Duck Holliday is the great, great grandson of the famous card shark and O.K. Corral Lawman Doc Holliday. Sharing Doc’s belief that gambling is a losing and dishonorable game, our own Duck Holliday has learned to make an honest living through the noble game of poker. Oh, and also as a tour guide in the beautiful city of Boston. In his years as a card shark, Duck has learned when to hold ‘em, when to molt ‘em, when to waddle away, and when to “Quack”!
The Mad Hatter
I had heard of the great Boston tea Party and came through the Looking Glass looking for it but ended up at Wonderland train station on the MBTA Blue Line. I found out I was a bit too late for the tea party so decided to start my own after happening upon the colorful and whimsical Boston Duck Tours. You may have missed the original Boston Tea Party but I assure you, mine is much more fun!
Captain Run A Muck
Who needs a sense of direction when you have a sense of adventure?! Never one to stick to the beaten path, Captain Run A Muck explores the winding streets of Boston regaling his crew with the exciting stories of our revolutionary past. If you like to meander, you’re really in luck- Join Run A Muck on our colorful duck!
Hailey got lost while driving her Zamboni through the Big Dig, but Boston’s a great hockey town so she decided to stick around! Now she goes in circles around the city instead of the rink while she waits for the Charles to freeze hard enough for skating
Join Captain Covert on an 80-minute covert adventure through the city streets of Boston. What you ask is his mission? We aren’t even sure he knows! Captain Covert….Man of mystery.
“Harvey Heartbreak” is the youngest child of 18 brothers and sisters from South Boston, Massachusetts. A family with a love of history and hand me downs, Harvey got his start in distance running while having to outrun all of this older siblings. One day, he ended up running to Hopkinton, MA – start of the Boston Marathon. He ran all the back to Boston. When Harvey is not running around Boston he is giving a marathon tour of Boston history for the
Boston Duck Tours!
Lenient Louie the Plunderless Privateer
What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer?
As you know pirates are thieves. Rough tough and sometimes down-right nasty. I wasn’t a thief nor could I be nasty. I just wanted to plunder enemy ships in search of treasure to help finance the American Revolution. Big mistake.
This is Betty…just Betty. She came to Boston Duck Tours after tough loss at the international Scrabble tournament. Betty needed some cheering up, and decided to hop on a Duck Tour. She realized she had a knack for history rather than spelling words and decided to stick around for a while!
Professor von Trivia
Professor Vaughn Von Trivia (“Von Von” to his friends) is the Chairman of the Department of Trivial Studies at the University of Glockenspiel. He is a direct descendant of the Von Quacksburg dynasty, which lost the Empire to the Hapsburgs (in a trivia contest!) some centuries ago. He is now on sabbatical here in Boston, giving tours and promoting his most important work “The Pursuit of Trivial Significance” (which has sold dozens of copies).
Max Marshall Arch
Max Marshall Arch is a mixed up mixed martial artist. He has trained in Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Karate, Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Tieing a bow tie, Kickboxing, Boxing and Box kicking. He’s not particularly good at any of them. He’s never even thrown a punch. All he can do…is duck. So he’s hung up his boots and picked up a microphone as the undisputed featherweight champion of history.
Scott’s family has been running a land and water milk delivery service for over 30 generations. Expect a nutritious amount of information and CHEESY jokes to keep you entertained for the WHOLE tour.
Jam Adams plays drums for a local band called “The Jam Adams Experience.” He is a descendant of Boston Revolutionary Sam Adams. Even though his lineage is important, he is best known for a performance at Brandeis in 1996 where he played a drum solo for a small audience that was both “heard” and “felt” using nothing but the power of brain waves. It was a Revolutionary feat that defied science, and Jam was only twelve years old at the time. He has attempted to repeat this miracle on countless occasions to no avail. Upon the recommendation of a qualified therapist, Jam Adams took up a new pastime- Boston history. He studied like a Buddhist. Within a matter of months, he could string together a coherent narrative of Boston’s history and architecture, and that’s when Boston Duck Tours welcomed him to the team.
Justine Tyme is a time traveler from the future. She can’t tell you exactly when—that might produce a significant effect on the course of history, and would go against International Time Traveler’s Law. As a professional time traveler, Justine visits the past to obtain small everyday item artifacts for museums and writes first person accounts on historic eras and events. Unfortunately, her most recent trip was a little too taxing on her time machine and it broke. To fix it, Justine has enlisted the help of Boston Duck Tours and their quack team of scientists lead by Professor Quackenstein. As payment, until it’s fixed she’s giving history tours!
