Austin Duck Adventures

Why We Love This

  • Splash into Town lake with the duck boat
  • Fun for the whole family!
  • Outdoor fun in open air, amphibious vehicle

Austin Duck Tours

As the distant sound of chattering-duck calls grows nearer, visitors to downtown Austin know that the colorfully painted Duck Adventure amphibious vehicles aren’t far behind.

What You'll Do

On board the duck boat, knowledgeable guides regale sightseers with facts and stories about local sights and landmarks, pointing out the State Capitol, detailing the history of Sixth Street, and addressing all of the parking meters by their first name. After their land trek, the vehicles pack in their wheels and launch off the shores of Lake Austin for an aquatic tour of the lush, scenic lakeside.

Meeting Location

602 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701

When To Arrive

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.


Covered, paid parking is available adjacent to the Visitors Center.

Cancellations & Refunds

Refunds are available with advanced noticed.

"nice thing to do when SXSW is cancelled"

March 23, 2020 - 

We did this tour because we had a lot of time since SXSW was cancelled for this year. It was a fun experience and the bus/boat driver did a great job in giving interesting and funny informations.

"Austin Duck Adventure "

June 28, 2019 - 

A "ducky" good time. I highly recommend this trip. A little Texas state history, a little trivia, a little Texas movie star info & a whole lot of humor & fun. A great family outing. How awesome to start on land then into the lake all in the same vehicle.


June 27, 2019 - 

The tour guide explained us a lot of things of Austin

"Great "

June 1, 2019 - 


"Five stars "

May 26, 2019 - 

Great trip and knowledgeable CAPTAIN !!!

"Great, fun experience "

April 27, 2019 - 

Our guide Darrel was very informative and also a part time comedian. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.

"Good experience with a great captain/guide"

April 19, 2019 - 

Fun short ride. Definitely worth it

"a great trip despite the torrential rain"

April 13, 2019 - 

good fun and a witty driver. really enjoyed it.


April 6, 2019 - 

It was a fun time enjoyed it very much


March 31, 2019 - 

Great trip overall, but would have preferred if kids not allowed to drive boat due to choppy waters. Driver was a blast - love his corny jokes!


February 23, 2019 - 

Had great time on the Austin duck boat!

"Duck Ride in Austin"

February 17, 2019 - 

We really enjoyed the Duck Boat ride and our driver was fun and knowledgeable. Would reccomend this attraction

"Darrel "

February 3, 2019 - 

Darrel was great!

"Awesome tour guide! "

January 25, 2019 - 

The tour guide was awesome! I think His name was Dan. (He plays the base guitar)

"Joy all the way !!"

January 22, 2019 - 

Had a lot of fun with family !! The ride, the commentary, the jokes, the weather, the locations, the views, the water .. Enjoyed the 75 minute ride, all along !! Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Austin, especially first timers !!

"Lots of fun"

January 19, 2019 - 

Fun and informative driver. Lake Austin was very cool.

"Excellent overview of the city and brief history and architecture lesson! The captain was great!"

January 14, 2019 - 


"Great had Great guide"

January 8, 2019 - 

Great guide real fun

"Amazing tour"

December 30, 2018 - 

Was cold weather but the guide was very nice and the tour it’s worth.

"Safety risk"

December 24, 2018 - 

The driver allowed steer the wheel for some passengers and even kids.

"Excellent "

December 17, 2018 - 

Very nice ride

"Fantastic experience"

December 14, 2018 - 

The captain was superb and kept us fully involved

"Excellent "

November 29, 2018 - 

Fantastic and great experience

"Cool Different Tour"

November 18, 2018 - 

The landing in the lake was cool but too much quacking. And not long enough. Wish we saw more than the area we saw

"Fun time"

November 8, 2018 - 

Captain Darrell provided a nice mix of area information and fun facts during the ride. It was the first time back on the lake/river since all the rain. Compares favorably to similar rides in Branson and Boston.

"Awesome tour "

November 5, 2018 - 

Fun and very educational

"Incredibly fun"

October 23, 2018 - 

My husband and I thought the Duck Adventure was a blast. I got to drive the boat and sing my special birthday song.


