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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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Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s historic...

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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Nice river boat ride

This is a nice way to go up and down the Potomac River. I took it from Old Town to National Harbor, then on to Mount Vernon. Nice employees, lovely views, especially at night!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I did the round-trip from Alexandria to Georgetown and you get a really nice view of DC and the main monuments from the water. I enjoyed the trip so much i did it a second time the next day starting just before sunset. It was beautiful watching DC and Northern Virginia light up as it got dark.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,218 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice way to go up and down the Potomac River. I took it from Old Town to National Harbor, then on to Mount Vernon. Nice employees, lovely views, especially at night!

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Los Angeles, California
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We took the water taxi from the Gaylord National Resort to Alexandria. The price was okay for one or two people, but for the time it took for the journey vs the amount of people you have in your group it was way too expensive for groups over 4 people. The voyage was pleasant with plenty to see. The staff... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

On Memorial day weekend 2014 I went with family members on the riverboat and wasted most of the day. For the Alexandria to Georgetown leg we had paid on board the boat. On the return, we arrived just as the 3:30 Matthew Hayes boat was boarding at Georgetown. The "captain" was standing there so I asked if there was still... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I admit, my feet hurt and I was looking for something that didn't involve walking so we did the riverboat. It was really cold and windy but still fun. We sat outside for half the trip but then went inside because it was too cold. They had little wooden chairs set up in the middle (kind of ghetto) and benches... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Took my family for a boat ride from Georgetown to Alexandria, and from Alexandria to National harbor. It was a hot summer day but we still enjoyed the day and the beautiful views of Washington harbor. The boat from Alexandria to National harbor was newer and more comfortable. The boat from Washington DC to Alexandria was older. Hopefully the company... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The ride was ok is a simple ride on the Potomac river. The ride takes you up the river and back. The views of the bridges was exceptionally nice. btw taking a water taxi to Georgetown is the way to travel into Washington, DC to avoided the bus, train and traffic if you want to go sleight seeing and take-in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Take the boat tour for a relaxing, 2 hour ride up the Potomac to see the Monuments lit up at night. The boat leaves from in front of the Chart House restaurant - we left at 7:30 pm and returned at 9:30. Great views of the Wasjngton Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Kennedy Center and the city lights. You can buy beer... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The Potomac Riverboat Company offers an outstanding experience on the water. The staff are very professional and dedicated to making sure passengers have a great experience. I use the boats to go to the Nats games, National Harbor and for a fun event with my dog. The tickets sellers are helpful and kind. Don't miss this wonderful experience!

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Try something different when going to a Nationals game. Skip the subway, don't drive the car, ride the boat!

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