They’ve been operating in the Boston Public Garden since 1877, but this year, the swan boats will remain out of the water and out of service.
Scheduled to open on April 18th, the famous swan boats were never able to launch due to coronavirus concerns.
Now the operators are saying they’ll wait until next year.
“With the recent release of the Phase 3 Mandatory Safety Standards for reopening, we thoroughly reviewed our options,” a statement on the Swan Boat website reads.
“Taking these rules into account, along with a thoughtful assessment of our operation with medical and health professionals, we have reached a decision that it is best for us to wait until 2021 to open the Swan Boats.”
“The decision is one we believe is necessary and will mark a first in our 145 years of operation.”