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Address: 94 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
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+1 207-774-3825
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Climb aboard as we twist n' turn through the historic city of Portland,...

Climb aboard as we twist n' turn through the historic city of Portland, Maine and without skipping a beat, we splash into beautiful Casco Bay!!

We are Maine's only amphibious adventure that can show you Portland by land and sea without ever leaving your seat. Come aboard and QUACK UP with us!!

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Fun and a good way to learn about Portland

It was cheesy (we quacked at people as we drove by), and it only touched on the surface of the city's history, but it was entertaining and gave everyone a view of the city from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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letrips66
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was cheesy (we quacked at people as we drove by), and it only touched on the surface of the city's history, but it was entertaining and gave everyone a view of the city from the harbor as well as a tour of the old city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fun time touring Portland & Casco Bay. Learned a great deal about the area. After the tour, stopped @2 Fat Cats for a recommended whoopie pie - was delicious.

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Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Let me start by saying that this tour FAR exceeded our expectations! We thought we'd just kill an hour in the morning, but we were HIGHLY impressed with this tour. It IS open-air, so dress warmly if it's chilly. The driver was great (he built this engineering marvel) and the guide was absolutely HYSTERICAL! He had us laughing the whole... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Duck Tour was entertaining, informative and simply enjoyable. The weather was perfect and the route was interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Tour was great. Thought it would be a cheesy ride along. Turned out to be very informative and quite fun. My wife and I were booked by a friend who's from the city. Definitely worth the hour to maybe see some parts of the city you wouldn't explore otherwise while actually learning a number of interesting facts about Portland.

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Thank jayceecrazee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great Views! Funny Guide! Worth the trip. I'd recommend doing this first thing in the morning to get an overview of the city then decide on what to do. Also a good time to ask the tour guide recommendations!

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Glen Arm, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Downeast Duck Adventures This is an hour well spent. Ten of us from a Navy reunion took the tour. The commentator makes the trip very enjoyable. The driver (one of the men who built this very large vehicle) does a remarkable job of maneuvering this thing through the city. Once in the water it moves at a slow pace but... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took this tour after stopping in Portland for one of our cruise ship stops. I booked online, not through the cruise ship. What a fun tour! Not only did they know all about the city but their jokes will keep you laughing while you learn. They are the only two that run this duck tour in Portland, so not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We live in Maine but decided to try the local duck tour. The guide was funny and gave us local history we did not know! Nice way to tour parts of Maine's largest city!

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend! Funny, very knowledgable tour guide about all things Portland including recent events, history, recommendations, and sites. He obviously enjoys sharing his knowledge. It's a quick trip around the streets of the best of Portland and a fun little ride in the bay to get a glimpse of the Portland shoreline. A great way to get introduced to Portland!

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