by dougt on Oct 31, 2021
Don't let the smaller size of this marina fool you. They are clearly the best marina in Boston! I have stayed at all four of the marinas located down town and this has been by far the best location as well as staff!
by lawgenie on Oct 31, 2021
The very best marina in Bostin frim location to service
by johnflieman3 on Sep 25, 2021
Great location. Right in the middle of everything.
by mikegianoni on Sep 25, 2021
Great marina and staff
by cdukeshire15 on Sep 22, 2021
My favorite marina in Boston. Friendly staff, clean facilities and near everything.
by tdwlsh on Sep 19, 2021
Friendly , knowledgeable staff combined with clean restrooms and showers made it a great stay alone , then add all the things you can do in Boston from the marina and you have yourself an outstanding time .
by kdkoestner on Sep 12, 2021
Great location. Flexible, friendly staff.
by jendoyle on Sep 07, 2021
Great location, easy to find, and very helpful staff who even helped us tie off. We will be back again for sure we had a great trip.
by davidnace on Sep 07, 2021
Excellent location, amenities and crew. Could not ask for a better marina experience. We will be back again.
by bcapone on Sep 06, 2021
Great marina, very friendly. Pets are welcome!! Looking forward to staying again
by time2pursuit335 on Aug 29, 2021
We absolutely love this marina!! The location speaks for itself but the staff is the real reason we always choose Waterboat over every other dock in town. John and Chris are awesome!! Our favorite annual coastal trip. Thanks again for a great experience every single time we visit!!
by crosbyj11 on Aug 29, 2021
We had a great, short stay at Boston Waterboat Marina. As soon as we radioed, they were responsive and helpful. We had help docking the boat and they provided all of the information we needed for our stay right away. The docks and facilities are clean and nice. The location can't be beat. Just step outside of the secure gate and you are in the middle of all that Boston has to offer. We enjoyed our stay there and only wish that the tropical storm hadn't caused us to cancel one night because we couldn't get there from Maine. Thank you to the staff for being flexible on our cancelation policy! We hope to be back next summer.
by scottr356 on Aug 28, 2021
They went out of their way to help with ever detail
by sguard on Aug 16, 2021
Awesome stay. Folks are great. Very accommodating. They let us do a late checkout to allow for a late brunch reservation at the Sea Grille. Much appreciated.
by makingtime on Aug 16, 2021
We arrived with great support from the staff at the dock! The location and facilities were fantastic! We had some great meals in the North end and even caught a Sox game. We are going to be back soon. Princess F50 “Making Time”
by pranacat187 on Aug 14, 2021
Great place to stay while in Boston.
Everything in walking distance. The Skyline is amazing. The staff in the marina was very friendly. Showers,toilets and laundry a little rocky but clean. Nice lounge with tables for free coffee or tea at the entry of the marina😎
by svhylander on Aug 12, 2021
Fabulous place to grab a mooring right in the heart of Boston. A little bouncy and lots of ferries and tourist boats but it was all part of the sites and sounds of being in the city. Marina staff is considerate and helpful and the facilities are spotless. We had a great three day stay.
by luckiest on Aug 10, 2021
Nice folks, mooring right at the end of long wharf. This is right downtown. Busy harbor with a lot of ferries and pleasure boats. Down side was pumpout boat was out of service. We will be back
by shawnkaplan on Aug 10, 2021
Smack in the hotspot of Fanieul Hall and the North End. Can’t beat the location. Not a people watching spot though, tucked back a little bit. Staff was great. Facilities are pretty good - they are in floating docks. This is the inlet with the ferry terminal- so a lot of traffic and bouncing during the day. Night is pretty calm tho.
by slooby on Aug 09, 2021
Can't beat location. Hot clean showers. And morning coffee
by oy on Aug 09, 2021
Nice dock and people, location with quick access to the city. Right next to the ferry, and boat traffic. Rocking quite a lot all day. Calms down around 12-1 and starts off rocking again 8-9am
by driveway25 on Aug 08, 2021
awesome- love being in the city every year with the boat- best marina and place of all- great facilities and dock hands and office are awesome
by southshore131 on Aug 02, 2021
We had a wonderful stay! We will return for 2 nights next time, and have already recommended this marina to several boating friends!
by billlarson on Aug 02, 2021
Great marina staff and docks. Right in the center of all the action. Only down side is the marina is a little rolly during the day from all the boat traffic. Nights are smooth. Pretty sure all the marinas in Boston harbor would suffer the same roll. Loved our visit to Boston, felt very safe.
by kevinf on Jul 27, 2021
Had a great stay in the mooring field at BWM. Great location
by nobskalight on Jul 27, 2021
Great location in the heart of the city.The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We moved from a mooring to the dock after a busy Saturday of wakes.
