Boston Duck Tours

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3 Copley Place, Boston, MA, USA
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Boston Duck Tours Reviews

stefaniegreen stefanie…
11 reviews
Architecture Tour on Water Feb 27, 2011
While we were in Boston we went on Architecture tour by boat and saw all the boat houses that the schools use for there row boats or sailboats. Learned about the different buildings that you could see of the colleges such as Harvard, etc. We were supposed to have been on some other kind of tour but the Architecture tour had to replace it since we went in September. There are plenty of other tours as well that I would like to go on when I get another chance to be in Boston much longer than just a weekend.
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fera311 fera311
4 reviews
Tourist tour of Boston and Charles River Jun 07, 2011
This is a great way to see the city with a tour guide who drives you around the city in a giant boat. The tour ends with the boat going into the Charles River. Really a nice time if the weather holds out!!
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jhoc jhoc
66 reviews
Boston Duck Boats Apr 06, 2009
After living in Boston for 10 years and watching the old World War II amphibious ducks driving the streets and swimming the Charles I brought a friend home and we gave it a go. Seeing Boston from the river was great and the guide was even better. Hearing all of the bits of history in one concise tour was a great way to explore Boston for tourists and locals. The price is a little steep at $30+, but there is a lot of value. Book online in advance to ensure you get the tour/time you want.

We started at the Museum of Science (your other option is by the supermarket in Copley square). The tour took us down a bit of Storrow Drive, Charles Street, past the Cheers pub, alongside the Public Garden, through Copley Square, alongside the Common, over Beacon Hill up Atlantic Ave and finally into the Charles River for a drive down to the sailboat launch area and back to the museum.

There was only 4 of us on my tour, it was the second day of the new touring year (March 26, 2009) and still a bit cold. They had blankets for us and saw in the back of the duck where you get the best panoramic views. Arrive early in queue up during busy season if you want these seats as they are very popular.

I don't think you'll need a program that they sell because the tour guide will speak to everything you see and you can ask questions all you like. Since Boston is on the small side, take notes on the tour of where you'd like to go back to and then start walking once you return.

Hopefully you get as good a guide as we did and you'll enjoy it whilst learning about one of America's first cities.

Since it was such early season and not many on the tour our guide let me drive the boat through most of the river portion (not complicated, but cool to do). I don't imagine you get this experience on full tours, but maybe you do...be sure to volunteer if asked!
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Trinity church and the Hancock Bui…
Another tour behind us viewing Cha…
A view of Boston's posh looking pr…
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SweetNothing SweetNot…
5 reviews
Jun 21, 2006
I had been living in Boston for about 2 years when my friends from back

home came to visit me. They really wanted to see all of Boston and the

surrounding areas, so I got to try the whole "Tourist" boston with

them. They bought three 3-day Go Boston Cards and we got admission to the Boston Duck Tour

with them. (TIP: These cards were super easy to use on this tour. We

just showed our cards at the prudential center and got on the next

Duck.). All the people on the Duck Tour

were pretty quiet and calm when we got on because it was so early in

the morning but the narrator was happy-go-lucky enough to get

everyone's energy up. Despite the fact I teased my friends all morning

for wanting to take a "DUCK" around the city, I can understand why this

attraction is one of the most popular in Boston. The Duck takes you

around the city, and the narrator tells jokes, stories and annecdotes

about the city, some that I didn't even know. It's completely

entertaining. It's also the only tour in the city that goes by land and

in the water. Fantastic way to start a summer day--on the Charles.
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larry0886 larry0886
2 reviews
Mar 21, 2006
The duck tour will show you arround the Boston downtown area, part of

the Freedom trail sites and the skyline from Charles river. 3/4 of its

tour is on the ground.
Duck is swimming in the Charles ri…
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