Music City Duck Tour

Music City Duck Tour
Don't just see Nashville, see her in an important piece of World War Two history, a point of interest within itself! The Music City Duck Tour will be an exciting adventure for you and your family through the sights and sounds of Nashville and into the Cumberland River aboard a fully restored DUKW amphibious vehicle!

Sure, you can see Nashville, but why not turn the heads of other folks while you are relaxing and seeing the sights! The DUKW is a vehicle like no other: half boat, half truck, and a whole lot of fun!

You'll have the ride of your life in this authentic, renovated DUKW World War ll vehicle. The historical vehicle will take you through the streets of downtown Nashville while Ducktors narrate your tour. The Ducktor will tell you stories of the past and present, and you'll learn about Nashville's incredible history - everything it has to offer. It's the best way for families to enjoy the area because it combines fun with history and sights.

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Tour/Activity Details


50 minutes


Early March to Mid May
11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm
-Thursday through Saturday
12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm

Mid May to Early September
11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm
-Tuesday through Saturday
12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 5:00 pm

Early September through Late November
11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm
-Thursday through Saturday
12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm
Please see Special Schedule Notes below

This tour does NOT include hotel pick up. Children ages 6 to 12 qualify for the Youth Rate. Children under age 6 qualify for the Child Rate. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at ^tollfree^.


Special Schedule Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This tour will not operate on dates when the Tennessee Titans play home games in Nashville.

Tours do not operate in December through February.

While tours operate "rain or shine," they may be canceled due to severe or cold weather. Every effort will be made to contact reserved guests as soon as possible; but, if you have not been notified prior to arriving at the departure location, you will be notified at that time and every effort will be made to reschedule your tour or a refund will be available.

DUKW Amphibious Vehicles

The DUKW amphiphibious vehicle isn't your everyday ride! During the early days of World War ll it was discovered that vehicles were needed to transport soldiers and cargo by land and sea. It had also been discovered that there was not a way to unload the soldiers and/or cargo in a place where the dock facilities had been destroyed or in an area where there was not a dock. The answer simply seemed to be to manufacture a vehicle that could do all of this so in 1942 General Motors Corporation designed a GMC truck that was enclosed in a water tight shell.

You might think these tours are called "Duck" tours because the vehicle has the ability to splash into the water, but actually the name is a military acronym. It is actually a DUKW (sounds like Duck) vehicle. D stands for the date they were made, 1942; U stands for utility purpose; K for front wheel drive and W because there are two rear driving axles. These vehicles not only played a major role in D-Day and WW II, but also the Korean War. You might not be surprised to hear that one of your ancestors had been transported by one of these vehicles.

Not only will you be enjoying the ride of your life, you will be experiencing a part of American history. So climb aboard and let's go!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this a family oriented tour?
Most definitely! These Duck tours are fun for everyone. You never know what jokes our Ducktors will have you laughing to either.

Can you get on and off the Duck?
No, the tour last 50 minutes without any stops.

Does your tour go into the water?
Yes! You will experience SPLASHDOWN into the Cumberland River as part of your tour.

Is it appropriate to give your Tour Ducktor a gratuity?
Gratuities are at the discretion of the guest and certainly appreciated for a job well done.

Can you request a particular Ducktor?
Unfortunately no due to scheduling difficulties.

How do you get to sit in the back outside seats?
Seating is first-come-first-serve, so you might want to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to get in line for your desired seats. However, please see information below regarding wheelchairs.

Are the ducks wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately they are not. However, Ducktors can assist people in climbing aboard and departing the vehicle, but wheelchairs have to remain behind. Special needs individuals will board first, along with one guest in their party. Additional people in the same party will have to board based on where they are in the line and take the available seating. Please specify on the order form if someone in your party will need assistance.

Can we bring liquor on board?
No. Insurance regulations prohibit alcohol on board the Duck. Also, any guests who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed to board the tour and there will be no refund.

Can we bring food and soft drinks on board?
Yes, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed on board.

Do I need to purchase a seat for my baby?
Yes, every person is required to have a seat and a ticket to board.

Are pets allowed in the Duck?
Only service animals are permitted on the tour.

Are there restrooms on board?
No, you may want to find facilities prior to boarding the Duck.

Should I bring my camera?

This tour does NOT include hotel pick up. Children ages 6 to 12 qualify for the Youth Rate. Children under age 6 qualify for the Child Rate. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at ^tollfree^.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.
Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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September 23, 2017

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