October 15, 2018 - 

Excellent an awesome


October 14, 2018 - 

Interesting info

"Very disappointed..."

October 6, 2018 - 

I was not pleased with the tour. Not much was told about a very historic city. The tour lasted only 1 hour and 10 minutes. The only redeeming part of the tour was the “boat” ride on the lake. I’d never do this tour again.

"Fun time"

October 3, 2018 - 

Good time short but fun

"very good tour"

October 2, 2018 - 

funny and interstibg tour through tge city....

"Great tour "

September 24, 2018 - 

Great experience


September 17, 2018 - 

Tour guide was very good

"A Blast"

October 20, 2017 - 

Captain Bob was so entertaining and knowledgeable! Even my husband participated and had a good time! Would definitely recommend 😊

"Excellent fun"

October 18, 2017 - 

GreAt way to see abit of Austin. Lake trip was good fun.

"Fun fun fun!"

October 14, 2017 - 

A great way to see a bit of downtown and Lake Travis.


October 12, 2017 - 

The tour guide was full of information and fun facts.

"Austin Duck Tour"

October 12, 2017 - 

Enjoyable and informative. Highly recommended.


October 12, 2017 - 

full of fun with friends..,

"My first duck boat tour"

September 28, 2017 - 

Captain Darrell was great. Location was convenient and easy to locate. Will definitely do again on a return trip.


September 21, 2017 - 

Great fun and a great way to get a feel for the city of Austin if you don't have time to do everything. Guide was enjoyable and knowledgeable too.

"Very good"

August 25, 2017 - 

Very enjoyable Driver was fantastic

"It was a great tour. Captain D was entertaining and knowledgeable."

July 29, 2017 - 

I enjoyed the tour emensly.

"Great Trip"

July 24, 2017 - 

Took the trip right after arriving in Austin. Received knowledge concerning the city and its attractions, plus a little cruise on the water.


July 21, 2017 - 

Interesting, enjoyed the history. 5 Stars!

"Great fun"

July 20, 2017 - 

Personable host in Bob. Thanks for the insight into Austin history. I would highly recommend

"Awesome "

July 19, 2017 - 

Fun! Highly recommend!

"Riding the Duck"

July 19, 2017 - 

We've been on a duck tour in Memphis, TN, and this one was just as much fun. Captain Bob was quick-witted and entertaining. He seemed to be well-versed in the City of Austin, and he managed not to run over anyone else on the road. Or on the lake/river. He was good at getting everyone to join in. We would recommend the tour to other people.


July 14, 2017 - 

After the 100th time the driver had the kids blow their horns at people walking on the street I wanted off. That was overdoing it

"Capitan Bob was wonderful "

July 12, 2017 - 

We had a great time with our little ones on the Duck Tours today with Cap Bob! He was funny & engaging.

"Fun tour"

July 7, 2017 - 

Our driver, Captain was a lot of fun. Enjoyed this immensely

"Duck Ride"

July 6, 2017 - 

We had a great time with tour guide Bob. He was very knowledgeable and funny.

"Fun and informative"

July 5, 2017 - 

Our host was great! Enthusiastic and fun!

"Great lil tour!!"

July 5, 2017 - 

Gives Austin History in a fun way! Our tour guide, Erick was great...

"very energetic "

July 5, 2017 - 

Our captain was very energetic and fun! A nice relaxing, silly tour of the city. :) would definitely suggest the tour!!!

"The best driver ever!!!"

July 4, 2017 - 

The driver was funny, knew what to shows us and tell us about the city.... it was a very fun ride... I loved it!


July 1, 2017 - 

My 3 year old and my wife was impressed. Just make sure that you should still check in and get the tickets from the booth even if you got the tickets online.

"Fun experience!"

June 30, 2017 - 


"Great tour."

June 25, 2017 - 

It was amazing tour especially when we splashed into the lake.

"Fantastic Experience"

June 22, 2017 - 

Very interesting tour that kept us engaged in the tour! The bus to boat part was amazing! Great time was had by all!

