The Ducks, Philadelphia
Philly's fun attraction is the land and water sightseeing tour all-in-one. We saw the DUCKS amphibian car/boat at Penn's Landing part-way through its tour.
Ride the DUCKS tour for 80 minutes of entertainment and information as you tour the Historic District, South Street and Society Hill. You'll see the Betsy Ross House, Ben Fanklin's grave, Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, National Constitution Center, scenes from the movie National Treasure, and Penn's Landing... and then "splash" into the Delaware river for a relaxing cruise - all on board one odd-but-AMAZING vehicle.
Definitely something DIFFERENT to do, if you like new experiences. You'll have to be sure to get your QUACKER whistle to complete your experience.
If you plan to wait to purchase your tickets once you get to the city, you can do so at the ticket kiosk one block south of our boarding location at 6th and Chestnut Streets or inside the Independence Visitor Center. Buy your tickets online or by phone (877-887-8225) in advance to ensure you get a seat on the tour of your choice.
2006 Ticket Prices:
Adults (ages 13+) $24.00
Children (ages 3-12) $14.00
Seniors (55+) $23.00
Infants (0-2) Free
Welcome to Duck tours, a amphibious boat, motor vehical hybrid that plys the waters of the Deleware River & rides around Center City. Just another way to get around the city, along with cabs, trolleys, buses, subways, bikes & cars of private citizens.
This is always a fun way to get to know the city. The Ducks are in every major city in the United States.....that has an ocean or river of course. The Ducks are converted from old WWII amphibious vehicles. They take you around the city, and then then in the water to see more attractions.
Here you can see the duckmobile as it returns from the river part of its tour.
The whole tour takes about 80 minutes and is a good way to get acquainted with the sites of philadelphia while also having some fun :)
2003 Ticket Prices
Adults (Age 13 and up) $19.95
Children (Age 3 – 12) $10.95
Prices subject to change so please check their website for current pricing.
I have seen these in other cities... they are becoming very popular, especially in cities that have a river or river front.
The tours depart at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and takes you on an unique land and water tour of the Historic District and the Delaware River. See the Old City, Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall, Christ's Church, Benjamin Franklin's grave site and so much more
The people have a lot of fun on the tour as you can tell in this photo... :)