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We recently did the water taxi up and down the Potomac and thought it was s great way to see DC... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
via mobile
Definitely Do!

I would strongly encourage you to use this Water Taxi. It was super easy and there are multiple... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Larry C
Herndon, Virginia
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  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“mgm casino”(2 reviews)
“gaylord hotel”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Water Taxi is a great inexpensive way to see the harbor and get to DC. We were lucky to be there at the peak of cherry blossom season

Thank Yesdog2016
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We recently did the water taxi up and down the Potomac and thought it was s great way to see DC area from a different perspective and got some touring info along the way

Thank Terry804
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I would strongly encourage you to use this Water Taxi. It was super easy and there are multiple pick up and drop off times. There is also an indoor riding area. The only reason why I gave it four stars is because there is very...More

2  Thank Larry C
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Called day of and the girl on the phone was confused as to how things work. I told her our hotel ans she had no idea as to what, wgere or which location we should catch the cruise. We figured out took we had to...More

Thank cpowellrtr
Reviewed July 13, 2018

If you're spending time in National Harbor the water taxi to Old Town Alexandria is a great way to spend the day. When traffic is backed up on the bridge you can just wave as you sail on by. My only complaint is that it...More

Thank Mark Y
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We took it over to The Wharf for lunch and then back again. Great fun. The kids like it especially. Not sure on a Rainy day because sunny calm weather and it's great

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed June 18, 2018

$91 for 5 of us to take a half hour water taxi, Uber was $12 to go over the bridge... The ride was not bad, 2 stops over in Delaware, seemed like 100 yards away from each other.

Thank Scott O
Reviewed June 5, 2018

I love the water taxis because you can pay the fee, take a boat ride for 45 min to Georgetown, National Harbor, to the Mall, or Nats park and if you want, just return. Its a great way to spend 90 min or so. And...More

1  Thank LadyAboutTown
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Nice to switch up transportation on vacation. Smooth boat ride to Alexandria from Gaylord hotel on Capital Harbor. Nice little get away for a few hours. Ticket salesmen very friendly and informative.

Thank Americantravel17
Reviewed April 25, 2018

We rode from Alexandria old town to the National Harbor-both great areas for tourists. Ride the Ferris wheel at night!

Thank WomenInBlack
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November 25, 2017|
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Response from Michele1012013 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's around $30 round-trip, $15 one way. They are currently closed for the season, but I'd reach out next season or check out online prices on the Potomac Riverboat Company site.
Kathryn F
October 4, 2017|
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Response from gordon h | Reviewed this property |
Take the Water Taxi from Alexandria to National Harbor and Gaylord for shopping, dining, MGM Casino, Capital Wheel & more! Service provided daily between Alexandria in Virginia, the Gaylord National Hotel, and the National... More