Want a fun way to tour around Pittsburgh? Take the "Just Ducky Tours" that takes you on both land and water. If you are visiting Pittsburgh, it is a good idea to have a guided tour around the city. Since Pittsburgh also has rivers, it is a great idea to take an amphibious tour.
Watch the video below to see the highlights of the tour:
Price & Info
Price: $22 for adults, $15 for children and $5 for infants (Group rates & chartered rates are also available)
Operational Months: April 1 to October 31 and November weekends
Timings: 10.30 A.M to 6 P.M (every 90 minutes)
Duration: 1 Hour
Phone: 412-402-DUCK (3825)
The tour begins at Station square in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. There are around 5 "Ducks" that can carry plenty of tourists, but there is a long line nevertheless. The amphibus or aquabus as it is called, were designed by General Motors for World War II. It was crucial to have vehicles that would transport men and ammunition through water and land. They were called Ducks, but were spelled DUKW. After the second World War, they gradually went out of vogue in the military, but are now used as amphibus for touring purposes all over the world. Another popular amphibus tour is in Montreal, Canada.
|Above: A long line waits to board the Just Ducky Tours in front of Hard Rock Cafe|
|Above: A kid proudly "drives" the DUCK in Monongahela river|
|Above: Just Ducky Tours - Bus or A Boat?|
1. To be a great member of the "DUCK", you quack three times whenever you see an interesting person pass by.
2. The tickets also include coupons which give 15% off on nearby restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe, etc.
3. It is a good idea to book in advance, as they do get sold out on busy days.
If you've never taken an amphibus tour, I strongly recommend that you take this tour. Enjoy!