You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of the 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 TD Banknorth 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 best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about this 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.
Boston Duck Tours is a great way to start off your visit to Boston. We give you a great overview of the city, show you many unique neighbourhoods and splash you into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. (Please note: not all sites might be seen due to traffic conditions and altered tours).
How long does the tour last?
All tours are approximately an hour and 20 minutes in length. An hour on land and 20 minutes in the water. Tour times may vary from time to time due to traffic patterns and construction.
Are the Ducks wheelchair accessible?
Absolutely! If you are booking online you MUST call us at 617-450-0068 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. Each Duck in our fleet is equipped to have up to two wheelchairs strapped onto the back deck. Wheelchairs are boarded first along with one guest in your party. Other guests in your party will board in the order in which they arrived and where they are in the line. Guests also have the option of transferring into one of our seats. We will gladly set up the wheelchair lift to assist those guests who are not in a wheelchair, but are unable to climb stairs.
Can you get on and off the Duck?
No. The tour is approximately 80-minutes without stops along the route. Tour times may vary due to traffic patterns and construction.
Do you get wet on the tour?
While we do splash into the Charles River, you will not get wet. You may, however, get a light spray on the River depending upon the direction and strength of the wind.
How long are we on the water?
The water portion is approximately 20 minutes of the 80-minute tour. Tour times may vary due to traffic patterns and construction.
Can we bring liquor on board?
No, insurance regulations do not allow alcohol on board the Duck. Boston Duck Tours reserves the right to refuse boarding of or terminate the tour for any guest that appears to be intoxicated.
Do you need a seat for my baby?
Yes, you are required to get a ticket for any child under 3.
Are pets allowed on the Duck?
Only service animals are permitted on the tour.
What should you wear? Are the Ducks heated?
Although the Ducks are heated and may be enclosed, you should dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the tour. It is often breezy on the Charles River.
Tours that depart from and return to the Prudential Center & the Museum of Science (approximately 80 minutes) will see these famous landmarks:
- Prudential Tower
- Christian Science Church
- Copley Place/Arts Square
- New Old South Church
- Arlington Street Church
- Boston Common/Public Gardens
- Swan Boats
- Beacon Hill
- State House
- Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
- Mary Dyer
- Old Scollay Square/Government Center
- Old West Church
- West End
- TD Garden
Tours that depart from and return to the New England Aquarium (approximately 80 minutes) will see these famous landmarks:
- New England Aquarium
- Long Wharf
- Rose Kennedy Greenway/Wharf District Parks
- Custom House
- Old State House
- King's Chapel
- Granary Burying Ground
- Arlington street Church
- Boston Commons/Public Gardens
- Make Way for Ducklings
Dates & Times
Departure dates/times from Prudential Centre
Daily, March 21 - November 30 & Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December - Every half hour starting at 09:00 until an hour before sunset.
Departure dates/times from Museum of Science
Daily from March 21 - November 30 - Every hour or half hour starting at 09:00 until one hour before sunset.
Departure dates/times from New England Aquarium
April - June 15, Daily: Monday - Friday starting at 15:00 & weekends starting at 12:00
June 16 - September 2: 7 days a week starting at 12:00
September 3 - October 31: 7 days a week starting at 09:00
Weekends in November (Sat & Sun only) starting at 09:00
Map & Directions
Prudential Centre: The Prudential Centre is conveniently located in the Back Bay neighbourhood in Boston. The Prudential Centre also borders the South End and is in close proximity to the Fenway neighbourhood.
The Museum of Science: The Museum is located near Boston's West End, the Bullfinch Triangle and Charlestown neighbourhoods and it borders the City of Cambridge on the Charles River. Accessible by T (Science Park stop on the Green line).
The Museum of Science has an onsite parking garage.
The New England Aquarium: The New England Aquarium is located on Boston's historic Waterfront and is in close proximity to Faneull Hall, the North End, the Seaport District and the Financial District.
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Boston Duck Tours - 80 Minute Tour
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