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D.C. Ducks

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
301-985-3020
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Ranked #25 of 118 activities in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating
Owner description: Make a splash in our Nation’s Capital aboard the DC Ducks, 1942 amphibious transport vehicles used to support and carry troops during World War II.... more » Owner description: Make a splash in our Nation’s Capital aboard the DC Ducks, 1942 amphibious transport vehicles used to support and carry troops during World War II. Today they are a great way to see Washington by both land and sea. Winding our way first through the monuments, the Mall, the Capitol and museums of the Smithsonian before splashing into the Potomac and under the flight path at Reagan National Airport. Its fun for all ages! « less
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Washington Township, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We loved the 90 minute tour and were able to sit back and just learn about the different attractions in the area. Even the very young kids enjoyed it. Then it was time to enter the water which was fun and then once we were out far enough the Captain let the kids steer. It was a great trip all... More

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are going tot DC and want to see the city sights and get a view from the river go with the DC Duck boat tour. Ask for Captain Steve. Good times! It starts from union station so you can grab a bite and use restrooms before you take off. We enjoyed it.

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DC area
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I has been looking forward to taking a foreign visitor on this tour. The guide began by asking where tour participants were from. When he learned our guest was from Russia, he proceeded to express his great dissatisfaction with Russia's policies. A little awkward, to say the least. We were seated in the front row of the duck vehicle --... More

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Jerry M, General Manager at D.C. Ducks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review our your experience on our tour. First let me please apologize for the comments made by our guide to you and your guests. Politics have no place on our tour and I can assure you this situation will be dealt with immediately. Because we are an amphibious tour, and we... More

Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The tour was overbooked, we had to wait for a second group, for more than an hour. Our guide was very knowledgeable but a bit too much. It got very boring with so much information and for children it was not very enjoyable.

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Jerry M, General Manager at D.C. Ducks, responded to this review

First let me apologize for the delay and wait you encountered with our tour. We do pride ourselves on the knowledge and personalities of our guides. Washington, DC is filled with so many historical buildings and monuments and we try very hard to make sure our tour is fun and entertaining for all ages. We do have a 100% money... More

Campbell Hall, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

1st time to DC and the duck tour gave us a great overview. And our duck craft served in the Normandy invasion which added to the experience. 30 minutes to the water in which we saw a great deal. Captain had a story for each museum instead of just naming the individual buildings. The water was a highlight for the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

So brought my mom to DC and new this was a great way to get a layout of city and good views from the Potomac. FYI, #1 Union Station is a very busy place, arrive even before the 30 min window as it took our extra 30 mins to get into parking and down elevator and to the front of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

With family in town we wanted to do a fun tour that was suitable for both children and adults. DC Duck Tour was a hit! While on land, we hit major attractions DC has to offer and then when the vehicle changed into a boat, we were crusing on Potomac River. The captain was very knowledgable and funny! I highly... More

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Kyle, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Got to see monuments and a cruise on the Potomac River. Very informative guide who gave a lot of good information which made for an interesting tour.

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NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our duck tour was so much fun! The captain was funny, well informed, and made sure everyone was able to participate with trivia questions and even opportunities for the kids to drive the boat in the Potomac! My family and I learned so much about the history of D.C. - about things we never would have thought to question. I... More

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Clarence Center, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our first Duck tour and found that it was a refreshing way to spend a couple of hours touring DC in the heat of summer. It was very easy to locate the tour desk at Union Station (a beautiful attraction in itself) after arriving on the Metro from Vienna, VA. It was the day after Independence Day and... More

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