DC Ducks in Washington, DC

Historic Tours of America50 Massachusetts Ave. NEWashington, DC 20001
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See all of Washington DC’s top landmarks from the comfort of land and sea! Onboard a DC Ducks tour, you’ll learn all about our nation’s capital, history, and more about the vessel you’re touring in. Great for visitors of all ages, the DC Ducks tour allows you to see a great deal of Washington DC without ever having to leave your tour vehicle!


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See the famous Smithsonian Museums and many other magnificent Washington DC points of interest…then hold onto your seat as you head straight for the Potomac River, and take the big splash!

On board the DC Ducks Tour you’ll enjoy the area’s most extraordinary sightseeing excursion while riding in an authentic, fully restored DC Duck vehicle. The Ducks were created in 1942 following the attack on Pearl Harbor and became a vital means of transporting supplies from ships to areas that did not have port facilities. The vehicles were built by encasing two and a half ton GM trucks in a watertight shell.

Now, one of the most entertaining ways to sightsee in Washington DC, the DC Ducks take guests on a journey through the city to see various malls, monuments and museums before heading to the Potomac for a leisurely river cruise. Along the way, our expert Conducktors will amuse and enlighten with intriguing facts, historical accounts and tales about our capital city.

And the best part, it all takes place in one vehicle, without you ever having to leave your seat! Once in the river, the DC Duck Tour will sail past various spots of interest, including Gravely Point, where you may just glimpse an airplane overhead as it soars in for a landing at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Take the children, grab your friends and head out for a 90-minute adventure that’ll thrill and delight you all. The DC Ducks Tour departs every 30 minutes from Union Station.

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"Great way to see the city"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019
What a great and unusual way to see the city. Our guide was very informative and the speed of the truck provided a light breeze, a welcome respite from the heat. Heading through traffic and hearing key facts was great but the best bit was travelling on the water. The Potomac River was calm and quiet, only interrupted by the planes that you can nearly touch heading to Ronald Reagan airport! I would highly recommend this tour
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
"Excellent trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019
This was a 1:30 trip 30 minutes on the 30 minutes on water and 30 minutes back. Really enjoyable. Captain very knowledgable and had a good sense of humour probably one of the best trips.
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Clayton, Georgia
"Best thing we did"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2019
Captain Steve was absolutely amazing. So knowledgeable about DC. It is clear that he loves what he is doing. He was awesome with our kids. Should have done this the first day we were there. Had absolutely nothing negative! Bring a camera!!
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"Fun and interesting."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2019
Friendly staff and knowledgeable Captain. Unique views of the city and memorials. Nice alternative to the traditional bus tour. Well worth the time and money.
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"Go for the DC Duck!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 01, 2019
Enjoyable, often times lots of laughs. Sometimes difficult to hear driver and tour information. Loved being in the river. Book in advance - several people were turned away because they sell out!
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DC Ducks is located at Historic Tours of America50 Massachusetts Ave. NEWashington, DC 20001
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