San Francisco Ride The Ducks Tour Review

Ever wonder what it's like to tour San Francisco and see all the sights on land and water?!  What about the history of San Francisco?!  I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to go on a Ride The Ducks San Francisco Tour with Honey, Kiggster, our friends and one of Kiggster's besties!  I wasn't sure what to expect from the tour but I was excited to go in a vehicle that could go from land into water and get our very own duck-bill quackers called Wacky Quackers!

The Ride The Ducks tour is a 90 minute adventure and includes the following:

On land, your duck tour passes by many San Francisco sightseeing landmarks, including:

  • Union Square
  • Chinatown
  • Ghiradelli Square
  • North Beach
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • SOMA
  • South Beach
  • The Ferry Building
  • The Transamerica Pyramid
  • And more…

After your thrilling splash down into the bay, sightseeing from the water includes:

  • City Skyline
  • Bay Bridge
  • AT&T Ballpark
  • McCovey Cove

The tour guide we had was friendly and upbeat, taking us through the city, cracking jokes along the way, and filling us with knowledge about a city we grew up in but had no idea the history behind the things we see daily.  As we went through Little Italy, we got to listen to some Italian music and as we headed into Chinatown, we got a taste of what Chinese Opera sounded like.  We even learned, driving through Chinatown, that the ever so popular fortune cookies at Chinese restaurants were actually created by the Japanese!  Who knew?!  

The Wacky Quackers were very popular throughout the whole tour and got people on the streets cheering too as we passed by!  As we headed into the water, I was expecting some speed to the boat but it was more of a leisurely tour in the water, which was probably a good thing so I didn't lose Kiggster off the side of the boat!  Plus, there was a point during the water portion of the tour when the captain asked if anyone wanted to help drive the boat!  Guess what?! Almost everyone wanted to drive the boat so while we were on the water, letting everyone get a turn, we learned more about San Francisco history along with hearing about the 2013 America's Cup that was going to take place in San Francisco!

I was excited to have Kiggster and Honey drive the boat and he was surprised that it was actually harder to steer the boat in the direction you wanted than the captain made it look.  Overall, the tour was very enjoyable and fun experience.  We even have tickets to go back during Christmas time to bring out-of-town family members to experience the tour for themselves and get their very own Wacky Quackers!  We can't wait to go again!  Go book your tickets, information about tickets at the bottom of the post, and while you are out there, make a day out of it and hit some other landmarks too!  Below is a short video clip of our Ride The Ducks San Francisco tour taken during the water portion of the tour:

If you are interested in booking a tour of your own, tickets can be purchased online or in person.  Adults are $34, Seniors are $32, Youth are $25, and Infants 3 and younger are Free.  There are also no booking fees if you book online and discounts are given when riding before noon or after 5pm.  

Kangaroo Mama was provided free passes from the sponsor company for review but the opinions stated in this posting are completely my own honest opinion and not influenced by the sponsor company. 


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