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Come aboard Spirit of Washington for a unique mix of dining, entertainment and views. Cruising the Potomac River year-round, Spirit offers lunch, dinner, and holiday cruises like Father's Day, plus a variety of themed cruises.
600 Water St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
+1 202-479-4577
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the day trip to Mt. Vernon on the Potomac River. There was commentary about the sights we passed on the way there, but not on the return trip. We had packed our own light lunch and bottled water, so I cannot comment on...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although the Mt. Vernon tour was GREAT the 1 1/2hr Spirit Cruise to get there wasn’t worth the money, having to be there at 8:30 in the morning while on vacation is a lot to ask then forcing you to come back at 1:30 just...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was just a water taxi to Mt Vernon. It was clean and air conditioned but the advertisements say there is a variety of food on the trip, I believe it says something for everyone’s taste.... nope.... unless you want any chips, beer, and water....More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The River of life church Sr. Ministry went on the Sr. Bingo lunch cruise on 8/9/18, we had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly and supportive. the food was very delicious and the music was great. We plan to make this one of...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

They should drop the price and call it what it is - a water taxi to Mount Vernon. The ride along the Potomac was lovely. But that is all it is. No entertainment, information about what your seeing on the banks or decent food/drinks.

Thank Diana_DEW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a busy and crowded couple of days in Washington, it was a delight to relax on this cruise on the Potomac River. Mount Vernon is beautiful and picturesque and well worth the visit. The Spirit of Mount Vernon was clean and had plenty of...More

Thank saoaasn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew was very nice. Boat in great shape. Lots of seating which was important. Air-conditioned in side if you need that. Interesting explanation of the sites as we headed to Mount Vernon.

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful day! Boarding was quick and loved the photo taken before we boarded. The food was delicious for a buffet. It was our Anniversary and the crew made us feel celebrated! The DJ was great. He took all our request. It was a...More

Thank hockeymom2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time we boarded the ship till the time be left, Everything was perfect!! We had unlimited drinks that keep coming, of table was already set up with our glasses wrapped by a window. The Buffet was delicious, and the DJ was very entertaining.

Thank Tonya H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a surprise gathering of family and friends to a Lunch Buffet on the Boat... the buffet was good along with the dessert... The music was good too. Curtious staff on board... I will recommend it to others...👍

Thank Chris L
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Bobbie Ai J
June 5, 2018|
Response from Susie K | Reviewed this property |
I am aware that they serve alcohol on some excursions, but do not know if is ok to bring your own. Call them and ask! This is such a lovely trip to take and it should be all you hope it to be!
Clara W
March 26, 2017|
Response from LaDonna S | Reviewed this property |
We did the dinner, but the meal is included.
Tori M
February 1, 2017|
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Response from iamabum4ever | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it was a part of our pkg (one drink included with a souvenir glass). I can't really help with your situation since I don't know how much the upgrade is, length of cruise, etc.