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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!
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.
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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!
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    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.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    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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    Fun Day
    , Aug 2022
    Our tour guide Super Hero was the best. You are a well oiled machine. Great job and keep up your good work!
    Very fun!
    , Aug 2022
    Great way to spend time in Boston, especially with a top cover that helped the heat situation. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun with Robin and Run Amock. Highly recommend!
    , Aug 2022
    Tour guide was great! This was on our bucket list despite the fact we are from Boston. We liked watching the kids drive the boat the best!
    Awesome day
    , Aug 2022
    Great day with Paprika! Quack quack got to see the city and they let our 1 year old drive the boat in the Charles!
    Awesome intro to Boston!!!
    , Aug 2022
    Epic tour, can’t recall his name but the Big Lebowski was our guide and he is. A. Legend. Wicked Smaht!
    Quack is worth it!!
    , Aug 2022
    Fabulous day in Boston. The narrator was terrific, although his violin playing needs a little help!!! Hahaha Learned many interesting facts and loved being on the water. Would recommend to anyone new to Boston
    Great experience
    , Aug 2022
    I learned a lot about the history of Boston and its architecture and going from the road to the water was a really good feeling specially on that hot day
    Would do again
    , Aug 2022
    Going into the water. Good history lesson. Liked the ease of travel. Good guide. Knowledgeable and funny.
    Great way to spend your early evening in Boston.
    , Aug 2022
    Duck tour was very enjoyable in the early evening after we did some walking around the city. The tour covered the most important historical part of the city from the land and water. It was a great combination to enjoy and relax. The tour lead is very good at engaging you in the story and friendly.
    Don’t go when it’s hot!
    , Aug 2022
    It was 95 degrees. We were on the left side and the sun was on us almost the entire tour. We felt heat sick during and after the trip. Seats were small and packed in. The guide was in the shade and the driver had a fan on. It was miserable for those on the left side.
    Good experience I would...
    , Aug 2022
    Good experience I would recommend to my family and friends,one thing I like the most is how the driver let the kids drive on River very nice kids was very excited and happy
    A great attraction
    , Aug 2022
    Robin the Rivetor was our tour guide and she was awesome. Donna was our driver and she was fantastic too. Robin was probably our favorite part of the trip.
    Nice view ans history of...
    , Aug 2022
    Nice view ans history of Boston. I was Glad tu drove too. Magical moment for me. I loved toi be on land & water. Thank you.
    2 By Land, One By Water
    , Aug 2022
    Our tour guide was great. He was very knowledgeable and wasn’t afraid to engage in some friendly banter with a Philly sports fan.
    Rain spoiled it - Good announcer, though
    , Aug 2022
    The entire problem with the tour was the rain. They gave a half discount, but being unable to go in the water, and with rain in the windows, it wasn’t what it could have been. The announcer was very good and entertaining.
    Brilliant Boston Duck Tours
    , Aug 2022
    We loved the convenience of meeting at the Science museum. Staff were awesome. Touring Boston was super. My grandson loved the big splash into the Charles. Exciting using the T for the first time. Great day hearing from all the foreign visitors. Our guide was brilliant a very HOT day. 🍀
    We loved our guide no...
    , Aug 2022
    We loved our guide no idea his name just had to do with milk LOL He had so much good information and made the experience so enjoyable.
    Flo was a fantastic guide...
    , Aug 2022
    Flo was a fantastic guide with an incredible sense of humor, which made the tour both educational and entertaining.
    Worst experience ever....
    , Aug 2022
    Worst experience ever. Never book with them. I wasn’t able to go and requested a refund for a good reason and was refused
    Week day get away
    , Aug 2022
    Disco Dan was very entertaining the tour was comfortable(recommend the back seats when the tour gets going the middle seat gives extra space

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