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Address: Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Make a splash in our Nation’s Capital aboard the DC Ducks, 1942 amphibious...

Make a splash in our Nation’s Capital aboard the DC Ducks, 1942 amphibious transport vehicles used to support and carry troops during World War II. Today they are a great way to see Washington by both land and sea. Winding our way first through the monuments, the Mall, the Capitol and museums of the Smithsonian before splashing into the Potomac and under the flight path at Reagan National Airport. Its fun for all ages!

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We have bee.n to Washington, DC several times, but had never been on this tour until our last trip. So, we had seen the major sights both by bus and river cruise on other trips... read more

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Evansville, Indiana

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have bee.n to Washington, DC several times, but had never been on this tour until our last trip. So, we had seen the major sights both by bus and river cruise on other trips. However, the thought of being on a WWII era amphibious vessel was exciting to my 8 and 9 year old boys. We took the Metro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

See Washington DC on the land and water with the most unique adventure of all the DC tours out there. This 90 minute tour will take you through the city of Washington DC before splashing down into the Potomac River for the most unique ride and Washington DC tour of your vacation! Seeing Washington DC is one thing. Viewing it... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty unique tour of Washington DC. The Ducks are a amphibious vehicles that were builtin the 1940s when they were looking for a vehicle that could climb in and out of the water and carry heavy loads. The tour begins at union station where everyone is briefed about the safety of the vehicle. These are old vehicles... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We have just got home from DC and the DC ducks tour was one of our highlights of the trip. The tour of the main sights is fairly standard and in line with other bus tours we did whilst in Washington. Our guide was great with his knowledge and made the experience really fun with his humour. What really sets... More 

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Plumsteadville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went on the Duck Tour with Captain Steve on the Lame Duck (pronounced "Lah-may" so as not to hurt her feelings :) It was a wonderful tour, Captain Steve did a fantastic job making the history interesting and engaging for the kids as well as the adults, and even allowed the kids (and kids at heart) to steer the... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see the landmarks with historical information as well. There are so many choices, but DC Ducks had the edge since we could tour IN a vehicle full of historical value! Going from land to water in the same vehicle was amazing fun and the captain was the perfect guide and historian who clearly loved his job! 90... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We took the DC Duck Tour on a cold and rainy day only because that was our only opportunity to do so. It's a fun thing to do because you see DC from two perspectives - land and sea. The duck departs and returns to Union Station near the Capitol Building. The tour guide points out points of interest along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Best way to orient yourself to D.C. We loved the tour. Captain Steve was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Made the trip fun as well as educational. Spoke to young and old to include everyone. Made short stops,traffic permitting, for us to get great pictures. Highly recommend it! Quack Quack!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

You may not see any different sights whilst taking this tour but its a combination of great experiences: Being driven in a genuine WWII era vehicle Swapping seamlessly between land and sea Great, genuine humour from the 'Captain': Steve in our case It will appeal to your inner child and you'll have a whale of a time. (And if your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

My 12 year old was a little old for it but tolerated it well. Make sure you are there on time, they will leave without you. The guide was good, the tour dragged a bit for me but I'd still recommend it for kids under 8. It's a fun way to see DC.

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