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Boston Duck Boat Tour

Highlights
  • Combine a Boston sightseeing tour and Charles River cruise in one excursion
  • Explore in an amphibious vehicle that can go land-to-water
  • Get an overview of top Boston areas while someone else navigates
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Boston Duck Boat Tour
From US$ 44.53
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New England Aquarium DepartureMost Popular
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the New England Aquarium. Tours depart approximately every 20 minutes from 9am until an hour before sunset.
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Prudential/Copley Departure
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the Prudential Center. Tours run every half hour or hour (varies by season) from 9am to one hour before sunset. Audio Guides available from this location.
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Museum of Science Departure
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the Museum of Science. Tours run every half hour or hour (varies by season) from 9am to one hour before sunset. Audio Guides available from this location.
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Overview

Boston is best seen by land and water, and this duck tour takes you from Boston Common to the Charles River on a single excursion, all while riding in a rolling, floating piece of American military history. Traveling by vintage, World War II amphibious vehicle, you’ll see beloved Boston neighborhoods from city streets and the river, avoiding the hassle and expense of navigating public transit or finding scarce Boston parking.

What to Expect

Make your way to one of three central locations for departure. Climb into the amphibious vehicle, and then set out overland for a tour of Boston highlights. You’ll roll from the historic State House in Beacon Hill to Boston Common, Copley Square, Newbury Street, and Quincy Market, also known as the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Those are the big names, but there’s lots to see along the way, and the guide will point out the most interesting landmarks and share stories from Boston history. You’ll also see TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics, and Bunker Hill, site of a key Revolutionary War-era battle.

Roll to the edge of the Charles River, then continue into the water to see Boston and Cambridge from river. The tour will wrap up at the original departure point, where you’ll be walking distance from some of Boston’s top attractions.

Important note: Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.

Reviews (5,938)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best way to learn about Boston by land and sea...

Quack like a duck and get birds-eye (ducks-eye?) view of Boston and environs. Snapshot of history and discover places to shop and eat. then slide into Charles and see the city from the water. The guides make the city come alive - you won't want...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dhybels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Duck Boat

A history lesson of Boston with a twist. We have done this several times. Eat time it is just a little different depending on your guide. You see the sites and hear the stories of our beautiful city plus a plunge in The Charles River....More

1  Thank katbob101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
From Boston but crossed off the bucket list!!

Lived here my whole life but first time on the tour. Never knew what I was missing! What a blast!! We saw so many nooks & crannies that we had never noticed before & the drivers made the trip--very funny, engaging & knowledgeable. Hubby &...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PatriciaP6544
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Have visitors coming to Boston - This is a Must on your to do list!

I have done this tour several times. My first encounter was with a group of friends. We had the best time. Whether you are young or old you will love it. The tour guides make the entire tour a blast with their sense of humor...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ellenfam
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile
Fun, fun, fun

The Boston Duck Tour is a great way to see the city by land and water. My family had a great time and a lot of fun. Drivers make the tours funny and engaging. Watch for pedestrian visitors quacking by...

4  Thank rickfgarcia
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Roving774764
4 March 2019|
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Response from Elizabeth R | Reviewed this property |
We took Lyft to that area from our hotel. We didn't want to get bogged down with looking for parking so Lyft was the choice.
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firedad77
15 October 2018|
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Response from JosephA076 | Reviewed this property |
I always recommend buying in advance if you are sure to go. However, line-ups are not very long to buy tickets - even during Labour Day week-end.
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rita071roosa
4 October 2018|
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Response from PatriciaP6544 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember exactly how long but I think it was about 2 hours-depending on traffic.
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