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Potomac Riverboat Company

205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 684-0580
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Ranked #5 of 23 activities in Alexandria
Type: Tours
Owner description: Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s historic waterfront, Georgetown, Nationals Park baseball stadium, and George... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to the DC area and we were staying in Alexandria. We didn't have a car and this was a great way to get to Mount Vernon and see the Potomac all in one trip. The speaker did an excellent job explaining what we were seeing and we didn't have any problems hearing him. We arrived... More

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Powell, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The boat ride was nice and relaxing, the tour from the boat was interesting. Mount Vernon was beautiful and the time aloud before the boat returned was enough to explore plenty.

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Columbia, Tn
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The boar tour was relaxing and interesting a gave us a new way to see some monuments and the natural beauty of the area. The boat appeared to be in good shape and well maintained all though showing its age. Seeing the area by water gives a unique view of both monuments, bridges and the wildlife, we saw an eagles... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I wasn't up to walking or driving into Washington DC from Alexandria, VA. The river tour was a great way to see the monuments from a distance (Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy Center) and some other sites described over the ship's GPS-triggered tour guide descriptions. It was a leisurely ride from Alexandria to Georgetown; if I'd had time I would have stayed... More

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Dade City, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a pleasant way to get back and forth to Washington's home at Mt. Vernon. The Alexandria dock area is a nice area with shops and restaurants to enjoy before or after the cruise.

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Urubamba
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The boats are pretty basic but they are quite comfortable, and have restrooms, and coolers on board with water and soft drinks. The tour is recorded so there is no-one to ask questions of but, especially if you get the one-way boat to or from Old Town, it makes for a lovely transportation option. Highly recommended if you have any... More

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Central Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took this cruise for something different that didn't involve walking for a change. Loved the narrated boat ride, and it is always nice to see a city from the water - whole different view! WE could see the Capitol in the distance, the Washington and Lincoln memorials (Lincoln was on the backside however), Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Watergate, etc.... More

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Northport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was an easy way to get to Alexandra. Beautiful view and relaxing. You have seating inside or out your choice. The boat leaves on time and takes about 20 to 25 minutes to go each way. I would definitely suggest taking the water taxi on a nice night.

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PA
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Took a number of rides to different places. Make sure you ask questions. Took boat to national mall where all the monuments are. Left you off on a dock with nothing around it. Had to go up to see what street we were on to make sure we could find our way back. Girl wasn't sure of cruise times as... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This seemed like an interesting ride. We boarded in Alexandria on a 2 level boat. It was fun to go down the river and see things. There was a narrative over a speaker but it was very soft and hard to hear. We enjoyed just looking at the sights. We got off in Georgetown and wandered around. We wanted to... More

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