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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
From US$43.48
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Prudential Center Departure
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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Reviewed yesterday
A Boston Must-Do!

This is an exceptional tour of Boston on both land and river infused with beautiful and captivating sites plus enchanting history told in an exciting and comical way. Being on the Charles River was exceptional! If you're lucky, you'll get to drive on the river!...More

Thank Terri_Loves_Travel
Reviewed yesterday
Family Visit

The tour was OK for little kids but boring for grownups. The guide thought he was funny but he wasn't. It's very expensive for a family. We did this some time ago but the tragedy in Branson brought it back to us. Boston's tour on...More

Thank everett32
Reviewed yesterday

We took this ride before the tragedy at Branson. MO. Luckily, we had good weather. It's an interesting ride through parts of downtown Boston. The tour guide was informative and you could get some ideas of what to go see on foot. The short water...More

Thank Mike353632
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
We enjoyed it

My wife and I were told about this from a co worker of mine. Glad we listened. Our guide was Drake Mallard, a frustrated comedian. He proved to be both knowledgeable and funny. We had a fun time, and would recommend it to anyone who...More

Thank co3290
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide (Supersize!) taught my kids history "actually in a way we understand". For real, quote from my 10 year old. This was by far the best thing we did in our 3 day stay in Boston. Our guide was super nice, super funny (I'm...More

2  Thank krisYardley_PA
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18 July 2018|
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Response from TobyOntario | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do. There are limits to the number of passengers so they try to balance them through the reservation system.
28 June 2018|
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Response from Jennifer T | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know all the answers but I believe they have a website. Duck tour I think lasts about an hour or just over an hour. Super fun. Aquarium is close to hotel but not close enough for easy walk. Not sure of last tour time.
13 June 2018|
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Response from Mandy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You still have to go to the kiosk and get a ticket or pay extra to reserve by phone.