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Potomac Riverboat Company

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Address: 205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703 684-0580
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Description: Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s...
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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Very enjoyable way to arrive at Mount Vernon

We left from Alexandria waterfront on the daily 10:30 AM departure. There are two stops, Gaylord Hotel and National Harbor. Pretty quick you're underway. It was a beautiful day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Warren, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the Monument Cruise from the Alexandria Waterfront to Georgetown. It's a great way to see the sights from a different angle, watch close aircraft fly into Reagan National Airport right over your head, take a boat ride for a bargain price, hear a little history (though when the boat gets going it drowned out the sound of the... More 

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We left from Alexandria waterfront on the daily 10:30 AM departure. There are two stops, Gaylord Hotel and National Harbor. Pretty quick you're underway. It was a beautiful day and very enjoyable on the open upper deck. One of the crew did an informative narrative pointing out significant sights along the way. You are left at the wharf about noon... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I took 3 of my grandchildren on the monument cruise. To do again, I would have set my return time a little later and had lunch at Georgetown before my return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice way to visit Alexandria from National Harbor. We also took it from the National Mall back to National Harbor. Nice 30 minute ride with views of the monuments and jets landing at the airport.

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The ride was quick and enjoyable. Twenty minutes over and 15 minutes back. We sat out on the bow, though you could also sit inside or at the back. We went over to National Harbor at noon, and besides the 2-man crew, we were solo on the boat. Trip was relaxing. Same price whether purchasing one-way or round trip at... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Perfect way to see the area when limited time. Took round trip from Alexandia and narration was different on way back. Definitely recommend.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Took the "monuments" boat trip - and it was fine. 1-3/4 hours of cruising up and down the Potomac on a hot summer day - yes, very nice and relaxing. The tour part? Pretty thin. Recorded and presented over loud speakers - but not loud enough given how loud boat is. No opportunity for a tour guide to tell you... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We took the Water Taxi from National Harbor, Maryland to Alexandria, Virginia round trip. It was great. The Crew on board was helpful and friendly.

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Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went at dusk. No frills the taped guide was informative when and if you could hear it. Luckly there was not to many on board this evening as having to set in the fold out chairs in the center would be a bummer. It was fun seeing Washington from this angle, watching the planes land at Reagan was quite a... More 

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Unnecessary comments and discussion from the staff selling popcorn and drinks which interfered with the narrative on the tour.

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