My name is M.T. Buckets, the worst fisherman in Boston. I come from a long line of bad fisherman dating back to 1630. An ancestor of mine, came to Boston to fish. His name was Chum Buckets. He never caught a fish either. Chum Buckets had a son named Rusty Buckets. He was also was a bad fisherman. He quit fishing, went to Harvard Medical School, and became a Sturgeon. Fish On! “Quack, Quack”
Hitting the airwaves five times a day from the mobile studio of DUKW,
Dr. Fabulous will count down all the greatest hits of Boston’s storied
past. From the British occupation of the 1760s to the British
invasion of the 1960s, Doctor Fabulous keeps Boston’s present and past
alive and rocking while his duck is rolling.
Rory Borealis began his career as an elf in Santa’s Workshop- but had his sights set on a more cosmopolitan way of life. Realizing that as an elf there’s little opportunity for growth, Rory packed up his tiny tools and traded the North Pole for the North End. While Rory’s love of the big city makes him a fun-loving ConDucktor, don’t get on his bad side; he still keeps Santa’s Naughty and Nice list for the city of Boston!
Worcester T. Filibuster
Worcester T. Filibuster is a lifelong politician…who has yet to win an election. From the first Royal Governor of Massachusetts Bay to our current politicians of modern day, Worcester T. Filibuster has never met a candidate he couldn’t lose to– but he won’t be deterred! Eager to be a part of Boston’s bustling political scene, Mr. Filibuster will lead you along the campaign trail in the beautiful streets of Boston while pointing out the sites and quacking at potential voters along the way. Whether or not he earns your vote, you’re sure to have fun riding in his boat!
Sarah B. Goodwitch
Hailing from a long line of witches in Salem, Massachusetts, Sarah B. Goodwitch finally got tired of hanging around in such a small town. Sarah and her coven packed up their brooms and swept down to Boston for a spell. Joined by her Fowl-line Friend (a half-cat-half-duck named Abracadabra), it is this Goodwitch’s pleasure to make our guests wicked familiar with our fair city!
Captain WeirdBeard had a wonderful life roaming the seas with his uncle, the famed pirate Blackbeard. But while the pirates thrived with sails unfurled, the buccaneers always wore their hair uncurled- so WeirdBeard jumped ship for a new life in the fashionable salon scene of Boston’s Newbury Street. With giant scissors in his scabbard and a giant feather in his cap, Captain WeirdBeard sails the streets of Boston showing off the world of yesteryear while sculpting the coiffures of tomorrow…
From tricycles to monster trucks, The Wheelman has never won a race. His passion for motor sports led him to Boston, home of the nation’s very first license plates and automobiles. Unfortunately he suffers from tachophobia (fear of speed) and in his constant position of last place, he got to looking around at the scenery and learned all about Boston’s sites! His driver helps keep his tour to 80-minutes as if he were in charge it would be a three hour tour! The job is perfect for him as it has less “tach” and more “quack”.
Old QuackDonald – a.k.a – ‘Very Old’ QuackDonald. I’m a Potato farmer from the State of Maine. I’ve been known not to be your average tour guide, but a great common-tater. My Favorite quote: “I think” said the sweet potato, ”therefore I yam”.
Almost Educated Aaron
Almost Educated Aaron loves school so much he has attended most of them, 359 to be exact. Yet he never obtained a single college credit, and has 11 million 4 hundred and 88 thousand dollars of student loans. Thankfully the only class he ever passed was the Boston Duck Tour history class. Come see what he learned on his Boston Duck Tour!
Skipper the Skydiver
This avid skydiver and stuntman had planned to land on the top of the Prudential Building, but was blown off course and over the Charles River. That’s where he landed on the roof of a Boston Duck Tours amphibious vehicle, causing considerable damage. Skipper has agreed to work for Boston Duck Tours until he can pay for repairs. This skydiving mishap occurred earlier today, but he’s ready to give his first Boston duck boat tour. You will be amazed at how much he has learned about Boston is just a couple of hours.
