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Take a Ride on the Swan Boats!

A unique Boston experience in the heart of the nation’s first botanical garden.
Family owned and operated since 1877.

Plan Your Visit

Young girl visiting the Swan Boats in Boston

Come take a ride on the iconic Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden. Open daily April-September.

Explore the History

Kids playing on swans in winter storage

The Swan Boats have been family-owned and operated since 1877. See how things have changed over the years.

How Does It Work?

Swan Boats Driver's Seat

The historic Swan Boats are pedaled by our driver with passengers on six benches.

Swan Boats tied together for overnight safety

“The Boston Swan Boats are one of few experiences that have changed so little over time, residents can almost totally replicate the beloved rides they took in their own childhoods. Sharing those memories with the young ones makes for an even more special voyage.”

Bethany Bourgault, Yankee Magazine May 2021 issue