You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. A Duck is an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. During the early days of World War ll, the allies were faced with a tough tactical problem: how could they unload cargo and men from their ships in places where the dock facilities had been destroyed or did not exist?
So the Yankee ingenuity created the perfect solution: a vehicle that was half boat and half truck that could run on land and water. Code-named DUKW. That's where the name came from.
The DUKWs were playing a crucial role in the allied invasions in Sicily, the Pacific, and the biggest invasion - D-Day. These amphibious vehicles also had an important role in both the European and Pacific theaters of the war. So today, by booking the Boston Duck Tours you will not only have the ride of your life but also ride on a proud part of American history.
The fun begins as soon as you board your Duck. First, you'll be greeted by one of the tour guides, who will narrate the tour. After that you are off on a journey of a lifetime. Boston Duck Tours will cruise you by the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom - 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 guides will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about the unique and wonderful city of Boston.
Boston Duck Tours operates a fleet of restored World War II era DUKWs. Now, Boston Duck Tours and Boston's Museum of Science have teamed up to present the history of these remarkable vehicles. A special exhibit will include a history of the DUKW, photographs, posters, and vintage film.
And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown". The guide will splash your Duck right into the Charles River and you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.
Although Boston trolley tours are no substitute for Boston Duck Tours, since the driving in Boston is not recommended because the drivers and roads are insane, the local public transit system offers convenient and safe access to major tourist attractions. Sit back and let the expert conductors show you the Best of Boston with Boston trolley tours. You can visit the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Old State House, the Historic North End (Boston's "Little Italy"), USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, Beacon Hill, the Bull & Finch Pub and much, much more.
Sometimes Trolley ticket includes free admission to the Old State House, Boston's preeminent historical museum. The museum's collection includes authentic artifacts chronicling Boston's history, all housed within the oldest surviving public building in Boston.
Feel the drama of revolution in America by joining Boston Duck Tours and Boston trolley tours. Relive the bustling seaport days of colonial Boston as you turn back the pages of history...