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Boston Duck Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $39.38
Child (3-12) $27.29
On this 80 minute tour, 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.

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 and 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 and Historic Charlestown
  • USS Constitution
  • Leonard P. Zakim Cable Bridge
  • Old North Church and The Italian North End
  • King’s Chapel and 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!

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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: The Boston Duck Tour ticket booth is located outside the Shaw's Supermarket near the Prudential Center. Present your Pass to any ticket agent.
  • 1 Central Wharf: New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Science: Present your Pass at the wagon located outside of the Museum of Science main plaza

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 a booking fee per person; see below).

  • Prudential Center departures: $5.00 booking fee per person
  • New England Aquarium departures: $5.00 booking fee per person
  • Museum of Science departures: SPECIAL! Only a $1.00 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 the applicable booking fee per person (as noted above). 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.

Hours

Your pass is accepted during these times:

Museum of Science:
March 21–November 30, 9:00 am–one hour before sunset;
Departing every hour (every 30 minutes during the summer).

Prudential Center:
March 21–November 30 and Friday-Sunday in December, 9:00 am–one hour before sunset; Departing every 30 minutes.

New England Aquarium:
April 1–June 14, 3:00 pm–one hour before sunset;
Departing every 20 minutes (first Departure is at noon on weekends).

June 15–August 31, 12:00–one hour before sunset;
Departing every 20 minutes.

September 1–October 31, 9:00 am–one hour before sunset;
Saturdays & Sundays only in November, 9:00 am;
Departing every 20 minutes.

Closings

December-Mid March, and Thanksgiving Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

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.

Address

Departure Locations:
Museum of Science (Science Park) or
inside the shops at the Prudential Center (800 Boylston Street)
Boston, MA

Public Transportation

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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Great experience!
By Sandy (a midwestern mom) from from Milwaukee, WI on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Boston Duck Tour:

If every driver is as fun & knowledgable as Flo, you're in for a treat! My family & I laughed the whole time! Tour is 80-mins of non-stop historical facts about Boston & the DUKW (pronounced "duck"). The tour is NOT cheap. You're best bet is to make this part of a GoPass package. Family-Friendly history lesson is a unique experience if you're never taken a DUKW ride

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