When world-renowned and extremely handsome dinner theater actor, Drake Mallard, ended up in the Charles River, after an incident on his friend’s yacht, he had to swim for land. Exhausted, he crawled ashore on one of the Finger Islands. Luckily, a Boston Duck Tours ConDUCKtor spotted him “washed up,” and gave him a ride back to the dock. When he learned that 600,000 people take Boston Duck Tours each year, he realized this might be the perfect stage for him. He contacted BDT, and accepted a supporting role, with the City of Boston as the star of his show.
Captain “Blackeye Mac” was a notorious pirate off the coast of Boston, till one evening while fetching himself a cup of tea in the galley, a giant rouge wave slapped the side of his ship sending him head over tea cups and gave him his black eye and a complete change of heart. He no longer wanted to be a pirate. His crew asked him to leave, he did. He swam ashore and found BDT, they promised him a new ship and a new crew. The pacifist pirate is pleased with his new line of work!
You my friends, can call me “Da Codfather.” I was born and raised in Boston’s North End. I come from a long line of fisherman. One early morning, on my way to the boat, I accidentally got on on the wrong one!!! I got on a Boston Duck Tour Boat!! After riding around for a while, “they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”
Jigsaw traveled the world assembling a 3-dimensional, full size puzzle of the earth! Near the end he realized what many had suspected – that he was one piece short of a full puzzle… and that piece was Boston. (Bit of an odd DUCK. While some hunger for world peace, he dreams of world pieces.) So come and help him search water & land of this wonderful city as he completes the big picture. “Putting the ‘Shapes’ back in Shipshape” – Jigsaw
Plucky Ruffles comes from a long, proud line of cruise ship entertainers. While most people who have seen Plucky perform wonder why he ever got into showbiz, Plucky claims that nautical entertainment is his destiny. “The first of the Ruffles clan to settle in the new world was an uncle of mine who had a gig as the lounge act on the Mayflower,” boasts Plucky. “His name was Samuel ‘Silly Sammy’ Ruffles, and he killed, literally. See, the Puritans thought his act was so bad, they threw fruit at Sammy to make him stop,” Plucky explains. “But hey – I guess the joke was all on them when they got scurvy! Zing!” But seriously, folks… Plucky Ruffles is thrilled to have found a home with Boston Duck Tours and looks forward to entertaining guests of all ages while driving a WWII amphibious vehicle that is newer than his jokes.
Frim ‘DucKarma’ Jolly: Boston’s Good Time Guru
Frim Jolly is a semi-mystical man from the East (actually the Northeastern United States). He has a mastery of celebratory endeavors and a deep, spiritual oneness with Boston. His path is to share his embarrassing wealth of knowledge in the Field of Fun with others. His Animal Spirit Guide, a duck, led him to Boston Duck Tours. Here Frim embraces the philosophy that life is not a destination: It is a journey through the streets and history of Boston ending in a truly enlightening splash in the Charles River. Share in Frim’s fulfillment of his calling by joining him for his 80-minute-long strange trips. “The Duck Walks and Stands Tall” – Bill Walton
Jason the Argonaut
Jason led the greatest crew of sailors on an epic quest to find the Golden Fleece to exchange for the King’s daughter’s hand in marriage. Upon his return, she no longer wanted to marry him. Heartbroken, he set sail but was injured during a violent storm at sea. He awoke 3000 years later in the Athens of America, on the banks of the Charles River. Here is where he saw his first DUKW, which closely resembled his ancient galleon (two rowers side by side, on each side of the duck). Boston Duck Tours agreed to sponsor his next adventure if he got a crew willing to go along with him. He is interviewing crew presently while giving tours.
Eddie Airtime is the lead singer of the preeminent Freudian Glockenspiel Hair Metal band, “The Evil Gazebos. The band is on hiatus and taking a break from the North American leg of their tour, so Eddie is doing a cross-promotional series of events for BDT. Frankly, the band is broke–it was a poor choice to release the third album on 8-Track.
Danny Disco spent the last 35 years on the west coast. When he came back to Boston to visit family he discovered Disco had disappeared from the area. Danny knew at that moment he had to open a new Disco Club in the city of Boston. Danny disco watched as the Boston Duck Tours machines rolled by and realized this would be a great way to see where the new hot spots in the city were today.
