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“Entertaining AND Informative 90 Minutes!” 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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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.
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“Entertaining AND Informative 90 Minutes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We only had a short time to spend in South Beach and wanted a quick tour of the area, and this fit our time frame. Captain Fritz provided a safe trip on land and water, and tour guide Richie kept us laughing the whole time while giving us an interesting history of the Art Deco architectural style and general culture of South Beach. He played a lot of upbeat music, humorously interacted with random people on the street, threw out a lot of facts and had a phenomenal talent for remembering guests' names and pulling them into his spiel. On the water part of the tour, he pointed out many beautiful and expensive homes of the rich and famous - who knows the accuracy of it all but we had fun with the details. Great fun and I'd recommend it to everyone - well, I'm not sure the elderly couple enjoyed the craziness of it all, but the rest of us did!

Visited January 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I had never been to Miami but have done duck tours in other cities. It was a fun tour with lots of interesting and fun tidbits about the area. If you prefer a real serious tour then this isn't for you but if you like a fun atmosphere while learning about an area then this is for you!

Visited January 2013
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“Good tour if you like a bit of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Uses guest input and is really good fun. We went on the 5pm tour which was great as it was right around sunset, so got some good shots of Miami over the water. And those homes, WOW!

Visited January 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I loved all the historical information they give you about the city and the places we visited were very nice, and I almost forgot to mention the tour guide was awesome he made the trip so interesting and fun

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“great fun for all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

we stumbled on duck tours while shopping on Lincoln road, and as we hadn't got any plans we decided to go for it and see what it was all about. wow these people know how to do a fun and informative tours. first the tour takes you round the main attractions of south beach the tour is very interactive and the guide (sorry can't remember her name) was brilliant she had us all quacking at people in the street dancing on the bus, playing great music to get us up dancing she was also very knowledgeable about the city. the second part of the tour is where the duck bit comes in and you get to tours round the waterways of Star Island so you can see famous peoples houses. again our guide made this tour she was brilliant.
i would recommend this tour to anyone family friends everyone will enjoy it.

Visited December 2012
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