As previously mentioned, the gentle periodic rumbling in the mooring field is the MBTA Blue line approaching the Aquarium stop.
We will definitely return for another visit.
by wmpile on Jul 25, 2021
Four stars this time, usually 5. I was very upset that in the middle of Boston, the gate was deliberately left open for more than an hour. Guests of ours who arrived before we got back from shopping walked through the open gate and got onto our boat without any questions from the dock hands. Security breakdown.
by bbraese58 on Jul 22, 2021
Great Staff! Chris, John, and Jack were wonderful hosts. The location is perfect and the facilities were impeccable! Can't wait to go back!!
by dcslider on Jul 20, 2021
Terrific marina in a terrific location. Easy in and easy out. In the middle of restaurants and attractions. Staff is very helpful and welcoming.
by judytex on Jul 13, 2021
Once again Chris, Jon, Jack and shined! they go out of their way to make you happy and feel welcomed. Facilities were immaculate. Thank you once again for a great long weekend!
by lbkrra on Jul 10, 2021
Here during Elsa tropical storm. Very protected Marina . Great staff. Walking distance to old Boston and lots of entertainment .
by istrod on Jul 10, 2021
Fantastic stay! Excellent staff. Great amenities. We had a blast! Highly recommend.
by ckeeper on Jul 07, 2021
Again this year the Marina is very clean and the marina crew very accommodating
by mshebert on Jun 27, 2021
Great friendly staff. Great location!
by gd on Jun 21, 2021
A beautiful marina located in such a central location. Jon and Chris were so friendly, helpful and accommodating! Thank you 🙏 Will definitely be back!!
by outcast2 on Jun 14, 2021
Easy access, great amenities, friendly crew.
by ikebartlett on Jun 12, 2021
Easy mooring to pick up, great staff
by mark3 on Apr 30, 2021
Spent the winter there.
Great spot and a well run marina.
Always enjoy staying there.
Chris and Jon are top notch.
Will be back this summer.
by uu4tafzrez5dq48smr2r on Apr 30, 2021
This is clearly the best marina to stay when visiting Boston Harbor. Location, service, value, amenities, and more. Dock or mooring I suggest checking for availability here first.
by tarzstoy on Oct 04, 2020
All ways a great place to spend a couple nights. Staff is great as is the location
by exboatition on Sep 26, 2020
Helpful staff, ideal location. We will be back
by jackonanthem on Sep 23, 2020
Great stay, nice folks. Look forward to coming back up again.
by pfryling on Sep 17, 2020
Just visited over the weekend Chris and staff were helpful, informative, and the facilities were immaculate. You can’t beat the location next the North End, Quincy Market and the Harbor Walk.
Best marina location in Boston, highly recommend boaters visit, you’ll love it.
Vessel Mary Ann
by vcboat on Sep 17, 2020
We had a great visit and are looking forward to another visit soon. John and Jack were great!!! The other boaters were very friendly and responsible. People were wearing masks and kept their area clean and quiet.
Thanks again, see you soon.
by finxtr on Sep 08, 2020
Great view, but extremely noisy and bumpy due to lots of boat traffic. Service was okay.
by tcrawford525 on Sep 08, 2020
Awesome as always.
Deck hands courtesy & professional
My family will be back !
by tdsmyers on Sep 06, 2020
Sailing Catamaran - 44' X 25' X 4'
There's no place to legitimately drop the hook in Boston Harbor, so a mooring ball it is!
We arrived here in the early evening and tied up to a ball for a little over a week. Reservations are easy on Dockwa. Balls aren't assigned, so just grab an open one and dinghy into the office during normal business hours to get access cards and info.
A little pricey at $75/night, this still amounts to a pretty sweet deal in Boston, and the location is incredible. Everything is a short walk, including some of the nation's best Italian food on Boston's North End. The Freedom Trail is easy on/off access from here. We walked it twice.
The marina is secure and facilities are convenient. Laundry and showers are clean and well-kept. The dinghy dock along the south edge of the facility, along the rock wall of Long Wharf. It's configured with a hitching post, rather than cleats, so configure your lines for easy-on, easy-off.
