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Thanks for visiting us today. Ride The Ducks is the perfect family adventure. Our land and water adventure of Philadelphia is fun, engaging, educational, entertaining and safe. You will ride through the historic streets of Philadelphia all the way up to the Parkway/Museum District before splashing down into the Delaware River for a fun cruise.  

It’s all it is Quacked up to be!

"Can't miss this if you are in Phila on vacation!"

    Gwen    Cresco, PA        

"Thumbs up for the Captain’s enthusiasm, humor and knowledge. Made the entire experience fun."

    Michael    Bristol, RI       

"It is an extremely fun filled and informative tour. Mind-blowing when afloat. Quack Quack Hurray !!"

     Vijay        Mt Laurel, NJ   

"The Captain was very informative and fun to ride with. I'll certainly recommjavascript:void(0);end this adventure to my family and friends or anyone who may ask."

    Marty        East Meadow, NY   

"This truly was the best guided tour I have ever taken. The Captain shared so much information about the area and was so entertaining! Truly made our day delightful."

    Chris         Southland, NY   

"My wife, brother-in-law and myself had a really great time, the Capt of the Duck Boat gets 2 thumbs -up from all 3 of us. Funny, friendly and very well informed about the facts of all the sites on the tour, learned a few things about Phila. we never knew. Well worth the time."

    Hans    Sharon Hill, PA   

"We have been to other city's Duck experiences.  This is the tour.  We wished it was longer.  We have knowledge of your unfortunate experience last year, but we still decided to give it a whirl.  No regrets!"

    John     Manhattan, NY 

"Betsy was awesome!  Great Sense of humor - we laughed the whole trip from her jokes."

    Iftach    Fair Lawn, NJ   

"Great fun and exciting tour of Phialdelphia!  Entering the water wwas the best part!  My 8 year old Daughter loved it!"

    Bill    Millville, NJ          

"Norm was an excellent captain!  He was a wonderful tour guide and has a great personality for the job.  My family thoroughly enjoyed the experience!  He really comes across as loving his job and you don't always find that!!"
    Jackie    Cortlandt Manor, NY   

"The ride was fun, entertaining and educational.  I love it."
    Heydis    Jersey City, NJ 

"On your first day back, congratulations!  We had a great time."
    Maie    Hansens Island, MI   

“It was fun for us all.  we really liked being on the water and felt very safe.”
    Hannah    Albany, NY 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the tour?

The perfect length. Your sightseeing adventure lasts about 80 minutes with about 20 minutes of that time on the Delaware River. We pass by many of the important points of history and current event sites to give you an overview of the area. The uniqueness of our vehicle also allows you to interact with the street so you get a real feel for life in Philadelphia. 

Where do I buy tickets?

From this website, via the phone or at our ticket kiosk. As you can imagine our tours are very popular. To ensure you get a seat on the tour of your choice we recommend you purchase tickets in advance. Click here to purchase your tickets online.  Our phone number is 877-887-8225. If you prefer to book when you get to town, visit our ticket booth at the corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets across from the Liberty Bell or inside the Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Streets.

Are there restrooms on board?

Sorry, no room. Go before we go. There are restroom facilities inside the Independence Visitor Center. Any of our crew will be happy to direct you to the nearest facility.

Can I take food and drink on board?

Yep. Just remember the answer to the restroom question. Sorry no alcoholic beverages.

Are you accessible to the disabled?

We can accommodate guests with various disabilities, but we need 48 hours advance notice.   Please call our office at 877-887-8225 to make arrangements and purchase tickets.

Will I get seasick?

Probably not. We are only on the water for about 20 minutes. Our vehicle is built to be very stable on the Delaware River. Plus, the water ride is very tranquil and relaxing since our water speed tops out at 7 mph.

Will I get wet?

Probably not. We try to make our entry into the water fun, but not wet. However, there may be times when a little splash will make its way onboard.

Do you have life jackets?

Yes. Enough for a vehicle full of adults, children or a mix of both. We also have a duckload of other modern safety equipment on board. 

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