Boston Duck Tours by Land & Sea

Explore Boston with Boston Duck Tours in a World War II-style vehicle, the Duck, that operates on land and in the water. Tours depart on land from the Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, and the Prudential Center before taking the plunge into the Charles River. Groups will learn about historical events that took place in Boston from a knowledgeable ConDUCKtor who will narrate your journey passed sites such as the State House, Bunker Hill, and Copley Square. Large groups are welcome. Requests for specific ConDUCKtors or Ducks available with reservations made at least one month in advance.
 
Contact Info
Address: Departing from various locations in Boston, MA. Suffolk County. Tel: 800-226-7442 or 617-450-0068. Website: www.bostonducktours.com. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.

Boat Excursions Fun Facts

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as a boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water.

What makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

The next time you take your campers on a boat, ask the crew how the boat’s construction helps it transport people and things across bodies of water, and what power sources it uses.