Duck Boats Boston Tours
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These fun amphibious vehicles provide truly one-of-a-kind summer tours of downtown Boston. 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 most excellent journey through the historic sites of Boston, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Garden, 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 city 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.
Approximately 80 minutes
Points of Departure:
Prudential Center, Boylston Street side
Boston Museum of Science
New England Aquarium
Operating Season / Hours:
Late March to Late November (All DUCKS are heated.) Tours depart rain or shine, 7 days a week, every half hour from 9 AM to approximately one hour before sunset.
Tickets are sold inside the Prudential Center from 8:30 AM - 8 PM (except Sunday 8:30 AM - 6 PM). Some tickets may be purchased up to five days in advance at ticket booths located in the Prudential Center, the Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall and/or over the internet via our website. Please note, if you purchase tickets over the internet, it is not necessary to go to the ticket booth. Go directly to the boarding area. Tickets may not be purchased at the Duck boarding area.
If the advanced tickets on the internet are sold out, then the advanced tickets at the ticket booths are also sold out. We do not sell individual tickets over the phone, only for groups of 20 or more. The summer is our peak season, so if you are planning to come during this time, be sure to get here early. They often sell out by noon.
Tours are wheelchair accessible. View Other Duck Tour FAQs
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Operating seven days a week, the tours depart every 30 minutes starting at 9:00am and the last tour leaves an hour before sunset.
Admission (subject to change, please call or check website to confirm):
Adult - $32.00
Children aged 3 to 11 - $22.00
Children under 3 (including infants) -$10.00
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- The ticket operators will tell you to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time to get a good spot in the queue (this is so you can choose your desired seat). Best seats in the queue are already scarfed up 40 minutes in advance - so if you REALLY want first choice of seating get there 45 minutes early. Most seats are pretty good - but if you want outside seating you pretty much have to get in line first.
- The extra wait time is also used for taking photos of everyone as you board that you can purchase for $20 after the ride. We ended up buying ours.
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