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Potomac Riverboat Company

205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314
703 684-0580
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
59 helpful votes 59 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I decided to take the Alexandria / National Harbor Water Taxi on a round trip and had a very positive experience. The ship was very clean and well air conditioned. For a $16.00 fee, I had the chance to see some amazing scenary. They give you plenty of time on the river and they didn't tack on any surprise surcharges... More

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Roanoke
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187 reviews 187 reviews
93 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I purchased 114 tickets on the Potomac Riverboat for August 2014. Two of the passengers had an illness and could not make it. They requested a refund. I notified Lisa McClure at Potomac Riverboat on Friday evening, prior to our Sunday cruise. She refused to give any kind of considerations for the two that were sick. They were still selling... More

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Chicago
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1,212 reviews 1,212 reviews
306 attraction reviews
532 helpful votes 532 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I took the Alexandria-National Harbor Water Taxi to Old Town Alexandria where we met with our tour guide who took us around the historical sites in Alexandria. The boat leaves from National Harbor (behind McCormick & Schmick's restaurant) and returns back to National Harbor. The views of both Alexandria and, especially, National Harbor from the water are... More

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Teddington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good cruise with commentary. If weather good, sit on the top open deck for best experience but warning - they move you down to go under 4/5 very low bridges! We liked being able to disembark at Alexandria and either take next return or just the one way and other transport back to Georgetown or the city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I took the water taxi from National Harbor to Old Town Alexandria yesterday....and was pleasantly surprised. The trip was smooth, the craft was clean, had comfortable seating and A/C with a video (marketing) presentation running during the ride. The pickup point at National Harbor is behind McCormick & Schmick's restaurant and the drop-off point in Alexandria is behind The Chart... More

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