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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River provided by Boston Duck Tours

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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
To encourage social distancing, duck boats will be operating at 50% capacity with guests spaced out on board and empty rows between groups. Windows will remain open during tour to allow for fresh air flow. *Please Note: Starting July 2020, tours will depart hourly 10am-5pm until further notice.
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Updated 17/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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, see beloved Boston neighborhoods from city streets and the river, avoiding the hassle and expense of navigating public transit or finding scarce Boston parking.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Boston Duck Tours
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    Pass by
    Boston Public Garden
    Boston Common
    Boston Public Library
    Old State House
    Museum of Science
    TD Garden
    Newbury Street
    Massachusetts State House
    Boylston Street
    Charles River Esplanade
    Copley Place
    Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
    Old South Church
    Prudential Center
    Arlington Street Church
    Boston Public Market
  • 2
    Charles River
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Save on expensive parking and taxis
  • Convenient pickup locations in key spots around Boston
  • All foreign language tours depart from 53 Huntington Ave and Museum of Science
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. 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 is a lot to see along the way, and the guide points out the most interesting landmarks and share stories from Boston history. You 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 the river. The tour wraps up at the original departure point, where you are walking distance from some of Boston’s top attractions. Bonus: enjoy free tickets to other top Boston experiences including a free weekday tour of Harvard University, free weekday tour of MIT, and a free Tea Tasting at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Important note: Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.
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Departure Point
Museum of Science, 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114, USA New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA 900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Duration
1h 20m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 80-minute Duck Boat Tour of Boston
  • Narrated tour of Boston with your own personal ConDUCKtor
  • 20-minute boat ride along the Charles River
  • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the Prudential Center and Museum of Science departure locations.
  • Bonus: purchase includes a free weekday tour of Harvard University, free weekday tour of MIT, and a free Tea Tasting at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • See top Boston areas such as Fenway Park, Faneuil Hall, Copley Plaza, and more!
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Duck Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • After purchasing, you must follow instructions on voucher and reserve your seat/time as tours sell out regularly in advance.
  • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the Prudential Center and Museum of Science departure locations only.
  • Bonus: purchase includes a free weekday tour of Harvard University, free weekday tour of MIT, and a free Tea Tasting at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Redemption instructions located on voucher.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Free weekday tours of Harvard/MIT, and free Tea Tastings at the Boston tea Party Museum must be redeemed on the same date of travel as your Duck Boat Tour.
  • Admission to the Boston Tea Party Museum is not included with your free tea tasting.
  • Accessibility: We have wheelchair accessible DUCKS from our Prudential Center and Museum of Science departure locations.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Les F wrote a review 2 Nov
Boylston, Massachusetts997 contributions211 helpful votes
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A great way to learn about Boston's history. The 80 minute tour includes both on land and in water (Charles River). The narration during our tour was very informative and fun as well. Even though I am a native of New ENgland, I learned a lot of interesting facts about Boston
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Jake R wrote a review Oct 2020
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Picked up the tour outside of the aquarium, last minute booking. Tour guide totally made the best of a damp situation. Was a highlight of the trip for sure.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jessieeritter wrote a review Oct 2020
San Antonio, Texas18 contributions
We took a Boston Duck Tour during our recent trip to Boston and it’s a man outing I highly recommend! It was a really great way to learn about the city and it was a lot of fun. Our tour guide Sara was full of useful facts and lots of humor. Getting to see Boston by land and
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Karen H wrote a review Oct 2020
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Great, fun way to see the city and learn about the history! And, it’s very cool when you go from a vehicle to a boat!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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loonylani wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York12 contributions3 helpful votes
Not really a Boston tour, more of a novelty tour where you see some site in a cool boat car. Maybe if your narrator is good then you will have a better experience. If you book, do it for the duck boat factor which really is cool, that part I liked. Narrator spent too much time
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jv50
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Informative but not photo friendly
We've done trolley tours and now a duck tour. I will take trolley tours as they stop in front of the buildings so
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Angelize1999
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So much fun
We decided to last-minute take a tour as our feet where exhausted from the walking around boston. So glad we did. A
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Yougonnafly
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Great history lesson for an out of town child
I took my 12 year old grandson and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only being able to see so much in a short period
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R6927RIjamesm
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worth the monety
Loved the guide Flo, she made it fun. Look forward doing it again. If cold out wear something worm .
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eileen c
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Great guide and fun trip
We had 89 year old Grandma and 25 year old grand daughter and ages in between. We all enjoyed the tour and the boat
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Joe K
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Great 80 minute tour.
Our commentator-Milk-was very knowledgeable about everything in Boston-the land portion was very informative and th
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chula123
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Wowza!!!
Amazing customer service!! Jack in the ticket office was professional and personable! Jack provided my family with
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Candy0911
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Expensive
The three of us traveling all agreed that we would really have enjoyed a proper city tour, but the woman giving the
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sajedc
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More facts, less jokes would have been better
While the overall ride was great, we would have appreciated a bit more emphasis on the history around us. The trip
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chriscross19
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So much fun
Great, fun and relaxed way to discover the city on a late fall day. The driver and guide combined historical infor
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sd9993
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Fun
Had a great time especially when we went quack quack at passerbys, beautiful day, enjoyed the tour and was very coo
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Travelinglizarded
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Super fun
I grew up around here and always the tours were for tourist. Visiting with family we all took the tour and it was s
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leebaldwin2018
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Boston boats on land AND water!!
The story behind the "Duck Boats" is fascinating. They were invented to fight on both land and water in WWII, and
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Jacquelin P
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For the kid with you or in you, you just can't beat the Boston Duck Tours!
Providing an impressively diverse perspective of Boston (from land and "sea"), the Duck Tours offer an intriguing a
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Chris C
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Great tour
Really a great way to see a lot of Boston quickly in a short amount of time. Learned a ton about the city. Duck boa
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