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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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  • 1 hour 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive 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.
  • Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour of Boston
  • Narrated tour of Boston by land and water with your own personal ConDUCKtor®
  • Splash into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston
  • See Boston landmarks like Boston Common, Old State House, Quincy Market, and Prudential Tower

What's Included

  • 80-minute Duck Boat Tour of Boston
  • Narrated tour of Boston with your own personal ConDUCKtor
  • 20-minute boat ride along the Charles River
  • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from the Museum of Science departure location.
  • See top Boston sites such as Faneuil Hall, Copley Plaza, Old State House, Public Garden and more!
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

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What To Expect

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 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: Multi-lingual audio guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.

Boston Duck Tours

Set sail for the ultimate Boston land and water tour experience! You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else. So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour! Important note: Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.

Admission Ticket Included

Boston Public Garden (Pass By)

America's First Public Garden, located in downtown Boston.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the Museum of Science departure location only.
  • Accessibility: We have wheelchair accessible DUCKS from all 3 of our departure locations. If you are booking online you MUST call us and tell us you have a guest that needs to stay in their wheelchair as we need to pull 3 extra seats to fit the wheelchair in the DUCK. If booking in person ensure you tell our Guest Service Representative that you have someone in a wheelchair so we can also pull the 3 extra seats.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Traveler Tips


Plenty of parking at the museum of science so it is a perfect place to get on the duck tour
I would say don't miss if you've never been to Boston .
I highly recommend this tour, the whole staff before embarking, the tour guide, the whole experience was worth the money and time.
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Don’t go when it’s hot!
Dianna_A, Aug 2022
It was 95 degrees. We were on the left side and the sun was on us almost the entire tour. We felt heat sick during and after the trip. Seats were small and packed in. The guide was in the shade and the driver had a fan on. It was miserable for those on the left side.
Good experience I would...
Maria_L, Aug 2022
Good experience I would recommend to my family and friends,one thing I like the most is how the driver let the kids drive on River very nice kids was very excited and happy
A great attraction
Mike_T, Aug 2022
Robin the Rivetor was our tour guide and she was awesome. Donna was our driver and she was fantastic too. Robin was probably our favorite part of the trip.
Nice view ans history of...
RoseDarlyne_M, Aug 2022
Nice view ans history of Boston. I was Glad tu drove too. Magical moment for me. I loved toi be on land & water. Thank you.
2 By Land, One By Water
Frank_C, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable and wasn’t afraid to engage in some friendly banter with a Philly sports fan.
Rain spoiled it - Good announcer, though
Elliot_H, Aug 2022
The entire problem with the tour was the rain. They gave a half discount, but being unable to go in the water, and with rain in the windows, it wasn’t what it could have been. The announcer was very good and entertaining.
Brilliant Boston Duck Tours
Eileen_B, Aug 2022
We loved the convenience of meeting at the Science museum. Staff were awesome. Touring Boston was super. My grandson loved the big splash into the Charles. Exciting using the T for the first time. Great day hearing from all the foreign visitors. Our guide was brilliant a very HOT day. 🍀
We loved our guide no...
Kim_L, Aug 2022
We loved our guide no idea his name just had to do with milk LOL He had so much good information and made the experience so enjoyable.
Flo was a fantastic guide...
Byron_P, Aug 2022
Flo was a fantastic guide with an incredible sense of humor, which made the tour both educational and entertaining.
Worst experience ever....
Marissa_P, Aug 2022
Worst experience ever. Never book with them. I wasn’t able to go and requested a refund for a good reason and was refused
Week day get away
Marcus_T, Aug 2022
Disco Dan was very entertaining the tour was comfortable(recommend the back seats when the tour gets going the middle seat gives extra space
Fun tour
Constance_T, Aug 2022
Our host was funny and very enthusiastic. He made us laughed and we enjoyed the tour. Our captain was a great driver as well.
Highlight of our Boston stay
Gordon_L, Aug 2022
Professor Con Trivia, narrator was fabulous. He sounded fresh and not recorded. His colorful stories added to the enjoyment of a history lesson.
Our tour guide, Ernie,...
Kevin_M, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, Ernie, was excellent. Very funny and very knowledgeable. Great way for out of towners to see Boston.
Our first trip to Boston
Gary_W, Aug 2022
Wonderful narrator and driver. Great experience! Our first trip to Boston and we had a wonderful time. So informative.
A fort duck tour for us....
Mary_R, Aug 2022
A fort duck tour for us. The narrator was both informative and entertaining. We would recommend this tour.
Great introduction to Boston
Irina_B, Aug 2022
It was an amazing experience and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our tour guide Skipper was just absolutely great.
Fun and relaxing tour
Sudhakar_G, Aug 2022
Friendly , smooth , and enjoyable . It was easy to get enter in ride , excellent driver and coordinator . It was a great fun.
Terrible waiting experience
Shuchen_H, Aug 2022
I was disappointed and upset with this tour. We had ordered a tour at 12:30 pm on August 3rd, but our duck boat was late and departed until almost 1:30 pm, which almost made me late for my train to leave Boston. The most unacceptable thing was that we didn't know when our boat will arrive while the boat for 1:30 pm showed up in the place but wouldn't let us on board. It was ridiculous that the 12:30 pm people watched the people who order behind us go on board. Your office should change the way you arrange the boat. Luckily your staff (Luna?) was very patient and responsible. She tried all she can do to let us know the information about the boat. The guide guy on the boat was good and the tour was interesting. But you really need to improve your boat management.
Waste of time
John_D, Aug 2022
After using the hop on/off buses in Washington and New York it was a quite bad experience.... Driving through the center of Boston at a speed with the narrator being busy telling cold jokes about himself than giving us info ...the water small cruise the river Charles again very poor
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