Activities & Resources
The Swan Boats451in Boston, MA 02116
about The Swan Boats:
Operated by the same family since their maiden voyage over 130 years ago, the "swans" are powered by human operators who take you on a tour around the lagoon. On the way, you'll pass under the smallest suspension bridge in the world. Don't expect a three hour tour; the ride takes about 10-15 minutes. It is super slow, so even kids who are leary of rides will be able to relax and enjoy themselves, however briefly.
The boats are replicas of the originals (design inspired by a medieval German story in which Lohengrin, a knight of the Grail, crosses a river in a boat drawn by a swan to defend the innocence of his heroine, Princess Elsa - how's that for trivia?), but have five or six benches, carrying up to 20 passengers.
The Swan Boats cannot operate on rainy, windy, or extremely hot days. The boats are wheelchair accessible.