Just Ducky Tours Owner Says They Strictly Follow Rules To Keep Passengers Safe

'Our operation is mandated by the United States Coast Guard'

Larry Richert and John Shumway
July 24, 2018 - 10:57 am
Just Ducky Tour

Melinda Roeder

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Just Ducky Tours are a hot topic right now due to the recent disaster in Missouri.

Chris D’Addario, Co-founder of locally owned and operated Just Ducky Tours, joined KDKA Radio on Tuesday to talk about guidelines and precautions that are taken to ensure safety on Just Ducky Tours.

The tours follow strict regulations, D’Addario said;

“Our operation is mandated by the United States Coast Guard and the local coast guard offices are the ones that oversee operations in the rivers and waterways.”

Some of the mandates include:

“Staying within 250 feet from the shore line and how far from point of entry and exit that we are allowed to travel.” D’Addario tells KDKA. He added,

 “We hold ourselves to things like water conditions and flooding.”

Sometimes there are land-only tours if the forecast is not dependent.

“When weather conditions are such we don’t feel comfortable going in the water,” said D’Addario.

If the tour boat driver decides to stay away from the water,

“We let our passengers know ‘we don’t feel right now it’s a good time to be navigating the waterways, so we’ll stay to land only,’” D’Addario continued.

Just Ducky Tours operate eight boats around the city.

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