Riding a bus into the water (you heard me correctly. The bus is driven into the water) is an experience hard to forget.
The idea of Duck boats was actually conceived during WWII. They were used by the military as a convenient mode of transport with no need to dock. Now the Ducks are used as a fun way to explore and get to know the city of Boston.
The tours leave from three popular tourist sites; the Science Museum, The Prudential Center and the New England Aquarium. There are also discounts available for those attractions bought in conjunction with the Duck Tour tickets. Parking is also at a reduced rate for Duck Tour Visitors.
The conDUCKtors narrate the 80 minute tour, 60 minutes on land and 20 minutes of riding the beautiful Charles River. During the ride the conDucktor explains about the three f’s you will encounter. The city represents Freedom, it is the city of Firsts, and of course a Fun place to be. Some of the famous landmarks seen on the tour are the golden-domed State House, Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Common, Copley Square, the Big Dig, Boston Public Library, The Prudential Tower and of course the magnificent Boston and Cambridge Skyline seen from the Charles River.
When we were on the tour our funny and engaging tour guide, James Harvey Cavanaugh, taught us about the Boston history, the wicked way of talking in Boston, and even allowed us to take turns steering the Duck on the River.
The Duck Tour is the absolute best way to see Boston and get a real feeling for the history while having fun at the same time.
Posted: October 26, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Either outside the:
New England Aquarium
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Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 3 hours, 20 minutes
Lakewood: 4 hours, 20 minutes
Monsey: 3 hours, 10 minutes