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Address: Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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Come aboard Spirit of Washington for a unique mix of dining, entertainment...

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.

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$63.71*
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Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise
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$92.82*
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Washington DC Brunch Cruise
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$112.92*
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Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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New Year's Eve Bash in Style!

We visited family and friends from London and when faced with the idea of what to do for New Year's Eve celebrations, the Spirit of Washington came to the top of the list. Since... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited family and friends from London and when faced with the idea of what to do for New Year's Eve celebrations, the Spirit of Washington came to the top of the list. Since we had a range of ages in the group of fourteen, ranging from mid-20's to (a young) 81, we did not want to take any changes.... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I took a Thanksgiving Lunch Cruise with my family down the Potomac River. The ship was nicely decorated, elegant table setting (white linen, glasses, the works), friendly staff, excellent food (plenty of it -- buffet), and wonderful atmosphere. Very pleasant ride down the Potomac. Scenic/tourist highlights provided. Things for kids to do -- many were on the dance floor, plus... More 

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Thank Eva C
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

It was really fun, nice music of all kind and from everywhere (actually could ask the DJ for what you wanted!), great staff, amicable, knowledgeable and professional. Also kudos to the chef, the food was delicious.

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Thank Manuella M
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, not great, the desserts were average. The dinner cruise for two adults $225...,$45-50 administrative fee added to the initial $85 per person cost, not disclosed until checking out for payment. When we cruised, a large group gathered around and stood at the bar all night, and never sat or ate dinner, wearing khakis, jeans, hoodies with... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We took the Spirit of Washington on a rather chilly Saturday evening. First, we did not leave on time. We left about 25 minutes late. The food, wasn't great. The best thing for me was the desserts. They did not have any tea bags, they ran out. The DJ was good as was our server, Sharday. I actually found all... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Took the Spirit cruise down the Potomac river to Mt Vernon. Went on Columbus day in October and the boat was only about 30% full. The boat ride was very nice, about 1.5 hours each way. The price of the cruise includes admission to Mr Vernon and a tour of the house, which was a good value. On the way... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

This is the only way to travel to George Washington's Mount Vernon. A Leisurely cruise down the Potomac river with the sun shinning, fantastic.

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Sappington, Missouri
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Our primary purpose was to easily get to and from Mt Vernon. But the trip itself and cruise on the river was very good too. Ticketing and boarding were flawless - we purchased on-line. The narrative was good enough - by that I mean they didn't yap the whole way but they came across with some good and interesting information... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I booked a river cruise to Washingtons House through this site, but it did not say that the day I had booked for the boat did not sale on that day. At no time did it stop my purchase of the tickets. I was up at 6am and walked an hour to the wharf only to be told by a... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We took the Spirit of Mount Vernon boat ride. It is a great value. The ride was fantastic. You can sit on the top deck and enjoy the elements or be inside watching through all the large windows. Note: if you want pictures of Washington DC from the water, get them on the way to Mount Vernon. The top deck... More 

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