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Swan Boats

Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-522-1966
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“relaxing ride” (11 reviews)
“boat ride” (14 reviews)
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Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-522-1966
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's the Swan Boats! Have you really been to Boston if you don't ride them? :) A throwback to a simpler time. A relaxing little treat. Why not? It is a family business and just a fun way to go around the pond. Great for...More

Thank volsgirl5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a 15 year old and 5 month old. Both enjoyed and we relaxed! Not a long trip, but if in Boston, you need to do it!!

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely calm and quaint activity surrounded by the luscious Boston public gardens. A beautiful way to amuse the kids or have a romantic trundle around the lake on the traditional and quaint pedal powered boats on the lake. Don't worry somebody else does the...More

Thank jonnibgood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bargain. Your wife and kids will enjoy the ride. Wave at other park visitors as you go under the bridge, see ducks (lots of ducks) that help make the garden island famous. Thank the attendant who pedals (paddles) you around the pond. It's...More

Thank squid v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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.