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Boston Duck Tours

Prudential Center or Museum of Science, Boston, MA 02116
617.267.3825
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As featured in Boston for young kids
Ranked #14 of 137 activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours, Bus tours, Boat Tours
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/bus tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hop aboard Boston's Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a WWII style amphibious... more » Owner description: Hop aboard Boston's Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a WWII style amphibious vehicle that travels on land and water. You'll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston and Cambridge. Come see what makes us Boston's Most Popular Tour, Quack, Quack! « less
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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We certainly got lucky. We took the duck tour on sunny and warm Monday, the day before the rain and cold (accompanied by a nice blanket of snow) rolled in. Our guide was Paul Reverse. Paul did a great job keeping the information coming about Boston's history. Truly entertaining. He has great passion for what he does. Thanks for a... More

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Boca Raton
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19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We took the tour on one of the prettiest of days. Our guide was very funny and informative and we enjoyed getting to take the duck into the river. There was a good deal of historical stuff interspersed with more recent information - just the way my kids like it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

possibly we struck gold with our Captain, (captain duck tape i believe?)... the guy was a one man show... duck driver, historian, comedian, and all around entertainer. Acting out historical battles as he drove, providing facts about boston non stop the entire ride... never NOT telling you something... from well known Historical battles to lesser known facts. Is it just... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A very fun, interactive experience. The weather is unpredictable in MA, so make sure you have appropriate clothing. Certain seasons it can get very cold. Bring a camera!

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are going to take any tour of Boston make sure it is the Boston Duck Tour. Not only do you see Boston by land but you will also see it from the Charles River. This is not based on a visit, I live here!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The duck tours are a great way to see Boston, plus you get to go on the river ! The guide I had was well trained and funny. This tour will give you a good overview of the city. You can't get on and off at different stops like with the trolley tours, but the tour will help you to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's hard to impress locals-- this trip is so much fun, the guides funny yet knowledgeable, the sites well chosen. It's a special look at a special place, and a real treat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I avoided this "tourist attraction" for many years. I didn't think I would enjoy it being from Boston. I went with family and loved it. It is a unique and interesting activity. Highly recommended.

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Kate C, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Duck Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review BDT! Many local guests assume it is just for tourists. After they take the tour they become repeat riders. All of our ConDUCKtors have a different persona and delivery so it is a different experience each time. It makes my day when we exceed expectations. Hopefully, this will not be the first and... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The duck boats are a lot of fun, especially with children or a group of friends. The tour is very good and the guides are very funny. You have to love a tour that stops in front of a prison and blares the Cops tv show theme song over the loud speakers. The tour is just the right length and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm not much into city tours, but living in Boston for a couple of years I always took friends who came to stay on the duck tour. It's a great way to see the sites quickly and the drivers are all very funny. The stories are different every time with some real history thrown in. I'd recommend it as a... More

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Kate C, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Duck Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments and recommendation. The ConDUCKtors all come with a winning personality! Once they get the job, our History Officer ensures that accurate historical information is being conveyed. This makes for a winning combination. We hope to see you again soon! More

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