Only one company wants to operate amphibious vehicles on the Schuylkill River and that's Ride the Ducks.
Still, city officials stressed yesterday that a contract for the company with boats full of kazoo-playing tourists is not a done deal.
"The city is not definitely going to award a contract," said Brian Abernathy, chief of staff to Managing Director Rich Negrin.
Back in October, the city announced that Ride the Ducks would be moving to the Schuylkill in March. The boats, which previously toured the Delaware River, have not been in operation since a July 7 accident in which two tourists were killed.