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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$44,53
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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 2 days ago
Lived here in Boston all my life!!!

I have lived in Boston all my life, except the 5 yrs spent in Ohio...lol. I must admit that I have never road the Boston Duck Tour, until I was an adult. I loved it. the land marks where amazing and the ride through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angliea E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Kids got to drive!

All kids on our boat drove (even a 2 yr old!) Informative and covered many landmarks. The only thing I didn’t like was that our tour guide didn’t paint the Puritans or Pilgrims in a good light. Opinions are fine, but it was just unexpected....More

Thank mrskmae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Duck tour new captain

We had a great morning on the Duck Tour , seats are a bit small if you are sitting next to a stranger . We had an informative trip on land and water around Boston , all the kids on the tour were able to...More

Thank MMJ-07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice - the best attraction in the city

Its amphebias veihacle that runs over land and water. it's around an hour tour and gives you a histroic view of the city

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DanielF9392
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Boston tour

First time we’ve ever done the Boston Duck Tour even though we’ve lived in the area most of our lives, we loved it! It’s a fantastic tour of a city full of so much history. The narrator was very knowledgeable and told us little known...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paula54
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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.
3 October 2018|
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
around two hours from when we got on the bus/boat to when we got off. Traffic is a factor.
3 October 2018|
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Response from Cjzany | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 hours.