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.
Great expierence! Super nice and affordable. Highly recommend asking for Michael, he was great!
On my list of "must visit" in Boston, especially if you have kids and have read Make Way for Ducklings. (A few hundred times.) Fun experience for the kids. The best thing is you don't need to paddle the boat. The driver does all the work. You could say that one gets to "duck out" of that chore.
Carolyne Volpe Curley
I don't know that this is a "Tourist Thing" - I do know that this was an incredibly relaxing 15 minutes of luxury that any stressed out person would love. My tween daughter and I did this on July 4 - there was no wait, we got right no the boat, had a seating row to ourselves. We loved it. Make sure you know to go all the way through the Boston Common park into the Victorian period Public Park to find it. This is included in the Boston Go Card and I definitely recommend the respite.
Located in the boston public garden, kind of touristy. But its nice
Been taking my daughter here since birth it's now a tradition we do every year and she lives it
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