Rent a cute swan boat at Echo Park Lake, relax, and enjoy your adventure. It's an enjoyable ride with nature and people watching. There will be a lot of people on the lake exploring lotus beds and fountains. What makes this special is that you can focus on the people you are with, get away from all distractions, and just be connected! Echo Park boats are lit up at night time and create a magical atmosphere. It's perfect for a cute date. Swan Boats at Echo Park is a trendy attraction in Los Angeles, so we recommend booking your boats ahead of time! Experience Echo Park Lake in a new way with swan boats and fall in love with another L.A. park!
Family chill and fun
Pro Tip: Do it later in the day. At night it's so beautiful, romantic, and magical.
1. Make a reservation online
2. Arrive for your reservation and get in the line
3. Check-in and get a lifejacket
4. Hop on your swan boat and enjoy the Echo Park
5. Capture your experience and share it with us on social media
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our one hour swan boat ride. We bought tickets for a 7:30pm ride to ensure we’d get some photos of the boats with the LED lights across the pond. Even with advance reservations, we had to wait in line for 1/2 hour, which wasn’t that bad. The ride was pleasant, although the seating on the boats themselves is very hard plastic and not entirely comfortable (recommend bringing your own cushion for maximum comfort). It was super easy to peddle and navigate, and gives you quite a workout to circle the pond. I loved that you’re surrounded by 🦆 and 🐢. Overall, highly recommend for anyone who lives in the area or just visiting.
I've always seen the swan boats but figured they were pricey and I would have to wait in a long line. The day I went with my family we decided on a whim to go for a ride and we were not disappointed! The reservation process was easy (online) and we did it while in line. Once we got to the front it was our reserved time. With kids in the back and hubby and I pedaling it was a nice ride around the lake. All the staff were nice and helpful! We even had to make an emergency return to the dock, but staff were understanding. We were able to get back on and finish out our allotted time. The view from the lake is beautiful and we even got a little splash from the fountain in the middle to cool us off. Wonderful time. Would recommend.
Fun and affordable date idea! We chose the night swans to see the Sunday but parking took way longer. You’d have to park at the residential. When you arrive, they’ll be a line for the staffs to check you in and sign a waive. They give you the life vest and you’d have to wear it when you get on. Our appointment was 6 but we got in at 6:20 after parking and waiting in a long line. The view is so pretty with all the lite up swan boats almost colliding lol we were all trying to learn how to stir and go the right way. The staffs were all so nice! Tip: make a reservation, don’t assume you’d be able to ride the boats by walking in. They were fully booked this weekend.
Reservations are required, no walkups will be accepted. At least 1 person must be 18 years old to rent. Masks must be worn while in line & during rental transactions. Passengers aboard each boat must be members of the same household. Illuminated night rides start at 7:00 PM. Must present your confirmation email at check-in at the dock.