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Even if you have lived in Boston all your life, taking a Boston Duck Tour is a lot of fun, and a great family event.
The "DUCK" is a WWII style amphibious landing vehicle, whose predecessors played a crucial role in the allied invasions in Sicily, the Pacific, and the biggest invasion of all, D-Day. In fact, more than 40% of all over-beach supplies in Normandy were transported by the original DUCKs (code name DUWK) during the first four months.
Your tour begins with a greeting by your ConDUCKtors, who will narrate your tour, and is part of the attraction.
You will see landmarks such as the State House and Bunker Hill, Boston Common, and then your DUCK goes right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else.
Although the Ducks are heated and may be enclosed, you should dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the tour. It is often breezy on the Charles River. The tour lasts approximately 80 minutes, and the vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Even though the tour splashes into the water, you will not get wet. Roughly 20 minutes of your tour is spent in the water.