Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

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

About

The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique set in historic Boston Harbor. It offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline and comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. It is easy to get around by foot, ferry or bus. Our 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 sitting on your aft deck or dock watching the harbor traffic and city skyline. The Green Turtle offers 3 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat that has two private suites(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle). Each has a kitchenette and en-suite bathroom/shower and dock chairs. Each sleeps 2 or rent both for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45ft. motor yacht and sleeps 2-6. She has 2 private queen staterooms , a full sleeper sofa , a galley, dinette a great aft deck with comfortable furniture. Green Turtle III is a 43ft. motor yacht which sleeps 4 in 2 queen staterooms, 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. All boats are docked in protected marina slips permanently moored during your stay.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

Extraordinary!

5 on August 07, 2017

Wonderful and unique stay on Green Turtle III. Plenty of space. Very clean and comfortable even with stormy, cool, rainy weather. Well equipped kitchenette. Delicious breakfasts. Very gracious hosts. A great option for a Boston stay.


Unique floating Bed & breakfast

4.8 on August 03, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our July 2017 wedding anniversary with a fabulous 2 night stay at the Green Turtle.The floating houseboat has everything you need for a wonderful stay on the water. Jon and Karen have thought of everything, from a delivered gourmet breakfast each morning to supplied snacks and drinks for later. The location is fabulous with easy access to water taxis and scheduled mbta inner harbor ferries and is in close proximity to Fanuel Hall and Boston's North End. If you want to try something a little different we highly recommend a stay at the Green Turtle.


The BEST

5 on July 30, 2017

We stayed and had a wonderful time!!! Not only is this a unique experience the hosts were amazing!!!! Friendly and personable. They make you feel like family, not guests!!! I will definitely do this again, however next time I will stay on one of the boats!!!!


An Oasis on the Harbor

4.8 on July 29, 2017

This was our second stay at the Green Turtle. We can't say enough about it. The rooms are lovely and the setting is fabulous at the Charlestown Marina! From chairs set up on the dock the entire Boston Harbor can be viewed. There is always something to see whether it be the incredible yachts at the marina or a tug pushing a tanker out to sea. John and Karen are very gracious hosts and provide a delicious breakfast in the morning. In a Boston hotel it would have cost $30. There are many sites to see in Charlestown or you can take the water taxi across the harbor to Downtown Boston. We look forward to returning to the Green Turtle soon!


Super B & B - great location

4.4 on July 23, 2017

We are boaters so the floating accommodations appealed to us. Good location with public transportation to get you anywhere in the area. Hosts Karen & Jon are charming and so helpful. This will always be our hotel choice in Boston,


Business in Boston

5 on July 20, 2017

What a relaxing retreat! It was the perfect location to go anywhere downtown without the hassle of parking...just take the ferry across! Karen and John were the perfect hosts and provided every thoughtful amenity. Sitting on the dock after a long day was so peaceful and the gentle rocking in the supremely comfortable bed put us right to sleep! Awaking to a divinely delicious breakfast was the cherry on top and just what we needed to get our day started with a clear mental attitude. We can't wait to come back again, this time as a vacation!


Great way to stay in Boston!

5 on July 17, 2017

You can stay in a hotel but why not stay on a boat! Our stay was very comfortable and fun. I usually get sea sick but had no issues. It was just like having our own little house with all the amenities. Our hosts were like family and served us a delicious breakfast. We'd go back with friends in a heartbeat!


Green Turtle

5 on July 15, 2017

We were met by Jon and Karen who instantly made us feel welcome. Being the first time in Boston for my wife and I they helped us by recommending where and what to do. We followed their advice and were glad we did. Great breakast each morning. We will come back next time with the kids and rent out the bigger boat. Much better first time experience than staying at your typical hotel room. Much more memorable.


rest and relaxation

5 on July 06, 2017

We had a wonderful stay aboard the green turtle. Karen and Jon were extremely welcoming and provided us with several suggestions for dinners. The breakfasts on the deck that Karen prepared were delicious. Thank you for making our stay relaxing and enjoyable.


Two nights at the Green Turtle

4.6 on June 28, 2017

Weekend getaway in Boston. Green Turtle was wonderful! Great location, great atmosphere in the marina, convenient to the city. Took water taxi downtown./ Jon and Karen were great-- friendly, informative, and helpful. Highly recommended.


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Rooms & Rates

Green Turtle I - Sea Turtle Suite

Queen Suite with en- suite bathroom/full shower - microwave and small refrig

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $280

Green Turtle I - Loggerhead Suite

Queen suite with en/suite bathroom/shower - microwave and small refrig

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $280

Green Turtle II

Stay aboard your own private yacht whether 2 people or 6 people. Green Turtle II is a 45 foot motor yacht with 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each. There is also a full/queen sleeper in the salon(living area). The galley has a full sized refrigerator and microwave oven and dinette to enjoy your breakfast. Relaxing on the comfortable outdoor furniture of the aft deck is a great way to start your day with coffee or enjoy a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing. You can see the boats and tankers sailing through the harbor. Rate based on 2 people. Additional charge for more than 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $300 - $375

Green Turtle III

Stay aboard your own private yacht whether 2 people or 4 people. Green Turtle III is a 43 foot motor yacht with 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each. The galley has a full sized refrigerator and microwave oven and dinette to enjoy your breakfast. There is a salon(living area) with a settee and chair with TV. Relaxing on the comfortable outdoor furniture of the aft deck is a great way to start your day with coffee or enjoy a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing. You can see the boats and tankers sailing through the harbor. Rate based on 2 people. Additional charge for more than 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $300 - $375

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Location

Location Type

Floating on Boston Harbor in The Navy Yard, Oceanfront, Oceanview

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 4 miles

Directions to property:

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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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, 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, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

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

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends April 1 - Oct. 31 and 12/31 -Marathon 4 nt min
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Karen Maciejewski and Jon Dolence

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

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

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