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D.C. Ducks

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
301-985-3020
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Ranked #27 of 121 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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Trenton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went on the tour twice. Both times were almost the same, these tour guides know so much about D.C. I would highly recommend the tour. the ride up the Potomac River was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

So awesome ! A guide with broad knowledge and a sense of humor is always wanted on any tour! This tour wasn't cheap, wasn't super expensive.... With cpt Kent it was worth every penny. So glad we did it. So glad his was our tour guide. First timers will come back again and hopefully get him.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

These babies have been in service for seventy years! And still going strong. Great commentator with a quirky sense of humour. Even get a chance to steer the thing on the Potomac! And we got a 'quacker' too! Picked up at Union Station. Not cheap but fun! Go on just do it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My friend and I live in DC and wanted to have a touristy day before she moves. The hometown pass made the DC Duck tour an easy decision. Tickets were easy to purchase. The tour started on time. Our tour guide was funny and very informed. It was a different kind of tour that was fun even for people who... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This tour is a unique way to see some of the memorials and get a general tour of DC. The tour guide is what makes the experience so enjoyable. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Pre-book online or get your tickets at Union Station. This tour did not appear to be wheelchair accessible. Plenty of opportunities to take great photos,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Whether visiting Washington D.C. for the first time or the fiftieth, or resident who's curious about a big-picture rundown of the city, "D.C. Ducks" tour is even more fun than it is educational. You see all the major downtime highlights, comfortably seated. Amphibious vehicle combines the more traditional bus portion of tour with Potomac River cruise past these sights plus... More

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Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The DC Duck tour was a very quick and fun way to see highlights of some of the city's main attractions. We drove by the White House, Capital, the Washington Monument and a few memorials, as well as the museums and federal buildings. Splashing down in the Potomac was fun and entertaining as well. Our Capt. Kent was pretty funny... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The DC Ducks Tour offers a unique and effortless way to see and learn about the nation's capitol. I live here but learned as much as my daughter and middle school grandchildren as we meandered trhough the city streets and chugged along the Potomac. The children loved taking turns at the helm. Captain Bob's stories about local landmarks brought history... More

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Hardeeville
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Ten of us took the tour and enjoyed every aspect: uniqueness, driver explanations (and jokes, not too many; just right), friendliness. I've been to DC often, even lived in close-by Maryland, but still found this 1-1/2 hour experience equal to a seeing a concert for the price and the enjoyment. Everyone will remember this tour.

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This looked so fun and a way for my kids to see some of the city. Much to our disappointment, we saw one landmark (The White House). The duck captain pointed out a few random spots that were of zero interest. Once we hit the water, he spent the entire rest of the tour talking about how much boats cost... More

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

First and foremost, let me apologize for the experience you had with our tour. As you pointed out, the DC Duck tour is not about the price of yachts in the Potomac but about the the history and sights of our nation's capital. I can assure you I will be sharing your comments with our entire DC Duck team so... More

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