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“Overrated”

Ride The Ducks of Philadelphia
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ride The Ducks tours take you on Philadelphia’s ONLY land and water tour! See more than 100 of the city’s important sites and landmarks on our tour route, as comical Tour Guides share fun stories and trivia, along more than 14 miles of smiles and laughter. Philadelphia’s favorite tour travels from the Historic District to the Museum District – and numerous neighborhoods between – before splashing into the Delaware River for a 20- minute water cruise. Adults and seniors will have just as much fun as kids! Your Tour Guide will en-tour-tain you with stories of past and present. Learn about Philadelphia history, the Delaware River, the cities famous personalities and area’s impact on the state and nation. Find out about Philly’s role in film, song, and sports!
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I had always wanted to "ride the ducks" so I took my niece. We were both disappointed. Did not see all of the city and what you do see was not well explained. The highlight was seeing Will Smith 's father's apartment. If you want to learn and see the city take the trolley tour.

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Landing, New Jersey
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73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ride the Duck”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

I was in Philadelphia for the first time and I have always wanted to "Ride the Duck. The duck is a bus like vehicle that can also become a floating vehicle. The tour of the streets of Philadelphia was interesting, but if you want to take pictures this is not the attraction to do it on. Because the "duck" is slow, and Philadelphia is a city-cars were constantly honking at us to move, or we were stuck in long lines of traffic. Going to Penns Landing and entering the river was interesting. The best thing about the ride was that you did get to see the neighborhood and could decide where to walk around later. I paid for three people however and did not feel it was worth the $81.00 I paid.

Visited September 2012
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Cortlandt Manor, NY
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun way to see the city!”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We were only in Philly 1 day so we decided to take the Duck Tour to see the city! It was so much fun. Our kids really got a kick out of our "dive" into the water. It was a great way to see so much of Philly in a short time - it even made us want to come back to visit the places we saw on the Duck Tour. The captain was funny and kept the kids attention throughout the trip. They kids were quacking all day with their duck whistle-lol.

Visited August 2012
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Binghamton, New York
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106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fun tour”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were short on time and wanted to see the sites and chose this tour based on other duck tours in other cities. Captain Norm made our tour enjoyable and we got to see sites we wouldn't have been able to see otherwise.

Visited August 2012
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Covington, KY
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522 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
“What a fun tour!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Are there better ways to tour historic Philadelphia? Yes. Are they more fun than Ride the Ducks? I doubt it. Yes, Philadelphia's historic district is small and you can walk it. But take this tour for the fun factor. You'll get good historical information about the sites you'll pass but you'll also be entertained. Our driver was Captain Norm, who kept us laughing throughout the tour. I suggest you get a Philadelphia Pass for as many days as you'll be in the city. Ride the Ducks is one of attractions covered by the Pass. You'll save a ton of money on admissions.

Visited August 2012
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