The Boston Duck Tour is one of those cheesy, only-as-a-tourist attractions that kids love. You drive around the city on a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle, a DUCK, and you are expected to quack when your guide tells you to. You see Boston Common and Newbury Street, then you hit the water.
Wows and Woes
Not all ducks have outside seating and those that do have limited seating. Get there early if you want to sit outside, because there is no guarantee. Also, surprisingly, even infants require a (heavily discounted) ticket.
With your ticket, you get discounted admission to the fabulous Museum of Science, along with museum store discounts. And the shorter tour that leaves from the aquarium is less expensive.
Author’s Most Memorable Moment
Since we live in NYC, my kids don’t have much opportunity to drive anything. The “ConDUCKtor” usually allows some passengers to drive the boat a little on the Charles River. The ear-to-ear grins my kids sported made the ticket prices worthwhile.
Boston Duck Tours are a unique way to get an overview of Boston and see some of the sights.