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Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous

Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous

Activity provider: Boston Duck Tours
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From US$ 53.44 per person

Climb aboard a unique amphibious vehicle and discover Boston from a different perspective. The World War II-style “Duck” travels on land and water and takes you along historic streets and into the Charles River on an 80-minute tour of the city.

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Duration 80 minutes
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

What customers loved


  • See the sights of Boston from the land and water
  • Splash into the Charles River aboard a WWII amphibious vehicle
  • Learn about the unique heritage of the city that gave birth to freedom
  • Drive past Boston Common and Quincy Market
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Cambridge and Boston from the river
  • Hear about the "Big Dig" project
  • Enjoy multilingual audio commentary for tours departing from the Museum of Science
Full description

Make a splash on an 80-minute “Duck” tour of Boston and see the city from the land and water on one non-stop journey. Climb aboard your World War II-style amphibious landing vehicle at the Museum of Science or Prudential Center, and set off to discover unique neighborhoods. You will be welcomed on board by one of the legendary “ConDUCKtors®” who will narrate your tour and tell you about Boston as the birthplace of freedom and place of “firsts.”

Travel by the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill, and continue to Boston Common and Copley Square. Hear about the “Big Dig,” and marvel at fashionable Newbury Street. Go to historic Quincy Market, and more. As the best of Boston unfolds, your “ConDUCKtor®” will give you lots of little-known facts and interesting insights into the heritage of the city. Then, just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for a splash into the Charles River.

Enjoy views of Boston and Cambridge that you won't get anywhere else. All tours feature a fun, informative local guide. In addition, foreign language tours depart every half hour from the Museum of Science location.

These tours utilize cutting-edge GPS technology to offer tours in Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian dialect), Cantonese and Korean, at no additional cost to you.

If you require this multilingual commentary, be sure to choose the option from the Museum of Science.

  • 80-minute Duck tour by amphibious landing vehicle
  • Views of many Boston sights
  • Taxes
  • Conference center fee
  • Supplier online convenience fee
  • Live English guide
  • Multilingual audio commentary (from Museum of Science only)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Tickets are required for all passengers, including infants (age 2 and younger)
  • Please note that traffic conditions can alter the route and not all sites are guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 960 reviews

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This was all my 5 year old talked about before, during and after was the duck boat tour. Our tour guide Skipper the skydiver was delightfully funny, intellectually informative and very professional. It’s a great way to see and learn about the history of Boston and without the headache of doing it yourself. I highly recommend anyone of any age doing this. It was a high point of our trip! ….and because we learned about the Oyster House on the tour, we went and ate there afterwards and were very pleased. So bonus!!

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May 2, 2022

It was so much better than we had anticipated (even my husband really enjoyed it lol;). The boat portion was super fun. The water is calm and clean. The captain absolutely knows what he's doing (which was a huge relief), and the guide was excellent (very knowledgeable and comical - in a family fun way). Great experience!

April 25, 2022

Brilliant introduction to the history and the sights of Boston. The duck boat is a fun way to see the city both from the land and the water. Our guide was smart, funny and full of great stories and details about a city he obviously loved and knew well. Something for everyone.

April 24, 2022

Product ID: 48797