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Address: Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617 522 1966
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Swan Boats are bicycle driven boats that glide around the pond in the public gardens. At $3.50/adult and less for children, they are inexpensive way to entertain the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Poole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The Swan Boats are bicycle driven boats that glide around the pond in the public gardens. At $3.50/adult and less for children, they are inexpensive way to entertain the whole family. We walked there from the Faneuil Hall area, which took about 25 minutes, considering a few short stops to look at stalls for hats, etc. By the time we... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You must come here if you are in Boston. It is tranquil and beautiful. We stop and relax every time we are in Boston. A bit of calm in the middle of the bustling city. The ducks and squirrels are super friendly! Bring a blanket to lay on, you will want to when you get here I guarantee it! Singles,... More 

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you want a relatively cheap classic Boston tourist attraction, nothing better than the Swan Boats in Boston Common. It is $3.50 a person, including young kids. My toddlers were fascinated by the boat, especially the giant swan on the back. The lake itself is merely a couple of feet deep, if that, but it is quite scenic. There are... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was a beautiful day and this little ride on these historic swan boats is a must do! The fare is cheap - $3 or so. The views are great! It was so peaceful and pleasant.

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The gardens were wonderfully maintained. The swan boat ride was only 3.50 person and was a quick but nice experience around the duck lake. Extremely cute to watch the children as the ducks and swan swam around the lake.

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The wait in line on a beautiful day was 30 minutes, but it was worth it. Swan boats takes you around the lake in Public Garden and the landscaping is beautiful. The flowers and the trees reflected in the water making for beautiful pictures.

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Bellingham, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to Boston Common for Mother's Day and went on the Swan Boats with two of our grandchildren. It was just a fun day and brought back memories of bringing my own children many years ago. It is exactly the same, not very expensive and very relaxing atmosphere. The kids were fascinated watching the ducks, ducklings and we got to... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The swan boats in Boston never disappoint. The staff is friendly, the line moves fast and in May the views were gorgeous. Everything was in bloom. Great place to people watch and relax.

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Cheaper than a cup of coffee and more relaxing. Wonderful way to spend 30 minutes with someone you like. Nice way to see the Boston Common in nice weather.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Swan Boats are uniquely Boston and it's fun to watch how the peddlers take a shorter route in the early part of the Season and hug the shore lines once their thighs and calves acclimate! A delightful and peaceful ride with multiple views every few seconds, the $3 price is an absolute steal.

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Additional Information about Swan Boats

Address: Address: Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617 522 1966
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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