Water activity

Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous

Activity provider: Boston Duck Tours
Water activity

Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous

Activity provider: Boston Duck Tours

From US$ 49.99 per person


Climb aboard a unique amphibious vehicle and discover Boston from a different perspective. The World War II-style “Duck” travels on land and water and takes you along historic streets and into the Charles River on an 80-minute tour of the city.

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Duration 80 minutes
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

What customers loved


  • See the sights of Boston from the land and water
  • Splash into the Charles River aboard a WWII amphibious vehicle
  • Learn about the unique heritage of the city that gave birth to freedom
  • Drive past Boston Common and Quincy Market
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Cambridge and Boston from the river
Full description

Make a splash on an 80-minute “Duck” tour of Boston and see the city from the land and water on one non-stop journey. Climb aboard your World War II-style amphibious landing vehicle at the Museum of Science or Prudential Center, and set off to discover unique neighborhoods. You will be welcomed on board by one of the legendary “ConDUCKtors®” who will narrate your tour and tell you about Boston as the birthplace of freedom and place of “firsts.”

Travel by the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill, and continue to Boston Common and Copley Square. Hear about the “Big Dig,” and marvel at fashionable Newbury Street. Go to historic Quincy Market, and more. As the best of Boston unfolds, your “ConDUCKtor®” will give you lots of little-known facts and interesting insights into the heritage of the city. Then, just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for a splash into the Charles River.

Enjoy views of Boston and Cambridge that you won't get anywhere else. All tours feature a fun, informative local guide. In addition, foreign language tours depart every half hour from the Museum of Science location.

These tours utilize cutting-edge GPS technology to offer tours in Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian dialect), Cantonese and Korean, at no additional cost to you.

If you require this multilingual commentary, be sure to choose the option from the Museum of Science.

  • 80-minute Duck tour by amphibious landing vehicle
  • Views of many Boston sights
  • Taxes
  • Conference center fee
  • Supplier online convenience fee
  • Live English guide
  • Multilingual audio commentary (from Museum of Science only)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Tickets are required for all passengers, including infants (age 2 and younger)
  • Please note that traffic conditions can alter the route and not all sites are guaranteed
  • - There are wheelchair accessible vehicles from all 3 of our departure locations. If you are booking online, you must call us at 617-450-0068 and tell us you have a guest that uses a wheelchair.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1520 reviews

Review summary

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Good overview of the city and the drive into the water is a special experience. But the guide was fabulous. Really engaged. As there were many kids on the ride and as every kid can try being the driver on the water, it took a bit too long to have everyone through.

March 23, 2023

My 13 year old son and I had a great time. Our tour guide (Captain Supersize) was funny and informative. He interacted wonderfully with the crowd. The tour covered areas of interest. Also, hats off to our guide whose facts were spot on. History buffs will approve. Also- the audio was easy to hear.

March 23, 2023

Visited Boston too late in the year to take the ferry to the outer islands and so searched for an alternate on the water adventure. Happy to find duck boat tours. Excellent guide. Good drive by overview of many historic monuments in the central city and fun trip putzing around the Charles River.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 48797