We booked the Green Turtle II as it was an ideal solution for four women from all over the country to meet up and have space to sit and chat, instead of having to sit in hotel rooms or their common areas. From the moment the water taxi drew up to the dock next to the yacht it was a magical experience. Sitting on the back deck of the boat in the morning watching the harbor traffic in the deep water channel as the sun rose over the water to waving at the numerous harbor cruises in the evening this was a fun place to stay. Cormorants and gulls sit on the dock feasting on mussels they pull out of the water, ducks wander across at breakfast time for scraps providing many photo ops. Transport to Boston was nearby, easy and cheap, though we walked back from the main attractions twice as the ferry ends at 8pm on the weekend-be warned though the location is going to change so walking may not be possible if that happens.. The Bistro in the Navy Yard was worth a visit (wonderful Sangria) and the innkeepers are well versed in hospitality and make each and everyone feel special. This will be a hard place to top and am already planning a return trip. A caution though, there are many steep steps in and around the yacht and the bathrooms are tight on space. Movement around the yacht and in the master shower requires some agility but the other shower is an easier option. The third bed is a pull out in the main cabin and as such, not in the same comfort class as the two Temperpedic queen beds in the two cabins. Toilets sit high off the ground and space for a large group of people in the actual cabin would be a challenge, however the originality of the location overrides any shortcomings. A hotel with this view would be astronomical. The success of our girls weekend was all due to this wonderful B&B.
- 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