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Austin Duck Adventures

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Address: 602 E. 4th, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-477-5274
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: A combined land/water adventure tour that takes visitors on a downtown...
A combined land/water adventure tour that takes visitors on a downtown sightseeing tour before splashing into Lake Austin.
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Great Preview of Everything Downtown ATX Has To Offer

Great fun! The duck callers you get are fun but can grate on someone's nerves since everyone has one and there's always someone using it. This tour is not very in depth so if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Christie S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great fun! The duck callers you get are fun but can grate on someone's nerves since everyone has one and there's always someone using it. This tour is not very in depth so if you're looking for a detailed tour than this tour isn't for you. It does give you a great overview of Austin. Bring a bottle of water... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The tour guide was informative, entertaining and pleasant. He did call out, over the microphone, to a female pedestrian by the lake to "put some clothes on". I think he was joking, but it seemed sexist and in poor taste. I was unimpressed with that, to put it mildly. Other than that, the ride was a lot of fun. I... More 

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Schertz, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The ride was fun and very informative of the city of Austin. Loved driving into the lake. The driver did a very good job. Not a bad price for the (2) hour tour.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We only had one day in Austin and chose the Duck Tour. It was a nice overview of the city and the lake part provided great views of some gorgeous homes.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The driver was informative, the tour was so so, the water tour was great, land was ok. Downside, mix up in drivers, we waited I hot sun for 20 mins before we were let into the duck bus because the driver went to lunch!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The driver we had was like a stand-up comedian at the beginning of the tour, telling corny jokes and telling us to use the quacker kazoos. Fortunately, no one abused them or it would have been annoying. He played energetic music to get us in the mood and use the quackers and we were off to tour Austin city and... More 

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Xyz
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our tour on the duck boat went thru the city first and our driver/guide, Tice, did a great job of pointing out the history behind many buildings and the capital. The lake part was just ok, but I'm more of a history buff, so I enjoyed the land part more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour of some of the highlights of Austin, complete with a plunge into Ladybird Lake and a brief river tour. The guide was very entertaining. Definitely a worthwhile use of a couple of hours!

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Durham, North Carolina
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38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The only complaint I had here was we were on a bus with a few kids that were a bit overzealous with the duck quackers so it was a bit hard to hear. The content we did hear was extremely informative and we learned a ton about Austin. The best part was the lake! I had no idea there would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you're only in Austin for a short while, I recommend this tour. You'll see all the downtown highlights (6th street, capital, history museum, governor's mansion, Lake Austin) and be introduced to areas you probably wouldn't have time or know how to find on your own (e.g. actor Matthew McConaughey's neighborhood). Our driver was very entertaining - sorry I can't... More 

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