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Chattanooga Ducks

Address: 503 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Phone Number: +1 423-756-3825
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Owner description: Did you know The designation of DUKW is not a military pun - the name comes from the terminology...
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Sun 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Owner description: Did you know The designation of DUKW is not a military pun - the name comes from the terminology used for military vehicles in World War II; the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles. Although technically a misnomer, DUKWs are often referred to as duck boats. Another popular nickname was old magoo or simply magoo. Though the origin of this term is unknown, it probably refers to the odd shape of the vehicle. DUKWs became known as ''Ducks'' and are still in use, as well as purpose-built amphibious tour buses, primarily as tourist transport in harbor and river cities.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was a great experience. The tour guide was so friendly he even let me drive the duck! It was awesome. I recommend everyone do this. You learn history, laugh, and spend your time out on the water. It is really great and I want to go back.

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Dallas, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went out with another family to do this tour. We all had a blast and learned a lot in the process. The kids loved it and even got to drive in the river for a while!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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164 reviews 164 reviews
61 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We try to take everyone who visits us on the Duck tours. I recommend asking for Captain Barry. We've been on four trips with him and I learn something new every time. Entertaining and informative plus beautiful downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River. Great for all ages. For the mobility impaired it could be difficult climbing up the ladder like... More 

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Duck ride was great. I was skeptical at first. But the history of these amphibious vehicles is amazing. The tour guide was great to point out the history of the vehicle and the city of Chattanooga. The ride takes about an hour to an hour and a half. Be sure to bring a blanket or coat if the weather... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our tour guide really made the tour. Very informative about Chattanooga history. The ducks are just fun overall. This is a must do for Chattanooga.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was born and raised just over in Georgia. Seen Chattanooga go from a dump to a great place to visit. This will just add to your experience and history to Chattanooga. Berry was wonderful and talked non stop the whole trip. Used us to help tell stories of the families and help mold Chattanooga. Great time.... Would recommend.....

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very pleasant guide, keen to tell us what he knew about Chattanooga and it's development. The ride along the riverfront took a little over an hour and we saw turtles, cormorants, hawks and a miss matched pair of ducks who have buddied up. Scenery lovely and lots of interesting architecture too. Well worth the cost.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We cannot recommend this tour highly enough. It was great fun and very informative (which we weren't expecting). Not really suitable for very young children as they got bored.

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Hoover, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took a soccer team with parents on the trip and it was enjoyed by all. Captain Barry was very fun and knowledgeable. He allowed all of the kids to have a turn in the driver's seat, and he never stopped sharing interesting facts about the sites we were seeing. Our favorite part was entering the water...very exciting!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great tour down the river, nice to just sit and ride and listen to some of Chattanooga's history and see the sites along the river. Tour guide was entertaining, not sure if all the stories were true or not but definitely entertaining.

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