The Swan Boats

Boat or Ferry and Park · Beacon Hill
Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA 02130, United States
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    "lap around the lagoon"(2 Tips)
    Amber A.
    "fan of Make Way For Ducklings"(2 Tips)
    Ovgu C.
    "Short boat ride but very relaxing and enjoyable."(2 Tips)
    American M.
    "boats in the Public Garden"(4 Tips)
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  • Ovgu C.

    Short boat ride but very relaxing and enjoyable.

    Ovgu C. O. · November 7, 2014
  • Steven R.

    The ride is short, but it's a unique and relaxing way to enjoy the pond with someone you love.

    Steven R · September 10, 2014
  • Gwen C.

    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.

    Gwen Cummings · September 4, 2014
  • David S.

    Get there early, the line builds quick. Great for the little ones.

    David Savaria · August 9, 2014
  • American M.

    These boats in the Public Garden are über-kid-friendly (read: famous, fun and cheap). Your kids might know them from Make Way for Ducklings or The Trumpet of the Swan. Read more

    American Mensa · March 12, 2014
  • Philip E.

    Eat all the things! Especially the honey pork buns

    Philip Eberhardt · July 27, 2013
  • Jake S.

    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.

    Jake Smith · June 21, 2013
  • Penny L.

    I cant believe they are still around.

    Penny L · January 30, 2013
  • Cory O.

    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.

    Cory O'Brien · September 10, 2012
  • Rebecca S.

    2.75 for adults!

    Rebecca Scott · June 19, 2012
  • endah a.

    nice place for a kids,,

    endah agustina · March 20, 2012
  • budi a.

    hemm nice !!

    budi artana · March 20, 2012
  • BU Student Activities

    Hey BU! Enjoy this classic Boston activity on a lovely spring day! Rides are only $2.75!

    BU Student Activities · February 7, 2012
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)

    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. Read more

  • IWalked Audio Tours

    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. Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 7, 2011
  • Amber A.

    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?!"

    Amber Amick · June 15, 2011
  • Bloomingdale's

    OK, it’s 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.

    Bloomingdale's · August 12, 2010
  • Stephanie

    Fun, short boat ride. A sure fire hit with the kiddies. Reasonably priced.

    Stephanie · May 23, 2010

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