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Boston Duck Tours

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Address: Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: +1 617-267-3825
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

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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Nice way to see Boston

Tour was really nice and helped us save some foot work and see most of the city. However for a price tag not comfortable enough. Also they charge fee to reserve Time in advance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tour was really nice and helped us save some foot work and see most of the city. However for a price tag not comfortable enough. Also they charge fee to reserve Time in advance, $3.50/ticket and it was 5 of us... What are they thinking.... Anyway I am glad we did it but there are cheaper duck tours I would... More 

Thank sanya86
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a way to see Boston. Travel around the city in an old duck boat and then hit the waters and travel up the river. The driver was very entertaining and extremely knowledgable on the history of the area. Very good fun, loved it

Thank Jon A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a really fun lady guide during our Boston duck tour who made learning about the history of Boston really fun and easy to remember. The vehicles access both land and water which we did. They are fully equipped with safety equipment and the guide takes you through the safety procedures when going into the water. We got to... More 

Thank Daphne M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I looked online for Boston tours, and this one really stood out from the crowd of expensive tours. The name itself conveys many things. With the cheaper price tag it carries, along with the fact that it goes on water as well, is enough for anyone to book a duck tour just like I did. It could have earned an... More 

Thank deepak k
Kate C, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Duck Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, I am happy to see you enjoyed the tour! I wanted to let you know that we are required by the United States Coast Guard to count every guest on board whether it's a 10 year old child or a 10 day old baby. Although the infant would be on a lap, we are unable to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for families. Tour guide very animated, but informative. Tour takes you around important site. The duck goes on land and the n water.

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Lethbridge, Alberta
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour left from the Prudential Center. In 90 minutes we were able to see tons of the city. We have been on the Duck Tour in Seattle and it was entertaining and informative; however, we found this tour to be entertaining but less informative. There were many places we passed that were difficult to see because of the small/narrow... More 

Thank kmierau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost Educated Aaron was so funny! Even with the hiccup we had because of detour, he still pulled off a great tour. A must do if you are in town! Also the kids get to drive the boat, what a plus, they are still taking about it!

Thank Jen D
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is great way to see the town. Fun for the whole family, we took 4 year-olds on and they loved it! Take a camera and have fun!

Thank Kim F
Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely the other way to see the Boston. ...Specially traveling with young children. Not very informative but kids get a chance to drive the vehicle while in the river.

Thank Igor N
Easley, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided this would be a good way see a majority of the city while in Boston. It was really cool to be able to get in the river and see the city from that perspective, and it was good to cover a lot of ground while on the tour. I felt a little rushed, however. Maybe extending the time... More 

Thank Nathan S

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Staying in Downtown

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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.