The staff is friendly and accommodating, and they operate an on-call pump-out boat for patrons!
by runsie on Aug 23, 2020
Immaculate marina with a perfect location and great amenities. Everyone was so friendly! We will be back!
by gcargen on Aug 22, 2020
Great access to down town and tours
by zlaxref on Aug 22, 2020
We stayed from July 4 to July 7 on a mooring. The staff was great and your restrooms and showers were spotless. Made us feel very comfortable during these Covid-19 times. There was also a Mega Yacht next door that brought hundreds of boats by to take pictures
by babette04 on Aug 21, 2020
My wife and I love this marina, it is only 16 miles from our mooring but provides great access to Boston. We feel like we are part of the family from the staff to the permanent residents, we are greeted and treated warmly.
Great facility and know our gear (inflatable on the dock) is safe with the security in downtown Beantown. Thanks again to BWM
Cap'n Dave and the crew of Babette
by rossaveal on Aug 16, 2020
Normally I do not write comments, but the positive reviews I read prior to booking convinced me to secure a few nights of dock space for our sailboat, so here is mine. Very clean facility, best I've come across. Can't beat the location and convenience; after years of working in Boston, we looked at the city from a different view and perspective. Staff was friendly and helpful! We have AC on the boat and the electrical hook-ups were never a problem. Amenities were inviting with tables and grills. Newly renovated laundry, shower, and head. Great spot!
by laurieknight71 on Aug 12, 2020
Great mooring! Easy to catch and relatively clean line. Exceptionally clean shower and laundry facilities! John brought gate key to the boat so fast, and he was really helpful - even offered to help me get diesel fuel. Loved the table with phone charger and the fan helped make it a bit cooler. Very comfortable and I will highly recommend!! Looking forward to staying again!
by ladygrace on Aug 03, 2020
We love WaterBoat Marina. They staff is on top of everything. They are there waiting and welcoming you the second you call in. The marina facilities are very clean. The view of the Boston skyline is very pretty. The location is terrific for walking to the Italian North End and it's many fabulous restaurants, Faneuil Hall Market Place, Columbus Park so many destinations. It's one of our favorite marinas, we have always had a great visit and never any sort of issue.
by karkauai on Aug 03, 2020
Well run facility, clean restrooms, right in the middle of the waterfront action. we took a mooring ball, the water taxi is $15/person each way just to go 200 yards to the dinghy dock...use your dink. Highly recommend.
by boatersalem on Aug 02, 2020
Boston Waterboat Marina has an excellent location. The dock masters were so helpful. It was easy to get in and out of the marina.
by estyles on Jul 12, 2020
Great Marina friendly staff! We will definitely return soon!
by jamesjlyons on Jun 16, 2020
Waterboat Marina never dissapoints - always clean and hospitality top notch. While the crowd, boat, and people watching was at a minimum due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, a great time was had with easy access to the City of Boston.
Thank you! Always a pleasure to have RIG VI at our dock!
by bioboy607 on Jan 13, 2020
Excellent location. Excellent facilities. No better staff in the harbor.
by regal42 on Oct 20, 2019
Great spot in the middle of everything. Dock hands were very helpful. Nice complimentary coffee bar too! Will be back.
by mje on Oct 15, 2019
Fantastic place with great facilities!!!
by fjmaloney on Sep 18, 2019
The location is unbeatable, the staff friendly — Waterboat is one of our favorite stops on the entire East Coast.
by ejjawhite on Sep 12, 2019
Not happy with the fact that the dock crew having become complacent. They have apparently given up on keeping seagulls and mussel shells (with flies), and bird droppings off of the docks. The mussels are growing rampantly on the underside of the docks, so the seagulls have an easy meal. I’d suggest cleaning the dock bottoms and taking care of the mess on the docks. A very nice expensive large sailboat pulled into one of the slips while we were there. I can’t help
But think they must not have been impressed when they stepped off of their boat.
Otherwise we find the location and amenities appropriate.
by cali1126 on Sep 02, 2019
The water boat marina facility and especially their staff makes this boating destination one of our favorite go to cruising destinations. Joel
by pcarlton on Aug 24, 2019
Very friendly staff, super clean showers, and very safe with downtown Boston a few hundred feet away.
