Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News
NEW ORLEANS – They’re known as “ducks” – tour vehicles that travel on land and water — and a local company wants to bring them to New Orleans. The amphibious tours are already common in other cities like Boston and Seattle, but some opponents don’t want them here.
Tuesday, representatives from New Orleans Steamboat Company and Gray Line Tours — which also operates the Steamboat Natchez — shared details of their plan before the Vieux Carre Commission.
“We’re real excited about it,” said company vice president Greg Hoffman. “We understand there are concerns and we have met with a variety of groups to see what the concerns are.”
The duck vehicles would take passengers onto Lake Ponchartrain via the Bonnabel boat launch, but the tours would begin and end in the French Quarter.
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