Frequently Asked Questions | Boston Super Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

…and Answers!

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Where can I buy tickets?

We offer several convenient ways to get Super Tours tickets:

  • Buy online at our secure ticket page.
  • Ask your hotel concierge for our tickets. If your hotel doesn’t sell them you may easily buy direct from our drivers on any Super Tours vehicle.
  • Purchase tickets at one of our ticket booths or from one of our partners, including:
    • Boston Harbor Cruises, Long Wharf
    • Boston Aquarium MBTA Stop, Long Wharf
    • Info booth at Atlantic Avenue
    • Coach booth, Quincy Market
    • Rotunda booth, Quincy Market
    • Super Tours Ticket booth outside of Cambridgeside Galleria
    • Super Tours Ticket booth, Kendall Square
    • Harvard Square, Brattle Street Stop
    • Boston Harbor Parking Garage at Boston Aquarium next to IMAX theater
    • U.S.S. Constitution
    • 131 Tremont Street
  • Just show up for your desired trolley tour and see any of our drivers to purchase tickets on the spot. Note that our Super Duck Tours require reservations and may not be available at your preferred time. Check our ticketing page to make sure you get the day and time that works for you.
Can your vehicles accommodate wheelchairs?

Upper Deck Trolleys and Super Duck amphibious vehicles can accommodate persons in wheelchairs when we have sufficient time to plan for your arrival. We request up to 24 hours notice so that we can allocate the best vehicles based on your needs. Please call us at 617-742-1440 or see your ticket agent in advance of your trip to ensure that we’re aware of your needs.

What are the times and frequency of your tours?

Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours start at 8 locations throughout the city at 9:00am, 7 days per week. This insures each stop is picked up between 9:00am and 9:20am. The tour can be accessed from any of our 21 stops throughout Boston. The last re-boarding is at 6:00pm in the summer, 5:00pm in the spring and fall, and 4:00pm in the winter. Passengers on the trolley at this time can continue the tour for 1 full loop of the city. If they hop off the trolley, they cannot expect to be picked up again.

Our one of a kind Harvard Square Loop operates every 30 minutes with the first pick up at 9:30am at the Cambridge Side Galleria Mall (Stop C1 on the Harvard Square Loop and Stop 12 on the Boston Loop ) and 10:00am at Harvard Square.

The frequency is about every 20 minutes till 5:30pm in the summer, 4:30pm in the spring and fall, and 3:30pm in the winter.

Super Duck Tours operates seasonally from April 1 to the end of October or November depending on weather conditions. Daily schedules may vary depending on season and weather. Check our ticket page for details.

Does your tour go to Harvard University?

Yes! In fact Boston Super Tours in the only trolley to tour the world famous Harvard Square! Your best-value trolley ticket includes the Harvard Square Loop and brings you to Harvard University/Harvard Square with no subway ride. Enjoy a free intro to Harvard University in addition to your tour of Harvard Square and Cambridge!

What's included with my Upper Deck Trolley ticket?

Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours with unique Harvard Square Loop offers a 2½ hour fully narrated tour featuring 21 popular and convenient stops throughout Boston and Cambridge including the Freedom Trail, Black Heritage Trail, Boston Harbor walk, Back Bay, Fenway, Harvard, MIT, Cambridgeside Galleria Mall (Museum of Science), Cheers and the Seaport District. Consecutive days are free depending on our current offerings, and our 2 Day Trolley Ticket comes with your choice of added free bonus tours:

  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • MIT Museum
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Boston Harbor Tour (seasonal, weather permitting)
  • Charles River Boat Tour (seasonal, weather permitting)

Our 1 day trolley ticket is good for a single day but does not include free bonus tour choices.

What is the Super Duck Tour?

Super Duck Tours offers a 90 minute fully narrated amphibious tour of Boston’s waterfront and historic sites first by land and then by sea in our versatile Super Duck vehicles. We’re the most comprehensive land and sea tour in Boston – you get a full 45 minutes on land in Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods and another 45 minutes in Boston Harbor all in one Coast Guard approved amphibious duck!

Super Ducks board at the National Park Gate 1 USS Constitution and at our own Oasis in Charlestown MA. Super Duck Tours operates seasonally from April 1 to the end of October or November depending on weather conditions. Daily schedules vary depending on season and weather. See our ticketing page to check availability.

How much do your tours cost?

Boston Super Tours offers the longest tour routes with the most historic site visits and is the best value of any narrated tour of historic Boston. See our ticketing page for current pricing.

Where can I park?

Discounted parking is available at 2 locations:

For Upper Deck Trolley Tours park at the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall (Stop C1 on the Harvard Square Loop and 12 on the Boston Loop ) 100 Cambridge Side Place, Cambridge MA, 02142 for $4.00 per day.

For Super Duck Tours park at the Nautica Garage (Stop 4) 88 Constitution Road, Charlestown MA, 02129 for $12 for 4 hours or $14 for 12 hours.

To qualify for the discount, get your parking ticket validated by our ground crew after you purchase the tour.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours including our Boston Loop, Seaport Loop, and Harvard Square Loop is a continuous tour. Reservations are not required.

Super Duck Tours is a scheduled daily tour with hourly departures. Operating hours vary by season and weather conditions. During peak season reservations are encouraged. Please visit our ticketing page for scheduled departure times and reservations.

How does Super Tours compare to other Boston tour companies?

Boston Super Tours offers the most comprehensive touring experience in Boston, on the newest vehicles, with the best views from elevated platforms, and at the lowest price per touring mile.

Our Super Duck Tour is the most comprehensive land and sea tour in Boston, giving you full access to Boston Harbor and the Boston waterfront along with a rich historical narrative.

Do your Duck and Trolley Tours operate year round?

Boston Super Tours is open for business 7 days a week, year round, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and our annual Holiday Party (November 6, 2016). All tours are subject to weather considerations, particularly snow storms, and closings are posted on our website and social media accounts.

Upper Deck Trolley Tours run throughout the year, while Super Duck Tours typically operates from April to October. We stretch the season into November or even later during warm years, though strong winds or ice in Boston Harbor sometimes restrict our tours even in season.