The Swan Boats

Boat / Ferry, Park
Boston Public Garden
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-1966


  • Join the company of Calvin Coolidge and JFK who have ridden these 800 pound boats that carry 20 passengers in a 15 minute ride (in a figure 8) around the Public Garden lagoon. More info via our blog.
  • OK, its corny, but a lap around the lagoon is a lovely way to see the fountains and flowers of the Boston Public Garden, with real feathered friends swimming alongside you.
  • Hit an ATM before you get in line (this attraction is cash only), and then relax when you're on the boat. Enjoy this beautiful piece of Boston history.
  • Sure, it's a little touristy, but the round trip only takes about 10 minutes, and it's a fun way to relax and see a different side of the Public Gardens.
  • 2.75 for adults!
  • Best kid entertainment value in Boston! The $1.25 a tot is especially worth it if he/she is a fan of Make Way For Ducklings - get ready for lots of "Mommy, is that Mr.Mallard?!"
  • Fun, short boat ride. A sure fire hit with the kiddies. Reasonably priced.
  • Hey BU! Enjoy this classic Boston activity on a lovely spring day! Rides are only $2.75!
  • This rink is a less-crowded alternative right nearby the Frog Pond. The city does not maintain the ice, so the ice isn't very smooth or even, and you'll need your own skates.
  • Lindo y romntico para ir con tu pareja!!
  • Short boat ride but very relaxing and enjoyable.
  • Need a group of 8-10 adults for the boat to go out so if your party is smaller, you may have to wait awhile for other groups to arrive.
  • Get there early, the line builds quick. Great for the little ones.
  • These boats in the Public Garden are ber-kid-friendly (read: famous, fun and cheap). Your kids might know them from Make Way for Ducklings or The Trumpet of the Swan.
  • I cant believe they are still around.
  • nice place for a kids,,
  • hemm nice !!

Nearby places

Tremont St (btwn Beacon & Charles St)
Boston Public Garden (Beacon St and Charles St)
9 Arlington St (btwn Beacon & Boylston St)