Best in Boston
Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you back soon
by pscala on Aug 21, 2019
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, very clean facility. Wish I could have stayed longer!
by panderson on Aug 19, 2019
Helpful staff, clean facilities, complimentary amenities, great downtown location, docks in good shape. Easy in and out to harbor.
by lfontana on Aug 18, 2019
Wonderful accommodations and help by dock crew. Very professional and helpful in making our stay memorable and fun! Highly recommend!
by karichgb on Aug 07, 2019
Had a great stay at Waterboat Marina, staff was very accommodating. Marina is within walking distance to the North End, Faneuil Hall among other great places to visit. Be sure to bring your tender along to enjoy all of the harbor islands!
by ctsail on Aug 06, 2019
Great place to stay on a mooring in Boston Harbor. Staff was awesome. Facilities are meticulously maintained. Some of the nicest head facilities I have seen. Thank you for a great stay!
by psrourke on Aug 05, 2019
Location and facilities can’t be beat. It would be nice if water taxis (Tamara) and boaters would show a bit of courtesy and not cut through the mooring field
You really should visit this place. So close to Aquarium you can hear the seals barking at night
by bobharki on Aug 03, 2019
Friendly knowledgeable. Clean
by rick on Aug 03, 2019
This is a first class marina. I recommend it highly.
by looma on Jul 29, 2019
Very nice location, and cery friendly staff.
Rather noicy place - having the subway in tunnel under water there, the nearby airport and a lot of ferries and a lot of private boats who run theue the morringfield, but its in the City!
Morring was 75USD which is very expensive /overpriced- and a very slow wifi.
So an medium rating...
by bilshields on Jul 29, 2019
We are from Cape Cod and make a once a year cruise to Boston. We love Waterboat Marina. Very friendly and accommodating staff and the facility is clean and well maintained. Location is fantastic. Nothing but good things to say about this marina and our stay.
by ewasserson on Jul 29, 2019
Incredibly nice and helpful staff. Spectacular views of Boston from the mooring field. Even though the moorings are exposed to a significant amount of movement, the scenery is a must do! We used our dinghy a lot, as there is no launch, but it was easy. We recommend staying here!
by rrkrrk on Jul 28, 2019
Good location. Good facilities. Good staff. Would come here again. The only issue was seagull poop on the docks. They could wash it off regularly if they were sensitive to it.
by coastwise on Jul 22, 2019
Stayed on a mooring over night. Great location. We will definitely be back.
by dastrau on Jul 21, 2019
We had a wonderful stay here. The staff is helpful and the facility is excellent. It is also superbly convenient to everything you want to do in Boston. You are right in the middle of everything, walk to the North End (Little Italy), Chinatown, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, Long Wharf, the Aquarium --- it's all there. This convenience means that you are also right where all the ferry action is, so there's some rocking from their coming/going, but not during the night.
by sun_catcher on Jul 13, 2019
Great location, dock hands are the best. Bathrooms are A#1. Would highly recommend
by laurelaford on Jul 08, 2019
Perfect location. Staff very helpful. Facilities are very nice and clean. Dinghy Dock with plenty of room.
by dardjr1709 on Jul 08, 2019
The staff is amazing...everyone was friendly and so helpful. The marina is clean and well maintained, no complaints what so ever!!!
by bfischer on Jun 29, 2019
Awesome people. Great accomodations.
by jimtass on Jun 28, 2019
We had a great four days stay in Boston. The dock hands were very helpful and the coffee in the morning was very good. We will be back soon.
by patriot on Jun 11, 2019
Third year we've been back.
by tjblaser on Sep 23, 2018
Good place, good security, not much room for dinghys if on a mooring.
Thanks for staying with us!
by captaground on Sep 09, 2018
Trouble free. Simple. Great location.
by louisvilla on Sep 03, 2018
Great layout with clean facilities. I will definitely be back, couldn’t of been in a more convenient location. We had a blast
Linus, Scituate Ma
Always glad to have you! Hopefully we will see you next year!
by mf on Aug 27, 2018
Great location and helpful dock hands.
by briant on Aug 27, 2018
Great location. Great staff. Always pleased when we stay there
by kpower50 on Aug 24, 2018
2nd year we've stayed there. Great location and facilities.
Easy easy docking with helpful staff.
