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“A lot of fun, not a standard tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Duck Tours South Beach

Duck Tours South Beach
1661 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)
+1 305-673-2217
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Ranked #42 of 128 Activities in Miami Beach
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Duck Tours in South Beach has been operating since 1999 and is Miami's Original Land and Sea Adventure. We are proud to announce that Duck Tours South Beach is the proud recipient from the City of Miami Beach for the "Best of 2014 for Best Tour Conducted" Now departing from the heart of South Beach, our amphibious vehicles provide a once in a lifetime journey of the famous Miami landmarks before a dramatic "Splashdown" into the beautiful Biscayne Bay for a close-up look at the many homes of the "Rich & Famous" on Star Island.Soon after your journey on our "Ducks" through South Beach begins, you will quickly realize that you are engaged in an interactive performance that far exceeds your standard tour expectations!Each tour guide has a background in acting/comedy to ensure a highly entertaining experience for each passenger complete with jokes, music, plenty of interaction and of course "quacking". Don't let all of that joking around fool you; each guide at Duck Tours South Beach takes their knowledge of the "Magic City" very seriously. By the end of your journey, you will be filled with fascinating historical tidbits about Miami and Miami Beach, as well as inside information on our many celebrity residents.This 90-minute fully narrated show is sure to be the highlight of your stay in Miami. We have restrooms in our office for your convenience!!!!. Don't be fooled by the imitators, we are the Originals. After your tour ends make sure to take advantage of all other popular tours offered in our office at the lowest prices in the city. Visit the famous everglades or take a scenic bus drive to Key West the southernmost point of the USA. Also, make sure to visit our other branch in Fort Lauderdale known as the "Venice of the Americas" Our friendly and professional staff is waiting for you to give you the best experience possible. Hope to see you all soon. Quack!!! Quack!!!
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“A lot of fun, not a standard tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I'd been on one duck tour before (Austin, TX) but this was a lot more like a comedy show and almost more of a tour of the Hollywood stars homes on the various exclusive islands than a tour of South Beach, but the important thing is that you absolutely get the fun, party vibe of Miami. Our guide Richie and our driver (Captain) Willie were great. We did see a lot of Miami art deco (not as impressive as I thought it would be although the neon at night may make the architecture more distinctive), learned a lot of Miami history, saw a lot of fancy boats and mansions, took pictures of Biscayne Bay, and enjoyed people watching on Ocean Drive as we cruised down the street in a bouncing, amphibious duck boat. All in 90 minutes. Definitely worthwhile.

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“Excellent & Entertaining Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I cannot say enough what a great experience the Ducks Tours trip was. I am a local middle school teacher and we brought about 80 students and chaperons on this trip. The tour traveled mostly around Miami Beach and the Intercoastal, and it lasted about an hour and a half. In addition, our guides were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the entire time. We learned fascinating details about the history and architecture of Miami and because the tour has the unique ability to travel on land and sea, we also got an up close look at several famous landmarks and sites. Our guides created a fun and relaxing atmosphere, and both our students and chaperons loved every minute of it.

I also want to mention how great the Duck Tours staff was in our planning of the trip. I learned that it’s a family-owned business, which was evident in their extremely friendly manner throughout the planning of the trip and during the actual trip itself. They worked well with our group and did a great job accommodating our size and various needs.

I highly recommend this tour, for both tourists and locals alike. It’s really worth every penny!

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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This tour was not what i expected. It was a great time though. Alot of the discussion was about the homes on star island and celebrities during the bay part but it was fun! Tour guide was entertaining.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We took the late afternoon tour that ended at sunset which was an added treat. This was well worth the money and the crew were very funny.

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“Richie was awsome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We took our friends visiting from Argentina to South Beach and decided to do something different.. Duck tours was recommended to us.. Our friends were delighted to take the tour. Ricky the tour guide was hilarious, very professional and funny.. Highly recommended...

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