Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River 7691 reviews
Boston, United States

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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Activity Highlights
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Stop At: Boston Duck Tours, 53 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199-7658

Set sail for the ultimate Boston land and water tour experience! You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before.

You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.

And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else.

So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour!

Important note: Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.

Pass By: Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602

America's First Public Garden, located in downtown Boston.

Pass By: Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318

Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.

Stop At: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027

Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773.

Pass By: Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2813

The library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.

Pass By: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

Celebrating 300 years as America's oldest and most historic colonial building, the Old State House is now Boston's Revolutionary Museum

Pass By: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114-1099

Just imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm in the iconic Theater of Electricity, walking among butterflies, or taking a journey inside the human body!

Pass By: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114-1300

As New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, TD Garden is the home of the storied NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics franchises and hosts over 3.5 million people a year at its world-renowned concerts, and sporting events.

Pass By: Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02105

Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.

Pass By: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099

Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.

Pass By: Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Boylston street is a popular shopping street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.

Pass By: Charles River Esplanade, Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02114

A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops holds its annual summer concerts.

Pass By: Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116-6506

Located in the historic Back Bay, at 100 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116, Copley Place is Boston's most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., and Jimmy Choo.

Pass By: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, I-93, Boston, MA

Landmark bridge in Boston, MA.

Pass By: Old South Church in Boston, 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-2804

Church located on the Freedom trail in downtown Boston.

Pass By: Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

Shopping Center in the heart of Boston.

Pass By: Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116-3303

Historic Boston church filled with Tiffany windows.

Pass By: Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108-2407

The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring 35 New England artisans and food producers housed under one roof offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items.

Stop At: Charles River, Cambridge, MA

Enjoy a 20-minute Splash down Boston's Charles River.

Duration: 20 minutes

Activity Details
Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the major landmarks and hear the history of the city as you tour Boston in a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle.
Departure & Return
Departure Point1: Museum of Science, Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114, USA 2: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA 3: 53 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • 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 from the Museum of Science departure location.
  • See top Boston sites such as Faneuil Hall, Copley Plaza, Old State House, Public Garden and more!
  • 3 Departure Options Available: Museum of Science, NE Aquarium, Prudential (Select 1 at checkout)
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Duck Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Audio guides not available from the Aquarium or Prudential Center departure locations
Additional Information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the MUSEUM OF SCIENCE departure location ONLY. Headsets available on site upon request if you select the Museum of Science departure at checkout. Headsets and audio guides are NOT available from the Aquarium or Prudential Center departure locations. Please make sure to select the Museum of Science departure at checkout if you prefer the option of an audio guide.
  • Accessibility: We have wheelchair accessible DUCKS from all 3 of our departure locations. If you are booking online you MUST call us and tell us you have a guest that needs to stay in their wheelchair as we need to pull 3 extra seats to fit the wheelchair in the DUCK. If booking in person ensure you tell our Guest Service Representative that you have someone in a wheelchair so we can also pull the 3 extra seats.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Duck Boats depart from 3 locations throughout Boston: Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, or Prudential Center. Travelers must select their departure location during checkout. On the day of travel, please meet at the departure location you have selected during checkout. The meeting location and address will be available in your confirmation after purchase.
  • Please note, duck boats will be operating at 100% capacity starting May 29, 2021.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Cancellation Policy
Free Cancellation - upto 24 hours in advance
Traveler Reviews

