Details for Boston Waterboat Marina

Boston Waterboat Marina

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 38 reviews

Address 66 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110-3605


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 14
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: 50

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $4.50/ft (2014-06-17)

Other price info: Price $4.50 - $6.00 per foot.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $50.00 (2014-06-17)

Other price info: Moorings are $55 a night not per foot. 2016

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: $25 per day for 30 amp.
$35 per day for 50 amp.
$80 per day for 100 amp.
$90 per day for 100 amp-3 phase.
$160 per day for 100 amp 480 volt.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - $100.00 per month live aboard fee, during the winter only.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Nice park just off the docks for pet walking.

Disability access

Launch service

No - Boston Harbor Water Taxi: 617-593-9168. Boston Harbor Water Taxi will not pick you up from your boat; only ashore.

Rowes Wharf Water Ttransport: 617-406-8584; ~$10 to airport.

Pump out







Yes - 2 showers.


Yes - 4 heads.


Yes - 2 sets of coin operated washer and dryer. $2 per wash and $2 per dry, 2015.


Yes - Golden Goose Grocery, 179 Commercial Street, Boston, 1/2 mile from Waterboat Marina. Great selection of produce, meats, wine, and staple items.



Yes - Lots nearby.


Yes - Walking distance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Long Wharf Marriott.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Birch Marine Services and The Boat Doctor.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Boston Harbor Water Taxi: 617-593-9168.
Rowes Wharf Water Transport: 617-406-8584; ~$10 to airport.

Other services


North End, Fanuel Hall, and the New England Aquarium are all within a very short walk.

Reviews for Boston Waterboat Marina
Great place to see Boston, 2017-08-30
Captain: , Narragansett Bay, RI (446)

We stayed on a mooring. It's the best location for access to downtown. You walk out of the marina, directly into the action. The staff were very helpful. Both laundry and shower facilities were excellent. Plenty of dinghy dock. It was hilarious that you could faintly hear the subway go by, under the mooring field. Not loud enough to keep you awake, but we spent a half day wonder what it was at first. Wakes from the ferries are not intolerable, but can be a tad annoying, when in the dinghy. It's a very sort ride and easily timed. Limitless things to do within walking distance. The only shortcoming was we couldn't find groceries of any kind within walking distance. Uber and Lyft are readily available.

Great location and service, 2017-08-22
Captain: , NYC - Liberty Landing (236)

Excellent! Great location, extremely attentive dock hands. Lots of tourist on-lookers.

Had to change a Dockwa-booked reservation due to weather and they were happy to oblige.

Great Location, 2017-08-13
Captain: , Naples (100)

The location is fantastic for visiting Boston. Short walk to all the historic locations, and an 8 minute walk to Italian dining in the North End. Docks are in good condition, power and wifi are excellent, and the dockhands are excellent. There is a LOT of dock motion from passing wakes, and consequently a lot of noise as the docks move, which is the trade-off for an outstanding view out Boston harbor. Once the ferries stop at night, it is calm.

Fabulous Location - Lots of Wave Action, 2017-08-06
Captain: , Longboat Key, FL (1089)

You can't beat the location of Boston Waterboat Marina. It is right downtown within easy walking distance of Faniuel Hall, Quincey Market, the North End, the Aquarium, resturants and shops. The dock staff is friendly and helpful and the restrooms and shower facilites are clean and modern.

All that said, there is a trade-off. Because of the marina location there is a lot (and pretty constant) wave action throughout the day from the harbor. There is a ferry base that shares the same marina and that can be rather distruptive as it comes and goes. Things do quiet down at night, but be prepared to "rock and roll".

Upscale and convenient, 2016-11-08
Captain: , New Castle, NH (80)

Our latest visits in October confirmed that Waterboat is one of the best facilities for visiting boaters. The shower rooms with separate toilet and showering rooms for each boater were clean and well appointed. The staff were knowlegable, competent and accomdating and the small size and convientlocation make it a very nice place to spend time in Boston.

Great views. , 2016-10-08
Captain: , Winnipesaukee NH (20)

We stopped here for 3 nights. Staff is great. Facilities are clean. Interesting part was dinghy dock location - it's between floating docks and a rock wall on the east side. All together nice stay. Traffic on the river gets little annoying at times but it quiet down at night.

A Great Fall Stay in Boston, 2016-09-25
Captain: , Lynn, MA (35)

BWBM is the best boating venue in Boston. Close to shops, restaurants and provisions. The facilities are always in good repair and clean. The crew at BWBM is first rate. John was on duty during our stay. We will always come back.

One of the best marinas, 2016-09-12
Captain: , Marblehead (70)

Stay here everytime we sail into boston harbor. Cant beat the location. Staff is friendly and helpful. Facilities are clean and new. No launch service but big long dingy dock to accomadate everyones dingy. The location is excellent with walking distance to northend and all of downtown. Boston Harbor is a busy place with all the ferrys coming and going and Boston Waterboat is in the middle of it all. Dont let that scare you away. Ferry service stops early and nights are always quite and pieceful.

