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“Must do attraction in Boston”
Review of Boston Duck Tours

Boston Duck Tours
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Boston Duck Tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hop aboard Boston's Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a WWII style amphibious vehicle that travels on land and water. You'll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston and Cambridge. Come see what makes us Boston's Most Popular Tour, Quack, Quack! Tours now available in 9 new languages including: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian Dialect) and Korean!
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Must do attraction in Boston”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

I booked the Duck tour more for my 9 year old son, than for the adukts, but we all had a ball. The tour provides a great history narrative of this beautiful city, and our driver was informative and entertaining. When the duck was on the water the kids were allowed to drive the duck for a while which was great fun. Well worth the money and highly recommended.

Visited June 2011
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Gold Coast
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good for a free ticket”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We had a free ticket from our hotel. This was the only reason why we went on the tour. They pointed out some highlights and places where movies were shot but on average pretty average.

Visited October 2011
Thank Eric B
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A fun couple of hours”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We didn't have a lot of time in Boston and this was a great way of seeing a lot of things at once; we'd totally recommend it if you're in a similar situation with time constraints. Our guide was really entertaining and knowledgeable and he was a real local, so provided some really good hints and tips about things that wouldn't necessarily be mentioned in guidebooks, which we followed up later.

Visited October 2011
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Take a trolley tour instead”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Disappointing. Very tourist-y and went way too fast... literally, we were done like a half hour early... but unable to take pictures out the window as the tour was going on because we blew through everything at a blistering pace. The guide even talked super fast... you really had to pay attention and still couldn't catch everything he said. It's good to take this kind of tour to start so you can get the lay of the land and figure out where you want to spend time at, but an hop on / off trolley tour would be a much better option, not to mention the duck tour is not cheap! I would not recommend this or do it again.

Visited October 2011
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BostonDuckTours, General Manager at Boston Duck Tours, responded to this review, 11 January 2012
I'm sorry that our tour did not live up to your expectations. It would be helpful to know who your Driver was and what tour you took. Our tours average 80 minutes and we can easily check our records and GPS (which is on each Duck) to see if it was short, and if so, why. I'd like to help resolve your issues and can be reached directly at CBrown@BostonDuckTours.com. Thank you in advance for letting us help resolve this.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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272 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“A must for tourists with kids”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I was kind of dreading this duck tour, so I was very surprised how enjoyable it was for us parents and our kids (age 4 & 2). It was a fun, informative tour of Boston in a unique vehicle. The guide was very humorous. All of the guides have a different "personality" that they bring to the tour with costumes, point of view, etc. Going into the Charles River was quite exciting for everyone on the boat, and any kids who wanted to were allowed to drive the boat. This is a must-do if you have kids and want to do a tour of Boston.

Visited August 2011
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