After nine years of touring, Albany Aqua Ducks will cease to exist after three amphibious vehicles were sold to an out-of-state company. The last tour will be on Sunday, July 15, and reservations are still being taken.
continued The only amphibious tour company in the state, Wolfgang said the part land, part water route helps riders see the city from a “different perspective.” It rolled past the Albany Institute of History and Art, the New York State Museum, the Empire State Plaza and Ten Broeck Mansion before splashing into the Hudson at the Corning Preserve and sailing down to the U.S.S. Slater.
Schuyler Bull, marketing manager for the Albany County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Inc. said the quirky tours would be missed.
“The Aqua Ducks have provided incredible tours, have acted as welcoming ambassadors to the City of Albany to tourists and even those people that live here in the area and don’t necessarily know the full history of the area,” said Bull. “They have increased visibility of some of our historic attractions and just our general city as a whole and it’s sad to see them go.”
Wolfgang broke the news to loyal customers in an electronic newsletter. The first reply showed him he accomplished what he set out to do from the beginning.
“Thank you—thank you—my kids thank you—my grandkids thank you—you have performed a GREAT service for the City of Albany,” read the email.
“That tells us that we did something right,” said Wolfgang.
The Aqua Ducks are still accepting reservations. A calendar can be viewed online at albanyaquaducks.com and reservations can be made by callin