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Cape Cod Duckmobiles
New London, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beware”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was on vacation in Falmouth and decided to take my grandson on a boat ride, thought the duckboat looked like something he would enjoy. Called to double check the times of boat ride, recording said every hour, last tour at 5:00 pm. Arrived in Hyannis just after 4:00 because of traffic, so planned on the 5:00 tour. Went to the office to purchase tickets and was told there was no 5:00. No apology from the manager who was rude and unhelpful. His explanation was that he wasn't in the office to change the voice mail message. We drove 45 minutes through traffic to get there because their message said last trip was 5:00 and didn't even get an apology. After complaining to the manager he tried to tell us that they had to cancel the 5:00 tour because of the poor weather; however, when we spoke with the boat captain later he told us that there was never a 5:00 scheduled that day. So, I can't tell how the boat ride was, but I can say to beware and be prepared to be disappointed and explain to young children why you can't go on the promised duck boat ride. Also, avoid the manager who is extremely rude and should not be in an occupation where he deals with the public.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Yorktown Heights, New York
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133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Especially good for kids and foreigners...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was our 2nd consecutive summer trip that we went on the Duck Boat tour. Narrator and driver are great. If you are looking for an extensive tour of Hyannis this is probably not for you. The Duck Boat tour is quick, 40-45 minutes at most and probably enjoyed most by kids and foreigners. They will point out restaurants and shops and a few historical spots but the allure here is the boat itself and how it operates on both land and water. You can park in the lot behind the office on Pearl St for free if you are taking the tour. I did notice that the tours do sell out so either book ahead online or show up early at the office to buy tickets. Multiple tours each day and 2 boats are in operation from Main St.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank LVLN
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fun way to tour Hyannis.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great way to explore the local community and historic sights made famous by President Kennedy. Great staff that will quack you up!!

Visited July 2013
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable-especially for youngsters...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Family had a little time to waste in Hyannis and we decided to give the Duckboat a try. The kids had seen it numerous times floating around in the Harbor and wanted to ride on it. Getting tickets and parking are simple. A short wait on line as 2 Duckboats are used in rotation. Once you get on a short quick tour of Hyannis is done before hitting the water for the more interesting part of the tour. The entire tour was less than an hour but the kids loved it. They still talk about the boat months later. The driver and narrator are great and they banter back and forth during the tour. Nice for adults and even better for kids. Recommended. We will do it again next year.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank LVLN
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fun time, but needs more landmarks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

The driver and guide had a wonderful sense of humor and pointed out some very interesting things. Would like to see more landmarks etc put on this tour in the future.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank massmom2008
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