At first glance you might think that Asbury Park had been takes over by some really cute giant prehistoric swans. But it turns out they are not real, but they are a great way to spend a spring or summer afternoon.

Could there be anything more beautiful than a peaceful ride atop a huge colorful swan floating along Wesley Lake overlooking the gorgeous views of Ocean Grove? It doesn't get any better than that.

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Here are some details you should know about the Asbury Park Pedal Boats...

The boats accommodate 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and two children. boat rides are only $20 for a half hour.

The Black Swan seems to be the popular choice for a first date excursion, and sunset seems to be the perfect time.

So, you've ever driven a swan before? It's easy, just pedal like you would on a bike and turn a knob for easy steering.

Yes, you can choose your favorite color. If the kids all want to be on a colorful swan, there are plenty of boats in many colors to choose from.

Here are the spring hours (weather permitting)...

Friday 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday 11:00am to dusk

Sunday 11:00am to dusk

This is such a cool idea, As a matter of fact, the Asbury Park Pedal Boats have been named among the 20 Hidden Gems in New Jersey according to The Crazy Tourist. So, now that the weather is starting to cooperate, don't you think this would be an awesome family outing to Asbury Park?

We think so too. Get all the details at the Asbury Park Pedal Boat website.

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