Swan Boats of Boston

Admission included
Please note that this attraction is closed for the season.

The Boston Swan Boats are one of among the most iconic sites in the city. The pond and the boats are found in Boston's gorgeous public gardens, which many Bostonians consider their favorite part of the city.

In the springtime when the weather warms up, you can spot students, kids and families lounging in the grass, enjoying the beauty of the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Gardens, bordering the beautiful neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and the Back Bay!


Weather permitting. The Swan Boats do not operate in rain or high wind.

Spring: April – June 20. Daily: 10:00AM – 4:00PM.
Summer: June 21 – Labor Day: 10:00AM – 5:00PM.

Please note: The Swan Boats are seasonal and open on the 3rd Sunday of April.


Mid September – Mid April and during inclement weather and extreme heat. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Getting In

Present pass upon arrival to the Boats.


Located in the Boston Public Garden, bounded by Arlington, Boylston, Charles, and Beacon Streets.
Boston, MA 02116
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Public Transportation

Take the T: Green Line to Arlington stop.