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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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Overview

Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
  • Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour of Boston
  • Narrated tour of Boston by land and water with your own personal ConDUCKtor®
  • Splash into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston
  • See Boston landmarks like Boston Common, Old State House, Quincy Market, and Prudential Tower
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80-minute Duck Boat Tour of Boston
Narrated tour of Boston with your own personal ConDUCKtor
20-minute boat ride along the Charles River
Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from the Museum of Science departure location.
See top Boston sites such as Faneuil Hall, Copley Plaza, Old State House, Public Garden and more!
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114, USA

Museum of Science 1 Science Park Boston, MA, 02114

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

53 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Prudential Center 53 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02116

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The Boston Duck Tour covers it all—from the State House in the Beacon Hill neighborhood to Bunker Hill and the TD Garden, home to the Boston Celtics. There’s Boston Common, a public park in downtown Boston and the oldest city park in the United States; Copley Square, a sort of public square in the Back Bay neighborhood; the Big Dig central artery/tunnel project; plus Government Center to Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower and more.

That’s a lot, but that’s not all. It’s time for the duck to float—with a splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.

Important note: Multi-lingual audio guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Boston Duck Tours
Set sail for the ultimate Boston land and water tour experience! You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their 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 Fleet Center, 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 our 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. So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour! Important note: Multi-lingual Audio Guides available from Prudential Center and Museum of Science departures only.
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Boston Public Garden
America's First Public Garden, located in downtown Boston.
Pass By:  
Boston Common
Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
Stop At:  
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Boston Public Library
The library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.
Pass By:  
Old State House
Celebrating 300 years as America's oldest and most historic colonial building, the Old State House is now Boston's Revolutionary Museum
Pass By:  
Museum of Science
Just imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm in the iconic Theater of Electricity, walking among butterflies, or taking a journey inside the human body!
Pass By:  
TD Garden
As New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, TD Garden is the home of the storied NHL’s Boston Bruins and NBA’s Boston Celtics franchises and hosts over 3.5 million people a year at its world-renowned concerts, and sporting events.
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Newbury Street
Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.
Pass By:  
Massachusetts State House
Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
Pass By:  
Boylston Street
Boylston street is a popular shopping street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.
Pass By:  
Charles River Esplanade
A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops holds its annual summer concerts.
Pass By:  
Copley Place
Located in the historic Back Bay, at 100 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116, Copley Place is Boston's most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., and Jimmy Choo.
Pass By:  
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
Landmark bridge in Boston, MA.
Pass By:  
Old South Church
Church located on the Freedom trail in downtown Boston.
Pass By:  
Prudential Center
Shopping Center in the heart of Boston.
Pass By:  
Arlington Street Church
Historic Boston church filled with Tiffany windows.
Pass By:  
Boston Public Market
The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace featuring 35 New England artisans and food producers housed under one roof offering fresh foods, prepared meals, crafts, and specialty items.
Stop At:  
Charles River
Enjoy a 20-minute Splash down Boston's Charles River.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual Audio Guides available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Chinese from the Museum of Science departure location only.
  • Accessibility: We have wheelchair accessible DUCKS from all 3 of our departure locations. If you are booking online you MUST call us 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boston Duck Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River.

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  • "Plenty of parking at the museum of science so it is a perfect place to get on the duck tour" See review
  • "I would say don't miss if you've never been to Boston ." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour, the whole staff before embarking, the tour guide, the whole experience was worth the money and time." See review

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star-5
Coolest way to see the city.
John_G
, Oct 2021
The tour itself was very nice. Our tour guide Old Quackdonald was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I would recommend the duckboat tour to anyone visiting Boston.
star-5
Extremely informative and fun
Holly_S
, Oct 2021
Very informative narrative plus highly energetic guide. Extremely knowledgeable and a fun time. Safe and fun. Would love a longer tour option. Could have stayed on this trip for hours
star-5
Fun time
Rick_L
, Oct 2021
Art Ducko was an amazing narrator. The whole trip was amazing we learned a lot of things that we did not know about Bostons history!
star-5
Excellent
Michael_T
, Oct 2021
Hearing the history of Boston. Our host Duck Holiday was very enthusiastic and kept everyone engaged.
star-5
Awesome..the best
Brian_W
, Oct 2021
Awesome..highly recommend 👌 the narrator was fabulous .very fun and informative Frim Jolly the best
star-5
do it
NDon_B
, Oct 2021
its all about narrator and ours was superb funniest look at our nations start do not miss this perfect histrionic and historic ti=our of our firts great city
star-5
My wife and I found the...
Craig_K
, Oct 2021
My wife and I found the tour very informative with a bit of humor thrown in. Was well worth the time
star-5
Great ride
Shannon_B
, Oct 2021
Guide was fantastic . Funny and I love how much history I learned about the city. The vehicle itself creates a memorable experience
star-5
Cool….. just plain Cool!!!!
Charles_A
, Oct 2021
I’ve lived in New England for almost 60 years- it was a great experience, a blast going in the water- incredibly informative and good humor- I learned things I never knew about Boston and it’s history- Highly recommend it !!
star-5
Wicked Awesome Fun!
Molly_K
, Oct 2021
Our tour was wicked awesome! Wolfgang Puck the chef tour guide was funny & informative, he kept our attention the entire tour!

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