We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ride The Ducks of Philadelphia

6th and Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
877-887-8225
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #30 of 79 activities in Philadelphia
Book Now

Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience Philadelphia sightseeing fun from a duck's eye view on Philadelphia's original duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle.... more » Owner description: Experience Philadelphia sightseeing fun from a duck's eye view on Philadelphia's original duck tour. Travel on land and water in one amazing vehicle. Tour historic Philadelphia and SPLASH into the Delaware River at Penn's Landing. Ride The Ducks is the fun thing to do in Philadelphia and it's the best Philly sightseeing tour. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

242 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    129
    61
    33
    8
    11
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family and I recently saw some historical and pop culture sites via our tour. It's an enjoyable and efficient way to tour parts of Philadelphia. Our tour guide, Rumpelstiltskin, was very entertaining and knowledgable; while our driver, Steve, was a friendly and reliable operator. As soon as you arrive, you'll be sure to hear lots of 'quacking.' At first,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
waterloo
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Betsy Ross was our driver. The jokes were a little corny but we had a good time. It was part if the Philly pass so we tried it out. My ten year old had a blast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We heard the Duck Tour in Philadelphia was great. I found it to be just okay. The 80 minute tour takes you by all the Philadelphia attractions with some nice history and movie info. The 20 minute ride on the water is uneventful. I would rather ride the hop on and off tour bus so I can actually visit the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buckley
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were in Philadelphia for a week. We thoroughly enjoyed all the museums and historical sights. The Ride the Ducks was a great change of pace. It was a lighthearted, silly, and somewhat informative tour of Philadelphia. The entire tour was more geared to "having a good laugh" than it was to "education" and that was just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The 4 of us really enjoyed our 80 minute tour of Philadelphia on land and the Delaware River. And if you are lucky enough to have "Nana Duck" as your tour guide you may want to stay on and go again. It was so much better than tour buses we've ridden in other cities.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Parlin, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The positive reviews are correct. Fun, corny humor. Engaging driver - Captain Norm. All the main Philadelphia attractions are discussed and you learn a bit of history about Duck Boats. The cost is appropriate and tips are accepted. The boat boards promptly several minutes before the departure time. You won't get wet on the tour so don't worry about that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've seen the Ride the Duck tours in many cities and always thought it might be a fun way to see a new place. I guess it all depends on the tour guide. Ours wasn't very good. He walked onto the vehicle looking very grumpy and then turned on an upbeat persona once the tour started...just couldn't buy his enthusiasm.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida City, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
8 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was one of the worst "touristy" activities our group (40-50's) has ever done-anywhere. Our opinion was that if we were taking a 5 year old child on the tour, it might have been more tolerable. The general consensus of our group was to try to get off the bus and some considered jumping out the window- it was that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Yes its really a tour that will keep the kids happy, but it was too hot for the horse and carriages so we did this. I have to say the guide was very informative and we had a great tour of all of the sights of philly. It was over an hour and a half so the splash down on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
marlton
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We are local to South Jersey and bought a Groupon/Living Social deal to Ride the Ducks. My son is 12, in middle school, and starting to enjoy history. We had a blast. Tom was our guide and he was very personable, did a great job on the tour, and we loved his jokes. We had the early tour and I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Ride The Ducks of Philadelphia also viewed

 

Been to Ride The Ducks of Philadelphia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ride The Ducks of Philadelphia, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing