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Potomac Riverboat Company

Address: 205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703 684-0580
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:45 pm
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.
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Was looking for a way to see the key sights and enjoy nature at the same time. The water monuments cruise fit the bill. I had a good time and would do the cruise again. Here are my positives and negatives, leveraging what others have mentioned. Pros: * It was wonderful being out on the actual Potomac River. There was... More 

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Mobile, AL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Took the moonlight cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria and the Mt Vernon tour. Nice, clean boats and on time. I would recommend you have at least one trip on the Potomac during your visit.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We got the subway from Union Square to Alexandria and had a nice morning just mooching about the place. There is a free bus from Alexandria station to the marina that runs down Kings Street. We then took the ferry back to Georg Town in Washington DC and spent the afternoon at the marina there, including a good lunch before... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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44 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Boat tour was cool, (well closer to cold!) but would have rather driven to Alexandria and stopped to take pictures of the monuments at night! Didn't have much time in old towne Alexandria due to schedule. Not bad trip, just ok..

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We took the so called Monument Tour on a beautiful September afternoon. The boat is pretty spartan, but was not crowded. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board. As mentioned by others the views of the D.C. monuments is not great but the recorded narrative was nonetheless interesting and informative. We took the cruise round trip with a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went on the monument cruise around dusk; while I firmly believe that evening is the best time to see the monuments, the riverboat tours are, sadly, not the best way to see the monuments. They are visible, but distant and you can really only see the Washington Monument, the Masonic Memorial (in Alexandria) and the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials.... More 

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New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Took the Washington Monument Tour with the Potomac riverboat company. The boat ride itself was fine. The tour information was provided with a recording, which would be fine, except it was difficult to hear. The worst part of the experience, though, was the crew. Not a smile, a hello, or a welcome aboard from any of them. There were several... More 

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Albuquerque
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great service & ride from Alexandria to Georgetown. The narrative could have been a little louder. Worth $13 one-way. They give a small military discount on round-trip rides.

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Marietta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First day we were in the area, we had gone to old town Alexandria and knocked around, ended up on the waterfront and thought the river tour sounded like a good idea. It was hot and humid that day and it felt good to be out on the water. Took the monuments cruise, up the Potomac to Georgetown and then... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took the Monuments Cruise at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. It was a pleasant end to our day, good to sit down and enjoy a leisurely sail along the Potomac. Saw plenty of sights and even though we had visited the monuments on foot on the previous day, it was nice to see them from a different... More 

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