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Boston Classic: Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour provided by Boston Duck Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Boston Classic: Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour
To encourage social distancing, duck boats will be operating at 50% capacity with guests spaced out on board and empty rows between groups. Windows will remain open during tour to allow for fresh air flow. *Please Note: Starting July 2020, tours will depart hourly 10am-5pm until further notice.
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Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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, see beloved Boston neighborhoods from city streets and the river, avoiding the hassle and expense of navigating public transit or finding scarce Boston parking.
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You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Boston Duck Tours
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    Pass by Boston Public Garden
    Pass by Boston Common
    Pass by Boston Public Library
    Pass by Old State House
    Pass by Museum of Science
    Pass by TD Garden
    Pass by Newbury Street
    Pass by Massachusetts State House
    Pass by Boylston Street
    Pass by Charles River Esplanade
    Pass by Copley Place
    Pass by Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
    Pass by Old South Church
    Pass by Prudential Center
    Pass by Arlington Street Church
    Pass by Boston Public Market
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    Charles River
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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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
  • Save on expensive parking and taxis
  • Convenient pickup locations in key spots around Boston
  • All foreign language tours depart from 53 Huntington Ave and Museum of Science
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. 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 is a lot to see along the way, and the guide points out the most interesting landmarks and share stories from Boston history. You 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 the river. The tour wraps up at the original departure point, where you are walking distance from some of Boston’s top attractions. Bonus: enjoy free tickets to other top Boston experiences including a free weekday tour of Harvard University, free weekday tour of MIT, and a free Tea Tasting at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Important note: Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.
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Departure Point
Museum of Science, 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114, USA New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA 900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Duration
1h 20m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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 in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the Prudential Center and Museum of Science departure locations.
  • Bonus: purchase includes a free weekday tour of Harvard University, free weekday tour of MIT, and a free Tea Tasting at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • See top Boston areas such as Fenway Park, Faneuil Hall, Copley Plaza, and more!
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Duck Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • After purchasing, you must follow instructions on voucher and reserve your seat/time as tours sell out regularly in advance.
  • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the Prudential Center and Museum of Science departure locations only.
  • Bonus: purchase includes a free weekday tour of Harvard University, free weekday tour of MIT, and a free Tea Tasting at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Redemption instructions located on voucher.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Free weekday tours of Harvard/MIT, and free Tea Tastings at the Boston tea Party Museum must be redeemed on the same date of travel as your Duck Boat Tour.
  • Admission to the Boston Tea Party Museum is not included with your free tea tasting.
  • Accessibility: We have wheelchair accessible DUCKS from our Prudential Center and Museum of Science departure locations.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mark K wrote a review 1 Aug
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Great way to see the city! We got to see many of the interesting historical landmarks and enjoyed our water tour!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kim T wrote a review Jul 2020
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My favorite part was going in the water we loved it. It is so worth the money we would definitely recommend this.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ava B wrote a review Feb 2020
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I totally recommend the Boston Classic: Duck Boat Tour! The tour guides are amazing and humorous! At the beginning of the boat tour, you obviously start off on the ground and as you go into the water they will let children control the boat! I think it’s a really fun and cool
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@Sal1669 wrote a review Feb 2020
Flushing, Michigan4 contributions2 helpful votes
Everyone enjoyed kicking their feet up while cruising the sights by land and by water. The driver even had the younger kids take the wheel while driving on the water. Our Guide was fun and knowledgeable throughout the sites. This was one of the best highlights of our trip in
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Date of experience: October 2019
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A Girl, a Boy and their Dog wrote a review Jan 2020
Ingonish, Canada9 contributions3 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I went on the duck tour on Halloween day. It was very interesting and a cool way to be able to see the whole city. The seats on the bus are pretty small for two people and it was a bit of a squeeze. Because of the small size it’s very understanding why they are
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Fun
Had a great time especially when we went quack quack at passerbys, beautiful day, enjoyed the tour and was very coo
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Travelinglizarded
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Super fun
I grew up around here and always the tours were for tourist. Visiting with family we all took the tour and it was s
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leebaldwin2018
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Boston boats on land AND water!!
The story behind the "Duck Boats" is fascinating. They were invented to fight on both land and water in WWII, and
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Jacquelin P
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For the kid with you or in you, you just can't beat the Boston Duck Tours!
Providing an impressively diverse perspective of Boston (from land and "sea"), the Duck Tours offer an intriguing a
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Chris C
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Great tour
Really a great way to see a lot of Boston quickly in a short amount of time. Learned a ton about the city. Duck boa
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deward070882
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Loved this Tour!
Boston is such a great town to tour. You just can’t effectively see all the history without an experienced guide. L
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Goldenmax14
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Nice thing to do if you are visiting Boston
Great to do once. My only issue was that the terrific narrator just never stopped talking! Nice guy; informative
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mkadventures3
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Great short adventure
The duck tour was an informative sightseeing tour with a great, funny narrator. The short ride in the water seemed
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dparker115
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Great tour!
We went on the tour on a day that it rained so unfortunately we were unable to get into the water. However, they al
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WidleyTraveller
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Amazing way to see Boston
We were visiting Boston from England and staying with friends who recommended this activity. Despite it being a we
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JerseyShoreStorms
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Super Tour With Supah Fan
On our four day trip to Massachusetts I really wanted a way to show my family as much of Boston as I could fit in o
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tripsb567
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Fun for day 1
I think my expectations were higher... it was fun and provided a solid overview of the city but I wasn’t overly imp
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LeslieM1968
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Fun experience!
We had a great time on the tour despite the cold weather. The vehicle was enclosed with plastic which helped the
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shamillie2019
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Fun!
My boyfriend and I had a fun time on the Duck Boat tours! The guide was great, I wish I could remember his name, an
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johnrowe1963
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Great Way to Visit Boston
A great experience with the most knowledgeable yet eccentric tour guide 50% land based tour and 50% on the Charles
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  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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