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Swan Boats

Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-522-1966
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Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-522-1966
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The traditional swan boats inspired by a Wagner opera, are a nice quiet ride in a beautiful park. We enjoyed the short ride and marvelled at the pedal power of the pretty captain of the vessel. Can be reccomended.

Thank kimbiel-nielsen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At $3.50 per adult it's a fun little activity we and our adult kids enjoyed. Check out the island on the last turn for turtles sunning themselves and maybe some duck eggs. It was sunny and hot so nice to also have the canopy covering...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling with teens and we let them go. It was in expensive. It was a short ride in the pond at a beautiful park. If you are in the park it is a nice addition to a day out.

Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the Swan Boat ride because it was included with the Go Boston card. This was a nice 15 minute spin around the Public Garden Lake. Very relaxing after being on your feet in the city. This is good for people of...More

Thank Tht_Queen_B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must in Boston. It's classic, relaxing, fun, and totally captures the spirit of the city. We were here over the 4th of July weekend, and even though there were quite a few people in line, it moved quickly and we didn't wait more...More

Thank IslandBride25
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for any visitor including those who actually live in Boston. Its just so great and a staple of Boston History. Wonderful with kids, but just as good if you are grown ups.

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the swan boats with my nine-year-old niece. I lived in Boston from 2002 to 2006 for college, I have been back about five times since then. I had never done this one boats before. They are a cheap thrill! Through might be a...More

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is beautiful! We took a quick swan boat ride on the lake which was very relaxing. There were little ducklings swimming around in the water. I recommend this if you are nearby!

Thank Bagels22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very relaxing and serene experience and a Boston Tradition in The Boston Public Garden. Costs for Children is $2.00 Adult Tickets $3.50

Thank BarryPAleo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife daughter and 2 grandchildren ages 9 and 6 to visit the Swan Boats at the Boston Commons. The line was not long when we got there at 11:00 am. We got our tickets and were immediately put on one of several...More

Thank Edward2146
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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Kathi C
4 July 2017|
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Response from Fronglay79 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure.
25 September 2015|
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Response from H3222MYdonnam | Reviewed this property |
The Swan Boats have closed for the season.
25 September 2015|
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Response from Bellinghamfrog | Reviewed this property |
I just looked on their website and it says "closed for the season". Hope this helps.