Hi folks, my name is Captain Mack. Got the nickname Mack from driving an 18 wheeler around the city of Boston for 27 years. One day, I’m delivering some cases in Cambridge, near where the Ducks enter the Charles River, and I thought “how cool is that?!” so I retired my delivery boots and put on my Duck boots! Now, for the last 10 years with Boston Duck Tours, I happily get to splash into the river and talk about my beautiful city all day- best decision I ever made!
Capt. Ray Beez
If you hear someone barking it must be Ray Beez. While trying to quit smoking this former animal control officer got hypnotized and now thinks he’s a dog. After numerous complaints of our Ducks running wild through the streets of Boston, Boston Duck Tours realized Ray Beez was the man for the job. So now when you visit our Duck Stops you’ll find our Ducks all neatly lined in a row and you can hear Capt. Ray Beez barking his way through the streets of Boston.
Ace Bandage was the 19,500th round draft pick of the New England Patriots. Sidelined this season after being hit by a falling Gatorade bucket, Ace is currently recuperating with us at Boston Duck Tours. Help Ace get back into shape for the big game as he takes you on an adventure through Boston.
Vincent Van Duck
Artist of pirates and thieves…which is why you’ve probably never heard of Vincent Van Duck. Vincent answered an ad to paint ducks, figuring he’d make a couple of bucks. Little did he know they were actually DUKWs and he thought he was just plain out of luck. But with little money in his pants, he decided to give it half a chance. So, here he is, giving tours on a DUCK, with more than just a little luck- he is, after all, Vincent Van Duck! See you on deck! Quack! Quack!
Major Tom Foolery
Major Tom Foolery’s parents were carnival people, and he was born into the carnival life. While traveling through Boston, Major Tom had the pleasure of engaging the owner of Boston Duck Tours in a game of Three Card Monty. After winning 37 straight hands, Major Tom made our owner the ultimate bet: If our owner won the next hand, Major Tom would give him double his money back, and if Major Tom won, he would be hired on the spot, with no criminal background check. Major Tom won. So come to Boston Duck Tours and he will give you a tour of the city and maybe even play you a little Three Card Monty. And remember, if there wasn’t a sucker born every minute, Major Tom would still be among the carny folk.
Guido the Gondolier is from Venice, Italy. A few years ago his Mama And Papa moved to the North End of Boston. Because of his severe weight loss, from not having Mama;s spaghetti and meatballs. He moved here so he could have Sunday dinner again with them ,and return to his Boyish figure He came to work with us so he help pay for the massive food bill!
Captain Super Swift
Captain Super Swift was a superhero who busted into the Boston superhero scene in the early ’90s, using his super speed to catch criminals. After receiving contracts with all of the big fast food restaurants and getting all the free food he wanted, he began to gain some weight which hindered his speed. One day while he was trying to catch a raucous jet skier in the Charles River and could not catch up with him, ConDUCKtor Duck Pin rescued him from the river. Boston Duck Tours offered Super Swift a job as a ConDUCKtor in his own right until he loses some weight and regains his super speed.
Bowling champion. Spawned from a prominent whaling family in the seaport town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Duck Pin never acquired the skills of a great whaler. When he spotted a target whale in the distance he would cry out, “There she bowls!” Duck Pin arrived at Boston Duck Tours in 1999 as the esteemed three time Grand Champion of the Pro-Bowl-O-Rama. Total winnings: slim. After being falsely accused (he swears) of bowling without poetic license, he served 10 years in Leavenworth, 11 years at Twelveworth, and 5 and 10 at Woolworths. After a short stint as special consultant to Boston Duck Tour’s bowling team, he was promoted to ConDUCKtor.
There is nothing more fun than your own Boston Duck Tours championship-rolling rally. This ride is just too much fun to do with only the players. Ride along with Boston’s number one sports fan through the very same streets that our championship teams have done. Super Fan’s love for his hometown sports is second to that of only his love for his city and showing visitors from near and far all about our winning ways since 1776. Raising championship banners in this city started on Bunker Hill, and this Super Fan is just the guy to show you where it all happened!
Professor Quackenstein is an academic, scholar, historian and mad scientist. When not giving tours he serves as lead investigator at Boston Duck Tours laboratories where he conducts important research in the fields of time travel, alchemy and discount brain surgery.
