Public Garden Swan Boats Reopen For Spring

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The beloved Public Garden Swan Boats are back!

Since 1877, these iconic boats have served to the public every spring and summer— with the exception of 2020, the boat season was forced to cancel due to COVID-19 guidelines.

The cancellation of the 2020 season left many devastated and owner Lyn Paget said that for some "last year was the first time in their entire lives that they didn't take a Swan Boat ride."

On Saturday at 10 a.m., the boats will be available for the public to enjoy.

As part of the annual tradition for the Mayor of Boston to ride the maiden voyage, Acting Mayor Kim Janey will participate.

Riders will be required to comply to city coronavirus protocols, so mask wearing and social distancing is mandatory.

The boats will operate between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the weekend only from May 8 through June 20.

Beginning June 21, the boats will operate every day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Labor Day.

WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@WBZSausville) reports:

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