Located on historic Long Wharf in Boston Harbor, Boston Waterboat Marina is just steps from Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, New England Aquarium, Old Ironsides, and countless world class restaurants. Charm and spectacular views punctuate this quiet and safe marina. Accommodating vessels from 30 ft. up to 150 ft. long, Boston Waterboat Marina's #1 mission is service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff promises your visit to be a very pleasant experience.
As the city's oldest continually operating yachting facility, Boston Waterboat Marina prides itself on offering small town hospitality with big city convenience. So this season, treat yourself to the best location in Boston Harbor. Arrive as a client; leave as a friend.
Please note: launch service is not available for mooring rentals.
Best marina in Boston by far. Best location on the water to access the city. Great people ad nice place to stay.
Our favorite! Family owned, friendly, helpful and very accommodating! Clean showers and laundry. Great location convenient to everything!!!
Awesome spot. Great people!. Moorings and Slips. Easy with Dockwa. Very cool coffee bar on the dock. Clean, nice restrooms and showers, and laundry. Highly recommend!
Absolutely wonderful. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and reasonable. Great spot, step off the dock and you're right downtown. Will definitely be back.
Great location and terrific staff.
Every time we stay here with our Hylas 70 it goes so smoothly. Multiple dock hands, Multiple key cards, Help with power, packages and even parking in downtown Boston. This is one of my favorite no stress marinas. Thank you guys.
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 .
Convenient, clean, nice staff. Worked really well for our stay in Boston.
Great location, fantastic staff.
Great marina in a great location for a trip to Boston— easy walking distance to North End, Seaport and Faneuil Hall. The marina facilities are great and the staff are even better! -Aye Sea You
We have now stayed at Waterboat Marina 2 years in a row for Labor Day weekend. We use transient services around the New England area and it is hard to find another marina that compares to Waterboat. Chris and his team do an amazing job of making you feel at home. The whole marina is impeccably clean and well maintained. I look forward to visiting for many more years to come!! The crew of August Rush
Fantastic Location, Friendly Staff, and Great Amenities! We will be back soon!
Excellent service super clean facility’s always a great experience
Biggest little marina in Boston. Chris and crew are the best! Cleanest bathrooms and showers north of the mason dixon line. They do a great job there and I have been staying there for decades on Boston visits Brad and Julie White
Great as always! Staff is awesome! Proximity to shopping and food couldn’t be better.
The marina is clean, safe, and In the Heart of Boston. Just steps away from the Aquarium, Faneuil hall, and many other historical and beautiful sites. Fantastic restaurants and lots to do.
Great to be back! Great mooring
A great location Amenities and service were superb
Absolutely spectacular. Of course I’m biased, love Boston and sailing to the waterfront and enjoying the city was great. Marina was excellent! Great location, services etc
We’ve brought our boat into Boston several times and have always stayed here. It is by far the best location with Quincy market and the North end only a few minutes walk. The staff is terrific and we have always enjoyed our visits.
Central Boston location. Good facilities. Great staff. Would come here again and I just did. Reliable Wi-Fi. Free pump-out. Less wave action than other nearby marinas.
Great location, nice services, friendly staff. Jon the dock master was extremely nice and helpful.
Left our boat on a mooring while we flew home to attend a funeral. It's rolly during the day due to the numerous ferry boats, but calms down at night. perfect access to all things Boston. Great little marina!
My only complaint would be the rolling. You’re at the heart of the ferries so it was expected. Overnight all is calm. Great facility, all is clean. You’re steps from Downtown Boston. The view is a 10!
This marina is an absolute gem. The dock manager, John, is one of the nicest and most accommodating people we’ve met in the boating world. The marina is centrally located, the showers and laundry are great, and you can walk to all of the Boston sights.
Great location but a lousy mooring. It was very choppy and uncomfortable. For $75 , they should at least have a pick up buoy. We will not be going back there.
We stayed on a mooring ball for several days. Great location in downtown Boston with friendly, helpful staff.
Again this year the Marina is very clean and the marina crew very accommodating !
As always, best weekend!
Excellent place to celebrate the 4th. Walkable to everything. This is our annual trip and we'll keep doing it.
This is a terrific Marina. The staff (Jack and John) make the difference. So friendly and accommodating. The location is super convenient to everything. I can’t say enough about how we enjoyed our stay there!
Great friendly staff. Great location!
Excellent location Excellent facilities and amenities Best staff on the harbor.
Enjoyed the friendly greeting from the office. Bathrooms are up-to-date and well maintained. Fantastic location, close to best of Boston.
Excellent marina. Perfectly located in the heart of Boston’s waterfront, within walking distance of all the city’s many attractions. Friendly and helpful staff. Outstanding facilities. I will definitely be back. (Stayed here 6 months as a full time liveaboard during the winter.)
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!
