Ride the Ducks Table Rock Adventure in Branson, MO

2320 W. Hwy. 76Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

The only land and lake attraction in Branson, Ride The Ducks takes guests on an exciting adventure through scenic Ozarks, up a mountain and atop Table Rock Lake on vehicles that resemble WWII DUKWs, also known as “Ducks.” Each 70-minute ride features a full sightseeing tour with a full history about real WWII DUKWs, quack toys and an opportunity to actually drive one of the Ducks.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • There are no restrooms on board.
  • Tour will last 60 - 70 mins with about 30 mins of that on water.
  • Large Duck gift shop.
  • Located near Walmart on Hwy. 76.
  • Ducks are not fully enclosed.
  • 30 minutes of this tour is spent on Table Rock Lake.
  • Kids get to drive the boat!
  • Tours Hwy 76 "The Strip."

Description

from Ride the Ducks Table Rock Adventure
Laugh and Learn by Land and Lake on this quack-tastic sightseeing adventure. Get a duck’s-eye view on our 70-minute tour through the Branson Entertainment District, over Table Rock Dam and through the beautiful Ozarks. Fun for all ages, this amphibious vehicle makes its rolling entrance into Table Rock Lake.

Every sightseeing adventure includes about 30 minutes on beautiful Table Rock Lake, a scenic, natural, Ozark treasure. During the lake cruise, you can take the wheel of your Duck as it tours the calm and clear waters of Table Rock Lake.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

46 Reviews
Paul Taylor
San Antonio, TX
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Not worth the time"
July, 2017
I was looking forward to this as a way to see Branson and the lake. We went to a mountain, the lake and then back. Smelling the fuel as you sit on the DUCK was horrible, the emcee, Captain Woody was obnoxious, and then we just went in the lake and did a circle and back out. I would not recommend this to anyone.
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Carol B.
1 Review
"Good for kids, Adults meh"
June, 2017
Knew it was going to be a long trip before we even got on the "Duck". They sell or give "duck calls" to kids, cute, but extremely annoying after about 10 minutes into the hour long ride. Then we get on the "Duck" the guide is telling us to move up, I passed on a row that had no leg room and my husband and I sat one row back, the guide looks at us and continues to say to move up, we ignored him after telling him we needed the leg room, even then your knees almost touch the seat in front of you, they have the rows so close in order to pack in as many peeps as possible even though they have plenty of "Ducks".
The remaining trip was spent with a kid kicking the seat, even after asking him to stop, then him "quacking" in my ear, to much trouble for the father to teach his kid manners. They drive around a rather desolate area with fairly interesting old military vehicles scattered around. Then stopping for a quick overview of the lake. One nice thing, they did allow each kid on the ride to "drive the Duck" which just drove around in a circle and not really touring the lake as we expected. Save your money if your not traveling with young kids and go see a show. We spent almost $60 to be miserable. I have 4 grandkids ages 11, 10, 9 and three and so I travel with little ones often (although mine do mind), so if I say this ride is annoying, then it IS annoying.
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Tip: For kids, and really no real tour.

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Reserve Branson Customer
Great Bend, KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ride the Ducks"
August, 2016
We visited Ride the Ducks 14 years ago when our kids were young and really enoyed it. We were back again this year, and did the adventure again, with our grown kids. Have to say, I think we enjoyed it more this time. What a fun way to spend time with kids of all ages.
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Ellen Russell
Henderson, TX
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Lots of fun"
August, 2016
We took the grandchildren to ride the ducks - it was a lot of fun. My husband and I have been multiple times a year for many years and this is the first time for the Ducks. We did it for the children but we ended up totally enjoying it ourselves. We even got to see parts of Branson we have never seen. Very good time ... We always get our tickets from Reserve Branson. Always wind up with great tickets
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Tip: Great fun !!

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nicci g.
enid, OK
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ride the Ducks"
August, 2016
Riding the Ducks was a lot of fun! Enjoyed the sights, seeing the retired military vehicles, and splash down into the lake! Preach was very informative and funny!
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Tip: Everyone can drive the Duck and receive a free honorary captains license.

