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Boston Duck Tour - Original

Don't be surprised when your tour guide invites you to quack at passersby … and they quack back. It's all in good fun. The highlight? When this transformed World War II landing craft wheels up to the edge of the Charles … and drives right in.
  • Adult gate price $36.73
  • Child gate price $25.19
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You’ve got to love a tour guide who encourages you to quack at passersby! Boston Duck Tours excursions combine high-energy fun with a new and unique take on the rich history that makes Boston a top American tourist destination. On your 80-minute amphibious tour, you will traverse downtown Boston’s prominent neighborhoods and districts in a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle (you’ll soon see that each of the 28 distinct Duck Tours vehicles has its own flair!). Your 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! And right at the point when a more conventional and less animated tour would end, your driver will navigate your World War II-style landing craft right to the edge of the Charles River… and keep driving, turning your tour bus into a…well, a duck! Get ready to lose your inhibitions and quack your heart out at the other duck tour boats you pass--the ducks all seem to know each other!

Once 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 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
  • “Cheers”
  • 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!

Reviews for Boston Duck Tour - Original

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 4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
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0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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The BEST!
By Floridian Family Verified Reviewer from Fleming Island, FL on
Pros:
Entertaining, fun, Family friendly

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston Duck Tour - Original:

I am superbly impressed with this tour. On the day we went the river was unstable and were only on land - but they offered for all of us to return for the another/better day and still honor the original tickets. My kids LOVED our guide - Duck Tape-Somebody. He told good jokes, kept it interactive and kept the historical details at the fore front. My kids are 6, 9 and 15. We all had a blast. Worth every penny!

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fun time
By Mandy Verified Reviewer from London Ontario Canada on
Pros:
EASY TO FIND, Relaxing, Entertaining
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston Duck Tour - Original:

this was a fun time... we did the tour twice... we had a different driver each time and they were both very entertaining while driving around the city ... nice job fella

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We loved this!
By difort Verified Reviewer from Ohio on
Pros:
the best, Our favorite, Must do
Cons:
Absolutely none,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston Duck Tour - Original:

We loved this event! We would love to do this all over again. Our guide was a riot -- they all are. It was educational, silly, fun, unique; it was great!

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Great buy and I would buy it again!
By Irissa Verified Reviewer from Dallas, TX on
Pros:
Knowledgeable, Great price, Entertaining, Awesome sights
Cons:
none,
Best Uses:
See the city on a boat, Great history of the city,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston Duck Tour - Original:

I came to Boston with a friend who had never been and this was a great way to see the city in short time and get the history on it.

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Boston Duck Tour - Original Details

Phone: (617) 267-3825
Address
2 departure locations: Museum of Science, Science Park OR Inside the Shops at the Prudential Center at 800 Boylston Street.
Boston, MA
Hours
Go Select Boston accepted during these times.
Museum of Science: March 17–Nov. 29, 9:00am–1hr before sunset Departing every 1hr (every 30 minutes during the summer).
Prudential Center: March 17–Nov. 29, 9:00am–1hr before sunset departing every 30 minutes.
Closings
Thanksgiving day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations required

Directions and Transportation

Address
2 departure locations: Museum of Science, Science Park OR Inside the Shops at the Prudential Center at 800 Boylston Street.
Boston, MA
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Take the T: 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.

Admission and Offer Information

Reservation required
Getting In

These are the departure locations for the Original Boston Duck Tour:

Prudential Center - The Boston Duck Tour ticket booth is located inside the Shops at the Prudential Center across from Barnes & Noble. Present your pass to any ticket agent.

Prudential Center Kiosk (outside of Shaw's Supermarket) - The Boston Duck Tour ticket booth is located outside the Shaw's Supermarket near the Prudential Center. Present your pass to any ticket agent.

Museum of Science - Turn left upon entering the Museum and proceed past the Gift Shop and Cafeteria to the Duck Tour ticket desk. Present your pass to any ticket agent.

Reservation Instructions

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 booking fee per person).

2. In person: at the departure locations (same day bookings only).

If booking your tour in advance by phone, your credit card will be charged the full retail rate of the tour, plus a $3 booking fee per person. When you have presented your valid Go Select pass 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.

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