The very best marina in Bostin frim location to service
Great location. Right in the middle of everything.
Great marina and staff
My favorite marina in Boston. Friendly staff, clean facilities and near everything.
Great location. Flexible, friendly staff.
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.
Excellent location, amenities and crew. Could not ask for a better marina experience. We will be back again.
Great marina, very friendly. Pets are welcome!! Looking forward to staying again
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!!
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.
They went out of their way to help with ever detail
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.
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”
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😎
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.
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
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.
Can't beat location. Hot clean showers. And morning coffee
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
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
We had a wonderful stay! We will return for 2 nights next time, and have already recommended this marina to several boating friends!
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.
Had a great stay in the mooring field at BWM. Great location
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.
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.
Great Staff! Chris, John, and Jack were wonderful hosts. The location is perfect and the facilities were impeccable! Can't wait to go back!!
Terrific marina in a terrific location. Easy in and easy out. In the middle of restaurants and attractions. Staff is very helpful and welcoming.
Here during Elsa tropical storm. Very protected Marina . Great staff. Walking distance to old Boston and lots of entertainment .
Fantastic stay! Excellent staff. Great amenities. We had a blast! Highly recommend.
A beautiful marina located in such a central location. Jon and Chris were so friendly, helpful and accommodating! Thank you 🙏 Will definitely be back!!
Easy access, great amenities, friendly crew.
Easy mooring to pick up, great staff
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.
All ways a great place to spend a couple nights. Staff is great as is the location
Great experience. Helpful staff, ideal location. We will be back
Great stay, nice folks. Look forward to coming back up again.
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
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. Vin
Great view, but extremely noisy and bumpy due to lots of boat traffic. Service was okay.
Awesome as always. Deck hands courtesy & professional Always attentive My family will be back !
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!
Immaculate marina with a perfect location and great amenities. Everyone was so friendly! We will be back!
Great access to down town and tours
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
Boston Waterboat Marina has an excellent location. The dock masters were so helpful. It was easy to get in and out of the marina.
Great Marina friendly staff! We will definitely return soon!
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.
Excellent location. Excellent facilities. No better staff in the harbor.
Great spot in the middle of everything. Dock hands were very helpful. Nice complimentary coffee bar too! Will be back.
Fantastic place with great facilities!!!
The location is unbeatable, the staff friendly — Waterboat is one of our favorite stops on the entire East Coast.
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.
The water boat marina facility and especially their staff makes this boating destination one of our favorite go to cruising destinations. Joel
Great marina Very friendly staff, super clean showers, and very safe with downtown Boston a few hundred feet away. Best in Boston
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, very clean facility. Wish I could have stayed longer!
Helpful staff, clean facilities, complimentary amenities, great downtown location, docks in good shape. Easy in and out to harbor.
Wonderful accommodations and help by dock crew. Very professional and helpful in making our stay memorable and fun! Highly recommend!
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!
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!
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
Friendly knowledgeable. Clean
This is a first class marina. I recommend it highly.
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...
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.
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!
Stayed on a mooring over night. Great location. We will definitely be back.
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.
Great location, dock hands are the best. Bathrooms are A#1. Would highly recommend ,
Perfect location. Staff very helpful. Facilities are very nice and clean. Dinghy Dock with plenty of room.
The staff is amazing...everyone was friendly and so helpful. The marina is clean and well maintained, no complaints what so ever!!!
Awesome people. Great accomodations.
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.
Third year we've been back.
Good place, good security, not much room for dinghys if on a mooring.
Trouble free. Simple. Great location.
Great Facility 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
Great location and helpful dock hands.
Great location. Great staff. Always pleased when we stay there
2nd year we've stayed there. Great location and facilities. Easy easy docking with helpful staff. We'll be back.
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.
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.
The marina was flawless, the staff was excellent and the location fantastic.
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!
Excellent location for downtown Boston. Ferry wakes until about 10pm in the mooring field. Clean bathrooms with good showers.
Friendly staff and bathrooms/showers are always very clean.
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.
Great location. Great people. I can't say enough about Chris, Jon, Luke, and the entire crew. Been many times, always great!
Great place to stay in Boston and great staff. I highly recommend this marina.
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!!
Great amenities and location and awesome helpful and friendly personnel. Love this marina!
Great stay, great people, Great Marina!
The facilities were very nice! Wonderful location. Already planning our next trip:)
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
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.
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.
Excellent facilities and location for Boston and Logan airport.
Great location and great service from the team.
Excellent! Great location, extremely attentive dock hands. Lots of tourist on-lookers.
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
Great place, right at the foot of Quincy Market. Clean and well protected marina. Good docks, good power. Helpful staff with night security.
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.
The view and location are outstanding, facilities were clean and staff were very helpful.
The folks at Water boat are the best! Thank you Chris.
Everything was wesome as usual!!!
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!