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“Lots of fun with Pirate Kenny and the captain.”

Miami Pirate Duck Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Columbus, Ohio
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“Lots of fun with Pirate Kenny and the captain.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took this tour last week (beginning of August), and had so much fun. We had a relatively small group (about a dozen folks), as a large group that had booked didn't show. We started out with an introduction to Pirate Kenny and the captain (whose name eludes me), then a tour on wheels of Miami Beach. Then in the water Pirate Kenny bombarded us with facts and figures regarding the rich and famous who inhabit the area and whose luxurious homes we caught glimpses of. We ended up back on land, dancing in the boat/bus while cruising down Ocean Drive, waving at fellow tourists, who took as many pictures of us as we did of them.

My wife & I first visited Miami Beach last year, but had no real idea of its history or rich & famous residents. Pirate Kenny gave us a great education, and informed us that we could stay for a month and still just scratch the surface. Very highly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Good time and good stories, just a little too long”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Enjoyed everything I saw, the tour just lasted a little long. The brochure said 90 minutes but ours lasted around 2 hours. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, but sometimes too friendly. He seemed concerned with promoting the tour to people walking down the sidewalk when there wasn't anything to talk about, in ways that didn't feel the very comfortable.

Visited August 2013
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Springfield, Ohio
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“Miami Pirate Duck Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Miami Pirate Duck Tour as presented by Kenny met my expectations for a solid review of the sights. Kenny has a talent for engaging the riders with his humor. I would take this ride again.

Visited August 2013
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“Miami Pirate Duck Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I would highly recommend this trip over land and water with some interesting tales regarding the homes of the rich and famous around Star Island

Visited July 2013
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Childress, Texas
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“Fun and informative trip.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was a fun trip. You ride around South Beach and the guide tells you about the history of the area. Then you go into the water and they tell you about which celebrities live in the different mansions on the water. We loved Kenny. He was very friendly and welcoming. He made it fun for everyone. I recommend taking a trip earlier in the day because we ran into traffic which made the trip run a little long, but of course this isn't their fault.

Visited July 2013
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