Boston’s duck boats are about to return for their 25th season

If you live in New England, you can ride for a discounted price through March 31.

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Duck boats line up on Lansdwone Street before the Boston Red Sox 2018 World Series parade on Oct. 31, 2018. –Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Spring arrives Wednesday evening, but it will really hit the city on Thursday, when Boston’s iconic duck boats will take to the streets.

This year, the amphibious vehicles, named one of the top 10 experiences in the US by TripAdvisor users in 2018, are celebrating their 25th year in service. Boston Duck Tours has serviced more than 11 million guests over the past 24 years, according to a company statement.

“Our vehicles have carried championship teams (two in the past 6 months), welcomed home returning military and carried students from all over the world throughout the years, all in the name of showing off our amazing, historical city,” said Cindy Brown, CEO of Boston Duck Tours, in a statement. “As a locally owned and run business, we are very proud of promoting Boston and supporting many local causes.”

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To thank local residents for their patronage over the last quarter of a century, Boston Duck Tours is offering New England residents discounted tickets from March 21 to March 31. Riders who live in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont can purchase a ticket for $25 with proof of residency. Regular admission usually costs $42.99 for adults, $34.99 for seniors ages 62 and older and active members of the military, $28.99 for kids ages 3 to 11, and $10.50 for kids under age 3 including infants.

Riders can buy their tickets beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and board a duck boat at either the Museum of Science or the Prudential Center. Starting on April 1, riders can get tickets and board at a third location, the New England Aquarium.

Boston Duck Tours; $42.99 for adults, $34.99 for seniors ages 62 and older and active military, $28.99 for kids ages 3 to 11, $10.50 for kids under age 3 including infants; bostonducktours.com

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