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Boston Duck Tour

  • 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
Boston Duck Tour
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Prudential Center DepartureMost Popular
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the Prudential Center. Tours run every half hour or every hour (depending on season) from 9am to one hour before sunset. All foreign language tours depart here.
New England Aquarium Departure
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the New England Aquarium. Tour times vary by season; see voucher after booking for more information.
Museum of Science Departure
Duck Tour departs from and returns to the Museum of Science. Tours run every half hour or every hour (depending on season) from 9am to one hour before sunset.

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.

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So much fun!

We had a wonderful time on the Duck tour. This was a highlight of the trip. Not only did we learn a lot, we also had so much fun! Captain SuperSize (quack quack) was awesome!! He had such a great sense of humor and great...More

Thank busyommy
Reviewed yesterday
Great Way to Get the Lay of the Land (and Water) in Boston

Love the Duck Tours. Been on a few of them over the years. Recently was in Boston and dragged two of my adult children onto the tour with me. This is a terrific activity for all ages. Sit and relax for a couple of hours....More

Thank Michie1291
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun and best of both worlds!

Would highly recommend doing this tour. My husband and I jumped got a tour on a whim after walking past and we found it a great way to see the city both from land and water. I am terrible with names so cannot recall what...More

Thank xxCharl_Yxx_21
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was great, the narrator was excellent, great history and an unforgettable experience! My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of the trip. I especially enjoyed how funny the team was.

Thank Jorge N
Reviewed 3 days ago
"Haymarket Hannah" and The Great Garabaldi - 'Quack Quack!'

What a great tour we had on the grey Duck boat named "Haymarket Hannah," and our guide, "The Great Garabaldi" made it all the more interesting with so much fun-! His jokes and magic were fresh and clever, and his knowledge of Boston was extraordinary....More

Thank SoCalMare
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8 August 2018|
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Response from Eileen Sands R | Reviewed this property |
It's right in front of tbe Aquarium
8 August 2018|
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Response from travelersfromafar336 | Reviewed this property |
like 200 feet
Gordon D
24 July 2018|
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Response from Donna K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it depends on when you will be in Boston, or downtown Boston. If you are not sure, take an afternoon tour. Ours was late afternoon.
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