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The Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in a pond in the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. They operate beginning the second weekend of April and ending the third weekend in September.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Great expierence! Super nice and affordable. Highly recommend asking for Michael, he was great!
On my list of "must visit" in Boston, especially if you have kids and have read Make Way for Ducklings. (A few hundred times.) Fun experience for the kids. The best thing is you don't need to paddle the boat. The driver does all the work. You could say that one gets to "duck out" of that chore.
I don't know that this is a "Tourist Thing" - I do know that this was an incredibly relaxing 15 minutes of luxury that any stressed out person would love. My tween daughter and I did this on July 4 - there was no wait, we got right no the boat, had a seating row to ourselves. We loved it. Make sure you know to go all the way through the Boston Common park into the Victorian period Public Park to find it. This is included in the Boston Go Card and I definitely recommend the respite.
Located in the boston public garden, kind of touristy. But its nice
Been taking my daughter here since birth it's now a tradition we do every year and she lives it
Fun, inexpensive activity on a beautiful pond in the Public Gardens, great for tourists and locals alike. The ride is short as the pond itself is small, but provides great photo ops. Nice start to a first date.
It's awful when you fall out of a swan boat like I did! Boo swan boat. . . but it is kind-of fun.
Good trip, just stay clear of the middle of the pond, you don't want to awaken swan.
This is really awesome. Specially for kids. We tried to be in the first row to see uninterrupted view of lake. It’s really cool to pass the time with family. Boats are really cool, no sound, no pollution. The tour guide was telling this theme is taken from an opera where passengers were seating in front row and drivers operates the boat from back. Behind the big swan.
Greatest tourist attraction in all of Boston! Great workers, great service, and a great time. I'd come back just for the Swan Boats!
Must do with little kids when in Boston. Very reasonable prices
$4 for a ~10 minute ride around the beautiful lagoon is well worth it. The views are lovely and children are sure to enjoy the peaceful ride. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting or just tired of walking ;).
Nice boat tour, specifically with kids. But the duration is very short, compared to the price. My kids were happy doing the tour but disappointed it was over so fast. Saw turtles on the island which was wonderful.
So cheap and so cute! The line got long since it was a beautiful day but it moves fast. Totally recommend to couples and little kiddies.
Ok. It's cheesy. But for $4 a person and a 10 minute ride in boats that have been around since the 1800's. Super cool to do. Do not skip it!
Quintessential Boston. Yes, the price keeps going up, and no, you can't feed the ducks anymore, but for 15 minutes you are living in a storybook. We still go every year with our kids and it's always a good decision. And don't worry- the line moves quickly.
Cheap and traditional family fun. It's a slow relaxing ride around the pond in Boston Common. Affordable and the crew is very accommodating to take pictures and help you on and off the boats.
Leisurely boat ride around the lake. Takes about 20 min to complete. At first we thought you could rent boats and do it yourself, but it is powered by one person with room for about 20 per boat. Still a nice time.