All one-hundred thirty-six of us enjoyed the aquarium, IMAX, Math and Science Museum, and Quincy Market yet the time spent on the duck boat with Captain Ray Beez was the most memorable. They might have won the trophy for most disciplined band at the competition but while on the boat with our captain, they were a little quaked up.
Our duck boat captain, Ray Beez not only knew his Boston history, he understood seventh and eighth graders AND the curriculum they study in school. Wow! I still struggle but our captain did it while driving a duck boat. Amazing to say the least. Our kiddos did not want to get off the boat because they wanted to go again.
Some of you who are much smarter than I probably already figured our tour was going into the water. I was not prepared. I just thought it was a clever name for the tour company, with tour busses that “looked” like a duck boat. Yikes, no such luck. For those of you who do not know, I am not a boat person. I prefer the land, lol. Anyway, once in the harbor Captain Ray Beez lost complete faculties and let the middle schoolers, and even a toddler drive the boat!
Each person who drove the boat was given a sticker, well on the other tour boats they were. Our boat was special and Ray Beez wins the prize for sticker design and a good time. As our kiddos, and one chaperone, drove the boat he continued to tell us the history of Boston while creating masks our of stickers on the driver’s face. It was hysterical. As if his jokes and silly facts did not have us laughing enough, the sticker art sealed the deal.
Thank you Captain Ray Beez and the Boston Duck Tours for an informative and fun time last weekend. The Mexico Academy and Central School Middle School bands appreciated your patience to wait while we found our way and especially for the tour guides who brought history alive for our kids. And to Captain Ray Beez, you are one cool cat, keep it up!
Planning to go to Boston? To schedule a duck tour:
www.BostonDuckTours.com or (617)267-3825
*I do not receive any profit or promotion for this email. It is simply a gift to our Captain for making our duck boat tour the highlight of our group's trip.*