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Make a splash in our Nation’s Capital aboard the DC Ducks, 1942 amphibious transport vehicles used to support and carry troops during World War II. Today they are a great way to see Washington by both land and sea. Winding our way first through the monuments, the Mall, the Capitol and museums of the Smithsonian before splashing into the Potomac and under the flight path at Reagan National Airport. Its fun for all ages!
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002
Adams Morgan
+1 301-985-3020

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I find the comfort of the amphibious car-boat and the very enthusiastic guides fascinating. I am going on the tour once again with friends, because it is a unique perspective of Washington DC from land and river.

Thank DanteMR
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have taken Duck Tours in several cities, and D.C. Ducks lives up to the standard. Always a knowledgeable and fund driver/tour guide. Probably not the best way to get an in depth tour of a city, but it gives you a good feel for the...More

Thank CD430
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though I know Washington well and have given many tours myself, I decided to Book a tour with a DC ducks because I was touring with people who were not hardy walkers. What a great idea turned out to be. Captain Steve was more...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip, very informative and relaxed way to see Washington DC. 'Captain Steve' was entertaining and knowledgeable, appeals to all ages and I learned a lot!

Thank PBR4123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Steve provided a great running commentary on the city and its history, and did a great job keeping the kids on the Duck entertained. For first time visitors to the city taking a DC Duck tour provides a great overview of the mall and...More

Thank _kclairec
Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip on DC Ducks was fun and I also learned so much about DC and it's history! Loved capt Franklin he was funny and so knowledgeable I recommend this to tourists and locals too a great value

Thank janingles
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I, who live here in town, decided to take this tour on a day off. We had such an amazing time and learned so much about our city! Captain Jimmy was very informative and hospitable. I will definitely take this tour again...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

DC Ducks Operated by Trusted Tours & Attractions Tour on "Sitting Duck" on Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm. Immediately upon entering water at Columbia Island Marina, Captain Bill noticed a tire and rim floating behind the duck .... it was our duck's front wheel. Back...More

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at D.C. Ducks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please accept our apologies for the vehicle issues. Mechanical issues are seldom predictable, as you probably know. We take excellent care of our DUCKS and trolleys; we employ a full time maintenance depart that is devoted to servicing these vehicles. Unfortunately malfunctions occure at the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our captain had a rough start, but generally finished well. We had a private tour; our boat was booked for a private event. It was clear early that our guide Capt Sali(?) was burning time when he opined about 'humanoids'. That being said, once we...More

Thank cbezj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DC ducks was a lot of fun. In addition to a group tour/overview of the sites, they also provided great historical information about the duck boats themselves. I was surprised by how long we spent in the water- about 30 minutes- complete with kids "captaining"...More

Thank Jeanine W
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Lee B
16 July 2017|
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Response from av1952 | Reviewed this property |
I have not done the Monuments Tour, but I do know that we viewed the few monuments from an angle that you can't see from a car or by foot. The Ducks tour was by far the most fun and enjoyable tour I think I have ever taken... More
carolina b
30 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer G | Property representative |
Yes, the tour is 90 minutes.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Jimbo3244 | Reviewed this property |
The steps are re a little steep but they are closely spaced. There are handrails you can hold onto and the boat captain will help you get on board. I have difficulty climbing steps also and it was pretty easy. There is no... More