Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Washington DC Duck Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
We had Captain Kent and he was FABULOUS! The kids say this is the best of all the stuff we did in D.C. The kids loved the "quackers" side, the adults loved Capt. Kent's humor and all told, it was a great experience.Reviewed by: Phyllis G, April 2014
This was great fun. The tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. Definitely would do it again.Reviewed by: cschroeder, April 2014
It was awesome. Tour guide(driver) was very friendly, and informative. I will recommend this tour to any of my family and friends.Reviewed by: Heidi A, November 2013
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Route of tour very good. My granddaughter enjoyed "driving" the boat in the Potomac. Would recommend this as a fun way to get an overview of DC rather than riding a bus!Reviewed by: Linda A, USA, October 2013
Very good for young children, ages 6-10. The captain let the kids ring the bell and steer the boat. They were thrilled with the duck calls also.Reviewed by: School, September 2013
Excellent guide. Great fun. Best tour we had on this trip. New and interesting facts were shared.Reviewed by: Peg D, September 2013
Great family adventure. Capt. Jim was a great guide. The bonus was floating at the end of the runway at Reagan airport as the planes landed overhead!Reviewed by: Donald S, August 2013
Other than it being the hottest day in the world this was a fun and interesting tour of D.C. Our guide was full of information and humor and great with the children.Reviewed by: Ben W, July 2013
We took the trip to check it out for folks who come to visit us in DC. We thoroughly enjoyed it ourselves. You get a view of a few DC highlights in 1 1/2 hrs. You also get a view that few ever see near Ronald Reagan National Airport. We think the first tour in the morning is probably the best since the weather is usually cooler. Don't forget the sun screen lotion as we sat at the very back without the cover of the canopy- though those seats offer the best photo taking opportunities. And if the weather is really hot or cold, the trip could be very unpleasant.Reviewed by: Tucker, July 2013
The "DC Ducks" tour was outstanding. We took this tour recently -- my wife and I, along with our 7-year-old daughter and a couple of local friends from Maryland. None of us had ever done a duck boat tour, in any city.
We had some rain the morning of our tour, which slowed us down getting to Union Station for our 10AM departure. We were at the desk (near the front of Union Station) around 10 minutes to 10. We were the last 5 people on the 10AM tour, though on busy days, they "roll over" to a 30 minutes past the hour tour. So most days, you wouldn't be waiting an entire hour for the next tour.
As a result of our late arrival, we were at the back of the vehicle, and in fact myself and one of our friends were in the very back row, outside the canopy, on the wooden seats adjacent to the rear ladder / outboard motor. Not a big deal, and in fact the extra height gave us a little better view. The occasional rain was a minor hassle, but with the provided ponchos, we managed.
Our driver was great, very informative. About the only part I didn't like was when he took the duck (for a few short minutes a couple of times) on the highway. The duck boat isn't really capable of highway speeds, and the driver was deliberately slowing down, pointing out spots of interest. Sitting at the very back without a seatbelt, I was slightly nervous watching DC drivers barrel down us from behind!!
Still, a great experience. Driving from the streets of DC down into the Potomac is quite a thrill!Reviewed by: Eric R, June 2013