The Best Sellers of 2023
The 6 Funnest Boat Bath Toys For Children
Boats and bath time go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re a natural fit for bath time fun, and the kiddos really seem to love them.
But not all boat bath toys are created equal, and some really seem to have a leg up in the fun department and the quality department. And that’s what this page is for. We’ve examined the best selling and top-rated boat bath toys from 2023 and picked out what we think to be the 6 funnest, high-quality toy boats.
Below you’ll find a comparison chart of the best, and below that more detail into each one. Boat bath toys can really help stimulate the imagination and creativity of your child during bath time and provide hours of cheap, clean fun. We hope the information below proves helpful in choosing the right one for your child’s bath time, and if when you’re done you are looking for more toys be sure to check out our guide to finding the best bath toys generally.
Comparing The Best Boat Bath Toys
|Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy, Blue/White||10 x 6.6 x 6.3 in.||$$$||4.7|
|Kid O Tug Boat Red||7.8 x 4.2 x 4.2 in.||$$||4.8|
|Green Toys My First Tugboat, Yellow||4.5 x 9.2 x 4.5 in.||$$||4.7|
|Elegant Baby Bath Time Fun Rubber Water Squirties Boat Party, Set of 6||2.5 x 2 x 2.5 in.||$$||4.4|
|Playskool Sesame Street Elmo Bath Adventure Steamboat Toy||4.9 x 11.5 x 9 in.||$$||4.8|
|B. Fish and Splish Boat||11 x 7.5 x 6.5 in.||$$$$||4.5|
A Closer Look Into The Funnest Boat Bath Toys
Hopefully the comparison chart above has given you a few ideas about which boat bath toys are the right ones for your baby. If you’re still undecided, read on and we will explore the top options in even more detail below.
1. Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy
When it comes to bath toys, the Green Toys brand is as good a place as there is to start. Their large blue and white ferry boat here is made from 100% recycled plastic, is dishwasher safe, BPA free, and made in the USA. But beyond that, it is just a fantastically fun toy!
The toy ferry boat is the largest on our list at 10 inches wide, and your child can take full advantage of its size because it actually comes with two bonus mini cars that fit perfectly in its cargo hold. An endless amount of fun can be had in the bath tub playing with the boat and then loading up the cars for transportation across the tub. As another bonus, besides being perfect for the tub, in part because of the cars this boat is also a great play toy outside the tub. The stated recommended age on the toy is 3 and up, but the boat itself is quite large without small pieces, so is generally as safe as it gets when it comes to bath toys.
2. The Kid O Tug Boat
Our next boat bath toy is this stylish tug boat from Kid O. Coming in 3 colors, Chery Red, Grass Green, and Aqua Blue, this boat has some of the best attention to detail you will see in a bath toy product. And it shows in the customer rating, earning an average rating of 4.8 stars, making it the top rated boat on our list. The tug boat has ultra-sonic welded seams to prevent the most annoying thing that can happen to a toy boat–water leaking into the boat so it loses its buoyancy. This tight seam also makes this toy completely worry free when it comes to mold.
Besides looking quite sleek for a toy boat, part of the great design of this toy is that the buoy in the back of the boat is actually detachable, adding to the imaginative fun that can be had with it in the tub and helping to stimulate gross motor skills for the child. Your child will have a lot of fun removing the buoy ring, playing with it around the tub, and then putting it back on its little tab. The manufacturer lists this toy as designed for children ages 1 year and up.
To the point, bright colors, and high quality, there’s not much more you could ask for in a simple toy boat like this.
3. Green Toys My First Tugboat
Green Toys makes another toy boat that is designed to be both safe for babies and loads of fun for older kids, their My First Tugboat toy. Like all their toys, this little tugboat is made from 100% recycled plastic in the USA, and is still as sturdy as can be.
What makes this toy extra fun is that water actually fills the hull of this boat by design, so it can be poured out the spout at the front of the boat! Your child can have loads of fun making waterfalls with the boat, or you can use it to help make hair-rinsing time a little more enjoyable for the little one.
Having a toy where water goes through the inside makes it more susceptible to mold, so make sure to keep in mind that you can run this toy through the dishwasher as a regular means of cleaning, or add it to the things you use your mold-free preventative spray on. But if customer reviews are any indication, it’s not much to worry about, as with a 4.7-star average rating, parents seem to be thrilled with this tugboat. It’s designed for children 1 year and up, and, like all Green Toys products, this toy boat comes in low-impact recycled cardboard packaging.
4. Elegant Baby Fun Rubber Water Squirties Boat Party, Set of 6
These boats are smaller than the others, but they make the list for funnest boat bath toys because in addition to coming in a variety pack of 6 different brightly-colored boats, they are squirties! Your child can squeeze them in the tub to suck water in, then squeeze them again to shoot the water back out.
Though a very simple toy, sometimes it’s the simplest of toys that are the funnest and you get the most mileage out of. These boats are designed for kids of all ages, including infants and toddlers. They come as a set of 6 in a clear vinyl bag for easy storage or gift giving. With an average rating of 4.4 stars, this set of water squirter boats are still among the top-rated boat bath toys around.
5. Playskool Sesame Street Elmo Bath Adventure Steamboat Toy
Another way to get extra amounts of fun from a bath boat toy is to combine a well-made boat with one of your child’s favorite characters. How about Captain Elmo in this adorable and versatile steamboat toy from Playskool?
This boat is listed as 5-in-1 because the different pieces of the boat come off to perform their own fun. The paddle wheel on the back of the steamboat, for instance, has a suction cup that can be attached to the wall so your baby can pour water over it to spin it. The smoke stack is a water strainer, the cabin scoops and pours, the hull floats, and Captain Elmo is a little squirt toy!
Designed for children 18 months and older, this toy boat has earned a very high 4.8-star average rating from parents who have resoundingly approved. When it comes to getting the little ones excited, it’s hard to go wrong with Elmo. And with this boat in particular there sure is a lot of fun packed into one toy.
6. B. Fish and Splish Boat
When making a list of the funnest boat bath toys, it’s impossible to leave out the glory that is the Fish and Splish Boat from B. Toys. There’s so much to do and so much going on with this boat that features a fishing pole, 4 ready-to-catch fish, 3 nesting cups, an octopus comb, a whale nail brush, a life preserver ring and a captain to keep everything under control! And fortunately the boat is designed to keep all of these items stored neatly in its hull when the fun is over.
With so many pieces you can imagine that this toy is not designed for infants. In fact it is listed for ages 3 years and up. And while it is the most expensive toy boat in our list, it is also the one with the most moving pieces that can perhaps better keep an older imaginative child entertained for longer.