Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a tour from Rubber Duck Tours (a $26 value for adults 13–55; a $22 value for seniors, military, and students; and a $20 value for children four to 12, with children three and under admitted free). A minimum of six passengers is required for each tour, so gather a group of retired sea captains for a nostalgic journey over land and water.
Rubber Duck Tours traverses both the blue and green portions of the globe to offer guests an amphibious exploration of Long Beach. With this tour, passengers will climb inside The Duck, a hydra-terra vehicle approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for dual-purpose travel. The tour route begins with an exploration of downtown Long Beach, as the tour guide shares the story of Long Beach's rags-to-boats transformation from farming community to port city. From there, The Duck hits the water to glide along the glassy surface of the harbor, with the elevated design of the boat keeping passengers dry, much to the delight of wicked witches and sightseeing housecats. The aqua-portion of the tour includes buoy's-eye views of the Queen Mary and other ships populating the harbor. The tour lasts 1.25 hours, with one-third of the tour spent on the water and two-thirds of the tour spent on land.
Rubber Duck Tours' auto-anatidae adventure is a smooth ride on both land and sea, quelling any qualms about queasiness. See here for a handy list of other FAQs. Snacks are available for purchase onboard The Duck, just like during transcontinental journeys aboard actual ducks. Coast across the currents with the ease of puppet-loved bathtub accessories with Rubber Duck Tours.
Downtown Long Beach
Shoreline Dr. and Pine Ave.
Long Beach, California 90802Get Directions