1 hour 30 minutes
Tour departs from Union Station
Narrated duck tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
The authentic WWII Duck is a neat vehicle. However, not much legroom for someone over 6 feet, and the seats are a bit small in width for a heavier person - no way to fit two people side by side if you're big and tall. Those infantrymen were young, fit, and nimble.
Our guide was a personable retired man. Pleasant enough, but most of his commentary centered on complaining about pedestrians and pointing out wildlife - much more of a nature tour than I expected.
As we drove through DC, he pointed out some of the buildings and had a few interesting facts and a couple of rather lame jokes about them.
When we finally reached the water, I was hoping the tour would begin to ramp up. Instead, we looked at ducks in the water and sat under planes as they landed at Reagan. And you could drive the old metal tank if you wished. Then we exited the water, drove quickly by a few more DC monuments and buildings. You did get to see the Pentagon from the water. And the Washington Monument in the distance. But all in all, it wasn't worth it.
This tour was amazing!
This tour was amazing!
If you have a limited amount of time in DC, this is a fun way to get an overview of the monuments. We did drive past the Lincoln Monument, the White House, the Smithsonian Museums, the Capitol Building, Arlington National Cemetery and into the Potomac River. We could see the Washington Monument from pretty much everywhere and while in the Potomac, everyone who wanted to had a chance to drive the D.U.C.K. We watched a plane land at Reagan National Airport which was pretty exciting. Our tour guide was great about sharing interesting facts and told us when great photo spots where coming up. We weren't able to get off the DUCK and it we didn't make many photo stops but it was a fun experience and I would recommend it for a quick overview of the city. Captain Bucky was great!
I love the Duck Boats! This was the greatest way to get an overview of all D.C. In a short time. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable about all the sights, museums and monuments. The best part was when we went into the Potomac river! He took us out into the middle, then let anyone who wanted to, drive the boat.
I totally recommend Duck Boats for the first day you are here, they are way more fun than a bus!
Our trip was wonderful. It was relaxing, informative and friendly. The captain was awesome, funny and knowledgeable. Our group was a family of 7. We had wanted to do this tour for years, and it was worth the wait. We will certainly do it again when we are in Washington DC.
Great short tour. Especially if you have young kids who get to drive the duck when it gets into the Potamac.
Super enjoyable experience! Tour guide/driver was entertaining and knowledgeable. Duck boat perspective from the water was a nice twist...many thanks!!!
Fun, but not much to see on the DC waterfront. The land portion was okay.
Fun trip, great value! Would do this again. Duck captain was knowledgeable and interesting. Be sure and bring some water with you, especially if it's hot out.