I’ve been wanting to check out the Newport Ducks Tours for quite a while. My husband and I went on one several years ago in the Atlanta area and we knew that our boys would love it. We enjoy learning about other cities but also like to take advantage of tours in our own backyard.
Newport, Kentucky is located directly across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio.
You can purchase tickets online or at the Welcome Center located in front of Newport Aquarium at Newport on the Levee.
Once you have your tickets you just follow the Duck trail to guide you where the Duck Tours will begin.
(You can see a small crowd of people waiting for the tour in the picture below.)
You might notice that the Ride the Ducks boats are similar to the WWII DUKW in appearance. These are a similar design but have been built exclusively for tours and are certified and inspected regularly. In the war, these vehicles could easily go from land to water and could carry lots of ammunition and helped reduce casualties.
Before you ride the Duck, a staff member will take a picture of your group before you board the duck boat.
Before we started our tour we got safety instructions from the staff.
Our tour started by crossing a nearby bridge to the Cincinnati side. We were told several interesting facts about Cincinnati. We also fulfilled our duty of quacking at everyone in site as we drove by.
There were a few jokes before we launched into the water.
If you sit in the very back there is a good chance that you will get wet!
You get great views of the stadiums where the Reds and the Bengals play.
The tour gives you an opportunity to get great pictures of the waterfront and under the bridges.
The experience on the Ohio River is really relaxing and informative. You will probably pick up a few facts about the area that you didn’t know before too.
Getting out of the water was way dryer than our experience getting in.
The tour passes by many area landmarks and attractions, including:
- Newport Aquarium
- Newport on the Levee
- World Peace Bell
- Roebling Suspension Bridge
- Serpentine Wall
- Purple People Bridge
- Paul Brown Stadium (home of the Cincinnati Bengals)
- Great American Ballpark (home of the Cincinnati Reds)
Our family had a great time on the Newport Duck Tours. It’s a great way to see the city for locals and tourists alike.
Ride The Ducks Newport Tour Prices:
Adult Tour Ticket (Ages 13 +) – $17.00
Child Tour Ticket (Ages 2 – 12) – $12.00
Children Under 2 Years Old – FREE
You can purchase tickets online or at the Welcome Center.
Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.