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Address: 1680 Washington Ave, Symphony Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3107
Phone Number: +1 305-623-2637
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ahoy Matey: Before you decide which duck tour you take, we invite you to...

Ahoy Matey: Before you decide which duck tour you take, we invite you to compare us and the competition. There is only one Pirate Duck Tour in Miami consistently rated Top Ten Attraction on Trip Advisor! You will not find a better value on any tour in Miami! I This dynamic and fun tour is a great combination of facts, history, entertainment, architecture, wildlife, movie and tv trivia that will make you feel like part of the trendy Miami scene. Come prepared to become the center of attention as we navigate the streets and waters and everybody points their cameras at this most unusual vehicle with a fun crew. We are often asked what is the difference between our duck tour and the competition... Everything. In a nutshell, we give you more and charge you less. Not only are our newer trolley ducks more comfortable, quieter and reliable, they are also much faster than our competitions older ducks and that allows us to offer an extended water tour which is what most people enjoy the most. FACT: we take you much closer to Star Island and many more homes and landmarks that you will not see on any other duck tour. We have had repeat duck tour customers that visit Miami every year and have been on both duck tours. We always hear the same, there simply is no comparison. Needless to say a year later we are happy to see them come back to us with friends and family. Many even post their comparison on trip advisor. in contrast to the older ducks, the Trolley Ducks have a wider ladder with half the number of steps which makes it much easier for people of all ages and physical condition to come aboard and enjoy this educational show on wheels. Young and old, every body loves the trolley ducks! We are stroller friendly and children under 3 are free. Our friendly pirates are always eager to lend a hand or hook to any crew member. AARRR! Do not be fooled into paying more and seeing less by believing that a competitor that calls itself "original" makes for a better duck tour experience. Please compare actual routes, ratings, vehicles and prices. Best recommendation, do not take our word for it, read what actual passengers say... FACT: We took a different, more "original" approach and invested into the most modern fleet of amphibious vehicles, the amazing Trolley Ducks! We are the first duck tour operator in the entire USA to incorporate the most modern and fun amphibious vehicles. I guess we can claim we are truly original! Please note that there are two independent companies offering duck tours in Miami and while the experience might seem similar to somebody that has not been on both tours to compare, we are worlds apart in technology and clearly on trip advisor ratings. We have maintained and are proud of a respectable and consistent Top Ten position for several years! Many times people looking for us end up on the competitions ducks simply because our departure points are only a block apart thinking we are the same company with different vehicles or are approached and misguided by vendors who receive commissions to direct business to them. We are Miami Pirate Duck Tours and operate the distinctive red and white Trolley Ducks while our competition, South Beach Duck Tours uses the older Hydraterra vehicles in light blue and orange colors. To avoid confusion we adopted a fun pirate theme and discontinued the quacking which made many people uncomfortable in favor of a more professional sightseeing experience that would appeal and attract the more demanding visitor or families looking for a better boat and city tour. While we kept the fun factor, we upgraded our sightseeing experience to a level that according to the feedback we receive matches or surpasses any serious boat or city tour in Miami, aboard the most incredible vehicles!. If you want to make the most of your time, our 90 minute tour will deliver the most bang for your buck. Our knowledgeable, courteous and fun pirate tour guides are passionate about Miami and will deliver a fully narrated sightseeing experience like no other. Expect to learn, recharge and take the Miami scene home like no other tour on land or boat can do. Even boat and city tours that take twice as much of your valuable time are not as efficient as our duck tour since we waste no time taking you to a marina, having you wait in line to board a boat which then takes even longer to leave a port. We are a bus and a boat and you never have to change vehicle to see the most incredible views of Miami. If you ask us, there simply is no better or more efficient way to get to know Miami from both land AND sea! We can be engaging and entertaining, but at the end of the tour, we want you to feel that you learned a lot about Miami and could not have picked a better vehicle or crew to do it. We work closely with the Art Deco Preservation League and Art Deco Welcome Center and strive to offer a fun way to show you Miami's best views from both land and sea. IMPORTANT: Our ONLY departure point is on Symphony Park, 1680 Washington Ave, across the Green View Hotel. Look for our newer, red and white Trolley Ducks that read Miami Pirate Duck Tours on the side. For best pricing, we encourage you to buy tickets directly from us, online or aboard the Trolley Duck. FACT: Our late model amphibious buses have a much better reliability record than our competition. If you had to fly somewhere would you pay more to ride on an older propeller driven airplane or would you feel better and more comfortable taking your family on newer, latest generation aircraft and pay LESS! Your time and safety is important to us and there is a reason why we invest in the latest generation of amphibious vehicles. We are Pirates but we are not greedy, we want to share with you all of Miami's treasures, sights and best kept secrets and do it in style, aboard the nicest looking, safest and fun sightseeing vehicles. Newer vehicles combined with seasoned Captains and Duck Tour professionals got together and are bringing you a much improved Duck Tour option. Come aboard our ducks and we will show you why we AARRR better! BEWARE: our competitions trip advisor description is misleading as it reads that "Duck Tours in South Beach has been operating since 1999". That does not mean that their company, aptly named Duck Tours South Beach has been in operation since 1999. According to public records, they were established in 2010. Fact: While were established in 2011, some of our seasoned captains have been running amphibious vehicles for almost 15 years! We love the Duck Tours it shows! AARRRR

