September 2007

At Lake Pleasant

Donít Forget To Duck!

At Lake Pleasant, there is not a traditional style tour boat anymore but there are Ducks! Available at the marina are Duck Boat Tours — an amphibious vehicle tours the land around the lake, drives down a launch ramp, and then cruises in the water. It’s truly a unique experience.

Owned and operated by Tom and Nanci Peters and Brian and Brenda Hauser, the Arizona Ducks came from fond memories of riding the Wisconsin Dells Ducks. These owners decided to introduce them to Arizona and show the great ride that one can have, traversing both land and water in one vehicle.

The Duck will drive through the beautiful Sonoran desert and view its unique beauty, then head down one of the marina launches for a splashdown. It is an interesting feeling to take a World War II Duck from land to water, as they were meant to do.

The tour guide and captain will entertain you with music, history of the Duck and Lake Pleasant as well as some funny stories.

And, if you want to take a turn at the helm, you can. Kids and adults both love this part, getting a picture taken while driving the WW II, 1945 Duck.

The Arizona Duck can seat 20 comfortably, along with the tour guide and captain. The rides last about one hour and 15 to 30 minutes. This is a year-round operation, although the schedule changes for the seasons.

To get to the Ducks after you are inside the Pleasant Harbor Marina, follow the signs. There are shuttles available of you can’t park nearby, or call (877) 293-8571, and the Ducks will come to you.