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“Awesome experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Pirate Duck Tours

Miami Pirate Duck Tours
1680 Washington Ave, Symphony Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139
+1 305-623-2637
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Owner description: Ahoy Matey: Before you decide which duck tour you take, we invite you to compare us and the competition. Number of votes does not make a better tour. Our competition has been in business one year longer than us and has had a few more votes, not all of them that flattering. Actual ratings (excellent) gives you the real picture. There is only one Pirate Duck Tour in Miami consistently rated Top Ten Attraction on Trip Advisor! You will not find a better value on any tour in Miami! I This dynamic and fun tour is a great combination of facts, history, entertainment, architecture, wildlife, movie and tv trivia that will make you feel like part of the trendy Miami scene. Come prepared to become the center of attention as we navigate the streets and waters and everybody points their cameras at this most unusual vehicle with a fun crew. We are often asked what is the difference between our duck tour and the competition... Everything. In a nutshell, we give you more and charge you less. Not only are our newer trolley ducks more comfortable, quieter and reliable, they are also much faster than our competitions older ducks and that allows us to offer an extended water tour which is what most people enjoy the most. FACT: we take you much closer to Star Island and many more homes and landmarks that you will not see on any other duck tour. We have had repeat duck tour customers that visit Miami every year and have been on both duck tours. We always hear the same, there simply is no comparison. Needless to say a year later we are happy to see them come back to us with friends and family. Many even post their comparison on trip advisor. in contrast to the older ducks, the Trolley Ducks have a wider ladder with half the number of steps which makes it much easier for people of all ages and physical condition to come aboard and enjoy this educational show on wheels. Young and old, every body loves the trolley ducks! We are stroller friendly and children under 3 are free. Our friendly pirates are always eager to lend a hand or hook to any crew member. AARRR! Do not be fooled into paying more and seeing less by believing that a competitor that calls itself "original" makes for a better duck tour experience. Please compare actual routes, ratings, vehicles and prices. Best recommendation, do not take our word for it, read what actual passengers say... FACT: We took a different, more "original" approach and invested into the most modern fleet of amphibious vehicles, the amazing Trolley Ducks! We are the first duck tour operator in the entire USA to incorporate the most modern and fun amphibious vehicles. I guess we can claim we are truly original! Please note that there are two independent companies offering duck tours in Miami and while the experience might seem similar to somebody that has not been on both tours to compare, we are worlds apart in technology and clearly on trip advisor ratings. We have maintained and are proud of a respectable and consistent Top Ten position for several years! Many times people looking for us end up on the competitions ducks simply because our departure points are only a block apart thinking we are the same company with different vehicles or are approached and misguided by vendors who receive commissions to direct business to them. We are Miami Pirate Duck Tours and operate the distinctive red and white Trolley Ducks while our competition, South Beach Duck Tours uses the older Hydraterra vehicles in light blue and orange colors. To avoid confusion we adopted a fun pirate theme and discontinued the quacking which made many people uncomfortable in favor of a more professional sightseeing experience that would appeal and attract the more demanding visitor or families looking for a better boat and city tour. While we kept the fun factor, we upgraded our sightseeing experience to a level that according to the feedback we receive matches or surpasses any serious boat or city tour in Miami, aboard the most incredible vehicles!. If you want to make the most of your time, our 90 minute tour will deliver the most bang for your buck. Our knowledgeable, courteous and fun pirate tour guides are passionate about Miami and will deliver a fully narrated sightseeing experience like no other. Expect to learn, recharge and take the Miami scene home like no other tour on land or boat can do. Even boat and city tours that take twice as much of your valuable time are not as efficient as our duck tour since we waste no time taking you to a marina, having you wait in line to board a boat which then takes even longer to leave a port. We are a bus and a boat and you never have to change vehicle to see the most incredible views of Miami. If you ask us, there simply is no better or more efficient way to get to know Miami from both land AND sea! We can be engaging and entertaining, but at the end of the tour, we want you to feel that you learned a lot about Miami and could not have picked a better vehicle or crew to do it. We work closely with the Art Deco Preservation League and Art Deco Welcome Center and strive to offer a fun way to show you Miami's best views from both land and sea. IMPORTANT: Our ONLY departure point is on Symphony Park, 1680 Washington Ave, across the Green View Hotel. Look for our newer, red and white Trolley Ducks that read Miami Pirate Duck Tours on the side. For best pricing, we encourage you to buy tickets directly from us, online or aboard the Trolley Duck. FACT: Our late model amphibious buses have a much better reliability record than our competition. If you had to fly somewhere would you pay more to ride on an older propeller driven airplane or would you feel better and more comfortable taking your family on newer, latest generation aircraft and pay LESS! Your time and safety is important to us and there is a reason why we invest in the latest generation of amphibious vehicles. We are Pirates but we are not greedy, we want to share with you all of Miami's treasures, sights and best kept secrets and do it in style, aboard the nicest looking, safest and fun sightseeing vehicles. Newer vehicles combined with seasoned Captains and Duck Tour professionals got together and are bringing you a much improved Duck Tour option. Come aboard our ducks and we will show you why we AARRR better! BEWARE: our competitions trip advisor description is misleading as it reads that "Duck Tours in South Beach has been operating since 1999". That does not mean that their company, aptly named Duck Tours South Beach has been in operation since 1999. According to public records, they were established in 2010. Fact: While were established in 2011, some of our seasoned captains have been running amphibious vehicles for almost 15 years! We love the Duck Tour business and it shows! AARRRR
Miami, Florida
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“Awesome experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Saw the Pirate Duck while visiting south beach and was curious! Even though we live in Miami, I took a chance with my family to see what it was about. I cannot say enough about the tour! My two girls had a blast. The tour guide was dressed as a pirate(a Johnny Depp look alike) was amazingly funny and he also sings. I believe his name was Tyler. The tour was very informative and gave a history of Miami and the Beaches that we hadn't known. The music was fantastic, from Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra. The captain was also very knowledgable and handsome. He allowed my girls to sit next to him and used his binoculars to look for dolphins. The best part of the tour was the bus driving into the water and the dance party we had while driving down Ocean Drive! We have been back on the tour several times with friends and family. I highly recommend this tour! The best and least expensive.

