A Boston tradition since 1877, the Swan Boats glide through the Boston Public Garden lagoon, taking visitors on a peaceful 15-minute paddleboat cruise. The boats are the only ones of their kind in the world, and were inspired by the opera Lohengrin, a medieval German story of a knight who crosses a river in a boat to save his princess.

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The Swan Boats of Boston

617-522-1966

Boston Public Garden, Boylston And Arlington Sts., Boston, MA 02130

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