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Boston Duck Tours
3 Copley Place
Suite 310
Boston
MA
02116
Tel: 617 267 3825

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We all know that the best way to see a city is to take a tour of it. But what about a tour of the city AND the river? Well, Boston Duck Tours does both - in the one vehicle!

Boston Duck Tours gets you aboard their very cool DUCK vehicle from 3 locations around the city - either the Museum of Science, New England Aquarium or the Prudential Center.

You will spot your vehicle - just look for the WWII style amphibious landing vehicle! This very cool vehicle not only takes you around the city on land, but then just drives straight into the water to sail you away down the Charles River - now THAT is cool!

The land tour will take you on a journey through the interesting areas of Boston, with a historic commentary to tell you all the very fun facts about this great city. You can find out why Boston is the birthplace of freedom, and a city of firsts!

Then, you splashdown onto the river for some breathtaking views of the Boston and Cambridge skyline. Even if you live in the city, there is always something new to experience in your own home town!

The sights you might encounter, depending on your departure location, include the New England Aquarium, Beacon Hill, the West End, the Holocaust Museum, Hancock Tower, Granary Burying Ground....just to name a few!

So sit back and enjoy this unique tour for around 80 minutes in your day, before you explore what else the city has to offer. What else is there, you ask? (Just search this site for more!)

Have an amphibious family day out in Boston with Boston Duck Tours!

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When can we go?

Tours run from 9am until an hour before sunset daily.

April through November (also weekends in December).

Teachers corner

Student packages and a complimentary study guide are available to any school groups taking the tour. .

I'm Hungry!

All departure locations have eateries in close proximity to the Duck Stops so grab something to eat before you head off on the tour!.

Any Top Tips?

Please dress weather appropriate. Vehicles run rain or shine and are fully enclosed for foul weather. All DUCKs are heated but they suggest you dress appropriately as in the early Spring and late fall it can get a bit chilly on the Charles River. .

Doing our bit

Boston Duck Tours is currently converting it's fleet to all bio-diesel vehicles. Now THAT is cool for the environment!.

Need a little extra help?

All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. They can fit 2 wheelchairs max. per vehicle. Everyone can have a great time!.

Baby Facilities

Baby facilities are located at all 3 of their departure locations located at the Museum of Science, Prudential Center and New England Aquarium. .

Can I get one of those?

Souvenirs may be purchased at their merchandise carts located at the Prudential Center and Museum of Science. You will want to remember your day out!.

More information

The tours vary in time with traffic but allow around 80 minutes .

What people are saying?

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    I may technically be a tourist, but Boston Duck Tours are a must for anyone who ever visits Boston or even lives there. It's such a fun experience that balances fun and history, giving you tons of places you want to visit for a longer period of time. Sure, you're flying by landmarks, but the guides are so very knowledgeable.

    The boats are a bit cramped but there's nothing like taking part of the quacking experience. Go in warmer weather to truly appreciate the Charles River portion.

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    I love the Boston Duck Tour! I've taken the tour twice and find it to be the best way to see all the "tourist" spots in the city. The fact that the boat takes a dip into the Charles River is even better, providing beautiful vantage points of both Boston and Cambridge. The "conducktors" are definitely informative and entertaining throughout the tour. In fact, it's safe to say they're just downright funny! I've only done the tour that departs from Prudential Center as I think it's the most comprehensive tour (90 minutes). This is a must - I...Read More

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    I took 3 customers yesterday for a "Duck Tour". We had Will Shakespeare on "Carla". He gave an AWESOME tour, his knowledge was superb...and his humor - the best! I've been on other tours, but, this was by far my favorite. The con-duck-tour made the trip!! Thank you!

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    We had a great time on the duck tour with Will Shakespeare. He was funny and knowledgeable plus very entertaining. Also his knowledge of elephants is top notch especially when it comes to bridge dynamics so if you get him make sure to test this knowledge. I would recommend this to anyone going to Boston as a must do.

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    Having a free afternoon before my flight home after business; I took the tour from the waterfront. The duck was about 30 minutes late leaving but I had a two hour cushion before my plane. The street portion of the tour went smoothly but when we got to the ramp for the waterfront portion, things went bad. The boat handling by the crew was really poor and we bounced off the rocks trying to get underway for quite a while. Then the "captain", if you want to be gracious in calling him that, let four different kids drive the duck in circles in a turn...Read More

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by Loretta Noriega

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I love the Boston Duck Tour! I've taken the tour twice and find it to be the best way to see all the "tourist" spots in the city. The fact that the boat takes a dip into the Charles River is even better, providing beautiful vantage points of both Boston and Cambridge. The "conducktors" are definitely informative and entertaining throughout the tour. In fact, it's safe to say they're just downright funny! I've only done the tour that departs from Prudential Center as I think it's the most comprehensive tour (90 minutes). This is a must - I can't recommend it enough.

by James McArthur

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Having a free afternoon before my flight home after business; I took the tour from the waterfront. The duck was about 30 minutes late leaving but I had a two hour cushion before my plane. The street portion of the tour went smoothly but when we got to the ramp for the waterfront portion, things went bad. The boat handling by the crew was really poor and we bounced off the rocks trying to get underway for quite a while. Then the "captain", if you want to be gracious in calling him that, let four different kids drive the duck in circles in a turn basin and no "touring" was done. Those of us without children present were fuming. We then returned to the ramp, without seeing anything of importance, where we spent about 15 more minutes trying to get on and up the ramp due to the poor performance and inept handling of the vessel in the low tide situation. (I am a USCG licensed 200 ton Merchant Marine Captain, and a sailing captain of many international voyages,so I believe I am qualified to make these comments.) My associate and I had to get off the duck and get a cab back to our rental car and try to make our flight - which we missed by 10 minutes. A $300.00 combined ticket change fee later got us stuck in Dallas where we overnighted $$$$$ before our flight home the following morning. That plus the $30+ dollar per person ticket for the tour made it an expensive and awful experience. Beware the duck if you have any type schedule and its just not worthwhile, period.

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