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Boston Duck Tour

  • 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
Boston Duck Tour
From US$ 43.48
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Prudential Center Departure
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the Prudential Center. Tours run every half hour or every hour (depending on season) from 9am to one hour before sunset. All foreign language tours depart here.
US$ 43.48
New England Aquarium Departure
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the New England Aquarium. Tour times vary by season; see voucher after booking for more information.
US$ 44.53
Museum of Science Departure
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the Museum of Science. Tours run every half hour or every hour (depending on season) from 9am to one hour before sunset.
US$ 44.53

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.

Please note: All foreign language tours depart from 53 Huntington Ave.

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Reviewed yesterday
Definitely a must if it's your first time there!

We had "Flow" as a narrator for our tour and she definitely made it much better than I expected. Was incredibly informative and interesting the whole time! Come time for the water, kids were even given the ability to try and drive the boat for...More

Thank Mari_est96
Reviewed yesterday
Duck tour

worth the money. They take you around the city a bit and in the river. Our guide was one of the first person to work there one the company started. He had a few good stories to tell Kid Would like this tour.

Thank Vito G
Reviewed yesterday
Great Way to Tour Boston

This was a wonderful way to get off of our feet and relax for an hour and a half and still see a good chunk of the city.Great for kids. The host we had (Captain Super Size) was very engaging and funny. Would highly recommend....More

Thank Shawn W
Reviewed yesterday

The Duck boats are an iconic Boston staple. That said, the experience, which I did a few years ago now, was overrated. The guides are great, and the the boats are cute, but the seating is rather uncomfortable, and the wait was long. It's such...More

Thank travelersfromafar336
Reviewed yesterday
Boston Visit

Great time. Very entertaining, funny and informative guides. Would highly recommend if you are visiting Boston!

Thank Rick K
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18 July 2018|
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Response from TobyOntario | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do. There are limits to the number of passengers so they try to balance them through the reservation system.
27 June 2018|
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Response from Jennifer T | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know all the answers but I believe they have a website. Duck tour I think lasts about an hour or just over an hour. Super fun. Aquarium is close to hotel but not close enough for easy walk. Not sure of last tour time.
13 June 2018|
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Response from Mandy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You still have to go to the kiosk and get a ticket or pay extra to reserve by phone.