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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 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very fun family ride around a pond. I was told that it is family owned. The kids and everyone loved it!!! It's a quick 15 min ride, and the boats can hold 20-30 people. So even though there were lots of people...More

1  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a cheap, easy way to break from a long walking day. No tour guide talking, and even other riders seem to just enjoy the quiet ride in the pond. Definitely worth it on a nice day when you've done a lot of walking...More

Thank Reggie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was Favorite place to go as a child. Can not be beat. The Swan Boats are gorgeous and Traditional. You don't have to be a child to like this! Go to the Ritz Carlton for lunch or a Drink afterwards. Great views. Wonderful to...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swan boats are great. Quintessentially Boston, they have operated on a pond in the Boston common since 1877.The prices are very reasonable 3.50 for adults,3.00 for seniors, 2.00 for kids, under 2 years, Free. If you're there at all during vacation season, there will...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seemed ok at first but the ride lasts all of 5-10 minutes. Little bit of marketing overkill for this. No wait, turn around is quick. Ride was over so quickly didnt have time to enjoy the ambiance.

Thank echo8kilo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time on the swan boats and it was just as fun as the first! Tickets are $3.5. The line moves quickly, so the wait times are fairly short. The view of the park from the pond is very pretty.

Thank 783m783
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about the Swan Boats before we arrived in Boston last month and we had such beautiful weather and were all a little leg weary from having walked the Freedom Trail, so we stopped to take the Swan Boat ride. It was a...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Anyone that has children that love Make Way for Ducklings needs to make this one of their stops if they're in Boston. Cute little tour on the Swan Boats. Has been owned and operated by the same family for I believe 5 generations.

Thank rrrrbecca
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The Swan Boats are a must do in the Boston Public Gardens. Wait was not too long and ride was nice and relaxing. I find it amazing that a single person was powering the entire boat but it's the truth. The ride takes you around...More

Thank Fronglay79
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The beginning of Swan Boat season - mid-April - in the Boston Public Garden means that spring has officially arrived in New England. The Swan Boats operate during spring, summer and fall, and riding the boats is an inexpensive and peaceful way to spend 10-15...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
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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Will the swan boats be operating this Sunday the 27th?
24 September 2015|
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Response from H3222MYdonnam | Reviewed this property |
The Swan Boats have closed for the season.
Are the swan boats going tone running this Sunday sept 27?
24 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.