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Guyla Mittelstedt
Crockett, TX
8 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great ride in and out of water"
August, 2016
The ducks are always a favorite must do. THE Captains are all funny and entertaining .
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Tip: If you don't want to get wet, don't sit in the very back.lol

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Angela Jennings
Atkins, AR
4 Reviews
"Excellent family fun"
August, 2016
My husband, my 7 yr old son and myself have been several times to Branson but have never been on ride the ducks. We totally enjoyed ourselves. Capt Smokey was a great captain and all the information that he shared with us about how the town had come about was so informative. He was very knowledgeable with his history and telling us about some of the shows to see was kind of nice. He even recommended a few places to go that were not expensive and would be a great family events. We really felt like we knew a little more about Branson when we were done. We enjoyed learning about Table Rock lake and the old military equipment. They did a great tribute to our military. We even enjoyed the little military museum up above there gift shop. So much fun for all ages and we would recommend it to everyone. Definitely enjoyed riding the ducks with Capt Smokey.
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Sarah Vann
Tulsa, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time with the ducks"
July, 2016
My husband and I have been to Branson and have ridden the ducks before but this time our kids got to experience it with us. They had a great time and both got to drive the duck while on Table Rock lake. Our driver and captain were both great sources of knowledge and made the experience the best yet!!
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Tip: If you dont like heat, try to get an earlier duck rather than one in the middle of the day

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Janette S
Hymera, Indiana
"Ride the Ducks"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
I have been to Branson several times & never rode the Ducks. I have been afraid I would get wet when they entered the water. We rode with Capt. Dan & he was a wonderful guide. He pointed out points of interest & was very friendly. I didn't get wet & would recommend the ride to anyone who is in Branson.
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Maria P
"Great experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
Crazo was so much fun and the scenery was beautiful! Touring on land and then water is a different experience! Definitely would recommend to anyone with grown or small children!
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wanderswell
Palatine, Illinois
"Great way to get an overview of Branson."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
Our Ducks captain was a great story teller. This gave a great look at Branson around town, in the woods and on the lake. Very engaging for all ages. Pop for the “quacker” whistles it will make you feel young again! Bonus hubby got to pilot the duck on the lake ...big fun!
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Cindi Taylor L
"So much fun."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2017 NEW
We really enjoyed this. We had Captain candy as our host. He was very entertaining as well as informative. Really knows the history of the sites that you tour and does a very patriotic military tribute during the ride. Very entertaining decent length of cruise for the money. Would definitely do it again!
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revric
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
"Family visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 06, 2017 NEW
Fun !! Captain Candy was fun. Provided history of the area and places to consider going to visit. My Grandsons got to "drive" the boat a highlight. Beautiful and roadside.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ride the Ducks Table Rock Adventure

Approximately how long does a tour on Ride the Ducks last?
The tour lasts 70 minutes.

How much time is spent on the water and how much time is spent on land during the tour?
The water portion of the tour is 20-30 minutes and the land portion is 30-40 minutes.

Are Ride the Ducks handicap accessible?
Ride the Ducks are absolutely wheelchair accessible. They do need a 48-hour advance reservation to arrange this for any guest. If you issue a voucher, the guest must contact us 48 hours ahead of the tour day and time and get the boarding passes and set up a time.

What are the differences between the classic Ride the Ducks tour and the Branson Landing Ride the Ducks Tour?
The classic tour takes guests on a tour through the Entertainment District, over Table Rock Dam, through the Ozarks and splashes down into Table Rock Lake. The Branson Landing adventure tours through historic downtown Branson, The College of the Ozarks Campus and the splashes down into Lake Taneycomo.

Are outside beverages/food allowed on the Ducks?

Yes

How often do tours depart at Ride the Ducks?
Tours depart frequently and times depend on the season. Generally, though, tours begin at 9:00 am or 10:00 am in the morning and depart every ½ hour or hour thereafter until 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm.