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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Visiting BOSTON: Boston Duck Tours REVIEW

by Tina
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When you have limited time in an historic-rich city such as Boston time is at a premium.  There is so much to see in this town full of American history.  I was fortunate to be able to check out the Boston Duck Tours during my family's 2-day visit to Bean Town.

Ticket counter within the Prudential Tower
Public transportation is fast and simple in Boston (and if you have a smart phone, I highly recommend the Embark Boston app to easily navigate your way around the city. From our hotel in South Boston we were able to easily take the 2-buck "T" (the nickname for Boston's subway, which is only $2 per ride) to the Prudential Tower.  That is one of the 3 places to board the Duck Tours.

By the way, the Prudential Tower is also a great place to shop, dine and sight see while you're visiting Boston.  At the top of the tower you can check out the Skywalk Obseratory, Boston's only 360 degree view of the town.

Once we got our tickets for the 80-minute tour we exited the Prudential Tower toward the awaiting vessels.  These vessels are replicas of amphibious landing vehicles that were used in WWII. 

Each vessel has a captain, otherwise known as conDUCKtors, who are all profiled on their site.  We had Captain MacInQuack lead our tour. 

Entering the Charles River
Narrating during the entire 80-minute tour, Captain MacInQuack spouted facts about every historical site we encountered.  Much of the tour crosses paths with the walking Freedom Trail.  Therefore you will be able to see much of what that walking tour includes while aboard the Duck Tour.

Our reflection in the mirror under the bridge.
Of course one thing you will not experience while walking the Freedom Trail is the water tour on the Charles River.  We were lucky to have a beautiful day on the Charles River complete with sail boaters and clear skies while viewing Harvard and Cambridge from the comfort of our vessel. 

While we were on the river the conDUCKtor allowed several children to take the helm.  Keep that in mind for your photo opportunities while on vacation.

Each vessel holds about 40 people, 2 people to a bench.  There are life jackets which I imagine are never used, but are above each bench.

There are several other major cities across the country that also have Duck Tours, including San Francisco. We will have a review this summer on that location.

My family enjoyed this relaxing and informative tour.  We were constantly on the go during our east coast vacation that it was a nice change to be able to experience the city while aboard these amphibious vessels.  For more information visit the Boston Duck Tours website and enjoy the ride!

Our reflection in the John Hancock building in Boston.

A view of the John Hancock building from the Duck Tours vessel.

Sailing away, a view from the Duck Tours.

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