"Capt. Daryl"

June 6, 2017 - 

Our tour guide was great. Got to see a lot of interesting Austin sights.

"Great Austin Adventure!"

May 31, 2017 - 

We had a great time seeing Austin and learning some of her fun facts! The best part was going from land to water!! Excellent tour guide!!

"It was great "

May 30, 2017 - 

The tour was fun and the guide was really funny I'd do it agin

"Too much money for experience"

May 30, 2017 - 

Fun overview stories of Austin's history, lake time loud and short.

"Had a good experience"

May 30, 2017 - 

Enjoyed the whole experience, should try it.


May 29, 2017 - 

All the family enjoyed the experience! We had fun and we learned a lot from Austin! Thanks

"A wonderful introduction to Austin"

May 28, 2017 - 

This was a fun, lighthearted, yet informative way to tour the sites in Austin.

"Muy bonito"

May 19, 2017 - 

Que es muy interesante y que el guia con sus conocimientos de la ciudad hace que el Tour sea experiencia inolvidable

"Very fun and full of info"

May 11, 2017 - 

Really enjoyed it.

"Very good"

April 24, 2017 - 

Good driver easy to understand. Some other ducks we were on gave kids a chance to be a captain and pretend to drive

"Excellent "

April 5, 2017 - 

It's very fun

"Very good."

March 26, 2017 - 

Darrel did an outstanding of narrating and driving. He made the trip!!

"Student & milliary rates"

March 25, 2017 - 

Could got rid of the quackers, headache after

"Absolutely loved it!!"

March 24, 2017 - 

Driver Bob was friendly and very welcoming. Bob kept us entertained with anecdotes that were really interesting even the historical notes had some spice - the woman taking on officials with a canon! Going into the lake was a thrill. Really I think this trip is worth more than the price - I've spent more on a dinner that was only ok. Don't hesitate - get a reservation on the duck.


March 21, 2017 - 

Good fun

"Such a fun way to see the city"

March 19, 2017 - 

Duck your was fun and enlightening. Great way to see the city especially during SXSW!! Thank you. Very kid friendly!!

"Loved it!"

March 18, 2017 - 

It was an awesome experience. I will highly recommend it to others!

"Excellent "

March 17, 2017 - 

Our driver was funny and informative. He kept us entertained until the very last minute. I highly recommend this tour!!

"Smooth ride "

March 13, 2017 - 

Good Austin history!

"Great Way to See Austin"

March 9, 2017 - 

We went on the tour on a rainy Saturday afternoon and still had a blast! It is a great way to spend a couple of hours with the family and learn a little Austin history. Just be sure to arrive 15 minutes early or, THEY WILL LEAVE YOU!!! We learned this the hard way and missed the 2:00 tour and ended up on the 4:00 instead.


March 6, 2017 - 

We loved it

"Austin in a nutshell...absolutely worth it"

March 6, 2017 - 

It was really great. It was my first time in Austin and this ride showed me a little bit of everything. I was able to plan other activities as I saw what there was to do. Captain Bob was very entertaining.

"Great tour despite the weather"

March 5, 2017 - 

It was great !!!

"Injoyed it very much"

March 3, 2017 - 

Had a great time, learned a lot I would do it agin


February 27, 2017 - 


"Lots of fun! "

February 25, 2017 - 

Our 93-year-old mother and her friend loved it!

"Very enjoyable"

January 30, 2017 - 

Funny and informative. The captain is à réaliser pro.

"Funny fun time!"

January 1, 2017 - 

Even with the rainy weather we had a fun time


December 18, 2016 - 

Took the Christmas Carol trip through the city and into Lake Austin.. the weather become cold but the trip was fun!

"Exceeded our expectations "

December 2, 2016 - 

Likes the water portion


November 28, 2016 - 

Darryll I believe was the captains name. He was awesome. made the trip very interesting and enjoyable. I will do it again the next time I have visitors here in Austin.

"Very happy "

November 26, 2016 - 

The driver very optimistic and cheerful


November 18, 2016 - 


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