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We didn't get to the mainland or north of South Beach. Not sure if it was due to the Art Basel traffic or if that's standard for the tour, but there were plenty of things to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't get to the mainland or north of South Beach. Not sure if it was due to the Art Basel traffic or if that's standard for the tour, but there were plenty of things to see in SoBe. Good coverage and narrative. Captain Floyd and guide, Jason I believe was his name, were great. We spent a good amount... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This 90 minute tour is a delight. You tour both south beach and the Art Deco district on land and then enter the water in this amphibious vehicle to see the homes if the rich and famous.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend doing the tour on your 1st or 2nd day because it will help you know how the island is laid out, where things are, and what you may want to go back to do later. I looked at Groupon deals ($29 adult), but actually found a better deal on the Miami Pirate Duck Tour website ($22) ... so, you... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a Miami local and my friends and I were looking for something fun to do and we decided to take this tour! We had a great experience. Aside from it being a thrilling and exciting excursion, it was both informative and complete. I found the tour guide Alvin to be very interactive, friendly, and funny. It was overall... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mistake was to believe the blurb on their website: "Make no mistake, this is NOT a silly quack quack tour. Instead, we have evolved into a professional, serious Sightseeing Boat and City Tour where humor is just part of an impecable presentation of Miami and Miami Beach." (Impeccable has 2 cs, chaps) Should have read the review that said... More 

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elpirata L, Manager at Miami Pirate Duck Tours, responded to this review

Yes, we did repond to you and immediately went ahead and addressed your concerns and sincerely believed that the goal of your initial feedback was for us to learn and improve. Instead, we now get the feeling that you had other motives for posting this review. It is sad to see that somebody will go this this extent not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family, wife and kids(10 and 7 yrs old), we had a BLAST! Fun, informative and unique tour, driving right into the water was unreal. Capt Floyd and our pirate Ashley are the best, funny and energetic! Don't miss this tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on our last day in Miami and only wish we had taken the tour earlier. So much fun and great way of learning more about the area, don't forget your camera. Captain Pete and Rick are a great double act. So much fun, music to match just added to the enjoyment. We highly recommend this tour !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun way to see the city! Our guide, Ashley, was energetic, full of great information, and super fun. Kids and adults really enjoyed the tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ashley was very energetic and made it interesting by engaging the crowd and playing great music. Would recommend to anyone that hasn't done a duck tour before. See and learn some interesting things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ashley made the trip. Slightly cheesy, and music was louder than I like, but Ashley made the trip fun. She can sing, dance, tell jokes, ask while the bus is running on city streets. I was so impressed with her knowledge and her enthusiasm. She is definitely a people person. Small advise, order your ticket online, it's $22.00, but if... More 

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