Swan Boats Returning to Boston After Year Off Because Of Covid

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you look at the Swan Boats website, their moto is "Where Memories Are Made," and good news, after a year without them because of the pandemic, more memories will be made this summer.

The popular boating attraction is returning to the Public Garden lagoon next month. Boston's Acting Maor Kim Janey said the boats will start back up for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m.

Officials said masks will be required and passengers must be socially distanced to ride the boats.

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This will be the 144th season of the Swan Boats, after they were launched in 1877 by Robert Paget, an Irish immigrant and shipbuilder.

The oldest boat still in operation is turning 111 years old.

Each boat weighs three tons and a driver propels a paddle wheel with their foot.

The trip around the lagoon is about 15-minutes long and tickets are $4 for adults.

For more information on the boats, you can visit SwanBoats.com.

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