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Chattanooga Ducks

503 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37408
+1 423-756-3825
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Ranked #5 of 36 Activities in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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San Diego, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

we tried Chattanooga ducks on the recommendation of our daughter and she could not have been more correct. The tour guide is hysterically funny while being loaded with a lot of very interesting information. The trip down the river is delightful and I highly recommend this to everybody

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Clyde, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A unique experience, they load you on a WWII era amphibious vehicle. You drive to the dock where they put the vehicle in the water. I won't spoil what they do next. The driver/tour guide takes you down the TN river a few miles (they even let some of the kids drive at this point). $20 well spent. Chattanooga is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we did the 6pm tour, the sun was a little warmer than we expected, but the tour was fun, informative, and our "host/driver" was great. captain bill, i believe. tip: bring beverages for adults and kids!!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our weekend. It was a very nice ride for $20.00 per person. You ride up the Tennessee River for about three miles. The driver was excellent. He showed us and explained everything very well. Really enjoyed. Highly recommend.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

WE LOVED our tour! Usually do like the Duck tours in most towns. We do them first, to give us an overview of what there is to do and where it is in relationship to the city. Tour guides usually have great attitudes and information.

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Atlanta, GA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife was interested in this so we called early in the morning and was able to find some spots for that same day. They make extra trips on the weekends. It was a bit overpriced for my liking but hey, we're on vacation. Steve, our driver/captain was very entertaining, he made this very tolerable for me. He gave us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Recently met family for a fun day in beautiful Chattanooga. The groups age range was spread out from 6 - 65 and we wanted to do something everyone would enjoy. The group decided on the "Duck" and none was dissappointed. The tour/ride took roughly 1.5 hr and the tour guide provided history of the city. He made the trip exciting... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was so cool to ride in a 1944 military vehicle that was capable of tooling us around town and then seamlessly transitioning to ride us down the Tennessee River. That alone was worth it. As with most tours, the guide is what makes or breaks an attraction like this. We were fortunate to have Captain Barry who was full... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fun for adults and children. So many interesting facts, and great photo ops from the river. The guides have fun, which makes the trip more enjoyable. I would recommend this whether you are a first-time visitor, or a long-time resident.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our DUKW tour guide who was a commercial driver and boat captain really knew his stuff and provided very detailed local information about Chattanooga. He was very enthusiastic and friendly. The water part of the ride on the Tennessee River was better than the land part as there was more to see and learn about. The land part was mostly... More

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