We were a little apprehensive about staying on a floating B&B but now we can't wait to go back to the Green Turtle. Karen and Jon were the perfect hosts and we immediately felt like we had known them for ever. We have stayed in many hotels through the years and after awhile they just all look the same. Sitting on the dock at night looking at the bright lights of Boston while enjoying the peace and serenity of our little oasis was simply amazing. The room had more than enough space for us with a small kitchen area and private bath. Having our breakfast brought out to us and enjoying it on the dock while the harbor woke up was the most relaxing experience we've had in a long time.
Logistically we were a 10 minute walk to the USS Constitution where we boarded a water shuttle for $1.70 for a 10 minute ride to Long Wharf in Boston avoiding any traffic or parking issues. At night we made the 5 minute drive to the North End to enjoy a great Italian dinner.
We now feel like part of the Green Turtle family and will definitely be returning to the little oasis in the city....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 3 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. Green Turtle III is a 43 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2-4 in 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each, a salon (living area) galley and dinette and an 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! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Green Turtle Floating Hotel Boston
- Green Turtle Floating b&b