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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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Relaxing ride to see the sights...

We took the monument tour up and down the river from Old Town Alexandria. We missed our time and they were very accommodating, changing our tickets with no problems at all. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We take guests on the trip from old town to Georgetown often. Informative and good mode of transportation.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was very impressed with the service, safety procedures & amount of detailed information that was given both going & returning from the Mt Vernon Day Trip. Right from my ticket purchase the day before everything went smoothly. We were advise when the best photo opportunities were coming & what to look out for. There was humour interspersed in appropriate... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We took the monument tour up and down the river from Old Town Alexandria. We missed our time and they were very accommodating, changing our tickets with no problems at all. We enjoyed the commentary, which was different in each direction, and were able to get some nice pictures as well. The only disappointment was that it was difficult to... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Took the Water taxi from National Harbor. MD to Alexandria, VA - 16$ roundtrip, boat was spacious and on time ...ticket sales kiosk was helpful and pleasant. We enjoyed the trip and opportunity to expand experience without the worries of parking in an unfamiliar area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Excellent food! Great Service! Sandra K was an Excellent server!! Will definitely be back really soon!

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Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We took the water taxi from Alexandria to Georgetown and back. The cruise took about 90 minutes. It offers a unique view of the city, with good views of the Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and river activities. We went in the evening as the sun was setting. The narration was informative. They offered some refreshments such as popcorn and drinks. The... More 

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tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We missed our boat, literally the first day because the "dock" was so hard to find. There is no dock in DC and no cab driver was familiar with the location. We paid $30 between the two days to drive around looking for it. Be warned there is no dock, no landing, only a sign that is 14"x 20" and... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The experience was delightful, truly, but you can't go into this thinking that you are going to get a tour. The ship basically takes you in a direct path from one destination to the other. You get to see lovely views on the ride. The tour is a recording, with great facts and information, but a recording nonetheless. It is... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Boat trip to Mount Vernon. Comfy boat, left punctually. Commentary was a bit repetitive and I would have liked to hear more about some of the grand houses we passed. The boat operator took away our Mt Vernon admission tickets on arrival at the dock, which later posed problems when passing through the official entrance beside the restaurant. Would have... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The breeze and the river itself were quite relaxing after a tiring day. Acoustics was awful though and 28 per person is an little bit pricey.

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Additional Information about Potomac Riverboat Company

Address: 205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703 684-0580
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:45 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:45 pm

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