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Potomac Riverboat Company

205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
+1 703-684-0580
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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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  • Average15%
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205 The Strand, Alexandria, VA 22314-3319
+1 703-684-0580
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on a charter trip with Potomac Riverboat Company on the Admiral Tiel. It was a great voyage. We left the dock at 4:00pm and sailed to Georgetown. The views from the upper deck were lovely. We did occasionally have a little sway when...More

Thank Nashna
Reviewed 3 days ago

I lucked out with perfect weather on my Sept. cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria and back. Very comfortable and an accommodating and happy crew. I spent a few hours in Alexandria and wish I had scheduled more time. The only downside is that this is...More

Thank vashonsialnd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great 45 cruise to alexandria. Took round trip with dc explorer pass. Different view of city and learned much. Allows for people to stop and shop in Alexandria and come back on different cruise to georgetown if needed. Very relaxing.

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Potomac Riverboat Company has several scenic tours along the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. We took one from Old Alexandria, Virginia to Georgetown. Seeing landmarks from land is interesting, but seeing them while on the river is from a completely different perspective. It took...More

Thank rmj412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went from Alexandria to Georgetown where we got off to explore and have lunch. The two hours we had before our return trip was just enough time. I suggest walking up to M street where there are many shops and restaurants. The boat ride...More

Thank NanafromKS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the taxi option to go from the National Mall to the National Harbor and then from the National Harbor to Alexandria. It was fun to take a ride down the river and pretty cheap, too. They do require ticket holders to go to...More

Thank seajanetravell
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The crew were very nice and professional. However, we could not hear the recorded guide voice, even when we moved to a seat under the speaker. So, we couldn't hear anything about the sites, and just got a boat ride from Georgetown to Alexandria. Would...More

Thank ocshelby
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

I recently joined a group after a long day of meetings for a Potomac Riverboat cruise. It was a great way to relax and wind down the day before dinner. There was an open bar and the staff was friendly. Not being from the area,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Relaxing and pleasant. Crew was friendly and we enjoyed the ride between old town Alexandria and Georgetown.

Thank Anjum01
Reviewed August 3, 2017

They offer two cruises. A 40 minute harbor cruise and two hour cruise that goes by the monuments in DC. There was not much to see on the harbor cruise and the narration was pretty well drowned out by the interior vents of the diesel...More

Thank shirley F
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Nancyann B
May 15, 2017|
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Response from Wordsrfun | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need to call the company. There were not any dogs on board when I cruised.
Becky P
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
It should be included, but call them to be sure! 877-511-2628
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
It is mostly enclosed. You should be fine. Nice way to see some of the monuments.