Boston's Constitution Marina welcomes you to a unique, inner-city bed and breakfast experience where you'll literally stay "on the water" in Boston Harbor. Depart your plane at Logan, hop aboard a water taxi direct to the dock and start your stay. Just a stone's throw from major attractions, yet a world away from your typical city hotel, Bed and Breakfast Afloat combines modern amenities with the solitude of sleeping aboard a boat.
Open seasonally, mid-May through mid-October, Bed and Breakfast Afloat is not just something special, but something affordable, with nightly rates starting under $200. To get the most bang for your buck, couples should choose from Casita, Port or Sea Chalet, where, for rates around $200/night, you'll have a queen-size bed and your own cozy dock for outdoor lounging together.
Boston's skyline from the harbor — Photo courtesy of Jessica Polizzotti
You'll be impressed by your accommodations that include all the comforts of home, especially for the price. The bed and breakfast offers seven unique water vessels for your overnight pleasure: you'll find each a bit different and one that is right for you. Whether you dream of spending the night on a sailboat, houseboat or motor yacht, Bed and Breakfast Afloat can make your dream a reality.
Bed and Breakfast Afloat is a romantic alternative to the typical hotel stay. Here, you are afforded the privacy of your own boat that will gently rock you to sleep each night, while you enjoy the natural "noise machine" of the rolling waves that surround you. You are guaranteed to be lulled into pleasant dreams, and woken fresh from a night asleep on the sea to be met by the stunning sunrise over the sparkling harbor, while seabirds welcome you with a serenade to start your day.
Groups may want to check in together on one of the larger boats like Lady and Coach, Dreams Builder or Out of the Woods, where two couples can split the cost and share the common areas, while families can spend time together on-board without the worry of squishing into a single hotel room or booking adjoining hotel rooms.
Those who long for a night on a sailboat should spring for the Rozinante. This sailboat has enough room for a luxurious stay for two, complete with a Jacuzzi and plenty of space to spread out or to gather. It also offers a bit more than one stateroom for sleeping, adding a small berth that may be just right to bring along your little tykes.
Breakfast is included, so get a slow start to your day of exploring and instead stay comfortably at peace on your private dock and enjoy your surroundings, as you sip your morning coffee on the sea with your special someone. Then make your way around Boston for the day, as the city is at your fingertips.
Don't forget that, even at the great prices for the unique accommodations, you are staying in Boston, so take advantage of the many walkable popular attractions including the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument, the North End and Freedom Trail. And don't be afraid to hop on the MBTA or grab a taxi (water or regular) to venture a bit further.
However, when you feel the need to end your day, maybe even a little early, enjoy the amenities offered at Bed and Breakfast Afloat. Savor a meal prepped by yourself on the poolside grill, indulge in a few cocktails outdoors on your own private boat deck or take a dip in the pristine harbor-side pool before you retire to your Bed and Breakfast Afloat.