BOSTON (CBS) – New England’s seemingly never-ending winter has taken another toll. For the time being, the city’s famous duck boats have been relegated to land duties.
Boston Duck Tour’s season officially began on Saturday after a record breaking winter in the city.READ MORE: "Time for the village to step up": Volunteers help ease nationwide baby formula shortage
But the company announced that due to a buildup of ice on the bottom of its ramp, there will only be land tours on Saturday and “into the foreseeable future.”READ MORE: Video: Likely tornado spotted in Charlestown, New Hampshire
The land only tours will continue until water in the area thaws out.
As a result of the inconvenience, customers can purchase tour tickets at a 50% discount until the weather cooperates.MORE NEWS: Bail hearing postponed for Nathan Carman, charged in mom's death at sea
“Although the weather conditions are not ideal, the silver lining to these circumstances are that we are able to extend this amazing offer to local residents that may not have been able to take our tour in the past,” Boston Duck Tours CEO Cindy Brown said. “We look forward to offering this special deal until the rest of the Charles melts and we can continue with regularly scheduled tours. Until then, we look forward to offering all of our guests a great experience at a fantastically low rate.”