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“Great tour with Barry”
Review of Chattanooga Ducks

Chattanooga Ducks
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$24.00*
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Chattanooga Duck Boat Tour
Ranked #1 of 30 Tours in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Did you know The designation of DUKW is not a military pun - the name comes from the terminology used for military vehicles in World War II; the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles. Although technically a misnomer, DUKWs are often referred to as duck boats. Another popular nickname was old magoo or simply magoo. Though the origin of this term is unknown, it probably refers to the odd shape of the vehicle. DUKWs became known as ''Ducks'' and are still in use, as well as purpose-built amphibious tour buses, primarily as tourist transport in harbor and river cities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was a great way to learn some history without overdoing it with our teens. Barry is a great storyteller, fun and high energy, which my kids loved (ages 12-15). For our family, the tour guide is usually what makes a great tour. Great guides are the tours we remember well. Barry did a great job!

Thank whitenights12
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We took our family of 6 on this trip. I was hoping for more adventure. The coolest part was splashing down into the water. The rest was fairly boring. The guide talked all about the area as we slowly cruised up and down the river but it was difficult to hear him. At the end he let the kids take turns in the driver's seat which was fun. My 6 and 4 year old got really bored, really fast.

Thank Mikaela G
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I took my mother and 2 children for this tour of the Tennessee River on the WWII era amphibious vehicle. My kids were beaming and even got to drive the boat! Make reservations though. It stays pretty busy.

Thank Jennlynn122001
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have been going to Chattanooga for weekend trips for over 15 years and had not done the Chattanooga Duck Tour until today. What a very pleasant surprise. The tour driver/captain (from Chattanooga/Destin) was outstanding: funny and informative. The children had fun and were able to "drive" the boat. The adults were also entertained with historical facts and jokes about Chattanooga. The tour lasts about 1.5 hours. It is definitely worth the money and we will be planning our next Duck tour soon.

Tips: If you are sensitive to the sun/heat do not sit in the rear seats as they are not under the canopy. Bring sunscreen. However. they do provide umbrellas to provide shade for yourself if need be. Parking (limited) is provide at the start/end location.

Thank A1A_Parrothead
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This was a great ride. My whole family enjoyed it. Kids will love it. The captain was very knowlegable and great with kids. We learned a lot about the city on the tour.

Thank gabe73
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