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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
  • Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour of Boston
  • Narrated tour of Boston by land and water with your own personal ConDUCKtor®
  • Splash into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston
  • See Boston landmarks like Boston Common, Old State House, Quincy Market, and Prudential Tower
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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 from the Museum of Science departure location.
See top Boston sites such as Faneuil Hall, Copley Plaza, Old State House, Public Garden and more!
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Museum of Science , 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114, USA

    Museum of Science 1 Science Park Boston, MA, 02114

  • New England Aquarium , 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

    New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110

  • 53 Huntington Ave , 53 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA

    Prudential Center 53 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02116

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    The Boston Duck Tour covers it all—from the State House in the Beacon Hill neighborhood to Bunker Hill and the TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics. There’s Boston Common, a public park in downtown Boston and the oldest city park in the United States; Copley Square, a sort of public square in the Back Bay neighborhood; the Big Dig central artery/tunnel project; plus Government Center to Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower and more.

    That’s a lot, but that’s not all. It’s time for the duck to float—with a splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.

    Important note: Multi-lingual audio guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.
    Itinerary
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    Boston Duck Tours
    Set sail for the ultimate Boston land and water tour experience! You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else. So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour! Important note: Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.
    Admission Ticket Included
    Pass By:  
    Boston Public Garden
    America's First Public Garden, located in downtown Boston.
    Pass By:  
    Boston Common
    Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
    Stop At:  
    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
    Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773.
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Pass By:  
    Boston Public Library
    The library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.
    Pass By:  
    Old State House
    Celebrating 300 years as America's oldest and most historic colonial building, the Old State House is now Boston's Revolutionary Museum
    Pass By:  
    Museum of Science
    Just imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm in the iconic Theater of Electricity, walking among butterflies, or taking a journey inside the human body!
    Pass By:  
    TD Garden
    As New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, TD Garden is the home of the storied NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics franchises and hosts over 3.5 million people a year at its world-renowned concerts, and sporting events.
    Pass By:  
    Newbury Street
    Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.
    Pass By:  
    Massachusetts State House
    Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
    Pass By:  
    Boylston Street
    Boylston street is a popular shopping street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.
    Pass By:  
    Charles River Esplanade
    A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops holds its annual summer concerts.
    Pass By:  
    Copley Place
    Located in the historic Back Bay, at 100 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116, Copley Place is Boston's most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., and Jimmy Choo.
    Pass By:  
    Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
    Landmark bridge in Boston, MA.
    Pass By:  
    Old South Church
    Church located on the Freedom trail in downtown Boston.
    Pass By:  
    Prudential Center
    Shopping Center in the heart of Boston.
    Pass By:  
    Arlington Street Church
    Historic Boston church filled with Tiffany windows.
    Pass By:  
    Boston Public Market
    The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring 35 New England artisans and food producers housed under one roof offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items.
    Stop At:  
    Charles River
    Enjoy a 20-minute Splash down Boston's Charles River.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the Museum of Science departure location only.
    • Accessibility: We have wheelchair accessible DUCKS from all 3 of our departure locations. If you are booking online you MUST call us and tell us you have a guest that needs to stay in their wheelchair as we need to pull 3 extra seats to fit the wheelchair in the DUCK. If booking in person ensure you tell our Guest Service Representative that you have someone in a wheelchair so we can also pull the 3 extra seats.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Boston Duck Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River.

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    • "Plenty of parking at the museum of science so it is a perfect place to get on the duck tour" See review
    • "I would say don't miss if you've never been to Boston ." See review
    • "I highly recommend this tour, the whole staff before embarking, the tour guide, the whole experience was worth the money and time." See review