Great Location, 2016-09-06
Captain: , Fort Lauderdale, FL (20)

great service and people, clean rest rooms Great location short walk to Boston's North End and all of the attractions

Patriot Visit, 2016-08-29
Captain: , Bristol, RI (10)

Great mooring location to see Boston. The marina is clean and well maintained. The staff is courteous. We'll definitely return.

Happy to have returned. , 2016-08-26
Captain: , Newburyport (10)

Our stay was great! All dock hands were pleasant, helpful and readily available. It was nice to see all of the upgrades that have been made since the last time we visited. The facilities were very clean!

Marina stay, 2016-08-26
Captain: , Essex, CT (10)

Excellent stay
Great service

Waterboat Marina, Boston, 2016-08-15
Captain: , East Greenwich, RI (10)

Outstanding facility. Well organized and run. Great location.

Excellent Base to Experience Boston, 2016-08-10
Captain: , Cincinnati, OH (290)

We stayed here (mooring balls) on two different occasions this summer, and found it to be the perfect place from which to explore the city. Others have discussed the advantages of the great location, so just a few other points. Online reservations (via Dockwa) worked perfectly both times. Staff comes out and checks the moorings during the day and curls the lines on top of the balls, so the lines are typically free of the usual slimy green mess. Restrooms, showers and laundry are modern, and clean. Access to the marina is via a key card, and security personnel are present after hours. As others point out, the staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. Perhaps best of all, the dingy dock is less than 1 min ride from moorings.

June 2016 stay, 2016-08-09
Captain: , Danvers MA (60)

We are coming back year after year... Great location and great people running the marina. Facilities are well cared.

We will be back again..

Great Expereince, 2016-08-08
Captain: , Quincy MA (20)

Terrific place to pick up a mooring for a night. Beautiful view, great access to Boston and the North End, great facilities and curtious staff. Highly recommended!

Great staff!! Called ahead for a mooring on Friday, I was told they were full, but I recived a call a few hours later - the guy had tracked me down from his call log (I never left my number) and said they had a mooring open up for the night. Went way out of his way to help. Love this loaction and the folks that work there.

Perfect Boston Place, 2016-08-08
Captain: , Portsmouth, NH (20)

Pleasant staff. Very clean restrooms and showers. Real nice.

Awesome Marina, 2016-08-01
Captain: , Scituate, MA (10)

I was very satisfied with accomodations and amenities and would highly recommend it to friends and fellow boaters

Great Stay, 2016-07-10
Captain: , Boston (108)

Stayed here on a Friday night. The location to the North End and restaurants was perfect. The slips were nice and the bathrooms were very clean. Looking forward to coming back.

A great weekend indeed!, 2016-05-29
Captain: , Portsmouth NH (71)

Well organized with friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Bathrooms and showers were very clean.
Close to downtown and the North End where we walked up for a great dinner.
We will be back!

Cap'n Pete

Best value and location, 2015-10-16
Captain: , Montreal (254)

Stayed on a mooring for 4 nights. Good facilities and the downtown location make this an ideal stop.

Not getting much better than this at this price!, 2015-09-08
Captain: , Haarlem Netherlands AMEL 54 (402)

Got a mooring for our three day stay which turned into a 5 day stay. Perfect location. Well organized marina with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Location, location, location. Boston is a perfect stay. As mentioned earlier in the review, we wondered what the noise was until we realized it was the underground. Weird! The staff went out of its way to ensure we got stay longer. Called us in the afternoon to ask us to come back as a mooring became available. Had anchored accross the river (see review) but came back as for USD 50 this is an unbeatable location! We will be back!

great downtown location, 2015-07-31
Captain: , City Island New York (210)

you can not get closer to downtown and the north end. small but very well maintained marina..bathrooms and showers brand new...get a slip or ball and enjoy the city!

Great In Town Location, 2015-07-22
Captain: , Mt. Sinai, NY (253)

Stayed here for 5 nights in early July. Step off the boat and you have everything that Boston has to offer within walking disatnce. The marina is just steps away from the Marriott if you have out of town guests, and do not have room on your boat for them! Very secure facility with awesome views of the city skyline at night.

Great Downtown Location, 2014-09-18
Captain: , Portland, Oregon (576)

We stayed 4 nights and found the moorings to be just what we needed to be able to see Boston at an affordable price. The dinghy dock is a little tight getting in and out. We found that the river quieted down very nicely at night and the slight rolling didn't bother our sleep particularly after walking the Freedom Trail and visiting all the great historical sites. Still $50/night on a mooring ball for a 41 to 50 foot boat.

Well worth the price to visit Boston, 2013-12-16
Captain: , Crockett (610)

Stayed on a mooring for 4 nights to explore Boston and pick up crew. The field is very rolly due to the ferries and commercial traffic, but got over it quickly due to the location. Did not use the facilities, but seemed clean and well maintained, the staff was adequate.

Pretty cool to be right in the heart of down town; steps away from Quincy Market and other historical sites. We did all you could fit in during our stay; The Freedom Walk, The USS Constitution, a few Museums and of course all the great bars downtown.