MacInQuack’ s Scottish ancestors invented the game of golf and his parents were great golfers. MacInQuack just had to play golf. Unfortunately he was a horrible driver. One time he drove the ball into a tree, it bounced back and hit him in the head knocking him unconscious. When he finally woke up in the hospital his parents told him he better learn how to Drive the ball and to Duck! When MacInQuack finally came to his senses (this is questionable) he thought they said he better learn how to DRIVE a DUCK! So here he is loving beautiful Boston driving for Boston Duck Tours!
Dirty Waters comes from a long line of blues musicians. He’s looking to start a new band – and he wants YOU to be a part of it! Come join his Duck Tours Rhythm & Blues Revue Band and learn all about the ROCKING city of Boston!
Sgt. Meatball’s, commanding officer, Commander Swampscott seems to believe that Sgt. Meatball and his band of marauders are not fit for military life (one good look and you’ll see why). With this in mind, Sgt. Meatball’s commanding officer has re-assigned Meatball and his platoon to a small island outpost in the middle of Pineapple Bay, called Coconut Island. While on the island, Meatball and the marauders train for amphibious landings while raiding luaus.
Captain Hardly Davidson rides a scooter instead of a Harley. What is he doing here at Boston Duck Tours you ask? He’s hiding from a local scooter gang that he used to be a member of. The gang did way too many bake sales so he had to bounce. They haven’t found him yet, and that’s the way he’d like to keep it.
Paul from Revere
Revere is right above Boston.. geography-wise. It also has the oldest public beach in America. In Revere, they tan and they gamble. It’s where the roast beef flows like wine. In Revere people like their Iroc Zs fast and their women’s hairdos extremely high. One if by land! Two if by sea! On the opposite shore his Camaro would be. Don’t confuse him with Paul Revere – he was a famous American Patriot. This is Paul from Revere; he just bets very poorly on the Patriots and the spread. To make up for gambling debts, he is a captain narrating tours on the DUCKs.
Captain Foghorn belonged to an elite branch of the military… The US Navy Cavalry! This military unit had much promise but suffered from a terrible and unfortunate experiment. The experiment involved armor plating the horses used by the US Navy Cavalry, which affected the buoyancy of the horses. This is why Captain Foghorn has been transferred to Boston Duck Tours!
After working just about every job on the waterfront, it only made sense to add Mad Capt. to our staff. Often seen carrying a whale harpoon as a walking stick, he uses a lot of salty talk (some of it even in good context). Some suspect that this all may be a ploy, as Mad Capt. carries too much gold and silver for a mere fisherman. We’ve never seen any evidence of his allegedly sinister nature. Well, if we did, we ain’t sayin’.
Captain Paul Reverse is here to take you through the streets of Boston! His story dates back to the days when Boston was at the center of the rebellion, the Revolutionary War. Yes, he too was out there, on April 18th 1775, with Paul Revere and his many comrades. That night, when the two lanterns went up in the Old North Church, Captain Paul Reverse became so excited he managed to mount his horse backwards and ride fast from town screaming, “The redcoats are going, the red coats are going!” Many, many years have passed, and although he wasn’t much of a messenger, he has become a great storyteller, tour guide and liaison to the beautiful old city of Boston. Come along and ride with him, you’ll have lots of fun!
The Great Garabaldi
Prior to working at Boston Duck Tours, the Great Garabaldi was a professional magician for eight years. After a series of unfortunate magical mishaps, he landed a job at Boston Duck Tours.
Johnny Baggadonitz (A.K.A. Johnny Bags, JBD, Bags) is an entrepreneur, a purveyor of expensive gifts and a liberator of all things not nailed down. “If you need somethin’ – he’s got it! If he doesn’t have it – he’ll get it.” Johnny made his way to Duck Tours via the witness protection program. They were kind enough to give him a job giving tours of our beautiful city. He’s got an offer you can’t refuse. He’ll drive with you around the city giving you plenty of history and send you on your way with stories you must NEVER REPEAT AGAIN!!! Just kiddin’, tell everybody! Just ask for Johnny Baggadonitz.
Hi, My name is Mrs. Florence Waters I am a domestic engineer other wise known as a stay at home mom to seven children. The youngest started school this year and it was time for me to get a job. With such an extensive skill set such as lifeguard, teacher, chauffeur, cook, referee and nurse just to name a few along with my fabulous minivan driving I thought Boston Duck Tours would be great and I was right!