on July 5, 2011
We decided to take the Duck Tour so that we could see as much of the city as possible. We went to the Museum of Science to get the tickets and arrived at 9:45 am and were able to get tickets for the 10:30 tour. We waited outside for the tour where several ducks were waiting. When the time came we had our photos taken and boarded the duck. There are about 30 different ducks and we were on one called Arbourway Alex a white flowery one. Every duck is captained by men and women who act our different personalities and themes. We had Jason the Argonaut who dressed in a short white toga.Jason was a very funny and entertaining guy who narrated throughout the tour pointing out all the sights. Every so often someone on the street would quack at us and we quaked back. The tour took us all around the city from the commercial district, financial district, Copely Square, USS Constitution, Prudential Centre, Boston Common and then into the Charles River. Once we got into the water Jason let some of the children on board drive the duck and took pictures of them driving. Parts of the tour take in the Freedom Trail so a good way to view this before embarking on the walking tour, or an alternative if you don't want to walk it.The tour lasted 80 minutes in total and was fun and entertaining. I would recommend everyone visiting Boston for the first time to take the tour as soon as they arrive to get a good overview of the city. We did this and then went back to certain places we saw on the tour and decided not to visit others we previously would have.An excellent trip which costs $32 per adult and is worth every cent. The photos they take cost $20 and you are encouraged to tip the captain as well.
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