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Chattanooga Ducks

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Address: 503 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Phone Number: +1 423-756-3825
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Did you know The designation of DUKW is not a military pun - the name...

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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You'll be sorry if you miss this one

We learned more about Chattanooga from this guide and the ride was unbelievable. We can't say enough good things about this tour. Beyond excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Beverly A
Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned more about Chattanooga from this guide and the ride was unbelievable. We can't say enough good things about this tour. Beyond excellent.

Thank Beverly A
California's Central Valley
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This duck boat tour is an hour well-spent. So much to see and learn about the Duck Boat and the city of Chattanooga.

Thank RedCa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As two-year residents of Chattanooga, my beloved and I are continually amazed by the amount of activities this city has to offer. Our most recent discovery was the opportunity to experience an amphibious adventure on the Tennessee River with our wonderful guide, Capt. Scott. It was afternoon filled with information and fun. Definitely a must for tourists and Chattanoogans alike.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Chattanooga and a really nice guy. Driving into the water was such a fun and different experience. You pretty much drive to the water, float up the river a ways and then come back and drive out of the water. Definitely worth the time and money :)

Thank Aaron C
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A few weeks back we were in Seattle. We just got off the plane after a long flight, hopped in the taxi, and boom...stuck in horrible traffic on the way into town. Turns out, we were right behind an accident in which a tourist carrying duck vehicle collided with a bus. There were several fatalities involved as well and multiple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

What a neat experience. The 'Captain' was very knowledgeable about the history of Chattanooga and also the history of the Native Americans who were in the area first. He was also very interactive with the passengers, especially the kids. Be aware you may get a little wet but it's worth it.

Thank Robert H
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a great tour of dowtown Chattanooga and the river. Very knowledgeable tour bus guide/river boat captain. Its like you get two tours in one. The Captain even lets kids drive boat. Great photo opportunity

Thank 833nataliew
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took a late afternoon duck boat ride in Chattanooga. The boat was very comfortable with cushioned seats. Perhaps a taller person would appreciate a little more leg room. Our guide Scott shared interesting information about the boat, local history, points of interest and landmarks along the way. On the way back he offered for anyone to drive the boat.... More 

Thank barbara539
Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We went on the duck tour on 10.10.15 and loved it! Dave was our guide and he was awesome!!! We had a blast! I would definitely recommend it!

Thank chelle8690
Medina, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Funny and informative guide/driver/captain! Wonderful hearing about the history of the area. A fun time for my 16 and 10 year olds. Definitely recommend this for something to do!

Thank Ben H

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