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Boston Duck Tours

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Address: Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: +1 617-267-3825
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hop aboard Boston's Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy...

Hop aboard Boston's Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a WWII style amphibious vehicle that travels on land and water. You'll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston and Cambridge. Come see what makes us Boston's Most Popular Tour, Quack, Quack! Tours now available in 9 new languages including: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian Dialect) and Korean!

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my wife and I decided to take the duck tour because we had taken another tour on a bus and were disappointed with that tour. The duck tour was much better and the operator was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

my wife and I decided to take the duck tour because we had taken another tour on a bus and were disappointed with that tour. The duck tour was much better and the operator was dressed up as a pirate and was very knowledgeable and had a lot of personality. We would recommend this tour and driver.

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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lots of people suggested me that I take a Duck Tour. At first I thought it would be a total waste of money because I know that I would have a better chance of I go on a tour of my own. However, that all changed when I give a chance. I would later get one the best tours that... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I had a great time on Veterans Day on our Duck Tour. We booked ours at the Museum in Cambridge. Check-in was fast and efficient. Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. He was especially accommodating to the many children that happened to be on our tour. I highly recommend a Duck Tour when in Boston.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go to Boston a lot. One time we went to just get away so we decided to try and do tourist things that we never do. So we signed up for a Duck Tour. We had a great tour guide which I am sure makes all the difference! It was fun to ride about in the water/land car and... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful tour guide who refused to give his name! He is a real team player for the duck tours! He was very lively and went by the name Empty Buckets! He did very well with tourist, young and old alike! I felt like I was getting a fun, comedic history lesson. This was my first Duck Tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When I was planning our trip to Boston, my 10 year old son asked if we could ride the Duck across the Charles River. He had seen it on a You Tube Video. I had actually done a lot of research on kids activities in Boston, and had not come across the Boston Duck. So I went online and booked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First time in Boston! This was a great tour! We had a fantastic guide, "Super Fan".... he was so knowledgeable and so much fun. I think our only complaint was that we shared our tour with middle school students who were obnoxious before we took off but "Super Fan" was such a "Dad" and handled them with such grace that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Parking is expensive by the pick up pt., but the tour is well worth it. Tour guides are funny. They know every inch of Boston and the tour takes you past many of the historical sites. The best part of the trip was when the duck boat dropped into the water and we cruised in the Charles river for about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok, so it's a tad cheesy and very touristy, but this tour is a must do for any first time traveler to Boston. You really learn a good deal about the history of the city as well as getting to go out in the Harbor for a look as well. The kids loved it. They are 10 and 13.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This experience was great. The driver was very entertaining. Its amazing to go from a land vehicle to a floating vehicle. We went on a cloudy cool day but I can imagine how much fun this would be on a hot summer day when the side coverings are actually up. It was also very informative as far as the Boston... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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