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Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

1 Pier 8 at the end of 13th Street, Boston, MA 02129-2017
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#2 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Travelers' Choice
The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique. Set in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor, the Green Turtle offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline along with the comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the Bunker Hill Monument and the Freedom Trail are a short walk away. You can take the water ferry to numerous points along the waterfront. There are dining choices from bagels to world famous dining. 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, 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 dock chairs or aft deck watching the harbor traffic and city skyline. The Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast offers 2 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat offering two private and separate suites and each has 1 queen sized bed with luxury linens. Each suite(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle) has a kitchenette and a private bathroom en suite. Each suite sleeps 2 or reserve both suites for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2 - 6 people. She has 2 private queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each stateroom, a full sleeper sofa in the living area, a galley and dinette and a great aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Your suite/yacht is stocked with gourmet coffee, teas, juice yogurt, granola, spring water and snacks. We deliver fresh breakfast each morning. Staying aboard the Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast is a unique way to visit Boston. All boats are docked in marina slips and are moored permanently during your stay. We live right here on our sailboat. Come Float With Us!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Kim K wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Second time in 2021 staying at the Green Turtle Bed & Breakfast. The proprietors, Karen & Jon, are absolutely the best. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a very comfortable place to stay with a breathtaking view of Boston Harbor. Incredible sunrises each morning. Even with the temps reaching close to 90 degrees several days, never needed the A/C, as the breeze blowing through the boat was very comfortable. Sitting on the dock watching the boats go by was amazing. A fabulous place to stay. Can't wait to return in July.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Teresa T wrote a review May 2021
Francestown, New Hampshire8 contributions9 helpful votes
A beautiful yacht docked in Boston harbor. The entire weekend exceeded our expectations! We were 2 couples and had plenty of space. The Aft deck was our favorite spot to be! There is the harbor walk and access to all that Boston has to offer, but we found it so peaceful and relaxing, we were happy to stay on the boat most of the time. The Innkeepers were very attentive and hospitable. They live in the marina on their sailboat and have a wealth of knowledge about boating. We look forward to staying their again!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ckelley_0317ma wrote a review Mar 2021
6 contributions6 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I spent the night at the Green Turtle and we were not disappointed. The location is awesome and we woke up to a beautiful sunrise. John was so nice and told us everything we needed to know both about the Inn and the surrounding area and ways to get around. We look forward to returning!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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lrslade wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
What a treat! We took a water taxi from Logan, My ladyfriend was completely surprised, John and Karen met us and were fantastic hosts, and the location was unbeatable. A welcome change from a hotel room!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Matt N wrote a review Nov 2020
Needham, Massachusetts1 contribution2 helpful votes
We picked the worst time to book a night on the water. Torrential rain all night and then we woke up to several inches of snow. And had the best time ever. Karen and John made us very welcome and were super helpful. Lots of destinations within easy walking distance. Legal Oysteria was excellent. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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$274 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include USS Constitution (0.1 miles), Old North Church & Historic Site (0.7 miles), and USS Constitution Museum (0.3 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Theo's Cozy Corner Restaurant, The Warren Tavern, and Brewer's Fork.
Are there any historical sites close to Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (1.1 miles), Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (4.0 miles), and Old North Church & Historic Site (0.7 miles).
Does Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.