Visited February 2013
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“Fun & relaxing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It was a beautiful day, the staff was very friendly, we really enjoyed the experience! I learned a lot about the area and it was an easy way to get out on the water for awhile!

Visited February 2013
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“Refreshing Land and Sea Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I really enjoyed last week's excursion with the Miami Pirate Duck Tours. The staff was super friendly and the tour was a fun combination of checking out the town and the taking a spin in the ocean. You get to see some really nice houses, landmarks, etc. Definitely worth the $30 per person.

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My friend and I were walking through south beach and was approached about the tour, I got a brochure and on a whim we went. It wasn't very expensive at all about $30? The staff is fun and outgoing, the ride is very informative and fun, you get to dance and find out where the stars lived...it was just an amazing experience. Definitely recommend this!

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“An Incredible Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Me and my family took this Tour, last Summer, even though we live in Miami.
We were curious about the anphibius Idea of it.
I can't say enough about it!
Is really an impressive tour, it began with a lot of Miami Beach History, wich I have to confess I only knew half of what we have in South Beach, after listening to fascinating facts of The Art deco history, artists, Movies filmed in South beach, etc.The Tour drove us the port, going straight to the water!!!! It is so so cool!!
that a Bus type of transportation can convert into a sturdy and firm Boat!!
The tour takes you all around the Islands, more and more interesting facts of History as well as Looking from so close to the rich & famous Villas. After that, the tour goes more around the Miami beach Land and straight into Ocean Drive. The fun begins! The staff makes you dance and makes people walking on the streets dance with you!!!!!! The Music is great, that part is so Nice & Fun as well.
After that 1st time, we went 2 more times, and now every time our family comes to visit, we take them, so they learn and experience a very cool, fun & unique tour!!
Oh, and the Staff is great!!!
For the price and hard to forget staff, this a MUST Tour to do in South Beach!!!
Thank you guys for the many wonderful Sundays,
we had at the Miami Pirate Duck Tour!!

Visited January 2013
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