The first time we went to Suseong Lake, I saw the swan boats and thought they looked pretty cool. But we were heading to dinner with friends so it wasn’t really an option.
Clarissa and I met up with some friends at the lake in June so I planned to try them then. I got Clarissa all excited about the swan boats. But they weren’t operating on a Friday morning. I figured it was just a weekend thing.
So when Clarissa and I were invited to Suseong Lake with friends this Monday morning, I wasn’t thinking about the swan boats.
We arrived to the lake to see our friends and I saw that the swan boats were out. I thought that maybe Clarissa and I would have to do them after our friends went home. I didn’t say anything to Clarissa, but she quickly noticed that they were there and asked to ride them.
One of our friends wanted to do swan boats as well. All 5 of us (2 adults and 3 small children) were able to fit in our swan boat without a problem. We honestly could have fit another toddler /preschooler if we wanted. It cost 18,000 won for 30 minutes, which I think is a reasonable price. I think you pay per boat, regardless of the number of people. They do have life jackets for small children through adults.
We had a great time around the lake. The kids each had a turn steering the boat, which meant we did a lot of circles and stayed on a small section of the lake. But they had so much fun.
I did most of the pedaling, as our friend was too tall. The four year old could kind of pedal. Clarissa was a little short and the two year old didn’t try.
I would definitely recommend the swan boats as a family activity. We may do it again in the spring once Clarissa grows a few inches. Next time, we may hit up the little amusement park as well.