We'll be back.
by u142506 on Aug 22, 2018
Really helpful staff, and right on the edge of town. Local wine and grocery delivery too - try Federal Wine & Spirits for the former, and Roche Bros for the latter. Lucca restaurant on Hannover St also worth a visit.
by jessephen on Aug 20, 2018
Love the location of this marina and the service is terrific. Just two minor complaints: dinghies that are not being actively used (ie have 6-8” of water in them) need to be moved further down the dock to make space for actively used dinghies. And having a dryer in each bathroom stall would be nice. The place is clean, well kept and right in the heart of Boston. It is a little bouncy during the day but quiets right down at night.
by joeapicella on Aug 12, 2018
The marina was flawless, the staff was excellent and the location fantastic.
by cpholt2 on Aug 11, 2018
Had a fantastic stay at Waterboat Marina. Great team made check-in/out very easy. Location is fantastic, very protected marina and easy access to the city. Will definitely be back!
by pvgas on Jul 30, 2018
Excellent location for downtown Boston. Ferry wakes until about 10pm in the mooring field. Clean bathrooms with good showers.
by cutmygrass on Jul 30, 2018
Friendly staff and bathrooms/showers are always very clean.
by laketop on Jul 24, 2018
It’s difficult for me to compare this marina with other Boston Harbor marinas as this is the first time I’ve stopped in Boston.
Pros, Great location to dinning and attractions, spectacular views, great staff, showers, bathrooms and laundry if needed. Dock side picnic area and coffee machine. Good floating docks, water and electric all what you’d expect.
Cons, Marina can get bounced a bit with harbor boat traffic and or wind even though it’s tucked in a bit. The historic building right next to the marina is under construction and work began on Monday morning at 6am. It was very noisy.
I’m sure the marina staff is not happy nor to blame about this issue.
by paul128 on Jul 08, 2018
Great location. Great people. I can't say enough about Chris, Jon, Luke, and the entire crew. Been many times, always great!
by marcy on Jul 02, 2018
Great place to stay in Boston and great staff. I highly recommend this marina.
by reelpatriot on Jul 01, 2018
Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent facilities, and a phenomenal location. It’s the full package and made for a great stay.. We will absolutely be coming back again!!
by sweetsuzie on Jul 01, 2018
Great amenities and location and awesome helpful and friendly personnel. Love this marina!
by mbucklen on Jun 29, 2018
Great stay, great people, Great Marina!
by prkirchner on Jun 27, 2018
The facilities were very nice! Wonderful location.
Already planning our next trip:)
by ttrogele on Jun 19, 2018
Great overnight stay. Friendly service & so close to North End restaurants.
Note: Buiding next to marina undergoing external renovation, lots of noise during the day
by ooohaha on Jun 11, 2018
We love Waterboat Marina! Whenever we go to Boston, this is the place we stay at. The location is perfect, right at the entrance to the North End. The facilities are clean and staff accommodating.
by capttom2 on Sep 02, 2017
Great location. Called ahead to advise of late arrival. Person who answered phone was very helpful and advised where my pass key would be located should the office be located. This was my third stay at Waterboat, my first on a mooring, and it was a great night which we all enjoyed. Thank You to the staff.
by mdh on Aug 28, 2017
Excellent facilities and location for Boston and Logan airport.
by navigator47 on Aug 23, 2017
Great location and great service from the team.
by whomper on Aug 23, 2017
Excellent! Great location, extremely attentive dock hands. Lots of tourist on-lookers.
by minx on Aug 20, 2017
We always enjoy Boston Harbor and Waterboat is the best way to enjoy it. Staff is first class and very nice to speak with as we plan our stay
by northstar1 on Aug 15, 2017
Great place, right at the foot of Quincy Market. Clean and well protected marina.
Good docks, good power. Helpful staff with night security.
by sromaine on Aug 09, 2017
Perfect downtown location. Pubs, restaurants, street performers, historical sites, the commons, etc. Everything within walking distance, except perhaps a grocery store. Uber/Lyft is readily available tho. It gets a little choppy during the day, not bad, but calm at night. Staff was very helpful.
by augustefortin on Jul 18, 2017
The view and location are outstanding, facilities were clean and staff were very helpful.
by c7a1nw55deroyksvx4we on Jul 05, 2017
The folks at Water boat are the best! Thank you Chris.
by shmopsey on Jun 23, 2017
Everything was wesome as usual!!!
by cdahl303 on Jun 22, 2017
Fantastic location with easy access to the city. We had a nice view of the tall ships from here. Staff were very friendly and welcoming -facilities are very clean and the access gate is secure. No launch service for rental moorings is an inconvenience - we had a rowing dinghy and high winds made the trip to the dock difficult - we used the water taxi a few times $12 per person each way. The wifi in the mooring field is not working - the confirmation email includes the network and password but they are non-existent. I sent a note asking for the revised information and never received a reply - Since I work from the boat, I had to scramble a bit to make alternate arrangements which was not cool. Other than that, we had a great stay!
by billnev on Jun 20, 2017
The staff are the best! Efficient, polite and very helpful.
Very clean facilities
Great location with easy access.