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Boston Duck Tours

4 Copley Pl, Boston, MA 02116, Prudential Center or Museum of Science, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-267-3825
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$37*
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92%
Ranked #21 of 174 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/bus tour
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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 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!Tours now available in 7 new languages including: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Portuguese!
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seemed a bit silly when I first saw it, but a trip to Boston would not have been complete without taking this tour.

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Romsey
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My sister lives nearby in Concord and treated me to a duck tour for my birthday. The driver was very knowledgeable and a comedian. It left from a shopping mall and did a tour of city and then went into the Hudson River , I think it's called. We saw a part of the Berlin Wall and the views from... More

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irvine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take the Boston Duck Tours, do not settle for a substitute. Our guide, Codman, was the best. His local knowledge and quick wit made the tour fast paced and kept us laughing. Wonderful way to get an overview of all there is to see and experience. Start with the Duck Tour and then decide where to spend... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beware- there are other operators. This is the "OFFICIAL" one. We really enjoyed getting an overview of the city before venturing out to sight see on our own. Our tour guide was a lot of fun and kept up entertained while pointing out the highlights on the tour. We bought our tickets discounted on Goldstar but be aware, advertised price... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great fun riding in one of those old trucks and getting into the river. Good way to see the historical sights with a very knowledgeable guide (prof quack- something-or-other)

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Quito, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Skippy is a wickedly fine dude. He kept us amused and entertained throughout the cruise. Sort of like cra-cra Dick's Last Resort crossed with a DUKW. This is an absolute must trip when in Boston. Know your surroundings!

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

Word of mouth is the highest form of compliment. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. "Skippy" takes great pride in showing off our city. I will make sure he sees your comments. Thank you for the recommendation, we hope to see you again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tommy Tour Guide Jr took us on an excellent tour of the city. He was full of knowledge and a sense of humor that was dry, but perfect, that I enjoyed immensely! Very historically informative. Despite a mishap and Bruins traffic, I enjoyed myself greatly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We finally took a duck boat tour and we were surprised how fun they can be. There is a lot of history in Boston and the tour guide never stopped the history lesson along the way. There are so many firsts in this city, it's amazing. Pleasantly surprised and enjoyed every minute.

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

Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Our tour guides make it look easy to deliver all that history and information with a humorous twist. I am happy to hear you had such a great time. Quack Quack More

Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Our tour drive was very funny! This was really neat to learn the history of the city and the tour driver lets kids drive the duck while in the water.

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Long Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Fun way to see the major attractions in the city in about an hour an a half. Our guide was very entertaining and informative. Going in to the Charles River was very fun and a highlight of the tour. To save a few bucks a ticket, book on line for a tour before 10:00 am. Our whole family had a... More

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