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Potomac Riverboat Company

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Address: 205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
Phone Number: 703 684-0580
10:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:45 pm

Seasonal sightseeing cruises, with seaports including Alexandria’s historic...

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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Washington DC Monuments and Memorials Cruise on the Potomac
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I took the "Monuments Cruise" round trip from Alexandria to Georgetown. I left Alexandria at 7:30, so I got a good view of the monuments just before twilight, and a great view of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I assumed this would be a really guided tour from Alexandria to Georgetown, but the boat was so lid you could not understand anything boing told so it was up to you to recognize where you where. Nice for making picture, but not something I need to repeat.

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Hanover, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I very rarely leave negative reviews, but felt compelled to do so in this case. My 80 year old mother and I decided to take the Baseball Boat to Nationals Park from Alexandria. Booked online and there was no where to click for free parking as stated on the Potomac Riverboat website. After much driving around on a 98 degree... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the "Monuments Cruise" round trip from Alexandria to Georgetown. I left Alexandria at 7:30, so I got a good view of the monuments just before twilight, and a great view of them lit up on the way back. The crew was friendly and the boat offered a recording that explained many of the sights along the way. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took this from Georgetown to Alexandria and back. Well run organization and very good people... the captain of the boat even slowed down a few times so people clicking away with camera's (like me) could get the best shots. Great value and highly recommended.

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun way to get a glimpse of both Washington D.C. and Virginia at the same time on the Potomac River. It's a 45 minute ride which is nice and relaxing. Listen to a pre-recorded presentation on board which is informative but can be drowned out by helicopter and airplanes which pass overhead. Covered overhead seating around tables is comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to see another perspective of DC! The boat was comfortable and offered the option of getting off and site seeing in Georgetown and catching a later boat ride back to Alexandria. Go early enough in the day to be able to take advantage of this option.

Thank Crickets11
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked through Viator, but apparently can be booked direct through Potomac Riverboat Company. Absolutely ideal as an informal, scenic, pleasant outing. Good narrative of the many sights along the Potomac. As a history buff & DC-area resident it was nothing new for me, but for kids or typical tourists it is informative & interesting. Aboard the Matthew Hayes there is... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a relaxing and peaceful way to cruise by the famous sites of our Nation's Capital. Comfortable seating inside or on top of the boat gives you a great way to take tons of beautiful photos. Your ticket includes a stop at the Arlington waterfront before returning to Georgetown.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The metro wasn't working but we wanted to take the boat trip anyway. There are 4 a day in each direction so plan your trip so you have time to visit everything you want to see. You can take a single or a return. It's an interesting trip and we managed to fit in all the monuments we wanted to... More 

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Charlotte H, Owner at Potomac Riverboat Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback - we’re thrilled that you enjoyed your boat trip with us! We love getting the chance to provide our guests with great views and lasting memories. We hope to see you back soon  More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We departed from Georgetown. It was windy so we were on the enclosed boat with open rooftop. The tour allows you to see the Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson Memorials. Not much to see after those until you get to Alexandria. You can visit Alexandria or turn right around and head back to Georgetown. All-in-all it was about 1.5 hours round... More 

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