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Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a Seattle’s Untamed Walking Tour for two people, valid Thursday-Monday ($36 value)
- $36 for a Seattle’s Untamed Walking Tour for four people, valid Thursday–Monday ($72 value)
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A Chat with Rick Boetel, Guide
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? The attention spent to historical accuracy and detail. Every story told on this tour has been documented through research, and every guide has 18+ years experience giving historical tours in Pioneer Square.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Seattle has a history that is captivating, entertaining and sometimes a little naughty! This is especially true during the Wild and Rowdy Gold Rush years of 1897 to the mid-nineteen “oughts.” The Klondike Gold Rush changed the lives of tens of thousand of people, sometimes for better. It also transformed the city of Seattle in ways that seem unimaginable. The buildings that housed the saloons, gambling houses and brothels still exist. And the stories of fortunes won and lost, of strange inventions of necessity, of incredible courage, and plain old harebrained blunders deserve to be told. The Seattle Untamed tour was created to keep this history alive, and in so doing honor the con artists, gamblers, women-of-negotiable-virtue, tradesmen, and common folk who reshuffled the future of Seattle.
What do you love most about your job? History is not required to be boring.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer? ”I ditched my family and took Rick’s tour a couple weeks ago while visiting Seattle and had a great time. Rick knew so much about the Klondike Gold Rush I was convinced: he must have been there there himself! He had incredible knowledge, great information and unbelievable facts…he even had pictures from the 1890s of Seattle so we could compare the world then to the world now! My family and I were in Seattle heading on a cruise for Alaska, so it was great to see how the two places were so strongly connected together. They got all the info from Rick’s tour second hand, and were thoroughly jealous they missed out on the opportunity.” – June 2016 Trip Advisor review.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn’t cover? This is an ‘above ground’ tour; we do not visit any of the underground passageways that honeycomb the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
What’s your favorite part about your job? History is not required to be boring.