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1-Hour Chattanooga Duck Boat Tour

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  • 1-Hour Chattanooga Duck Boat tour
  • See the city from the water and on land
  • Cruise along the Tennessee River in the amphibious vehicle
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1-Hour Chattanooga Duck Boat Tour
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2:00pm Chattanooga Duck TourMost Popular
Board a restored WWII landing craft for a tour of downtown Chattanooga then into the Tennessee river for a tour of the Chattanooga waterfront. Departs from: 503 S. Market St
From US$24.00
4:00pm Chattanooga Duck Tour
Board a restored WWII landing craft for a tour of downtown Chattanooga then into the Tennessee river for a tour of the Chattanooga waterfront. Departs from: 503 S. Market St
From US$24.00
12:00pm Chattanooga Duck Tour
Board a restored WWII landing craft for a tour of downtown Chattanooga then into the Tennessee river for a tour of the Chattanooga waterfront. Departs from: 503 S. Market St
From US$24.00
Overview
Board a Chattanooga Duck Boat for a comprehensive 1-hour tour of the Chattanooga waterfront. The restored World War Two landing craft can travel on land and in the water, allowing you to experience both the streets and Tennessee River up close. From the water, take in Chattanooga’s riverfront and Maclellan Island, and on land, ride past landmarks such as Broad Street and Coolidge Park as you get an overview of the city.
What to Expect

The Chattanooga Ducks are an Amphibious Landing Craft ride.  These are fully restored WWII landing craft. You will board the DUKW, Yes that is officially what it was called in the army which became the DUCK we know it as, at the corner of Fifth and Market Street in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. We travel north on Broad Street past numerous Restaurants, Glass Blowers, Book Stores, and Ice Cream Parlors. When we get to the Famous Tennessee Aquarium we make a quick turn down to the Chattanooga Waterfront and the Tennessee River. The Chattanooga Waterfront is home to many festivals, so you maybe right in the middle of it all on your Duck Ride.  

Then we reach Erwin Marina Downtown where we enter the Tennessee River, and what an exciting entry it is. Down the long steep ramp and SPLASH into the river. You will cruise upriver past the Southern Belle Riverboat to Pier One home to Chattanooga Cycle Boat and the River Gorge Explorer. The Explorer is the Aquarium’s Jet Boat that takes guests down into the Tennessee River Gorge affectionally known as the “Grand Canyon of the Tennessee”.  We cruise past the Two Aquariums (Fresh Water and Salt Water) go under the Chief John Ross drawbridge ( site of the onetime capture of Al Capone) and head towards Maclellan Island.

On the way we pass under the famous Walnut Street Bridge built in 1891. Maclellan Island is a Bird Santuary and Wildlife preserve where you never know what you will see. (Sometimes River Otters, Fox or Ospery).  We pass under the Veterans Memorial Bridge and make our return to the ramp. Downriver we will pass Coolidge Park named for a WWII Medal Of Honor winner and also Reninessance Park. Once back on land we pass High Point Climbing, the largest indoor rock climbing facility in the South and Past the Creative Discover Museum children’s interactive museum. Then back to the Duck Port to disembark. 

 

Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Fun little hour-plus excursion

Having not been on a Duck Boat for 20+ years (Boston), I decided to take a Chattanooga Duck Boat Tour. I was impressed with the amount of time in water vs. street and it was just an overall super pleasant experience. The captain was a...More

Thank MrJonnyU
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile
Nice overview of chattanooga

Fun way to get an overview of the riverfront area. Detailed history of the Chattanooga area. Kids got to drive the duck. Overall a very excellent tour. Do it first (not last like us) as lots of recommendations on things to do and places to...More

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 22 September 2018
Fun! Fun! Fun!

Capt Rob was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the area and the history of the “ Ducks”. He is well spoken and interacts & engages those on board. The Ducks themselves make for a great and fun experience. Will no doubt go again...More

1  Thank Sightseer728572
Reviewed 17 September 2018
Great for groups!

I took a senior citizen group on the Chattanooga Duck tour and Captain Barry was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and lots of fun! I highly suggest this for any age! They were also kind enough to pick us up at our restaurant, which was...More

Thank tvlgirl2000
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Captain Rob

This was so much fun!! Captain Rob was so knowledgeable about the history of Chattanooga, but you did not feel like you were sitting in history class! Highly recommend you take this tour!!!

Thank Pioneer789676
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Response from GaryGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
No there is a series of steps you must climb
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Michelle R
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Response from Thomas G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I would take them. The boule of waves and entry may be an issue holding them
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