Boston Duck Tours
Boston Duck Tours
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Hop aboard Boston's Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a WWII style amphibious vehicle that travels on land and water. You'll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston and Cambridge. Come see what makes us Boston's Most Popular Tour, Quack, Quack! Tours now available in 9 new languages including: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian Dialect) and Korean!
Boston, Massachusetts

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Travelers' Choice
2024

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Deb S
Syracuse, NY44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A tour of Boston with entertaining and well informed guides. They point out all the interesting sites and share history of the area. The drivers are amazing in the way they navigate through the narrow winding streets of the area
Written September 29, 2021
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Laney Van
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The whole trip was great fun. Highly recommend the commentator, Robin the riveter. She was very very entertaining, full of information and delivered in a fun way. Highly recommend this trip as an introduction to Boston, it certainly gives a good flavour of the city, but I do think it was enhanced by Robin ....Quack, quack 😊🦆👏. We will be back.....
Written May 7, 2023
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provenb4
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Dr. Quackenstein was our tour guide. His oratory skills is excellent and entertaining. He kept you captivated as the driver moved along the streets and canals of Boston. Yes this vehicle goes on the streets and the waterways. While in the waters he gave ALL the children the experience of driving the boat. Near the end of the tour he even gave us a 'juggling' education with his talented ability. I didn't know there were so many different methods of juggling. Highly recommend this tour.
Written July 18, 2022
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Anna
Yerevan, Armenia17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Unfortunately, it is nothing like it was when I was young, and nothing like what you expect from the promotion. Not worth 50$, you do not get seats you want (the staff make up the list), you do not get whistles, headphones, the guide speaks in English, there is no translation. Not suitable for the ones with low level in English. The vehicles are old and dirty. But most importantly, the level of information and jokes like for 5 year old.
Very disappointing!
Written July 29, 2023
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Dan Z
Fair Lawn, NJ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
An excellent tour of Revolutionary Boston. The water part was a lot of fun, but short. The tour guide was funny and deeply knowledgeable. Ms. Wich knew enormous amounts about early Boston history and presented it in a fun and humorous way. Next time I'm in Boston I plan on taking the Boston Duck Tour again for the fun of it.
Written November 9, 2023
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Viktoriya R
West Palm Beach, Florida3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wasn't worth the money spent. Water part of the tour is a joke : in and out. The guide was mostly joking, so the tour wasn't much informative. Also the worker tells customers she validates parking tickets and we were supposed to receive 5 hours off the parking fee. We'll this was a lie. We still had to pay $45 for near by parking. So $110 on two tickets plus tips and $45 on parking is too much for this activity. Disappointed
Written October 14, 2023
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volcanogirl
Houston, TX15,906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We were in Boston for the marathon, and I was looking for activities that wouldn't involve a lot of walking for my husband; this duck tour fit the bill perfectly. The starting location is right at the Prudential Center, so it was very conveniently located near our hotel. We had Lionel as our guide, and he was witty, interesting, and fun. We learned a lot about the history of the city and drove through some beautiful old neighborhoods. Enjoyed getting out on the water as well. At the end of the tour, Lionel asked if there were any veterans on board and offered to let them sign the boat as a way to thank them for their service. I thought that was a very nice touch. There were families with young children on board, and they let the kids drive the boat once we were out on the water. Overall it was a great experience for everyone. Highly recommend if you want a history lesson and tour that's both fun and informative.
Written May 3, 2023
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RavenCurls77
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We had an amazing time on the Boston Duck Tours with driver Julia and Professor Quackenstein aboard Charlie the Green Duck boat. We parked at the Museum of Science parking garage. Traveling on the boat with our teen son and our service dog was a breeze and we had an amazing time! Prof. Quackenstein was so knowledgeable and engaging the entire time, great with kids and adults alike! Prof. Quackenstein helped people get great pictures and took pictures of the kids driving the duckboat in the water for the parents. Our teen son, who normally isn’t impressed by anything unless it involves video games or YouTube, had a total blast- he laughed and was engaged the entire trip! Our son said the experience was “5 stars- especially getting to drive the boat” which is high praise from him these days! We had a great experience with Julia and Professor Quackenstein, well above what we expected!! Highly recommend!!
Written April 25, 2023
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jv50
Beloit, WI780 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We've done trolley tours and now a duck tour. I will take trolley tours as they stop in front of the buildings so you have a photo op. We didn't have that option in the duck and the windows were down too low to get a decent moving photo. The guide was very informative however and it was a nice tour to learn about the city.
Written November 1, 2020
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Sajed C
Murphy, TX187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
While the overall ride was great, we would have appreciated a bit more emphasis on the history around us. The trip is 80 mins long and you’re passing landmarks at every turn. Would’ve liked to have learned more about what we were passing.
Written August 8, 2020
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