There are only two rooms, joined in the middle and floating in a marina space in Boston harbour (sorry - harbor!). Does that sound offputting? Well, it shouldn't. Karen and Jon go to endless trouble to provide a really interesting experience, and they do it very well.
Good aircon, wonderful home-cooked breakfast, granola on tap (so to speak), huge comfortable beds and rocking to sleep in the arms of Morpheus in the unlikely guise of maritime traffic quietly passing by. It is not cheap, though. (In August for us it worked out to $125 per person per night).
One morning we woke to sunrise and two herons strutting about outside. The next morning to sunrise and a massive Japanese tanker of some sort being manoevred slowly past and out to sea.
If you want to get to downtown Boston from here it is $1.75 per person on the (very frequent) ferry between pier 6 and the downtown itself. Green Turtle is also very near the USS Cassin Young (WWII destroyer) and USS Constitution (frigate from the time of the War of Independence).
Oh, and another thing. You get your own numbered parking space on the pier, and if you have visited Boston you will know that a parking space of your very own is worth more than a 12.5 kilo gold bullion bar.
- 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