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Swan Boats

Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-522-1966
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“relaxing ride” (12 reviews)
“boat ride” (15 reviews)
“public gardens” (15 reviews)
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Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-522-1966
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I can now check this off my bucket list of things to do in Boston. We were lucky to get a ride on one of the last days of the season. At $3.50 a ride, it was truly the least expensive attraction in Boston. Beautiful...More

1  Thank LocaLola24
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A slow leisurely cruise around the pond, a classic Boston must. Young kids will really enjoy getting so close to the ducks on the water too. Relaxing and inexpensive as well.

1  Thank Lorry L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

So this is a must for you on the Boston Common. A young lady paddled the boat full of people. Could not believe these were actually paddle boats. A fun and unique experience.

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a must do in Boston no matter how old you are. Get there early and you won't have to wait. Staff is helpful and efficient. See the sights of Boston in a new relaxing way. I know you'll be as excited when you...More

1  Thank nationalparkPa
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very touristy but who cares! Super cute leisurely slow Swan Boats that glide around for a few bucks. Cost you less than a fancy latte'. Just get on and do it so you can say you did. Only in Boston can you do this in...More

1  Thank Jetset18MelM
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went on labour day Monday and the line was only about 10 minutes. The whole ride lasts about 10-15 minutes and is a fun, leisurely, relaxing ride. The pond we ride around has ducks, geese, a swan and turtles. Fun for everyone to see....More

Thank raykz
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Fun trip around the lake in the center of the Public Garden with bench style seating. The boat is paddled by an employee, you just sit back and enjoy!

Thank DD2286
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

My family was in Boston on vacation and we were walking through Boston Gardens. We had seen the Swan boats online and went for a ride. It's a nice way to spend a few minutes and it's not too expensive. The ride lasts maybe 15...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Just a quick ride around the pond but very cool to do. No long lines, fares only $3.50 for adults and $2.00 for kids. Great way to spend some time in the beauty that is the Boston Public Garden.

1  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Yeah, it is a tourist attraction, but it's cheap, fun, and a "must-do" if you ever read "Make Way for Ducklings" to your kids. It's powered by guys who pedal the craft around the pond, so it's also "green." I would recommend it.

Thank Larry W
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.