Ride The Ducks Branson
Duck's Eye View
Ride The Ducks is the nation's largest amphibious tour operator and amphibious vehicle manufacturer. Our mission is to "create Quack-tastic" memories worth repeating" by offering our guests an entertainment sightseeing experience that is fun, informative and engaging.
Our fleet exceeds 90 vehicles, carrying over 1,200,000 guests each year around the United States.
Ride The Ducks is headquartered just outside Atlanta in Norcross, Georgia.
We hatched this business in 1977 in Branson, Missouri when local entrepreneur Bob McDowell acquired a small sightseeing business and quickly adopted the mission to build a better guest experience.
1977 - The McDowell's launch Ride The Ducks in Branson, MO
1994 - Ride The Ducks agrees to provide vehicles to Boston Duck Tours, a relationship that continues today
1999 - RTD subsidiary Amphibious Vehicle Manufacturing receives USCG approval for patented "Stretch Duck," significantly improving the classic WWII DUKW
2003 - Ride The Ducks of Philadelphia opens
2003 - Ride The Ducks of Stone Mountain Park (Georgia) opens
2004 - Herschend Family Entertainment purchases Ride The Ducks International
2006 - Amphibious Vehicle Manufacturing receives USCG approval for patented "Truck Duck," an entirely new and modern design based on nearly 30 years of operating experience
2008 - Ride The Ducks launches in San Francisco and Newport, KY (across the river from Cincinnati)
2012 - Ride The Ducks becomes an independent company.
This is such a fun ride and the tour guide is a friggin hoot. The history that you learn is wonderful. The sites you see are beautiful. And the comedy act that is given during the history lesson is so great. The museum that follows the ride is a cool walk back through history. A definite ride to spend you money on. For all kids, young and old.
Erika B. Rodriguez
It was a fantastic experience and our captain was sooooo friendly And knowledgeable! Great about outs to our military! That's what I truly live about this city of Branson, Missouri! Beautiful views and nature is the main attraction! Would love to live here!🕊🐢🌲🌳🌳🌳🌳🌴🌳
This was a lot of fun! The best part was splashing into the water! The duck sits very low on the lake-about a foot from the water-a lot of fun. The price is high (which is why it gets 4 stars) but I don't know another tour that offers water and land tours in one! The tour guide was a lot of fun. I hear people complaining about the exhaust but honestly I did not notice it at all. If you have normal breathing and no asthma it is totally fine. Note-This tour has a lot of patriotic things to it considering the Ducks were originally an army vehicle.
Really great. Entertaining, informative and fun. Not only did they specifically make it fun for the kids, but they made it a point to honor our veterans and our flag! Much needed and appreciated in this day in age. I'd give them 10 stars if I could.
Amazing experience! This is a Branson must for the family. Living history has never been more fun. The tour lasts around an hour and a half. The guides are exceptional and give out helpfull tips for other sites. Adults will enjoy the military hilltop look at other vintage equipment of the era and area look of the land. The kids will of course enjoy the splash down in the lake and each child will have the opportunity to drive the Duck on water. If you have special needs or a wheelchair member. Call ahead and make arrangements and they are fantastic about making it happen on the Duck! Be prepared for this. The store is also a mini museum that sells..duck quackers. You will hear Quacking the entire tour. Go! You won't be dissapointed.