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    star-5
    Duck Boat Tour
    Cocetha_B
    , Aug 2022
    It was a very nice experience learning the history of Boston!! Recent moved to Boston last year in November.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great tour!
    Laurie_F
    , Aug 2022
    Narrator was fantastic!!! Tour is a must do in Boston. Love how they assign seats so you know you will be with your party.
    star-5
    The humorous tour...
    Sandy_W
    , Aug 2022
    The humorous tour narrator. Was neat to see app there is in Boston and then plan to go back to those spots on foot.
    star-4
    Fun outing
    Hanna_C
    , Aug 2022
    We really enjoyed the tour of Boston and driving around the city. It helps to figure out where things are at. The only unfortunate part was that because it was storming, we couldn’t go on the water. So we missed out on part of it.
    star-5
    Amazing Experience
    Fatima_F
    , Aug 2022
    The tour narrator was very funny and knowledgeable about the history of the city. He engaged the group and made us laughed. The tour took us around the city and to the water, helping us see and learned about important places of it. This tour was excellent 😃
    star-5
    Quack quack for fun
    Ken_D
    , Aug 2022
    Great overall tour of some Boston attractions and history with an excellent tour guide and driver. Sue and Tony Baloney were great!
    star-5
    Our family enjoyed this tour
    Mark_C
    , Aug 2022
    Loved seeing all the sights on land and then on water. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and made it fun and interesting.
    star-5
    Great experience!!!
    Robert_A
    , Aug 2022
    Tour through city, trip up river, great views and guides where awesome and full of knowledge city was beautiful !!!
    star-5
    Robin was great!
    Trip_H
    , Aug 2022
    Robin the Riveter was great! Informative and Entertaining. I learned and lot about Boston and had a great time while doing it. Great job!
    star-5
    Wonderful guide!
    Maureen_S
    , Aug 2022
    Wonderful guide! Chef Wolfgang duck rules. Never did find out how many Dunkin doughnuts there were on the drive. Order up …. Quack Quack!!
    star-5
    A truly memorable and fun family event!!
    Valerie_K
    , Aug 2022
    Took my two grandchildren. Firstly the narrator was amazing!!! Very informative with a wonderful knowledge of boston history. He also had a great sense of humor and I loved how he interacted with the kids. Letting them steer the duck plus getting a sticker was fun for them and a great photo opp!!
    star-5
    Highlight of our trip.
    Cindy_G
    , Aug 2022
    Our guide was a perfect blend of humor and information that kept adult attention without boring kids. Detective something, so I can’t remember. In water sailboats were out in foreground of iconic Boston architecture.
    star-5
    Best Tour of Boston
    Mat_S
    , Aug 2022
    Our tour guide was very informative and hilarious! He kept everyone engaged and was well prepared with endless facts, information, and jokes. I would take the tour again just to listen to him!
    star-5
    Best Day Ever!
    Dorothy_A
    , Aug 2022
    The entire experience was amazing! Our tour guide was informative, engaging, knowledgeable and hilarious! We enjoyed every part of the tour. Just loved going into the water and hearing the history of the boat itself, as well as all of the on land sights.
    star-5
    We enjoyed the history of...
    Pamela_R
    , Aug 2022
    We enjoyed the history of the City. It was great to be able to go from the road to the water. Tour guide was fun and informative. Interaction was fun.
    star-3
    It was great experience
    josefinade_s
    , Aug 2022
    The moment the boat duck enter to water and you can see all Boston from the water. How wonderful buildings look like and the brigde
    star-5
    Fun and informational. Enjoyed by all ages in our group.
    Sandy_K
    , Aug 2022
    Great tour. One of our family members had a minor medical problem just before the duck left. The crew was fantastic and kind in helping her off the duck and providing her with water until the condition passed and she was able to return to hotel.
    star-4
    Getting to sit for 1 1/2...
    Dennis_O
    , Aug 2022
    Getting to sit for 1 1/2 hours after walking on the freedom trail for 5 plus miles. Going into the water.
    star-5
    Awesome cruise
    Sandra_M
    , Aug 2022
    Magic tricks to start of the tour. Great historical information. Groaner jokes that were hilarious. Tons of interesting information about what you can see for free in Boston. Touched base with every person on the vessel. Full engagement of the audience by the narrator. The history of the architecture, city and pop quizzes for people on historical events were great. All the kids got to steer the boat., lots of smiles
    star-5
    The guide was great so...
    Kathleen_M
    , Aug 2022
    The guide was great so funny and included all the kids. We may have learned a few things as well. Beautiful day I would go again.

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