Boston’s duck boats hit the highway and waterways Thursday, coinciding with Opening Day at Fenway Park.
Boston Duck Excursions kicks off its 2021 season at 10 a.m. from the corporate’s places on the Prudential Middle, the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science.
“It has been a hell of yr to say the least,” Boston Duck Excursions CEO Cindy Brown stated in a press release Wednesday. “Whereas we now have suffered drastically on account of COVID, we’re wanting to get again to giving the perfect tour in Boston.”
Brown added that the corporate is working to get well from shedding 92% of its enterprise after the coronavirus pandemic started.
The amphibious autos are a fixture in Boston, the place they’ve carried New England’s sports activities groups by means of rolling rallies to have a good time championships.
Tour operators are hoping locals will assist make up the distinction.
The corporate stated it’s dedicated to creating certain everybody stays protected. Some precautions embody a 50% capability restrict on their boats, which seat about three dozen folks, retaining the home windows open and requiring masks. The autos can even be totally sanitized.
“Security has all the time been our primary precedence, regulation shouldn’t be new to us,” Driver Tad McKitterick stated. “We’re regulated by the Coast Guard and State Police and DOT, so we’re used to regulation. Final yr we adopted the COVID laws and went above and past.”
The corporate is urging folks to e book their journeys prematurely.