Rise and Shine, it’s your first day of vacation in the historical city of Boston….better get quacking! There’s no Boston tour quite like a Boston Duck Tour, and the season has just begun! From March 21 until November 25, guests can hop aboard a giant vehicle that, like a duck, can traverse land and water.
Boston Duck Tours is a unique experience from embarkation to debarkation. It’s the perfect family-friendly environment, where the kids can get involved. You may have seen them when any sports team wins a championship, as they are the official vehicles of the ticker tape parades in Boston.
Not your typical history tour, Boston Duck Tours prides itself on its fun atmosphere and theatrical experience. Each tour guide plays a different character; you can come back and have a completely different experience with a different tour guide every time you visit.
With three sites that serve as a starting point, the tour is easily accessible from wherever guests are staying in the Boston area. Hop on at the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, or Prudential Center.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in America and has been a part of some of the biggest historical moments in the United States. Some of the sites you’ll see include City Hall, Copley Square, the Bunker Hill Bridge, Newbury Street, the Boston Public Library, both the new and old State House, MIT, and so much more.
The boats are modeled after the amphibious WWII landing boats that carried military troops into battle. Prepare for a splashdown in the Charles River to see some of the most picturesque views of Boston from the water.
Everyone loves the duck tour, but perhaps none as much as the little ones. When the boat hits the Charles River, tour guides invite any children up to drive the boat. Don’t worry though, the boats don’t go very fast and there is little to no boat traffic on the water except for sailboats.
Kids also find the constant quacking throughout the tour to be hilarious. When passing through popular areas, each guide has a quack call and everyone on the street responds back with a quack. Bostonian’s love the duck tour boats and will often play along and quack back.
Take the duck tour in the morning, tours depart as early as 9 am. After the tour is over, guests can cover quite a bit of ground walking (Boston is one of the most walkable cities in the world) and visit many of the sites that the duck tour talks about. It’s an easy way to plan your visit without having to map it out all on your own.
To experience the iconic Duck Tour, head to 365 Tickets USA for special discounted tickets!