Boston Swan Boats Kick Off The 2010 Season

Filed in Things To Do, Tourism by on April 21, 2010 0 Comments

Courtesy of David Paul Ohmer

This past weekend the Swan Boats opened up their 2010 season.  Though Saturday was not that warm or sunny it brings us ever closer to the warmer weather.

If you are from the Boston area the odds are high that you have been on the Swan Boat ride.  I remember being taken their on some sort of field trip though I can’t remember the specifics.

If you are not from the Boston area you should definitely put this historic ride on your list of things to do.  For Massachusetts this is school vacation week so if you have kids this is also an easy event that they can enjoy.  It can be preceded or followed by a walk around the beautiful and historic Boston Public Garden.

The history of the Boston Swan Boats dates back to the 1870’s and one family.  Robert Paget started the ride whose design was inspired by an Opera where a knight was carried on a boat drawn by a swan.  The Swan hides the paddling mechanism used to propel the boat.  An integral part of the Boston Public Garden experience the rides are very reasonably priced as well, ranging from $1.75 to $2.75.  It is a good way of giving your feet a rest as you take in the peaceful surroundings.

The ride runs from Saturday April 17th this year to Sunday September 19th.  The range of times very a little so be sure to check the official Swan Boats Schedule for 2010.  We are hoping to end our April vacation with a ride ourselves.

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