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Ride The Ducks of Philadelphia

6th and Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
877-887-8225
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Ranked #30 of 79 activities in Philadelphia
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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
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Chester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

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marlton
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

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Torrance
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We purchased our tickets on groupon in fact we probably wouldn't of done this tour if we didn't see it there first. However, after going on the tour I would do it again. It was a great tour. You don't get off the boat/bus at all but it is a great way to see the sites and see where you... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Mostly enjoyable, humour full narrative, a bit cheesy at times. The water ride is for the kids but there are some interesting sights including the battleship New Jersey. Would prefer they slow at photo opportunity if traffic allows. Photos by colleagues good but extra $20 a little cheeky when they do it on chance. Take a bottle of water, be... More

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Fillmore, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Face it: this is a quirky tour that will appeal to kids especially as opposed to a long , historical walking tour. It will give you a fine overview of the city layout and pertinent historical information...and lots of duck jokes. The trip into the water is sure to please the younger folks and Philly should be seen from its... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had Captain Norm as our guide and he was interesting, funny, entertaining and we had a great view of Philadelphia on a very hot day. Norm was patient and funny and seemed to love his job. We went on a bus tour in DC and this was a much better tour with more facts and information. Actual river ride... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

An okay overview of the city on a hot day, but clearly geared toward families and kids. As two retirees, we would have been better served by a different tour. Tour guide Rumpelstiltskin tried hard, maybe too hard, to spice things up.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
70 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Kids seem to love the duck tour!! Where can you go wrong with an amphibious vehicle and a child?? The tour can be informative, albeit it pricey for the amount of time you are out, but the negatives I found - in comparison to double decker bus tours or trollies -- something I usually do in a new city --... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Wish I would have read previous reviews!! Our duck broke down on the water portion of our tour. The back door wouldn't close properly and the duck was taking on water. We turned around immediately after hitting the open water. Very disappointing as this is primarily the reason you take the duck tour as opposed to the buses! They comped... More

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

If me an my family ever come back to ride the ducks make sure with get a different driver.That you should take in considering watching that driver he doesn't look very happy with his job .

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