This company offers 80-minute tours of the sites of both Branson and Lake Taneycomo. The tour begins on land as a WWII ... More
Ride The Ducks
This company offers 80-minute tours of the sites of both Branson and Lake Taneycomo. The tour begins on land as a WWII amphibious vehicle wanders about the local Ozark area before plunging into the lake for a boat tour. You will get to see sights such as Tablerock Lake Dam, Showboat Branson Belle , the fish hatchery and more. For more than 25 years, these Coast Guard-licensed captains have guided visitors on fun, fact-filled trips around the area. So grab your "Wacky Quacker," a goofy yellow duck call that tourists seem to love as they quack away on the ride, hop on one of the Ducks and enjoy the ride. Admission (tax included): Adults $17.95; Kids $9.95, Seniors $13.95.
We wanted to go on a water ride. So we saw ride the ducks thought would be fun. Little did we know we had a blast, and believe it was due to our Captain Jessie he made if really fun, told us lots about how the ducks started. Really had no idea about alot of what he told us, So we hope we can go back sooner then 20 yrs and will ride the ducks again. But only if Captain Jessie is our captain. (unless others are as fun as he was we will give them a try)
did not dislike anything,this is one of the best things to do when your in Branson,we had a great skipper !!! I think his name was snooper and he told us alot of history about branson, my wife and i rode the ducks 25 years ago and this is still one of the best rides !!!
We were planning a short vacation to Branson and a friend suggested we would enjoy some time spent Riding the Ducks. I am 60 + and the our Capain " Captain Science made the trip a special time. He used Humor, Mind Twisting Logic, Math, and Yes Science to keep us active during the trip. I would suggest everyone of all ages RIDE THE DUCK.
We have been to Branson several times and ride the Ducks each time. This time however we rode the one downtown. I had my 2 grandchildren with me and while they did enjoy the one on Rt 76 they were completely bored on this one. Touring a college campus was not what we expected. We spent very little time in the water. Love the the Rt 76 ride but won't do the downtown again.
This was very entertaining and a new experience to have. Although I don't think we'll do it again, we had a great time while there. The kids weren't as thrilled about it as we were, but the captain and the ride itself kept their attention well enough. They are 8 and 5.
They give you free duck bills that people are supposed to blow on and "quack." It was cute at first but about 30 minutes into the ride, it got old. And our ride took an hour and a half. Our driver (captain) was entertaining and told cute jokes, but it kind of seemed like he was rehearsed and said the same thing over and over again all day long.
As said before, it was fun, worth the money, but we won't do it again. Appreciated the experience the first time!
My husband and I were in Branson, MO for 5 days and rode the Ducks on the last day, Sat., 8/7/2010. We had Captain Smiley for our captain. He did a GREAT job and we had so much FUN! We loved the ride and would recommend it to others! We also had the chance to ride the Ducks in Wisconsin Dells about 3 years ago, but, the Ride the Ducks experience in Branson, MO was so much more enjoyable, THANKS to Captain SMILEY!!!
I was able to go from land to water in the same vehicle and I was able to steer the duck in the water. I had fun looking at the scenery and Tablerock Lake was beautiful. We heard the history of Branson and how much it has grown in the last 50 years. I would do the splash in the lake again. FUN!!!! LOL
I've ridden the ducks before with my son, but when my new husband and I visited Branson, I knew this would be an entertaining way to see the sights. It's folksy and quaint, but a fun thing to do on a hot summer afternoon!
We loved the duck and Captain Dan.He was very friendly and funny.The duck is a great tour and lovely view! All kids are offered to drive in the lake ,lots of quacks and laughter.The only problem was the lake was flooded over 14 feet so we didnt get to splash in BUT we all had a grand time anyway :)
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