and the exquisite stained glass windows make the place a must see. After you tour through the church, check out the Cluett Gardens located behind the courtyard area. The gardens and reflecting pool offer a quiet and peaceful spot for rest and contemplation. The reflecting pool has some of the biggest Koi fish I have ever seen.
DivaDuck tour goes right past the Church and we will certainly give you directions and more information during our tour. So come "Do the Duck" and learn about even more places to visit for free in Palm Beach, Fl.
Mother's Day is Sunday May 9th, just 6 days away. Do you know what you are going to honor your mother with? Well flowers and chocolates are always an option, but Mom would always rather have the pleasure of your company! Why not take her on a DivaDuck tour? That is sure to surprise and delight her! We have four tours on Mother's Day, three on Saturday and three on Monday. ALL mother's ride for $20 on Mother's Day! So surprise her with a fun and relaxing tour on the DivaDuck, with her favorite offspring - You!
That time of year has arrived when SunFest takes over the musical world in West Palm Beach, Fl. An outdoor arts and music festival that has been going strong for many years is running from April 28th - May 2 on the waterfront along Flagler Drive. Parking is available throughout the City and of course, at CityPlace in downtown West Palm Beach. Hop on the DivaDuck for an overall view of the area before heading over to SunFest for the evening concerts. Hope to see you here!
Everyone loves a good deal, especially when that means Free! Palm Beach may be the home of the most wealthy folks in the world, but there are many activities in Palm Beach that won't cost you a dime. First of all I recommend a walk (or bring your bike) on the North Lake Trail. Starting at The Society of Four Arts by the Lake Worth Lagoon, head north past the Royal Poincianna Chapel and the 200 year old Kapok tree and see the spectacular Flagler Museum, built by Henry Flagler in the early 1900's. These are just a few of the many sights to see for Free! Stay tuned for more info on this blog throughout the week.
DivaDuck was founded in 2002, with the idea that this tour would be a good opportunity for families to do something together. All ages enjoy the DivaDuck adventure! We've had Great Grand Parents, oldest was 102 that I know of, birthday celebrations, and young children still in mother's arms. So, bring the whole family and enjoy a beautiful cruise!
Customers tell us quite often of good restaurants and good deals in the area around downtown West Palm Beach. Typically, a group of passengers will either go to breakfast and then do the DivaDuck or they will go sightseeing with DivaDuck and then have lunch in the area. Two of the many wonderful restaurants I'd like to recommend to you are Bellagio at CityPlace and Forte on Clematis Street. These are both very good (if not excellent)! First of all, Bellagio is open for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. The breakfast runs from 7:30am-11am and the price for a full breakfast starts at $4.95 Check them out! Second, Forte Restaurante on Clematis Street is open for lunch and dinner. I've eaten there twice and can't wait to go back! The service is world class and the food is out of this world! Try the fried calamari and then the beet salad, just so delicious! Here are the phone numbers and addresses: Il Bellagio 561-659-6160 CityPlace and Forte Restaurante 561-833-3330 located at 225 Clematis Street, WPB, Fl. Don't forget to take the DivaDuck and hear of other fabulous restaurants and sights in the Palm Beach area.