Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

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


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
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Fun place to stay in Boston

4.2 on October 20, 2016

A beautiful stay on the water. Comfortable and clean and excellent home made breakfast each morning on the deck! We were with our 13 and 14 yr old boys and we all enjoyed it! Would stay again.

Superb stay, you wont be disappointed

4.6 on October 14, 2016

Great location for walking to Boston central, though really good public transport links also. We loved the boardwalk walk. The walk through the marina past all the boats moored was a pleasure. Breakfast looking across the rive at Boston, watching water traffic was great, especially with the great breakfast served. Owners guidance was brilliant and detailed, how to get about etc, help with luggage. All the facilities in the room were great, shower power was good. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, good accommodation and location. Plus Boston lovely too. Will stay here when we next travel to Boston.

Green Turtle

4.8 on October 09, 2016

John and wife met us at the pier and helped unload. Gave great recommendations for things to do in Boston and places to dine. Accommodation's were very comfortable and breakfast was

Amazing B&B on the water!

5 on September 18, 2016

Boat was immaculate and owners were super nice. Explained everything about the boat and where things were, offered recommendations on dining in the area, and even provided some directions with a map on how to get to the ferry, local convenience store, river walk, etc... They asked if I had booked for a special occasion(I had) and even put up a sign for us. Breakfast in the morning was delicious and served aboard the boat. Would absolutely recommend and go back!

Boston 8-31-16

5 on September 15, 2016

Jon and Karen do an outstanding job at the Green Turtle. The level of service and the outstanding attention to details makes the Green Turtle a place to visit for sure. Jon meets with you and helped move our luggage to our Floating Room. Jon then goes over the rooms and the little details that will make our stay comfortable. He gave us information in regards from A to Z as well as contact information to reach him if we needed him even though he is right on site. Jon then asked us what time we want breakfast at in the morning which is delivered right to our room. The breakfast that Karen prepared the two days we were there was incredible. Fresh, delicious and just amazing. We had friends visit us the first night and another friend the following night and they both said it was a hidden jewel of Boston. One friend has family come in from the South and this is the place that they want their family to stay. Lastly, the professionalism of Jon and Karen is top notch. The best in the industry and more importantly, just great people who truly care about your stay being the most memorable experience you will ever have. My wife and I will be back to visit again and again because it is so worth it. Thank you Jon and Karen, we appreciated everything. Bill and Amy


4.4 on September 08, 2016

Great breakfast. Congenial hosts.

Greatly exceeded our expectations!

5 on September 05, 2016

3 gal pals had a great time on the Green Turtle II for 2 nights recently. Separate sleeping arrangements for 3 people, well equiped, easy ferry access to Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall and downtown, restaurants close by. Jon and Karen are great hosts.

The Carr Family July 2016

4.2 on September 03, 2016

John and Karen were so friendly and informative . Our family had a great time staying on the boat and being able to see the city across the harbor. The breakfasts were wonderful! We would love to come again.

Husband's Birthday Surprise

5 on August 15, 2016

The Green Turtle House Boat was a unique experience. I would recommend this B&B for anyone looking for a new vacation spot. The suites had everything you could need. Karen and Jon were kind and informative. Breakfast was delicious. My husband was speechless when we pulled onto the dock and I told him this is where we were staying. Having been to Boston many times, it was so refreshing to stay at Green Turtle. It was a memorable stay and highly recommend to others.

The best place ever....a little slice of heaven....

5 on August 08, 2016

This is our fourth year at the Green Turtle. We LOVE this B&B.....peace....tranquility......our special place on the water. Karen and John are the best innkeepers ever. We will continue to return again and again ¿¿¿¿¿¿

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Location Type

Floating on Boston Harbor in The Navy Yard


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 2 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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

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, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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: 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.



Karen Maciejewski and Jon Dolence

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