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Aqua Ducks tours coming to an end

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Albany/HV: Aqua Ducks tours coming to an end
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Since 2004, the City of Albany has been home to the amphibious tour group Aqua Ducks. After nine seasons of informing visitors and entertaining crowds, the company is selling the tour vehicles. Our Erin Vannella has more.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- It's the end of an era in the City of Albany. After July 15th, the popular Aqua Duck tours will no longer be in operation in Albany.

After nine seasons of entertaining and informing visitors, the tour company has sold both its amphibious vehicles. While the company can't say where the duck vehicles' new homes are, they are saying that they are running the trolley services until their three trolleys are sold.

Representatives of the company say that it has been an "absolute delight" to provide this service for people interested in New York's capital.

"The local history here is amazing and I never knew it and I'm so thankful for this job. It gave me the opportunity to pass it on to people that come on the boat from all over the world. We've had people from all over the world. And I've had the pleasure of meeting them and talking with them and loved every moment of it," tour guide Cacy Tunny said.

The company employs about 40 people in a variety of full and part-time positions from Duck captains to tour guides.

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