Golden Slipper Boston's Bed & Breakfast Afloat

Boston, Massuchusetts, U.S.A.

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Accommodations ( Bed & Breakfast ) | Adventure

#1 recommended Adventure Bed & Breakfast in Boston, Massuchusetts, U.S.A. (view list)
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Boston's Original Bed & Breakfast Afloat Celebrating 25 Years!

Waterfront B&B Accommodation

The Golden Slipper, Boston’s "Bed & Breakfast Afloat,” is a traditional Catalina Chris Craft. The 40’ Yacht is moored at Lewis Wharf, ideally located in the heart of historic Boston. This private yacht accommodates up to five overnight guests, with a continental breakfast left for you. Cruises of Boston Harbor and catered dinners can be arranged, to make your visit to Boston extra-special.

If you are looking for a unique and romantic B&B experience to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or wedding, The Golden Slipper awaits! An ideal romantic getaway for two, The Golden Slipper is also a great bed & breakfast option for friends traveling together, a weekend "girls' getaway", or small families with older children who would like a new experience. Business travelers can enjoy a unique, comfortable, and private setting - and entertain clients with a sunset dinner cruise.

The Rooms & Amenities

The Golden Slipper Bed & Breakfast Afloat has two private state rooms. The aft cabin offers a spacious walk around queen sized bed with a private bathroom that includes a bathtub and shower. The forward berth has a full sized bed and a private bathroom with a shower only. The comfortable main salon offers a roomy galley and a spacious sofa that can be converted to a double bed. Thus, the boat can comfortably accommodate up to five people overnight.

A DVD player is available, along with a library of DVD movies for the use of our guests. A CD player also available for guest use, and yes, we do have wifi!


The Golden Slipper is ideally located within a short ten-minute walk to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Freedom Trail, the New England Aquarium, the trolley, historical monuments and museums, and Boston's Little Italy, the North End.

The Golden Slipper is convenient to many nearby attractions and activities, including sailing schools, bicycle rentals, whale watching cruises, and guided historical tours. Overnight parking (paid) is available at our safe, secure marina.

Guest Reviews

"What a great bday!! The location was in walking distance to everything! Gretchen was sooo helpful in her tips which we followed. Hop on hop off trolley to the sealoft eats! The boat had everthing you could want along with treats placed by Gretchen! Would recomend 100 times over!" Tripadvisor (July 2018)

"Thank you for a fantastic experience! We love Boston, it is such a beautiful city and we have stayed in hotels all over town, but never on a yacht docked next to the fabulous North End. This is a hidden gem! The boat is comfortable, clean, spacious, and it’s location at Lewis Wharf means you’ll have the gentle rocking of the ocean but no boats speeding by. We enjoyed the beautiful views and sunshine on the outside deck, and had the most comfortable nights sleep! Gretchen is a wonderful host, she was so welcoming and gave us a thorough tour. Such a unique stay in Boston - we would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you for making my birthday so memorable!" Karen (July 2018)

"If you’re looking for a uniquely fun, adventurous & affordable alternative to the traditional Boston hotel you can’t beat the Golden Slipper. We thoroughly enjoyed our girls’ getaway on this charming, vintage 40’ Catalina Chris Craft with a big personality! Gretchen was a great host (greeted us upon arrival & reviewed in detail boat protocol). Moored at Lewis Wharf/Boston Waterfront/North End, it’s an awesome location (steps from restaurants, historical ambiance, bike trails & rentals, freedom trail, water taxi to ICA museum, Seaport and much more). This private yacht is spacious & comfortable (2 BR, 2 bath, living & dining area with bar/galley & good size fridge, plus couch that opens to 3rd bed). We had 3 girls on board with plenty of room. What made our trip extra fabulous was the upper deck overlooking Lewis Wharf/Boston Harbor (we hung out on the wicker furniture enjoying the sunshine and, later, the stars - as we talked & laughed well into the night). So special. After a truly memorable girls’ night out in the city, including an amazing dinner in the North End, the gentle rocking of the boat lulled us to sleep. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind adventure!" Tripadvisor (July 2018)

“Fabulous host and wonderful accommodations! As someone who lived aboard a boat for several years on Boston Harbor I can assure you that The Golden Slipper will exceed your expectations. This vessel is spotless in terms of cleanliness, and offers the perfect balance of space and comfort. Terrific sleeping accommodations- the bed was AMAZING and I slept like a baby! Desirable size living room area with open galley concept, even plenty of coffee, tea and breakfast options. Relax inside, plenty of books and movies, or enjoy sunning on the bow or sitting on the upper deck. Close to everything you would want to have nearby while enjoying Boston whether you decide to walk, rent a bicycle, or take the water taxi, standard cab, or the T. Gretchen was flawless in her hosting. She ensured that I had everything I needed and was stellar in her communication- especially when I experienced some flight delays that changed my check-in time. Enjoy The Golden Slipper! ”- Kara (July 2017)

Gretchen was delightful to work with on this experience. She shared about the water taxi from the airport right to the slip...wat a way to see Boston for the first time. The Golden Slipper was located in an awesome place convenient to everything. Gretchen provided breakfast goodies and a few snacks (thoughtful). The Golden Goose market also is very convenient to obtain other supplies. We did the Freedom Trail and Little Italy along with a great concert in the park. Sunsets and sunrises were fantastic with your favorite beverage. I would highly recommend some time on the Golden Slipper! -Greg (July 2017)

The location could not be better; we left our car for 4 days and didn't need it at all, everything is within walking distance. If not, getting a cab or water taxi was super easy. Gretchen was amazing! She showed us everything we needed on the boat, and gave us tips on things to see, as this was our first time to Boston. The boat was incredible! The small locked harbor area was very secure. The boat was so warm and cozy, we loved it!! I have never in my life slept so good!! Totally recommend this to anyone staying in Boston! Teenagers can be fickle sometimes and our 14 year old loved the boat so much, he, as well as us, are already planning when to come back next year, and hopefully stay a little longer. Thanks Gretchen and Jack for opening your boat to us; we LOVED it and hope to see you again soon!! - Jeff (June 2017)

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Golden Slipper Boston's Bed & Breakfast Afloat Contact Information:
Phone: 781 545 2845