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Potomac Riverboat Company

205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
+1 703-684-0580
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Washington by Water Monuments Cruise
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Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s historic waterfront, Georgetown, Nationals Park baseball stadium, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Sightseeing highlights include the Washington monuments plus pirate cruises for children and the famous weekly canine cruises. The Alexandria-National Harbor water taxi operates regularly between Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, and Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. All vessels available for private parties.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
+1 703-684-0580
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The crew were very nice and professional. However, we could not hear the recorded guide voice, even when we moved to a seat under the speaker. So, we couldn't hear anything about the sites, and just got a boat ride from Georgetown to Alexandria. Would...More

Thank ocshelby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently joined a group after a long day of meetings for a Potomac Riverboat cruise. It was a great way to relax and wind down the day before dinner. There was an open bar and the staff was friendly. Not being from the area,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing and pleasant. Crew was friendly and we enjoyed the ride between old town Alexandria and Georgetown.

Thank Anjum01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They offer two cruises. A 40 minute harbor cruise and two hour cruise that goes by the monuments in DC. There was not much to see on the harbor cruise and the narration was pretty well drowned out by the interior vents of the diesel...More

Thank shirley F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and a friend took the Mt Vernon cruise from Old Town Alexandria on Sunday July 23 and enjoyed it immensely. The crew were friendly (shout out to Capt Spike!) and helpful and the ship was like most other tour ships you'll have been on....More

Thank WCove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from georgetown to national harbor. Wasn't really what we expected. The website was a little difficult to navigate with times not matching lists available. They were very nice to change our same day reservation to the following day. There's a recorded audio for information...More

Thank lynnesx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the water taxi from Georgetown to Alexandria and then to National Harbor and it was great. The boat has a recorded guide that points out all the stops and high lights along the way. Price is about $16 per person for the whole...More

1  Thank bluedeuce32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living only two hours from DC, we have seen the monuments many times. However, this trip, we were spending the weekend in Alexandria for a wedding. We decided to do the Riverboat Cruise with our children and family to spend the morning relaxing together before...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique way to go to Mount Vernon and avoid any ticket lines! Especially good for tourists without rental cars. Arrive at Mount Vernon from the Potomac and you get immediate entry and timed tour tickets for the house. Had plenty of time....More

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was a great way to see and hear about all the sites along the Potomac from Georgetown to Alexandria. Highly recommend if you want to see Washington from a different perspective. Throughly enjoyed.

Thank Donna M
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Nancyann B
15 May 2017|
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Response from Wordsrfun | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need to call the company. There were not any dogs on board when I cruised.
Becky P
17 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
It should be included, but call them to be sure! 877-511-2628
8 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
It is mostly enclosed. You should be fine. Nice way to see some of the monuments.