It’s summer time and time to be touristy! Check out Pittsburgh’s Just Ducky Tours!
Pittsburgh is gorgeous in the summer. Whether you are an actual tourist or a Pittsburgh resident, a great way to explore our fair city is to take a Just Ducky tour. The World War II amphibious vehicles tours embark at Station Square and wind through downtown Pittsburgh. The driver/tour guide shares information about the history and architecture of different sites, churches, and buildings usually with a good dose of “Dad Humor.” Guests are encouraged to quack at different times during the trip and to wave to walkers in the city. Eventually, the tour takes riders into the rivers, entering first into the Monongahela. The tour then takes riders down around the Point and down the Ohio River towards the casino. Again, the driver/tour guide points out items of interest along the river. I learned that the fountain at Point Park has a wind sensor that determines how high the fountain should project water into the air without soaking park visitors. When in the water still, and there are younger children aboard, they are given opportunities to come to the front of the amphibious vehicle and steer. The tour then returns to the ground on the North Shore near the city stadiums before eventually returning back to Station Square.
This is a great outing for young and old alike. If the weather is inclement, the tours are land only, which is information that they share on their web page (See below). Wait for when the weather is more agreeable so that you enjoy the entire spectrum of the tour. It is a lighthearted, informative, and fun way to spend an afternoon. I give Pittsburgh Just Ducky Tours an overall rating and recommendation of:
“Absolutely Must Visit!”