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Boston Duck Tour

Highlights
  • Combine a Boston sightseeing tour and Charles River cruise in one excursion
  • Explore in an amphibious vehicle that can go land-to-water
  • Get an overview of top Boston areas while someone else navigates
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Boston Duck Tour
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Overview

Boston is best seen by land and water, and this duck tour takes you from Boston Common to the Charles River on a single excursion, all while riding in a rolling, floating piece of American military history. Traveling by vintage, World War II amphibious vehicle, you’ll see beloved Boston neighborhoods from city streets and the river, avoiding the hassle and expense of navigating public transit or finding scarce Boston parking.

What to Expect

Make your way to one of three central locations for departure. Climb into the amphibious vehicle, and then set out overland for a tour of Boston highlights. You’ll roll from the historic State House in Beacon Hill to Boston Common, Copley Square, Newbury Street, and Quincy Market, also known as the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Those are the big names, but there’s lots to see along the way, and the guide will point out the most interesting landmarks and share stories from Boston history. You’ll also see TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics, and Bunker Hill, site of a key Revolutionary War-era battle.

Roll to the edge of the Charles River, then continue into the water to see Boston and Cambridge from river. The tour will wrap up at the original departure point, where you’ll be walking distance from some of Boston’s top attractions.

Please note: All foreign language tours depart from 53 Huntington Ave.

Reviews (5,934)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fun, fun, fun

The Boston Duck Tour is a great way to see the city by land and water. My family had a great time and a lot of fun. Drivers make the tours funny and engaging. Watch for pedestrian visitors quacking by...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
First time in Boston – Ya gotta do it.

Seems silly but it is a most. A great tour and overall look at Boston. The water portion doesn’t really show you much, more of an excuse to show what a duck boat can do, but still fun. Best was our tour guide who was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank msoz45
Reviewed 12 December 2018
Excellent, Informative Tour!

My son and I enjoyed the tour. It was a rainy, cold day, so the plastic windows were down. I wish we would have had better weather for viewing the sights and taking pictures. (None of which is BDT fault.) Our guide was full of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CraftTheTravel
Reviewed 9 December 2018
Lived here in Boston all my life!!!

I have lived in Boston all my life, except the 5 yrs spent in Ohio...lol. I must admit that I have never road the Boston Duck Tour, until I was an adult. I loved it. the land marks where amazing and the ride through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angliea E
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile
Kids got to drive!

All kids on our boat drove (even a 2 yr old!) Informative and covered many landmarks. The only thing I didn’t like was that our tour guide didn’t paint the Puritans or Pilgrims in a good light. Opinions are fine, but it was just unexpected....More

Thank mrskmae
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firedad77
15 October 2018|
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Response from JosephA076 | Reviewed this property |
I always recommend buying in advance if you are sure to go. However, line-ups are not very long to buy tickets - even during Labour Day week-end.
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3 October 2018|
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
around two hours from when we got on the bus/boat to when we got off. Traffic is a factor.
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rita071roosa
3 October 2018|
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Response from Cjzany | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 hours.
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