Boston >Tours & Excursions > Boston Duck Tours
100 Huntington Ave (Prudential Center), Boston, MA | Directions 0219942.348800 -71.081600
Mon. - Sat. 10am - 9pm;Sun. 11am - 6pm
Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Prudential / St. Botolph
Perfect for families touring Boston – When my family visits me in Boston, they love to go sightseeing. The first tour I ever took them on was a duck tour. We had a lot of fun. The tour guide was very friendly and so was the crowd. The most amazing part about these tours is that it's not just on land - you're literally riding on a boat with wheels! Quack, quack!
Quack Quack Great Time by All – I would highly recommed these duck tours to locals and tourists alike. Our tour guide was great. Funny funny funny man. Everyone was super relaxed and enjoyed themselves. Great crowds and boy, was it crowded. I bought a quacker and could not help myself. I blew on that thing like the rest of our crowd the entire ride. My cheecks hurt when we were done we had so much fun.
Fun ride, but not a tour – I was expecting a tour. I got a ride. Don't get me wrong, it was enjoyable, but if you are looking for the history and sights of Boston, this is not for you. If you are looking for a ride around town and boat tour with a guy cracking jokes. This is for you.
Great land/water tour of Boston – If you can?t decide between a water or land tour of Beantown, Boston?s World Famous Duck Tour is for you. The unique tours are conducted in World War II amphibious landing vehicles called ?ducks.? They are like boats with wheels that have funny names like Back Bay Bertha, Fenway Fannie and Tub of the Hub. The tour narrators, called ConDUCKtors, are hilarious. Guide Major Tom Foolery wears Superman pajamas while he drives; Cmdr. James Bernard Swampscott sets the ground rules by stating ?no smoking and no ballroom dancing? on board; and all drivers encourage passengers to quack at pedestrians during the ride. But the guides are even more knowledgeable than they are funny, continually delivering interesting facts about Boston?s history. The 80-minute tour hits all of Boston?s hotspots: the golden-domed State House; Bunker Hill; Boston Common; Copley Square; the Big Dig; Government Center; trendy Newbury Street; Quincy Market; Prudential Tower and more. Then comes the highlight as the duck drives straight into the Charles River for beautiful seaside views of Cambridge and Boston. The ConDUCKtors even let passengers steer the boat while it?s in the water. For a site-seeing trip you?ll never forget that will make you laugh while teaching you about the city, the Duck tour does not disappoint.
Fantastic. – This was a real highlight of the trip. The best tour I've ever taken. I know its kinda silly, but it was truly a lot of fun and getting to see the city from the water and from land really gives you a full picture. They guides are fun and informative. I knew this city had a lot of history, but I learned all kinds of new things and in an fun interesting way.
Part bus tour and part amusement ride, this 80-minute amphibious trip offers a thorough overview of the city. – In Short
The "ducks," converted World War II war machines that holds 32 passengers each, travel through historic sites in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, downtown Boston and the North End. The big splashdown is in the Charles River, where passengers are encouraged to quack as they embark on a 30-minute cruise. For youngsters, all of whom receive plastic duck bills to wear, the tour serves as a fun history lesson.
Fun for natives and tourists alike – For tourists, this voyage by land and sea in converted, multi-terrain WWI-era vehicles provides basic and also some quirky info about the city. For natives, it?s fun to go on this tour after having people quack at you day and day out. Spots visited include Back Bay, Government Center and the Charles River. The trip is definitely worth the price of admission.
Really fun – I took this tour in June, so the weather was great, but it was enjoyable, perfect for all ages, and interactive! The locals "quack" at the boat as you pass, and the "captain" was funny, he asked for volunteers to steer, and the kids who volunteered got a surprise sticker set. (at the end of the tour the captain gave all kids whether they steered or didn't steer a set of stickers too)
Not enough of the city on Tour – Doesn't hit all the locations but not bad for the price. Fun for the kids and not to long of a tour. The guides are entertaining and had lots of "tidbits" information about the city kept you involved. I agree with someone who mentioned to purchase tickets early as they do tend to sell out. Also we did the later afternoon tour it was cooler and not so much traffic to sit in. I don't know if you get a choice as to where they take you like other tours but this one was sort of "superficial" to me.. but I'm a Bostonian by Birth.
They also seat first come first serve so be sure to get there early for best seats on vehicle. If you sit in the rear you may get wet, but you should expect this you are on a tour "boat" essentially lol.
Duck Tours are the best! – My favorite thing about Boston! I take all of my out-of-town guests!
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Boston Duck Tours on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.