$17 Amphibious Tour of San Francisco with Ride the Ducks

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In a Nutshell

  • Amphibious sightseeing
  • Fun, knowledgeable guides
  • Experience the city anew

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Not valid on major holidays. Valid for first tour of the day at Fisherman’s Wharf or any tour at Union Square. Must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to boarding time. Reservations recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Some claim that half-and-half is neither here nor there, when in truth it is both there and here all at once. Today's Groupon similarly merges the codependent worlds of land and sea: for $17, you get one seat aboard a Ride the Ducks amphibious tour of San Francisco, up to a $32 value. Hop on the wheeled boats for any tour leaving from Union Square, or for the first tour of the day leaving from Fisherman's Wharf, to catch sweeping views of famous city streets, city structures, and jealous glances from marooned pedestrians.

The confident, white paint job of a certified duckmobile takes to the water as easily as it careens along asphalt, providing an atypical transportation experience for swimmers and walkers alike. Knowledgeable tour captains introduce their passengers to the history and culture that surround such grounded sites as Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, Union Square, and more. When dry land runs out, the hydro-karts dip into the San Francisco Bay for the maritime views of the Bay Bridge and McCovey Cove, famously named after first baseman and cove-lover, Willie McCovey.

Tours run every day through the end of October. Each one allows sightseers to experience the city from multiple vantage points and sea levels. It gives land-humans the opportunity to see why merpeople and motorized animals love their briny metropolis so much.

Reviews

Yelpers give Ride the Ducks four stars, and TripAdvisors give five owl eyes:

  • What a blast!! Our captain, Duck Roger, was high energy and entertaining all the way - he had everyone singing and dancing (and blasting on our souvenir "quackers") the whole trip. – Kazza138, TripAdvisor
  • I took my 75 yr. old Mom, my sister and my 9 yr. old son on this trip. We all had so much fun. The guide was educational and funny. – AM9California, TripAdvisor

Classic Cable Cars

Classic Cable Cars' fleet of road-ready cable cars takes visitors on tours of timeless San Francisco landmarks, and features actual historic vehicles once used by the California Street Cable Car Line. During the holiday season, the vehicles even don lights and garland for tour of the city's most festive seasonal decorations.

Customer Reviews

2557 Ratings

Family loved it can't wait to go again!
Monica C. · July 6, 2016
Very enjoyable and fun!
Bobbi E. · May 29, 2016
Make sure you bring a jacket because it gets windy once your in the water. It's an awesome ride & the music the driver plays is really cool! I Loved it!!
Cindy V. · January 31, 2015
Merchant Location Map
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    Fisherman's Wharf

    Taylor St & Jefferson St

    San Francisco, California 94133

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    Downtown

    Geary St & Powell St

    San Francisco, California 94102

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