THE CHATTANOOGA DUCKS celebrating 20 years as a Chattanooga Attraction and Waterfront Adventure. More than just a tour it’s an adventure aboard a Restored WWII landing craft built for the D-Day invasion. Learn the history of the famous DUKW, Chattanooga History, Cherokee History, and Tennessee River Ecology and have some fun doing it. Splash down into the Tennessee River for some unforgettable views of Chattanooga’s Riverfront and Maclellan Island. Your highly experienced US Coast Guard Licensed Captain will guide you along the way and perhaps even let you take the helm to experience what it is like to drive a two and a half ton floating army truck. Description
The Chattanooga Ducks are an Amphibious Landing Craft ride. These are fully restored WWII landing craft. You will board the DUKW, Yes that is officially what it was called in the army which became the DUCK we know it as, at the corner of Fifth and Market Street in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. We travel north on Broad Street past numerous Restaurants, Glass Blowers, Book Stores, and Ice Cream Parlors. When we get to the Famous Tennessee Aquarium we make a quick turn down to the Chattanooga Waterfront and the Tennessee River. The Chattanooga Waterfront is home to many festivals, so you maybe right in the middle of it all on your Duck Ride.
Then we reach Erwin Marina Downtown where we enter the Tennessee River, and what an exciting entry it is. Down the long steep ramp and SPLASH into the river. You will cruise upriver past the Southern Belle Riverboat to Pier One home to Chattanooga Cycle Boat and the River Gorge Explorer. The Explorer is the Aquarium’s Jet Boat that takes guests down into the Tennessee River Gorge affectionally known as the “Grand Canyon of the Tennessee”. We cruise past the Two Aquariums (Fresh Water and Salt Water) go under the Chief John Ross drawbridge ( site of the onetime capture of Al Capone) and head towards Maclellan Island.
On the way we pass under the famous Walnut Street Bridge built in 1891. Maclellan Island is a Bird Santuary and Wildlife preserve where you never know what you will see. (Sometimes River Otters, Fox or Ospery). We pass under the Veterans Memorial Bridge and make our return to the ramp. Downriver we will pass Coolidge Park named for a WWII Medal Of Honor winner and also Reninessance Park. Once back on land we pass High Point Climbing, the largest indoor rock climbing facility in the South and Past the Creative Discover Museum children’s interactive museum. Then back to the Duck Port to disembark.
: Chattanooga, United States of AmericaDuration
: 60 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.