Your choice of one
of the following is included with a 3, 5 or 7-day Go Boston Card:
- Boston Duck Tour
- Whale Watch Excursion
- Gray Line Boston Tours
- Red Sox Ticket plus VIP Early Park Access
A Boston Duck Tour provides high-energy fun with a unique perspective on the history of Boston. Explore the streets of Beantown on a World War II style landing craft. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, your guide takes you to the edge of the Charles River and drives right into the water for a ducks-eye view of Cambridge and Boston!
Your Boston Duck Tour will take you past the famous gold-domed State House, the trendy shopping district on Newbury Street, the politically-charged and geographically-challenged Beacon Hill neighborhood, and so much more! Get ready to lose your inhibitions and quack your heart out at other Boston Duck Tour boats you pass--the ducks all seem to know each other!
There are 2 departure points for a Boston Duck Tour. CHOOSE from:
- Museum of Science - Original Duck Tour
- Prudential Center - Original Duck Tour
Once your landing craft turns into a "duck" in the water, you’ll have a duck’s-eye-view of Boston as well as neighboring Cambridge--home of MIT, Harvard, and loads of historic hotspots. The two distinct towns are neatly divided by the Charles River, and on your Boston Duck Tour, you’ll have the chance to see both.
What other sights might you see, courtesy of your high-energy and uniquely clad “ConDUCKtor”? While each tour is different, here’s a preview of many of the sights:
- Trinity Church
- Hancock Tower
- Prudential Center
- Boston Common & Boston Public Garden
- Robert Gould Shaw Civil War Memorial
- Holocaust Memorial
- Union Oyster House (purported to be the oldest restaurant in America)
- TD Garden (home of the Boston Celtics)
- Bunker Hill Monument & Historic Charlestown
- USS Constitution
- Leonard P. Zakim Cable Bridge (the world’s widest bridge of its kind, with a beautiful Atlantic backdrop)
- Old North Church & The Italian North End
- King’s Chapel & Granary Burying Ground (burial site of three signors of the Declaration of Independence)
Climb aboard a super-cool amphibious tour vehicle that is part boat, part bus, and a whole lot of duck. Get to know your Boston tour-guide, who is also a licensed boat operator and will guarantee you a whole lot of laughs and a memorable trip that promises a “quacky” and fun look at Beantown and its attractions!
A Go Boston® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which can include discount Boston Duck Tour tickets, plus admission to your choice of other top attractions.
There are two easy ways to book a tour:
1. By phone: up to 30 days in advance at (617) 450-0068 (subject to $3.50 booking fee per person).
2. In person: at the departure locations (same day bookings only; no fee).
If booking your tour in advance by phone, your credit card will be charged the full retail rate of the tour, plus a $3.50 booking fee per person. When you have presented your VALID Go Boston Card at the departure point, your credit card will be reimbursed in full, less the booking fee (you do not need to have your credit card with you). All bookings are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Your Pass is accepted during these times:
Museum of Science:
March 21–Nov. 28, 9:00am–1hr before sunset Departing every hour (every 30 minutes during the summer).
March 17–Nov. 28, 9:00am–1hr before sunset departing every 30 minutes.
New England Aquarium:
April 1–June 14, 3:00pm–1hr before sunset departing every 20 minutes (First Departure is at noon on weekends)
June 15–Aug 31 12:00–1hr before sunset departing every 20 minutes
Sept 1–Oct 31 9:00am–1hr before sunset departing every 20 minutes.
December-Mid March, and Thanksgiving Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Children under the age of 3 who do not have a Go Boston Card will be required to pay for admission to the Boston Duck Tours directly. As of this printing, the "under 3" rate is $10.50, but is subject to change.
Tip: Tours sell out early during the summer season. We suggest that you arrive early in the day to make any same-day reservations.
2 departure locations: Museum of Science (Science Park), OR inside the shops at the Prudential Center (800 Boylston Street).
Museum of Science: Green Line “Lechmere” train to Science Park stop.
Shops at the Prudential Center: Green Line “E” train to Prudential stop. The Duck Tour booth is across from Barnes & Noble.
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