Get a view from land and sea on Rubber Duck Tours
2010-06-07 · By Editor
Roaming via Rubber Duck tours is truly a unique way to experience Long Beach, and no other tour offers the double delight of driving through historic Long Beach streets and cruising the gorgeous Long Beach harbor in the same vehicle.
Long Beach Duck Tours invite guests to join them in their ultra-modern “Hydra Terra” amphibious vehicle and take to the streets – and waterways – of this fascinating town. Capable of carrying up to 49 people, the US Coastguard approved gaily-colored Hydra Terra, or Rubber Duck, is unsinkable and fully certified to travel by land, sea and air. The Duck’s tour of the city and harbor area has, furthermore, been designed specifically to tempt tourists with a taste of the best of both worlds and is a wonderful way to become well acquainted with Long Beach.
The landlubber part of the tour concentrates mainly on downtown Long Beach, which contains sights like the architecturally intriguing Museum of Latin American Art and the wonderfully eclectic Shoreline Village shopping district. The Rubber Duck’s aqua-adventure, on the other hand, makes sure that visitors get up close and personal with the RMS Queen Mary and all of the other yachts and cruisers in this beautiful harbor. Visitors to this, the second largest container port in the USA, should also keep their eyes peeled for the many whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea lions that frequent the area.
Each Rubber Duck tour is led by an experienced tour guide who will entertain the Duckers during their journeys with fascinating tales of how Long Beach developed from a sleepy farming community into what it is today: the 35th largest city in all of America. There is, furthermore, no “best time” to go on this wonderful tour as the Long Beach weather is equally appealing no matter what time of the year it is.
Rubber Duck tours happen once a day, Thursday through Sunday, and leave from their Shoreline Drive / Pine Avenue base camp promptly at 4pm. Tickets cost between $20 and $26, with different rates being applicable to different ages, and children under 3 ride for free. For additional information visit the Rubber Duck tours website.