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Hop into a duck boat — a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle — for a comprehensive 1-hour tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.

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Highlights

  • Boston Duck Tour
  • Get a great look at Boston on land and water
  • See all the major Boston landmarks
  • Splash into the Charles River for breathtaking views of the Boston
  • Lear fun facts and interesting insights about Boston
  • Book and receive a free ticket for the Harvard University Tour

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What You Can Expect

Boston Duck Tour

Boston Duck Tour

The Boston Duck Tour covers it all — from the State House in the Beacon Hill neighborhood to Bunker Hill and the TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics. There’s Boston Common, a public park in downtown Boston and the oldest city park in the United States; Copley Square, a sort of public square in the Back Bay neighborhood; the Big Dig central artery/tunnel project; plus Government Center to Newbury Street, Quincy Market (aka Faneuil Hall Marketplace) to the Prudential Tower and more.

That’s a lot, but that’s not all. It’s time for the duck to float — with a splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.

Important note: All foreign language tours depart from Prudential Center.

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Customer Reviews

Sonya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The Duck Tour was very full of information and enjoyable. I was amazed at how easy the transition was from earth to water and water to earth. The guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a great overview of our country's beginning history as well as a beautiful view of the city from the water.

Connie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a great time on this tour. It was a rainy day, but that didn't keep us from going on the tour. Our guide - Drake Mallard - was fabulous and made it that much more enjoyable. We had walked the Freedom Trail the day before and we were a little worried that there would be lots of overlap. There was not! I would highly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to see a lot of Boston from the comfort of an intriguing vessel.

Lynnebo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The duck tour was wonderful. Our driver, Dr. Quakenstein, interacted so well with the children on board and really made it an interactive history experience. He even let the kids have a chance to drive the duckboat in the Charles River. Everyone had a great time.

Ramin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Nice!

Lindaehagan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour! Our tour guide was so animated and fun. She made the trip so enjoyable. Learned so much about Boston. Will do it again when I visit the city.

Gerry United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Enjoyable

Joan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was terrific. The driver was great and we really enjoyed it. The only downside which has nothing to do with the Duck Tour was getting around Boston. My GPS did not work, due to all of the construction and one way streets. But we missed our originally scheduled time, but the company let us go on a later tour. THANK YOU!!!! It was my grandson's birthday and he had a great time.

Rachel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We took the tour out of the science museum. Getting tickets was a fast and easy process. We are so glad that we started our Boston visit with a Duck Tour. It was highly recommended to us and now I know why. We didn't know that much about Boston before the tour so we wanted to get a good overview before exploring the city. The tour was 80 minutes long and took us around both the streets and the waterway. It was so cool to see it from both perspectives. We learned about the city's history and the various sections of Boston, and we also got a sense for the layout and how to get around to make the most of our visit in a limited amount of time. Our driver, Plucky Ruffles, was awesome! Plucky, who was quite the comedian, was very engaging with all of the passengers and even gave the kids a turn steering the vehicle on the water. Plucky was very receptive to all questions and was very knowledgeable about the city as well as the vehicle we were riding in. Getting on and off the vehicle was easy and fast, and I didn't feel any pressure to buy the photos they were offering as a souvenir. I would highly recommend the tour to everyone.

Frederick N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very organized. Excellent tour guide with lots of interesting information. Fine weather.

Candyce N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Took our grandchildren ages 9-12 and it was their favorite thing of our four day trip. A not to be missed experience.

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