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NEW swan boats at Tidal Basin Paddle Boats, Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

View the Jefferson Memorial and Japanese Cherry Trees from the water. Enjoy a family outing or take a break from touring and soak up some sun in your very own Tidal Basin Paddle Boat in Washington, DC.

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Attention Fourth Graders!
Show your Every Kid in a Park pass and receive a 10% discount for you and your family on paddle boat rentals.
Every Kid in a Park - 4th graders 10% off

GROUPS in need of 10 or more boats may make advance paddleboat reservations by calling 202-479-2426.
Boats may be reserved for times between 10am-1pm, Monday-Friday, on the hour.


Something big just landed in the Tidal Basin! Best seats in the house to view this year's DC cherry blossoms will be in our brand new swan paddle boats equipped with their own motor so when you get tired of paddling you can let the swan take over. See you out there. ‪#‎tidalbasinbirdboats‬ ‪#‎cherryblossomdc‬ ‪#‎findyourpark‬ ‪#‎dccool‬ ‪#‎dccherryblossomfestival‬


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