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Swan Boats

4 Charles Street

For over 130 years, the Swan Boats have been a part of the Boston experience. As a welcome sign of Spring, they grace the waters of the Boston Public Garden, the first botanical garden in the United States. Famed in the stories Make Way for Ducklings and The Trumpet of the Swan, the Swan Boats are the only boats of their kind in the world.

To the delight of the young and old for over 130 years, the Swan Boat tradition has been preserved by the Paget Family to provide our residents and visitors with a unique Boston memory to endure for generations.



Saturday, June 2, 2018
This is really awesome. Specially for kids. We tried to be in the first row to see uninterrupted view of lake. It’s really cool to pass the time with family. Boats are really cool, no sound, no pollution. The tour guide was telling this theme is taken from an opera where passengers were seating in front row and drivers operates the boat from back. Behind the big swan.

cynthia guo

Monday, June 11, 2018
So cheap and so cute! The line got long since it was a beautiful day but it moves fast. Totally recommend to couples and little kiddies.

Yvonne Pfeiffer

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Nice boat tour, specifically with kids. But the duration is very short, compared to the price. My kids were happy doing the tour but disappointed it was over so fast. Saw turtles on the island which was wonderful.

James Doyle

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Fun, inexpensive activity on a beautiful pond in the Public Gardens, great for tourists and locals alike. The ride is short as the pond itself is small, but provides great photo ops. Nice start to a first date.

Pramit Mukherjee

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Pleasant ride during the summer. Deja vu for Fallout 4 fans! Yes it's the same lake with Swan!

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