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Spirit of Washington Cruises

Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 866-302-2469
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Come aboard Spirit of Washington for a unique mix of dining, entertainment and views. Cruising the Potomac River year-round, Spirit offers lunch,... more » Owner description: Come aboard Spirit of Washington for a unique mix of dining, entertainment and views. Cruising the Potomac River year-round, Spirit offers lunch, dinner, and holiday cruises like Father's Day, plus a variety of themed cruises. « less
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Sevenoaks, Kent
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145 reviews 145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took the Mount Vernon cruise to George Washington's house as it seemed the most pleasant way to get out there. Had booked our tickets online so we had to queue a bit to collect them but we were soon allowed to board. Sunny day so we started out on the top deck outside but the wind was cold so... More

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Westfield, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We booked the Spirit of Washington D.C. dinner cruise for October 5th. It normally is over $100/person but this one was discounted to $66/person for this particular date which I believe was their last one of the year. What a disappointment! First, they told us the wrong time to be there and arrived one hour before we could even board.... More

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Washington Cruises, responded to this review

Hi - We are so sorry that our cruise did not meet your expectations. We are sorry about the miscommunication with the cruise time. Typically we recommend people arrive early to pick up their tickets. Also, our Spirit product is a more casual product and plays top 40 music. Nevertheless, we understand that with the crowd we should have catered... More

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My sons 5th grade class took an end of the year to Washington, DC in April of 2012. The highlight of our trip for the adults of course was the Spirit of Washington Cruise. The dinner on the cruise was delicious! It was a full course meal with dessert included. All the parents kept saying was i wish my spouse... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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108 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were in the Washington Area for a reunion and one of the excursions offered was a dinner cruise on Spirit of Washington. We began our meal while still alongside the pier. They offered a wonderful variety including baked talapia, breaded and baked chicken, short ribs, pasta, grilled polenta, baked tomato stuffed with spiced couscous. It was all absolutely mouthwatering!... More

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Moline, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

During our trip to DC I was sooo excited to take this river cruise and see the fireworks. We paid a lot of money for this Holiday cruise. Our waiter took our drink order early but we waited and never got our drinks ---- the entire night! To get a drink you had to wait in line 1/2 hour at... More

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Washington Cruises, responded to this review

Hi there - It sounds like there were good parts and bad parts to your cruise. Of course,we want the whole experience to be good so we're sad to hear about the things that went wrong. We totally understand your frustration with us as we have not communicated with you at all. We are so sorry about this and would... More

Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My Family and I sailed Spirit of Washington for our families' first -ever, family reunion. The Staff onboard were great and friendly. Prior to booking the cruise, my experience was great with the sales person Els until one of the members of my family fell ill. That family member has been in intensive care now for over a month and... More

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The experience was very nice and we had a blast looking at all the monuments and all that D.C . Has to offer

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Omaha
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The boat ride to Mount Vernon was nice and narrated along the way. We had a little over 3 hours to tour Mt. Vernon, which was plenty of time to see everything.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Expectations were greater than experience. Be prepared to fork out $17.00 for parking, wait 20 minutes for beverage service, and minimal views of the monuments. The weather was very nice however.

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We went on the dinner cruise last and it was awesome. The management team was nice and our waiter was great. My boyfriend had a great birthday and it's a night we will not forget!

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