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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
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"classic boston"
in 8 reviews
"ride lasts about minutes"
in 4 reviews
"quiet ride"
in 3 reviews
"public gardens"
in 11 reviews
"per adult"
in 6 reviews
"duck"
in 9 reviews
"unique experience"
in 5 reviews
"great for kids"
in 6 reviews
"boston commons"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 5 reviews
"boston history"
in 4 reviews
"paddle"
in 16 reviews
"fun"
in 53 reviews
"pedaling"
in 9 reviews
"glide"
in 7 reviews
"activity"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The swan boats have been there forever and is just a true staple in Boston. I think we paid $4.00 each adult ticket and it's worth it. It's just a quick ride around the public gardens, but you will see all the ducks and swans...More

Thank TLVento
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great fun area to explore. Last time I was there they released the real swans for the spring which was neat to see. Seeing the swan boats out on the water is just one of those great Boston moments.

Thank mfbarthe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 10-15 minute ride around one of the ponds in the Boston Public Gardens is ok for the youngsters. I had more fun standing on the bridge watching the poor girl paddle her legs like crazy to propel the boat.

Thank Mike353632
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you get the Go Boston pass it’s included so you must check it out.. it’s a short ride around a pond but the park where it’s located is beautiful!

Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun thing to do. I can't believe I never tried this before. It was fun to go around the pond and see the ducks and swans and the people. I recommend doing it once.

Thank clarinetjpc
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The swan boats were available through our Go Boston tickets. Children love the boats and adults get to enjoy the beautiful views. We were impressed that these are the original swan boats from the 1800’s and that they are completely powered by humans pedaling!

Thank FecFam
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We went on one of the last rides of the day because it closed earlier than we thought it would. Make sure you check the hours before going. They have been there forever and are such a tradition that I think they are a must...More

Thank amyw2012
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Long lines due to number of school trips so we had to come back another time Short ride but a good excuse to sit and watch the world go by. Good value

Thank CakeMum
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

If you're in Boston, this is a must-see attraction. Ever since I read The Trumpet of the Swan as a young child, I have wanted to see the Swan Boats. It took about 35 years, but I made it! It's a fun, relaxing trip around...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The trip is short, but it’s worth it! The park is so beautiful to see while riding the boats! The swan boats are fun because they’re so old and classic and they take you back to a time period when life was slower and more...More

Thank Stephanie H
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Steve A
10 August 2018|
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Response from TLVento | Reviewed this property |
October is a great time to go to Boston so assuming they will be open. I think we paid $4 or $6 per adult
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Kathi C
4 July 2017|
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Response from Fronglay79 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure.
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Braeden75
25 September 2015|
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Response from H3222MYdonnam | Reviewed this property |
The Swan Boats have closed for the season.
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