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Boston Duck Tours

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Address: 53 Huntington Ave, Prudential Center or Museum of Science, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: +1 617-267-3825
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hop aboard Boston's Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy...

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!

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A must do tour!

We had an opportunity to take part in the duck tour while visiting in Boston. This is not only entertaining but the kids learned so much while on the tour. They do s great job... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an opportunity to take part in the duck tour while visiting in Boston. This is not only entertaining but the kids learned so much while on the tour. They do s great job keeping everyone involved.

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Oviedo, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking for a fun, informative tour the whole family will enjoy, this is it! Each tour guide has their own style and persona, and the humor is appropriate for even little ears. If you're in Boston for just a few days and want to get an overview of all the top historical sites, this tour fills the bill.... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got exactly what we wanted out of this attraction. It was our first time in Boston, so we kicked off our trip with the Duck Tour. This gave us a good lay of the land. Our guide was very entertaining and really worked to connect with all the guests on the Duck. He did a really great job with... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting Boston for a couple of days. This tour was recommended by friends. It was a hot day in Boston making this tour uncomfortable. We were bored with the tour guide even though he seem very knowledgeable about Boston. We were not impressed.

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Sevierville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had never been to Boston before and I only had half a day to see the city. I opted for a Duck Tour. It was a great decision. The tour was incredibly fun. The tour guide had a great sense of humor. We went around town and saw most of the city sites and learned a lot about the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have done this tour before about 17 years ago without kids. Was enjoyable back then. This time with my kids it was such joy to see them enjoy it as much as I did. Our guide Dr Quackenstein was animated and funny. He inserted a lot of personal stories to the sights which he pointed out. My son was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been on this tour twice, once with my friend visiting from Florida and once with my mother-in-law visiting from India. They both really enjoyed it. My friend got to drive the boat and got some good pics of him doing so. My MIL said that it was her favorite thing that we did while she was here. It's... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Boston Duck Tours is directly across the street from Copley Square Parking $39 maximum for 24 hours self parking. Make a reservation at Duck Tours and then shop in the two vertical shopping malls next door! If you do this first, you will know what else you will want to see in the City! The Duck tour goes on land... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This HAS to be in your "to-do" list if you are visiting Boston/Cambridge. The 6 wheeled truck/boat ride was a fabulous experience. If you love history and like to connect the dots while sight seeing then this is a perfect tour which not only gives you a glimpse around the city but also has the driver giving you a "live"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was informative and our host did keep even the kids involved but was not what I had imagined. The trip was fast moving and was amazed by how our host was able to give the history while constantly maneuvering thru traffic. My biggest disappointment was not being able to take the best pictures since continuously moving. It was... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.