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Address: Pier Point Road | Bay 21, Cairns Harbour, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 403 542 230
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Tour and explore Darwin by land and sea in our unique amphibious vehicle....

Tour and explore Darwin by land and sea in our unique amphibious vehicle. Cruise by road through the city, then experience the excitment of the big Splash as we plunge into Darwin Harbour. Tours available daily, running from 75 mins through to 4.5 hours.

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Interesting but too expensive

I took my grandchildren on this tour. We didn't realise how expensive it was until we lined up for tickets and would have pulled out except they would have been disappointed. What... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2017
Liz D
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Warrnambool, Australia

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Warrnambool, Australia
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85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I took my grandchildren on this tour. We didn't realise how expensive it was until we lined up for tickets and would have pulled out except they would have been disappointed. What we saw was interesting but not good value for the money.

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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We didn't see nothing , we lost 1 hour and 40 $ each. We drive 3/4 on the road and 1/4 on the water. They say you can see crocs but it's a lie don't go . It's a advise.

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Thank Samuel B
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73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Went on this bus/boat for a nephews birthday and he loved the whole thing, however the host (Lady) Shaz (maybe) who was conducting the talk on the bu/ bus spent most of the time talking about the icons of Darwin and their rude and stupid moments she wouldn't elaborate on the history but yet was more then happy to talk... More 

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Thank Deanne K
Sara D, Public Relations Manager at Duck About Tours, responded to this review

Hi Deanne, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I am glad your nephew enjoyed his birthday, but apologise greatly for your experience. We have now stopped our tours in Darwin (for the interim) and are kicking off in Cairns in November. We take all feedback serious and will be improving our new staff training, so our future... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

As the title says we made the penultimate day of the aqua duck tour through Darwin and you could really tell it was the second to last day. The tour guide and driver spent more time in conversation with themselves as opposed to giving us an actual tour. It was a spur of the moment tour as it was set... More 

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Sara D, Public Relations Manager at Duck About Tours, responded to this review

Hi Freemanthefirst, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I apologise for your poor experience on the Duck About Tour in Darwin. We have now stopped our tours in Darwin (for the interim) and are kicking off in Cairns in November. We will be using your feedback as input into training for our new staff to ensure our... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We booked and paid for this tour through the tourist centre in Darwin, however upon arrival and seated ready to go, we waited and waited and waited for the Drivers off-sider to arrive, which never occurred and the tour was cancelled on the spot, followed by the difficult job of getting a refund. We felt sorry for the driver, who... More 

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Thank charlie b
Sara D, Public Relations Manager at Duck About Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, and we are sorry for your disappointment. This is not the experience we want you or any of our customers to go through. Unfortunately, our deck hand had become unwell, and we were unable to find a replacement at such late notice. We have now put an on call roster in place so this situation does... More 

Torquay
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Love, love, loved the duck tour. Was a terrific way to check out the city and then go out on the water. Kids and parents had a great time, kids loved having a drive, they can't stop talking about it. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank BeachLoverTorquay
Sara D, Public Relations Manager at Duck About Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our tour, your comments are very much valued. We love hearing that you enjoyed the duck and appreciate your recommendation. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Great cruise. We did the "Splash & Dash". Our captain & our tour guide Sharon were good fun & very informative. Good to see Darwin from the harbour. Such a pity you can't swim in the most inviting water! Good value.

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Thank Bev C
Sara D, Public Relations Manager at Duck About Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our tour, your comments are very much valued. Glad you enjoyed the Splash and Dash, it is good to get great feedback on our hardworking staff. Thanks again More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Terrible Started with phone booking not recorded which delayed our seating so split from partner for last 2 seats Bulk of tour going through Darwin streets. Water portion was a loop into the bay. Tour guide openly saying if she doesn't know something she just makes it up. Most uninspiring and uninformative tour we have ever been on

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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My partner and two young children done the 1&1/4 hr trip around Darwin . It was a lot of fun especially whilst cruising around the harbour . The tour guide onboard was very knowledgeable and fun. Would recommend to all family's.

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Millswood
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

This "Splash & Dash" tour in an amphibious vehicle is an excellent way to see Darwin from land and sea, and at a good price. The commentary from the driver and guide is excellent. After seeing a number of the city highlights you go down a boat ramp into the sea and you spend a good time seeing the coast... More 

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