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  • Hilarious commentary Learnt a bit got to see some key sites Liked the dual road/water element Good length of time
  • Guides made this a fun tour. Learned a lot about the history of Boston and the guides were very entertaining!
  • Quack, quack. Very informative and entertaining! Guide was very fun. Historically somewhat accurate.
  • This tour gives you humor and fun history facts. You get to not only see the city but getting out on the water was super cool!
  • Been coming to Boston for decades and this was my first duck boat! It was an incredible way to tour the city!
  • don't hesitate to book this trip. we jumped on late on a Monday afternoon as a last minute decision. worked out so well! the tour guide really made it, he seemed to know something about every where we went, lots of entertainj g stories and lots of laughs
  • ConDuctor/narrator was terrific. Very engaging and witty. He did a great job keeping us interested and amused. Driver was great too. We had a blast!! Confusion in boarding process - which boat? Many are lined up and no one was communicating to the crowd where to be. Easily could have missed ours if I didn’t keep asking anyone I could find!!
  • Fun family activity Kids loved it Good tour of Boston Now you’re making this tedious and annoying Happy now?
  • Took the Duck tour today 9/25/23 here in Boston. The weather was overcast and although we couldn’t get good photos since the curtains were down, because of the weather, we had a great time. Our narrator the Great Jerry (Bald) i was wonderful, very entertaining, funny and his wit kept us laughing as he told us the about Boston and the historical sites. He asked where everyone was from. We had a diverse group, Canada , Spain, Germany, and England. The rest of the group was from all over the US. Several people like us were from Florida. Bill our boat driver was very accommodating in allowing folks to come up and sit in his seat. He did a great job on the water and land. My wife and I have taken Duck Tours in Pittsburgh,, Seattle and now Boston. It’s a great way to see the city by the water and land. Koodos to our crew today. When we come back to Boston we will do the tour again, hopefully with better weather.
  • My wife had been dying to take one of these tours, so I finally caved on our recent anniversary trip, and took her on one. I went into it thinking it would be the hokiest thing ever, but was pleasantly surprised. It was very informative, and turned out to be one of our favorite things on our trip to Boston.
  • Entertaining, informative, fun! Our guide was excellent and did a fantastic job, Enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend.
  • An informative, fun filled way to see the city! We enjoyed seeing the city by land and water! We highly recommend this adventure.
  • My daughter didn’t realize they turned into boats. When we went into the water she said, “Well that’s a plot twist I didn’t see coming.” 🤣
  • UkaLee was knowledgeable - and pretty damn funny! (Even though his ukulele was dead.) This is not something I would have chosen. A friend wanted to go so I went. I am glad I did! He engaged everyone on the tour and really made the tour fun!
  • We had a wonderful narrator Scott the milk man. He's great! Sorry I don't remember the name of our driver but she was awesome too. She let me take the chair briefly to get an epic view. I would highly recommend this tour
  • A great experience, out tour guide was very knowledgeable and answer all of our questions about different facts of the history of Boston, also offered a few tips in places to eat or to take on a beautiful sunset.
  • Paid for trip, notified trip advisor that I was in a manual wheelchair. Arrived at Prudential/Copley site. Duck Tours not aware of wheelchair. Ended excursion then.
  • Learned more about the tour guides life than Boston-,sucked, he was more interested in letting passengers steer the wheel in the water (no safety concerns of course) than in providing facts about Boston and certain Landmarks. Worst $100 or so that we have EVER spent in a “city tour”…..
  • Great tour and cool way to kick off your visit to Boston as you learn a lot about the city, how to get around, and tips from thr “locals”. I took this tour about 4 years ago and was as excited and entertained this time as I was the last time!! This is a great outing for all ages!!!
  • The guide was hysterical! A friend from Savannah joined me and thought it was one of the best things we did in Boston.
  • There were 5 in our party and we all loved this tour. We travel quite frequently and think this is one if the best tours we’ve been on. We had lots of laughs because our tour guide was very funny.
  • This was the 3rd duck boat tour I’ve done in different cities, and to be honest my least favorite. I didn’t care for our tour guide at all, the sites you passed were fine but he talked to fast, and tried to hard to be funny and didn’t give a lot of history.
  • Great way to see Boston on land on water. The whole experience was great. The guide was both informative and amusing. If you’re after an enjoyable quick way to see Boston this is the one for you.
  • Did a Hop on Hop off the day before. Lots of waiting for a filled bus. The Duck was by far more informative and fun. Wish we'd done this and then just ubered to where we wanted to visit.
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