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DC Ducks: Reservation based tickets are non-refundable. You may reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of tour time.
Tours do not have to be taken on the same day.
As seat of the government and an icon for the nation, Washington, DC is a place to learn about history and watch it in the making. DC Ducks is the newest, most exciting way to see Washington. Climb aboard an authentic, fully restored 1942 “Duck” and let the adventure begin! DC Ducks offered from mid March - early November.
Our tour traverses the National Mall with stops at several Smithsonian Museum buildings. You’ll have a chance to explore the National Monuments and Memorials (Lincoln, FDR, Washington, and Jefferson), as well as the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court buildings and much more.
Arlington National Cemetery requires that we use special tour vehicles to navigate the grounds. Therefore, a transfer of tour vehicles is required for the Arlington portion of our tour. Our red transfer shuttle will pick you up at the Lincoln Memorial (Stop #13) and drop you off at the cemetery where you’ll then hop aboard our Arlington National Cemetery touring vehicles for your tour of the cemetery grounds. You’ll have the opportunity to honor the brave men and women who’ve given their lives defending the ideals of our great nation. Witness the Changing of the Guard, visit John F. Kennedy’s gravesite, and explore the Memorial Amphitheater and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When you’re finished at Arlington, catch the shuttle again and we’ll take you back to the Lincoln Memorial so you can continue your tour of the city.
Your ticket includes round-trip water taxi to Georgetown, Alexandria Marina or National Harbor** with scenic views of D.C.!
From Union Station we will waddle down to the mall where you’ll see the awe inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithsonian Museums. Then at the Potomac River you’ll splash down for a whole different look at the nation’s capital. From the land to the water, it’s ALL IN THE SAME VEHICLE!
Our “wise quacking” captains will entertain you with anecdotes, well researched historical facts and the corniest jokes you’ve ever heard!
An Adventure of a Lifetime
This isn’t just a tour…it’s an experience. Sit back and relax as our tour captains turn back the pages of history.
Land and River in the Same Vehicle
Seeing Washington is one thing. Viewing it from the Potomac River is quite another. DC Ducks is Washington’s only thrill ride!
Something you Won’t Do on Any Other Tour
The Ducks return to land at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport under the approach pattern. Hold your ears as incoming aircraft pass over just feet from where you’re sitting …giving new meaning to sitting duck!
Safety First, Courtesy A Close Second
Since 1995, over one million visitors have discovered America’s Capital City in the comfort and safety of our highly-maintained fleet of Coast Guard Certified amphibious vehicles.
*Arlington Cemetery Loop and Water Taxi Boat Cruise valid for two consecutive days from date of purchase. Water Taxi and Blue Loop inclusions have no value and cannot be sold or transferred.
**Available March -December. Guests allowed one round-trip water taxi ticket. Return ticket issued at time of initial redemption and back to starting location. Redemption locations: National Harbor, Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria. Tickets are based on availability and are good for next available cruise.
Stop 1 Welcome Center
Stop 5 Union Station
Trolleys board approximately every 30 minutes.
First Tour of the Day:
Stop #1: Welcome Center: 9:05 am
Stop #2: Willard and White House: 9:10 am
Stop #3: National Archives: 9:15 am
Stop #4: Law Enforcement Museum: 9:20 am
Stop #5: Union Station: 9:00 am
Stop #6: U.S. Capitol: 9:10 am
Stop #7: Air and Space Museum: 9:15 am
Stop #8: The Wharf: 9:25 am
Stop #9: International Spy Museum: 9:30 am
Stop #10: Holocaust Memorial Museum: 9:35 am
Stop #11: Jefferson Memorial: 9:45 am
Stop #12: FDR / Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials: 9:50 am
Stop #13: Lincoln Memorial: 10:00 am
Stop #14: National Museum of American History: 10:10 am
Stop #15: National Museum of Natural History: 10:15 am
Stop #16: Newseum: 10:20 am
Stop #17: National Portrait Gallery: 10:30 am
Last Full Tour of the Day:
Please note that guests taking this tour will not be able to use the on/off feature.
Stop #1: Welcome Center: 5:00 pm
Stop #2: Willard and White House: 5:10 pm
Stop #3: National Archives: 5:15 pm
Stop #4: Law Enforcement Museum: 5:25 pm
Stop #5: Union Station: 5:00 pm
Stop #6: U.S. Capitol: 5:10 pm
Stop #7: Air and Space Museum: 5:15 pm
Stop #8: The Wharf: 5:25 pm
Stop #9: International Spy Museum: 5:30 pm
Stop #10: Holocaust Memorial Museum: 5:35 pm
Stop #11: Jefferson Memorial: 5:45 pm
Stop #12: FDR / Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials: 5:50 pm
Stop #13: Lincoln Memorial: 5:00 pm
Stop #14: National Museum of American History: 5:10 pm
Stop #15: National Museum of Natural History 5:15 pm
Stop #16: Newseum: 5:20pm
Stop #17: National Portrait Gallery: 5:25 pm
Arlington Cemetery Shuttle:
Begins at 9:30am from Arlington National Cemetery.
Picks up from stop 13 at 9:45am.
Last pickup at Lincoln Memorial is at 4:30pm.
Last pickup from Arlington National Cemetery is at 5pm.
2019 Closures and/or Delays:
January 18 – March for Life – Closed for day tours. Arlington Tours operate until 1pm. Guests must provide their own transportation to and from cemetery.
January 19 – Women’s March – Closed for day tours.
March 9 – Rock & Roll Marathon – Tours begin at 11:00am.
May 19 – Bike DC – Tours begin at 12:00pm.
May 26 – Rolling Thunder – Closed for day tours.
July 4 – Independence Day – Closed for day and night tours.
October 6 – Army 10 Miler – Closed for day tours.
October 27 – Marine Corp Marathon – Closed for day tours.
November 28 – Thanksgiving Day – Closed for day and night tours.
December 25 – Christmas Day – Closed for day and night tours.
Daily from mid March – early November.
10 am – 4 pm
During the month of August, tours depart daily beginning at 9:30 am.
Tours depart from Union Station.
Tour is subject to change without notice due to weather conditions and/or US Coast Guard regulations.