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Potomac Riverboat Company

205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 684-0580
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Ranked #6 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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Northport, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we received tickets for a 45 minute river cruise with our bus tour out of the Georgetown harbor, was an average cruise with information on the local sites, plastic lawn chairs for seating so nothing fancy, not sure I would have paid the rates for a regular cruise

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yes, it was Memorial Day weekend, so it was a bit busy. We took the round trip from Alexandria to Georgetown where we had dinner. The scenery was good as was the narration. But honestly, the boats we traveled on seemed in need of some maintenance/cleaning. I will say that the bathroom was surprisingly well-kept! The biggest issue was their... More

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Williamsville, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Took the Monument boat cruise on Father's Day. Got on at Alexandria and got off at Georgetown. The boat going to Georgetown was a 2 level boat. The upper deck was open and the lower was enclosed and maybe air conditioned (not sure). Not too many people had gotten on at Alexandria. There were more departing from Georgetown. Coming back... More

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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Yes, Washington DC is all about walking your feet off ! Been here many times, too many, but never get tired of the nation's Capitol. The cruise up/down the muddy Potamic is so different that is shouldn't be missed. To see Washingon from the river is how dignitaries arrived before trains. Go under the bridges we cross frequently to the... More

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Hurst, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We did the Alexandria to Washington Harbor Monuments Cruise. We were a little disappointed that we didn't really get as close to the monuments as we thought we would. Had to use the telephoto lens for the Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington monuments, but overall the ride was relaxing and we enjoyed the time just gazing out at the other boats... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

While visiting family in Alexandria we decided that rather than fight the memorial day weekend crowds in D.C. we would do a river cruise that runs between Alexandria and Georgetown. You get the water view of the Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson memorials as well as the Lincoln Center and Watergate complex. You can get off in Georgetown and enjoy that... More

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Demotte, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great company to work with. Our 8th grade school group enjoyed this ride down to Mount Vernon. Will use again...2 thumbs up !

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