Boston Duck Tours are so fun, you won’t even realize you’re learning all about the rich history of Boston until your flash drive is full of photos from all around the city. Hop aboard your designated DUCK, a WWII style amphibious landing vehicle, and get immersed in the cultural proclivities of Bostonian past. ConDUCKtors point out all the sites along the way, revealing tidbits of information you won’t find anywhere else. After taking in the sights on land, you’ll dive into the Charles River for an immaculate view of the Boston skyline.
Why You’ll Love Boston Duck Tours
Duck tours depart from the Prudential Center, Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium. Each tour lasts about 80 minutes, and will leave you feeling like you know the city.
The order of your tour depends upon your origin site, but either way you’ll view a great mix of sites. Drive below the looming Prudential Tower, home of the famous Skywalk Observatory. You’ll find that the architectural details of the Christian Science Church make this house of worship look more like a castle.
Check out the modern Copley Place and the Arts Square that lead to some of the most historic sites of Boston. The New Old South Church and Arlington Street Church highlight the beauty of places of worship throughout the city.
The Boston Common, one of America’s oldest parks, along with the Public Gardens offer a wealth of flora and fauna in the middle of the city. The historic Swan Boats in the Public Garden lagoon are a real treat to see.
Next up, you’ll tour Beacon Hill, known as one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the city. The cobblestone streets that sit below brick rowhouses are the perfect atmosphere as you start to come across historical sites, like the State House, Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, the Mary Dyer statue and the Old West Church.
Soon, you’ll move along to the West End, where you may spy a Celtics player on their way to play a game at the TD Garden. Get a close up of the Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, and get a glimpse of the Museum of Science.
Along the Charles River, you’ll get to see the Esplanade and Hatch Shell, where the annual Independence Day celebrations take place.
In Charlestown, you’ll get to view the Bunker Hill Monument, a sight so spectacular it could be mistaken for some of the countries’ most prolific statues in Washington D.C. Take in the charming scenery of Main Street, Charlestown, before heading to the North End.
Then, you’ll get a tour of Newbury Street, swing by the iconic Cheers restaurant, and take in a few more sites before charging into the Charles River for the view of a lifetime.
What Makes Boston Duck Tours Special?
Tours are a dime a dozen throughout Boston, but Boston Duck Tours allow you to ride one seriously cool vehicle. Your DUCK is military grade, and there’s a thrill in driving into the water that just can’t be had anywhere else.
What Else Is in the Neighborhood?
More like, what isn’t in the neighborhood? Boston Duck Tours depart from three locations, each a hub for city life. For the best advice on what to do nearby, ask your tour guide. These ConDUCKtors arguably know the city better than anyone, and can fill you in on the local secrets.
Who’ll Have the Most Fun on a Boston Duck Tour?
Everyone! No matter your interest, you’ll find it along this tour. Sports fanatics get to see TD Garden, historians will find delight in the multiple sites that are key Boston features, and kids will enjoy the ride across both land and sea. Note, if you get sea sick you may not enjoy the ride down the Charles River.