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Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch CruiseDay Cruises

Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise

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Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment with a view of Washington DC on this narrated lunch cruise along the Potomac River. Onboard the elegant Spirit of Washington, choose to cruise from three air-conditioned interior decks or the rooftop lounge. Either way, the view is spectacular, there’s a delicious buffet lunch to enjoy and a DJ is spinning the latest Top 40 hits on spacious dance floors. Look and listen as the captain points out DC’s fascinating history while drifting past the Washington Monument, Reagan National Airport and much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Odyssey Dinner CruiseDay Cruises

Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy delicious cuisine and live entertainment with a view of Washington, DC on this 2.5-3 hour dinner cruise along the Potomac River. On board the elegant Odyssey cruise ship, choose from one of three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms or head to the open-air observation deck to admire the view. Dine on a delicious 3-course meal, then dance the night away or see the famous sites of the nation’s capital — like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Reagan National Airport and much more under a moonlit sky.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Spirit of Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with BuffetDay Cruises

Spirit of Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Take in the city skyline during sunset in Washington DC on an all-you-can-eat buffet cruise. Board a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise on the Potomac River with dinner and dancing while a DJ spins your favorite tunes. Pass by illuminated landmarks such as the Washington Monument and feast on a variety of delicious dishes during the cruise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat Day Cruises

George Washington's Mount Vernon by Potomac Riverboat

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Cruise on the Potomac River to Mount Vernon on this day trip from Alexandria. Listen to informative narration on board the boat, and then take a self-guided tour of George and Martha Washington's estate. Admission is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Odyssey Brunch CruiseDay Cruises

Washington DC Odyssey Brunch Cruise

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Sip champagne onboard a luxurious yacht on a 2-hour brunch cruise along Washington DC’s scenic shoreline. Cast off from Gangplank Marina then enjoy live jazz and a sumptuous brunch buffet. Capture unforgettable images of the DC skyline while relaxing at your private table, then savor coffee or tea as you enjoy views of the capital city’s elegant cityscape.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Enjoy A Beautiful Day With Mother Nature CruisesDay Cruises

Enjoy A Beautiful Day With Mother Nature Cruises

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Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves gently breaking off the hull of Eternal Hope as she glides through the waters of the bay. Powered only by Mother Nature's wind! This cruise sails at 9 am, 12 Noon and 3 pm, Tuesday - Sunday and on Mondays for Memorial Day and Labor Day.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

National Monuments Sightseeing Cruise from Alexandria or Georgetown Day Cruises

National Monuments Sightseeing Cruise from Alexandria or Georgetown

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See the famous monuments of Washington, DC from an entirely new perspective on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Choose your departure location: select from Alexandria or Georgetown and sail on this 90 minute round trip sightseeing cruise! Enjoy engaging narration about DC's famous landmarks. Travel along the Potomac River to see the plethora of famous monuments and landmarks, with stunning reflective views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more. Then explore Old Town Alexandria's trendy restaurants, boutique shops, and beautiful architecture. Or take a stroll on the streets of Georgetown, learn about the canal's history, shop in the charming boutiques and more. When you are ready to go home, avoid the DC traffic and take a relaxing boat ride.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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DC Daytime Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

DC Daytime Harbor Cruise

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See Washington, DC from a new perspective as you glide along the water on a relaxing cruise. This 50-minute cruise includes light narration with fun facts mixed with music as you sail by historical monuments. Have your camera handy for some great photo opportunities with the Washington Monument!
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Water Taxi from Wharf or National HarborDay Cruises

Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor

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See the famous monuments of Washington, DC from an entirely new perspective on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Hop aboard a riverboat and enjoy the breathtaking view of our nation’s capital on an afternoon or evening excursion. Travel along the Potomac River to see the plethora of famous monuments and landmarks, with stunning reflective views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town AlexandriaDay Cruises

Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town Alexandria

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Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Arlington National Cemetery as you travel along the river. Take in panoramic views from the boat during your 30 minute afternoon or evening water taxi ride.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Water Taxi from Wharf or GeorgetownDay Cruises

Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown

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Take in panoramic views from the boat during your 45 minute afternoon or evening sightseeing cruise. Choose to depart from the District Wharf or Georgetown! Enjoy engaging narration about DC's most famous landmarks on this relaxing water taxi. Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Arlington National Cemetery as you travel along the river. Then take a stroll into the streets of the District Wharf or Georgetown. Visit trendy restaurants, cool boutiques and rich history! When you are ready to go, avoid the DC traffic and hop back on this roundtrip water taxi ride back home!
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Adult Pirate Ship Party Cruise on the Potomac RiverDay Cruises

Adult Pirate Ship Party Cruise on the Potomac River

Climb aboard a pirate-themed party cruise and admire the DC cityscape while you sail. This adults-only party ship boasts open-air decks, a dancefloor, and a full bar so you can party the evening away. See the skyline change from day to night and watch the monuments become illuminated during this sunset cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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