Great Down Town Stop, 2013-09-15
Captain: , Wrightsville beach nc (220)

Bit rolly like a lot of down town marinas in big cities, but excellent location for looking around Boston. $4 per ft for 40ft inc power mid September 2013

Excelent choice for exploring the city, 2013-08-14
Captain: , PooleUK (1023)

Although the wash from the harbour can be fairly constant, the WIFI limp and incositent, the marina is a perfect location for exploring the city of Boston. The Staff were accomodating and very helpful, with good local knowlege.

Convenient, great view, 2013-07-26
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (972)

We had a mooring at Waterboats. Owners are very friendly, helpful folks. The mooring field is very rolly with water taxis, boats, coming and going right next to your boat. Amazingly, they all use the mooring field as a short cut. It is a spectacular view and so convenient to downtown, restaurants, bars, and the North End. We especially loved the North End with 60+ Italian restaurants within a few block area. L%u2019Osteria was awesome. Also, an Italian specialty shop and a few great bakeries. One is open 24-7. Nice little market close, Golden Goose. Marina has 1 washer and 1 dryer. If you do stay there, don%u2019t think you are crazy when you hear trains. There is an underwater tunnel just under the mooring field for trains that come and go all day and most of the night. After we knew what it was, it did not bother us.

Boston Harbor Location, 2012-07-29
Captain: , Littleton, NC (426)

This is a great location to moor or dock. We stopped during the July festivities and sufferred some Hull damage out in the harbor from some debris. The folks helped us find a place to have our catamarran serviced (Not a small feat considring our 22 foot beam) and accomodated us during a very busy, overbooked, and crazy seasonal event. Their location next to the aquarium, marriott, chart house, ferries and downtown is great.

Stay in the middle of Town, 2012-07-08
Captain: , Midland Ontario (660)

We stayed 4 days at the docks and immediately felt at home. The essentials are all here and staff are friendly and helpful. Being downtown, we felt the security was good. The amazing town of Boston is a walking town and this marina puts you in the middle of it. Plus, the marina gave us a front row seat for the 4th of July celebrations on the river. Wish we could have stayed longer.

really surprising, 2012-06-27
Captain: , north kingstown (341)

Took a mooring hear for 4 days while attending a meeting in Boston....Water was clean not dirty( like in song).. I enjoyed the excitment of water shuttles tour boats..Capt's were courteous to boats on moorings.... Cheapest waterfront stay in Boston.

Marina staff and residents were very helpfull ... got us key fpr our after hours arrival... Helped with ice ... easy access to T for transport to all of Boston..

Give taking your boat a thought if you go to Boston and stay here

Awesome location!, 2011-08-14
Captain: , Beaufort SC (81)

We stayed on a mooring for 3 nights. It is rolly up till 9.00 pm with ferries and water taxies entering the basin. BUT the location cannot be better. You are right in the center of historic Boston, also within 100 yards of a great produce market. The harbour seemed clean and the boating activity made for pleasant spectating during siestas on the flybridge.

High Value, 2011-07-28
Captain: , Grasonville, Md (252)

We stayed 4 nights for $45/night. Best central location in Boston. The mooring field is rolly, at times very rolly, from 0700 till @ 2100 hours. Showers are small but clean; washer/dryer available.

Use the moorings - cheapest spot in town, 2010-09-11
Captain: , Key Biscayne FL (3169)

Its pricey for dockage but the moorings serve very well and are reasonably priced. No launch service

No better location for acccess to Bean-Town, 2010-08-23
Captain: , MA and Southwest FL (538)

There is no better location to get the "Boston Experience" than here. Long Wharf puts you in the heart of Boston's waterfront with easy access to;

New England Aquarium
Fanuel Hall Marketplace
North End
Whale Watch Tours
Starbuck's inside the Marriott

The marina itself is minimalist, but has all the essentials. The dockmaster's office and restrooms and showers are floating shacks on barges. There are 2 showers, 1 lavatory and washer and dryer. Facilities are clean and tidy. Rate was steep ($4/ft) by cruising standards, but reasonable compared to other marinas in the harbor.

Staff was helpful, but clearly focused on their mega-yacht patrons. While we were there 9 - 125ft plus yachts came in. We were a spec in a very large crowd. On Sunday they asked us to move to another slip so they could make room for more boats coming in.

The harbor is not very calm. The winds and boat traffic send swells right into the basin and Long Wharf has ferries running out of there all day long into the night. It starts out with the horn blasts at 7am and doesn't end until around 11pm. So be prepared for a noisy and bouncy stay.

The location far out trumped any other downside for us.

Lovely spot, 2010-07-02
Captain: , Boston, MA (172)

This is a very pretty and well-maintained marina in the heart of Boston proper. It's a reasonable walk from here to any site on the Freedom Trail, as well as the New England Aquarium and most Boston attractions.

Great location, pricey., 2010-06-27
Captain: , Sarasota (411)

Great location, close to park, Faneuil Hall. Lots of restaurants. Pricey at $4/ft + 25 for (1) 50A.

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