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Address: 1680 Washington Ave, Symphony Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3107
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+1 305-623-2637
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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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... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2016
Old Bridge, New Jersey

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016

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 

Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

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!

1 Thank Pistol18
Yarm, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

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 !!

3 Thank Lorraine320
Anaheim, California
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016 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!

2 Thank Tara P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2016

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.

2 Thank HOLLY M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2016 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 

1 Thank chiontheroad
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Reserved the tour the day before and don't regret it. We had a great time, the tour guide was very fun, energetic, and very knowledgeable. Loved it!! Will definitely consider doing it again when we visit Miami. Will recommend to all of our friends. Thanks for the unforgettable time!!😊

1 Thank Sagi85pr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Fun way to spend an hour and half. Pirates DeeDee and Floyd were excellent. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable! Highly recommend this tour

1 Thank MSYMd
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We did the tour today which was amazing with the skipper and Ashley who was absolutely brilliant , knowledgeable and so funny. She got the whole tour involved throughout the the whole time which was 1.5hrs approx. We visited the streets of Miami which we were able to see Dash ( Kardashian shop) so my daughter Steph informs me and... More 

1 Thank Tonnerton
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Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Wir haben gerade die Piraten Duck tour gemacht...Und sie war super klasse. Trotz kleiner Gruppe mega Stimmung, informativ und man sieht die wichtigsten Sights von Miami+ mehr. Just returned from a cruise with the captain and Pirate Ashley. Wouldnt Know a better Tour for miami to See all the Main + Sights. Never had such a great city Tour before...although... More 

1 Thank Jörg S

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