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About Chattanooga Ducks
Did you know The designation of DUKW is not a military pun - the name comes from the terminology used for military vehicles in World War II; the D indicates a vehicle designed in 1942, the U meant "utility (amphibious)", the K indicated all-wheel drive and the W indicated two powered rear axles. Although technically a misnomer, DUKWs are often referred to as duck boats. Another popular nickname was old magoo or simply magoo. Though the origin of this term is unknown, it probably refers to the odd shape of the vehicle. DUKWs became known as ''Ducks'' and are still in use, as well as purpose-built amphibious tour buses, primarily as tourist transport in harbor and river cities.
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cammacher wrote a review May 10
Hendersonville, North Carolina1 contribution
We all had a great time. The short tour of the city was very informative. The best part was the look on all of our faces when we went in the water. What a ride. Thank you. Would definitely recommend and would go again if we come back to Chattanooga.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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dbaker682021 wrote a review May 5
Athens, Alabama1 contribution
First time on such a vessel. Had a great time! Kind of hard to hear the Captain as he was describing the history of chattanooga, but well worth it!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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sumcat13 wrote a review May 4
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee36 contributions4 helpful votes
Captain Barry was great and fun to ride with. Very knowledgeable about the area. Daughter loved driving the boat.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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kashia0510 wrote a review May 4
Crossville, Alabama1 contribution
My fiancé and I had a little weekend get away to Chattanooga. He had been wanting to go on the ducks for a while. Honestly I’m so glad we did. We had a blast! Our guide was amazing! He was so knowledgeable and funny! Going from land to water was so much fun!
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Mary W wrote a review May 3
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The tour was so much fun. The history given during the tour is very informative. The captain was very personable and interacted great with everyone. I would definitely recommend to visitors and local residents.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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