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Washington by Water Monuments Cruise

  • Boat cruise along Washington DC's Potomac River
  • See top Washington DC attractions such as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery
  • Listen to narration about DC's history and sights as you admire the views from your boat
Washington by Water Monuments Cruise
From US$ 29.40
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Alexandria Departure Choice 1Most Popular
Departs Alexandria at 11:30am and returns from Georgetown at 2:30pm
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Alexandria Departure Choice 4
Departs Alexandria at 1:30pm and returns from Georgetown at 4:30pm
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Georgetown Departure Choice 5
Departs Georgetown at 2:30pm and returns from Alexandria at 7:30pm
From US$ 33.60
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See the famous monuments of Washington, DC from an entirely new perspective on this narrated, 2-hour 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.
What to Expect
This narrated sightseeing cruise provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington, DC and its many famous landmark locations. 

Board the cruise boat for an afternoon excursion. The vessel departs from either Alexandria, Virginia OR Georgetown. Then prepare to experience Washington, DC like never before, from the tranquil waters of the Potomac River. 

The Washington Monuments Cruise normally operates aboard the Miss Mallory, a double-decker vessel that can comfortably accommodate 80 to 100 people in warm weather, or the Matthew Hayes, which holds up to 60 passengers.

See the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, the 14th Street Bridge and much more.
Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Disappointed by Error on Their Web Page

We had planned our Washington DC/Virginia vacation many months in advance. We were looking forward to seeing some of the capital's monument from the water by taking this boat cruise. My husband checked the company's website carefully and it said that the last weekday cruise...More

Thank Cerritos_Dave
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Relaxing cruise

We enjoyed the sights at night as we cruised from Alexandria to Georgetown. Boat staff were very friendly.

Thank Sheila R
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Waste of money

Couldn’t hear a thing due to the rude group of young people on board that talked loudly throughout the recorded information. Many of us went outside to hear the information. No effort was made to announce that this is an informational boat ride and many...More

1  Thank dianeK4388DL
Reviewed 29 August 2018
Very happy we took this cruise

Enjoyed the views with the informative narration and the crew were polite and friendly. Had dinner in Georgetown then enjoyed the full moon on way back.

1  Thank Global224600
Reviewed 26 August 2018
DC by boat

What a great way to see the monuments from a different angle. Relaxing and fun. No hassels and very organized. I would do it again.

Thank Cathi G
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10 April 2018|
Response from Charlie S | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they are running yet. Sorry!
10 April 2018|
Response from Michelle B |
If you advertise an "Evening cruise" when does that depart???? All I see are afternoon departures.