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Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

c/o Shipyard Quarters Marina 13th St., Boston, MA 02129 USA (Show map)
296 Reviews
$225 - $375
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The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique. Set in historic Boston Harbor, our B and B offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline along with the comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. We are less than 10 minutes from Logan Airport and the subway is less than a mile. We provide taxi service to the subway, then it is just 5 stops to downtown. The Green Turtle houseboat and yachts were designed for comfort above all and the only reminder you are floating in Boston Harbor is the sound of the gulls, slight motion of the sea and the reflection of the ocean dancing on the ceiling. It is delightful starting your day sipping coffee or enjoying a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing while sitting on your aft deck or dock chairs watching the fabulous sunset and city skyline. The Green Turtle offers 3 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat that has two private/separate suites(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle). Each has a kitchenette and private bathroom/shower en-suite. Each sleeps 2 or rent both for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45ft. motor yacht which sleeps 2-6. She has 2 private queen staterooms with bathroom/shower in each stateroom, a full sleeper sofa in the salon, a galley, dinette and a great aft deck with comfortable furniture. Green Turtle III is a 43ft. motor yacht which sleeps 4 in 2 queen staterooms with bathroom/shower in each, a salon, galley, dinette and aft deck with comfortable furniture. Your suite/yacht is stocked with gourmet coffee, tea, juice, water, granola, yogurt and snacks. We deliver fresh breakfast each morning to your door. Staying aboard The Green Turtle is a unique way to visit Boston. All boats are docked in protected marina slips and are permanently moored during your stay. We live here on our sailboat. Come Float With US!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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Great Stay on the Green Turtle!

5 on September 18, 2014

Our stay was wonderful at the Green Turtle. After reading the reviews we had high expectations and they were exceeded. We arrived as a beautiful sunset was just starting and it was just amazing. John and Karen were so attentive and friendly. The room is nice and clean and comfortable. We even fished a little and I caught a bass right off the dock! It was simply magical and I can't wait to go back!

Can not wait to go back!!!!

5 on September 17, 2014

I surprised my husband with a weekend in Boston for our Anniversary. He loved his surprise and staying on a boat (Green Turtle III) for the weekend. Very relaxing and Jon and Karen were super host and hostess. Karen made wonderful breakfasts each morning and delivered by Jon. Their recomendations for where to eat and what to do were spot on. The location of the marina is easy enough to get to Boston via cab or "T". Logan airport is across from the marina, we enjoyed watching the planes take off from Logan airport and the sound never bothered either of us. Rossetti's Cafe is a must dine hidden gem. We can not wait to return to the Green Turtle. Thank you to Jon and Karen for exceeding our expectations for a wonderful weekend.

Wonderful Getaway

5 on September 16, 2014

We stayed on the Green Turtle House Boat. It was so nice and clean This boat had all the amenities stocked fridge, snacks, coffee juice etc. The owners were the best. Jon and Karen were wonderful so hospitable. Karen made us the best breakfast and even asked us what time in the morning we would like it. We went to Rosetti's for dinner BYOB food was great and very reasonable. We want to go back next yr with friends and rent their 42 ft. boat we had a tour of it. Just beautiful. If you need to just get away I would highly recomend The Green Turtle. Voted best on trip Advisor and shown on Chronicle. That says it all!!

Top of our list for B&B's

5 on September 13, 2014

Jon and Karen were fantastic hosts and the meals were delicious. Our floating room was charming and comfortable and the atmosphere at the docks friendly and fun. We would recommend the Green Turtle to anyone and everyone. Loved It!

Clean, comfortable, charming venue with a first-class view of the sunset

4.2 on September 12, 2014

Pros: unique venue; gorgeous views; comfortable sleeping and dining for up to 4 adults; delicious breakfast brought to you when you want it; friendly, attentive owners serve you; cable TV Cons: nearby airport with jets taking off may wake you up a couple times at night; very small showers/toilets; can only use one shower at a time (water pressure lost from one shower when both showers in use); dim lighting Overall: Recommended. The cons are minimal/insignificant issues compared to the positives. John and Karen will take good care of you, and the experience and uniqueness of the B&B are worth it. Boston is beautiful.

wunderful hideaway

4.4 on September 11, 2014

Perfect location outside the busy city

Awesome waterfront accommodations

4.0 on September 10, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Green Turtle. Our hosts Karen and Jon could not have been nicer!

Stay here - you won't regret it!!!

5 on September 08, 2014

We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. I am very fussy & don't usually like to stay in B&B's but the green turtle exceeded my expectations. Not only was our suite clean and nicely decorated, it was stocked with snacks, juices, yogurt, granola and coffee. The owners are warm, wonderful people who made us feel welcome and comfortable the moment we arrived. They are extremely knowledgable about Winthrop and the city of Boston and provided us with suggestions and recommendations on tourist attractions and restaurants that were spot on!

Great experience

5 on September 03, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and it was a great experience. Located very close to Boston so getting into town was very easy. Very good hospitality.

A welcome aboard a houseboat

5 on August 29, 2014

We spent three nights here, and we were visiting Boston for the first time after staying in Annapolis to see our son who is a plebe at USNA. Jon and Karen are wonderful hosts who think of everything. Their houseboat is close to the airport but not enough to be an issue and my wife took photos' of the planes from the end of the dock. The breakfasts were superb and the refrigerator is stocked with free snacks and soft drinks. The bed was so comfortable that on the first morning, after breakfast we just went back to bed. Initially, I was concerned about being so close to the airport, but by bedtime the air traffic tapers off considerably. The comfort of the bed and the gentle rocking of the boat put us right to sleep. There is a beautiful view of Boston across the water and the charm of the marina, especially at night, made this an idyllic retreat.

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Location Type

Floating on Boston Harbor in The Navy Yard


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 2 miles

Directions to property:

Water taxi available from airport to your front door. Auto taxi also available. Please see website

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bunker Hill Monument, Freedom Trail, USS Constitution, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Boat

On-site amenities

Parking, Washer/dryer , GT II & III the pleasure of your own private yacht, Turkish Towels, Waterfront- City View - Harbor View, Luxury Linens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Smoking permitted only outside on dock
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be supervised at all times
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends April 1 - Oct. 31 and 12/31 -Marathon 4 nt min
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night 100% payment 2 nights one nights deposit and then full payment due ist of the month of arrival
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be issued if cancellation is received more than 14 days prior to arrival date, less a $25 cancellation fee. Less than 14 days, we will refund payment provided we are able to resell the nights covered by the reservation, less the cancellation fee. For cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, the full amount will be charged. We regret that we cannot give refunds for late arrivals or for early departures.



Karen Maciejewski and Jon Dolence

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  • Time Served: your desired time
  • Serving Location: We deliver breakfast to your door, Guest room

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c/o Shipyard Quarters Marina , 13th St., Boston, MA 02129 USA (Show map)

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