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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 #13 of 136 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fun, factual, interesting and a great tour - try and get in Cow Girl's duck - such a good tour guide and even as British visitors we found the info really interesting - we even followed some of the tour on foot the next day as it was so good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a heck of a time getting booked online, but chalk that up yo a busy marathon weekend and spring break here. We kept getting error messages, but after six times, finally was able to purchase our e-vouchers. Tours start @9am and go until one hour before sunset. We thought we could just show up and get loaded up... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Fun fun fun! Anything in Boston is fun, but this is much better than the Philly duck tour, btw. And the drivers are hilarious.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Our guide was amazing. Really informative and hilariously funny, the best way to get to know Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I have done the duck tour twice. It is a great way to see Boston, even for those of us who live here. The experience is a bit dependent upon the particular guide (each has his/her own persona) and also upon the weather - on a warm sunny day the duck tour can't be beat. A minority of seats are... More

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

Hi Carole- Thanks for the great review! I wanted to mention that we also have a departure location at the New England Aquarium. Check it out next time! Thanks again. More

Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The duck tours allow you to go around the interesting places in Boston via land and water because of the amphibious vehicle used. We started just outside the Science Museum and went around the city. Good time to relax and learn about Boston in just a short time. The driver of the vehicle also acts as tour guide, that is... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We are not a tour-taking family, but all 4 of us loved the Duck Tour! We left from the Aquarium and enjoyed the tour, the historical facts and of course plunging into the water. Duck Pin gave all of the kids a turn at driving the vehicle once we were in the water, which they all loved! Highly recommend it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The staff was very kind when we missed our reserved time. The tour itself ... if I didn't already know Boston, I am not sure I would have learned much. Tough for the guide to be the driver -- got us around safely, but missed mentioning several important places we passed. Seating was such I wasn't near my kids to... More

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

I am sorry to see you were disappointed in your tour. While it is impossible to mention everything passed along the tour route, our ConDUCKtors highlight many sites on and off the Freedom Trail. Our goal has been the same for 20 years, to provide an informative, safe and entertaining tour. Again, I am sorry your experience wasn't what you... More

Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The chilly temperature of the day did not alter the fun of seeing Boston on the duck tour. The driver was humerous informative. Being a history geek, I would have liked more historical depth, but appreciated what he shared. He was good with all ages-children to senior citizens.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We did the duck tour on our last day in Boston and enjoyed the opportunity to tour the city by boat and road. Our driver was very knowledgable on the route and shared funny stories and one liners with us, good fun for young kids!

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