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Is the city’s famous Yellow Duckmarine set to make a comeback in Liverpool?

Originally a big tourist attraction in the city, the Duckmarine tours have been host to royalty back in the day, when HM The Queen and Prince Phillip hopped on board for a tour of Salthouse Dock back in 2012.

The return of the ‘Duck Tours’ will be brought back to Liverpool by Liverpool City Sights, who are currently in talks with the Royal Albert Dock.

Is the city’s famous Yellow Duckmarine set to make a comeback in Liverpool?

The team have proposed to bring new craft and assurances for the crafts to be entirely unsinkable, following the tours previously ending back in 2013 after a high-profile incident which seen one of the crafts sink with 33 people on board.

The launch will be dependent on the lifting of current COVID19 restrictions, which could be around end of Spring/early Summer.

Is the city’s famous Yellow Duckmarine set to make a comeback in Liverpool?

Liverpool City Sights who run the open-top bus tours across the city, is owned by James and Phillip Olivier who are keen to get the Yellow Duckmarine tours back up and running, with James posting the news on social media:

“Salamander amphibious vehicles (Sally’s) being finished ready for the Summer launch at the Albert Dock, virus permitting, if you know any previous drivers, mechanics or PR staff that worked on the old ducks…please ask them to forward their CV to admin@liverpoolcitysights,” 

“Please note the Sally’s are unsinkable and have been passed by all the relevant authorities”

News of the return of the ducks has had a mixed bag of opinions, with some people of the public excited, some not so convinced.

Sean Morrison, estate manager at the Royal Albert Dock has confirmed they are in talks with Liverpool City Sights about bringing back the Duckmarine tours to the dock waters. 

READ MORE: Liverpool Tour Guide – Tour De Liverpool

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